Born in Detroit, Michigan, Joyce Petrak was first graduated from the University of Detroit in journalism and English.A profesional student, she was later certified as a high school teacher.
For about 10 years, in Michigan and California, she
was a photo-journalist, editor and teacher.Rarely is she
doing just one thing.Now living south of Knoxville, Tennessee, she
is married to Robert, has four adult children and three grandchildren.
Since a young age Joyce
had serious health problems . . . mostly with allergies, chronic bronchitis and upper respiratory problems.Searching for her
own health, she
was lead into various natural healing methods.As she
began to search for reasons why she
had to have been sick for over 20 years.Not liking what she
discovered, and in typical Vervain fashion, she
decided to change her
profession so she
could help others.She graduated from the Michigan School of Naturopathy in 1978 as an Iridologist and Naturopathic Nutritional Consultant.
In addition to seeing clients, she
taught natural health classes and wrote natural living articles for local publications.Seeing that "the ills of the body come from the ills of the mind," she
began to use Bach Flower Remedies in 1980.Studies led her deeper into the mind and in February 1991 she received a doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
The same year, the first edition of her
"Bach Flower Remedies" book was published.
incorporates all she
has learned, and works with many facets of mental, physical and spiritual health, she
specializes in healing the child within and spirit release therapy.After seeing over 1000 clients, she
wrote "Angels, Guides & Other Spirits," about incredible events from the unseen world around us as told by a Spirit Release Therapist.
..."Dr. Joy", Dr. Joyce Petrak, DCH has helped over 2000 people with Hypnotherapy and Spirit Release Therapy since earning her Doctorate of Clinical Hypnotherapy in 1991.