Joan Poelvoorde, LCSW is a co- founder of The Helix Training Program. She took her MSW from NYU in 1976. Joan is a psychospiritual counselor and shamanic practitioner in private practice in New York City. She is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. She co-founded Healing Works, a not-for-profit organization that offered free holistic care to at-risk members of the city's population. Healing Works existed from 1996 to 2002. Joan also co-founded The New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. She studied Eidetic Analysis with Akhter Ahsen. Joan spent 18 years studying Peruvian shamanism with Alberto Villoldo (thefourwinds.com).