Jill Kuykendall, RPT, is a registered physical therapist and transpersonal medical practitioner, who has worked within the standard Western medical paradigm for over 20 years. In addition to her work in many different healthcare settings, she has functioned as co-facilitator for the Mercy Healing Circle, participated in the Mercy Healthcare Healing Environment Task Force as a community member consultant, and has served as a member of the Sutter Healthcare Wellness and Healing Network. Jill is currently in private practice with the Center For Optimum Health in Roseville, California, northeast of Sacramento, specializing in a transpersonal healing modality generally known as Soul Retrieval.
Anthropologist Hank Wesselman and his wife, shaman Jill Kuykendall discussed spirit medicine in relation to soul loss & soul retrieval. People can lose parts of their soul due to traumas such as abuse or the loss of a loved one, explained Kuykendall. There are three aspects to the soul-- spirit, body and mental which roughly correspond with Freud's superego, ego and subconscious (id),... More »