Introduction for Children
Colleen M. Doumeng received her Advanced Meditation Teacher Certification from the davidji Meditation Academy after completing over 1000 hours of training. Colleen has traveled and studied extensively with Dr. Wayne Dyer, davidji, Louise Hay, Ram Dass & Pema Chondron. Colleen advanced on her spiritual path after a "dark night of the soul" at the tender age of 33 when she was suddenly diagnosed with tongue cancer. She had no coping skills to prepare her for the onslaught of fear and roller coaster emotions. Fortunately and magically a book came into her life at that time - You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. This book immediately became her steady companion. Colleen credits the teachings in this book such as learning that she could change her life by changing her thoughts for changing the trajectory of her journey forward.
Through her twice daily ritualized meditation practice, prayer, affirmations, setting intentions, visualization, learning how to trust, to forgive, to be less judgmental, humor and a strong commitment to her core values, Colleen has learned how to witness and connect more fully to the present moment.
Colleen is uniquely qualified to work with a wide variety of students. Her students range from children to adults - people from all walks of life. She offers private and group classes exploring the ancient art of meditation and lectures regularly. She is a Reiki practitioner and a Hospice volunteer at East End Hospice on Long Island. Colleen also volunteers destressifying and relaxation breathing techniques and leads guided meditations at Mondays at Racine (a cancer care program, which provides complimentary services and support therapies to men, women and their families undergoing treatment). She resides on the North Shore of Long Island, where she and her husband enjoy spending time with their five adult children, spouses, and nine grandchildren.