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Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott is a Public Health Professional that has worked with more than 10,000 patients over the past two decades.

Verena Young

Co-Founder

Holistic Practitioner

 Social Scientist

Craig Light

Holistic Medical Service Provider

 Consultant and Facilitator 

Dr. Zahid M Sheikh, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Scott

Specializations

  • Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis

  • Naturopathic Nutraceuticals/Supplements

  • Therapeutic Laser

  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine

  • Transpersonal Psychology

  • Nicotine Dependence 

​Dr Scott confronts the conventional ways of looking at illness by suggesting it's not an enemy to be fought, but bodily expressions of spiritual wounds that guide us to our inner work. 

 

Dr Scott is a Public Health Professional that has worked with more than 10,000 patients over the past two decades.  He is devoted to helping his patients achieve optimal health through personal transformation.   

 

Dr. Scott is a practitioner of Functional Medicine, Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Transpersonal Psychology – all philosophical approaches that are designed to help treat the whole person, not just the disease.

 

"I have been powerfully influenced by the great insights and personal training from Stanislav Grof,  a Czech psychiatrist, founder of Holiotropic Breathwork™ and one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology.  Grof and his colleagues Abraham Maslow and Aldous Huxley, pioneered research into the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness for purposes of exploring, healing, and obtaining growth and insights into the human psyche."

Dr. Scott's work has incorporated transpersonal / spiritually oriented psychotherapy with various other modalities including breathwork as well as the use of Ayahuasca - an entheogenic brew made out of Banisteriopsis caapi vine and other ingredients. The brew is used as a traditional spiritual medicine in ceremonies among the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin.  

 

Dr Scott received his training in extracting functional and nutritional information from his patients’ blood tests from Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Dicken Weatherby, a world leading expert in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and  author of the  bestselling book “Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis – Clinical Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective“ -  a seminal text on the functional analysis of blood test results.

Since 2007, Dr. Scott has been developing acclaimed tobacco cessation programs for the School of Medicine at the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Florida Department of Health / Tobacco Free Florida - in world-renown hospitals, federal community health centers, state correctional institutions, homeless shelters, substance abuse treatment centers, mental health facilities, local churches, community centers and corporate work-sites throughout Southern Florida.   
 
He received his education in the treatment of tobacco use and addiction from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - now Rutgers and Florida State University College of Medicine.  
 
His work has help thousands of smokers over the years, learn incredibly effective, proven strategies to quit using evidence-based, FDA approved treatments combined with integrative medical principles.
 
Dr. Scott is the former Program Director for the UM/Keys AHEC Tobacco Cessation Program in Key West, Florida and the National Award winning BeSmokeFree Program in Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services/ Division of Family Medicine at the University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine.
 
He presently serves as National Chairman of the Membership Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) -  an international organization that establishes standards for core competencies, training and for credentialing of tobacco treatment providers through out the world.  Dr Scott is also a member of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.
 
Dr. Scott worked as an Functional Medicine Practitioner at the Medical Wellness Center in the Division of Complementary & Integrative Medicine at Miller School of Medicine University of Miami - focusing on Complementary and Integrative Medical Treatments which included: 

  • Individual, Couples, Family and Group counseling; 

  • Class III Cold Laser (Omega XP) Acupuncture Point Stimulation, 

  • Biomeridian testing (Electro-Dermal Testing) measuring the electrical resistance in acupuncture points,

  • Class IV Lasers (K-Lasers) for pain management and accelerated healing; 

  • Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) for the treatment of stress, depression, anxiety and insomnia;,

  • Far Infrared Therapy for reduction of inflammation and detoxification,

  • Brainwave Therapy to balance right and left hemispheres to achieve remarkable mental states,

  • Ion Cleanse detox footbath for Internal cleansing with full-body purge; Liver, kidney, and parasite cleansing

  • Nutraceutical Protocols and nutritional support products - Dr. Scott is a Certified Quantum Reflex Analysis™ Practitioner – for Premier Research Laboratories and is licensed to distribute nutraceutical supplements, foods and wellness products manufactured by Premier Research Labs, Austin, Texas, USA.

 
In addition to being an educator, seminar leader and guest speaker in the field of Tobacco Addiction and Treatment, Dr. Scott also provides health care professionals CE/CME training programs on best evidence-based practices - such as what combinations of counseling and medications are most effective -culled from the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (2008).

Original Research - Publications:


Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (JANA Vol.13, No.1, 2010)  - 
The Effect of a Plant-Based Supplement on Hypertension and Other Indicators of Cardiovascular Disease 
-Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
 
Degrees Held:


Doctor of Science Ph.D – Transpersonal Psychology & Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies

Doctorate Degree – RoHun™ Psychotherapy

Master of Science M.S. in Psychology
Bachelor of Science B.S. in Psychology
 
Certifications Held:


Certification Tobacco Treatment Specialist - CTTS - Florida State Certification

Certification Being True to You - Transformational Addiction and Recovery Coach

Certification Being True to You - Psychospiritual Integration Coach

Certification Class III & IV Therapeutic Laser Technician
Certified Quantum Reflex Analysis™ Practitioner
Certification Reiki Master Teacher

Certification in Advanced Channeling 
Certification as a Color & Sound Healing Practitioner
Certification as a Spiritual Healer 
Certification as a Metaphysician Practitioner

Certification as a Master Metaphysician

Certification in Sacred Healing 
Certification as an Akasha Sensitive 

Certification as an Inner Child Therapist

Certification as a Yhandi Facilitator specializing in Inner Child/Adult Integration
Certification as a Yhandi Practitioner 

Certification in Male/Female Relationship Dynamics

Certification as a Kundalini Energization™ Healer

Certification in Advanced Kundalini Energization
Certification as a Reflective Etheric Healer 
Certification as a Holistic Practitioner

Certification as Healing Works International Practitioner
Certification as a Doctor of Metaphysics & Healing 

Certification as a RoHun™ Therapist 

Certification as a Master RoHun™ Therapist

Certification - Inner Sanctuary Instructor
Ministerial Ordination in the Non-denominational Christian Church in 2007.

Verena Young

Co- Founder

 Holistic Practitioner

 Social Scientist

Verena Young received her Masters degree in Sociology with a major in Social Psychology in 2009 from the University of Bielefeld in Germany. She worked as a graduate research assistant for an experimental school at the University of Bielefeld from 2010 to 2015 where she was responsible for a quantitative long-term-study at the Laboratory School, the teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in educational science, research methods, and the supervision of bachelor and master theses.


Currently, Verena is completing her Ph.D. thesis in the field of educational science. Her dissertation is a quantitative study that deals with an international comparison about Predictors associated with students’ well-being in different alternative and public schools in the United States and Germany.
 

Verena graduated as a Spiritual Counselor from Paracelsus School for Naturopathy in Bielefeld, Germany in 2014 and is studying Integrative Nutrition and Health Coaching at the International Institute of Naturopathy in Switzerland since March 2016. Additionally, Verena participated in countless spiritual retreats, healing workshops, and family constellations. She works together with a medium from Germany and connects interested people with her through the phone.
 

Verena integrates her scientific experience into the spiritual work of Soul Quest.  She is currently conducting a research study on the social and psychological benefits of Soul Quest retreats on individuals and especially veterans using indigenous plant medicines. The purpose of this evaluation project is to analyze expected effects of spiritual healing and plant medicine retreats on the psychological well-being, life satisfaction, and preexisting conditions such as anxiety, depressions, addiction and PTSD.

 

Craig Light

Holistic Medical Service Provider

Consultant and Facilitator

 

Craig has over 15 years experience working on the front lines against serious life threatening traumatic and medical emergencies. He has served in various roles such as EMT, Paramedic, and Mobile Critical Care Paramedic. Craig spent his last several years in the field working as a helicopter Flight Paramedic providing over 6000 missions over his career.  He has received a Congressional Award while training in Ohio for his selfless acts and dedication to his brothers and sisters on this Earth. 

Craig is our Lead Medical Intake Specialist. He provides Medical Guidance and consultations for Church members whom wish to work with our Churches Sacred Sacrament of Ayahuasca. He also provides medical education to our staff and acts as our CPR and First Aid/ Safety Consultant. 

 

Craig serves our members as a Ceremonial Facilitator and is an Ordained Minister whom provides his services to guide our members in the Integration of Plant Medicine Teachings. He aids our members in their experiences received post ceremony into positive and practical applications for everyday life. Craig also holds the honor of Fire Keeper in Ceremony.

Dr. Zahid M Sheikh, MD

Medical Director

 

Dr. Zahid M Sheikh, MD, is a Family Practice specialist in Winter Springs, Florida. He attended and graduated from medical school in 1987, having over 32 years of diverse experience, especially in Family Practice. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Deckerville Community Hospital, Mckenzie Health System. Dr. Zahid M Sheikh also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Orlando Carenow Urgent Care Llc. Dr. Zahid M Sheikh accepts Medicare-approved amount as payment in full.