Marianna Hartong, Ph.D., Havening Bio, March 6, 2022
Marianna graduated cum laude from Harvard in German and Music, and earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva in New York City. She trained in neuromuscular re-education with Moshe Feldenkrais and Milton Trager. She was a part of the field teaching staff of the United States Trager Association for over 20 years. In 2001 she expanded her repertoire with the Emotional Freedom Technique as taught by Gary Craig. Trager along with EFT, have been the primary focus of Marianna’s teaching for these past 20 years: awareness of one’s body and feelings are core to these teachings.
For over forty-five years now, Marianna’s greatest joy professionally has been inspiring folks to discover and live into their very best, as they learn to express their true self. She teaches them to reach their highest potential, by calling forth in each of them their unique gifts. Marianna is a Spiritual Coach and an Awareness Educator. What transpires is often very therapeutic for the client, but the shift is not of Marianna’s “doing”. She is not a therapist. She is a teacher. Her attentive presence, mirroring and occasional gentle steering catalyze the individual’s singular and integrative soul learning.
Marianna is also a classically trained viola player and a permaculturist. The art of cocreating harmony of the whole is the common ground of skilled Tragering, EFT, Havening, playing music, and practicing permaculture. How sweet is that, an evolving life purpose of intending harmony in and for all. Each student inspires her to polish hers and their gifts further.
Marianna is a life-long seeker. She has practiced daily meditation for 49 years. 1983-4 Marianna spent 9 months in the Far East on her own, with a backpack and curiosity, seeking guidance from Spirit daily. Every morning, she did an hour long meditation, then sat and simply said: “Show me how to use this day.” Whatever she heard, she did. She rarely slept more than one night in the same place. What freedom; what grace; what peace.
Marianna’s church is Nature, yet she is comfortable praying with anyone, no matter their religious orientation. She celebrates and worships via the Dances of Universal Peace. In 1993 she went with the Dances on a Citizen Diplomacy Peace mission to the Middle East – to so many countries, then whole and now bombed. In 2019 she joined a monthlong caravan to the land of Rumi – 40 of us from 24 countries and all 7 continents, one collective family, sharing, dancing and laughing peace together.
Educe [educere], is to bring out or develop something latent, a potential. Soul potentials are inherent in and yet different for each one of us. Marianna’s avocation is to help you discover, or, uncover, or, recover for yourself, the freedom of living into your inherent harmonic potentials. Crafting this unfolding is a true art form and play. Trust is the clay of this co-creation.
I, Marianna, am ecstatic that the art and science of Havening, as researched and brought forth by the doctors Ron & Steve Ruden, has inspired me to hone my skills beyond my wildest dreams. Dr. Kate Truitt was my first Havening instructor, followed by the magical mentoring of Ulf Sandstrom and recently Florence Aasen. Thank you to each one of you for enriching my life. You have done for me what I do for my clients: you have helped me to draw me out in a new and profoundly intuitive manner. Coincidentally, through CLEAN, Ulf, you taught me how to get out of the way, so as to allow the client’s unconscious to be in the driver’s seat of their unfolding. Whatever you call God -- The Great Mystery, The Grand Choreographer -- oversees it all. We are all teachers for one another.
The deepest gift of Covid was for Marianna the discovery that she is as effective with clients over Zoom as in person. So, wherever you are, on our beautiful blue/green dot flying through space, do join her over Zoom for some remarkable adventures in transformation.
It is with deep gratitude and great joy, Marianna celebrates her 81st birthday with her Havening Certification. The art of Havening is her birthing gift. Havening is embarking her on yet a further journey of discovery, inspiration and co-creation.
Marianna lives in Sedona, Arizona, USA. To learn more, you can visit with Marianna at her website: www.hartsong.net – Havening as yet to be added. You can reach her via email at: well@hartsong,net [please put Havening in the subject line] or by phone (landline) 928-554-4884.
Here’s wishing you the very best as you and your soul continue to evolve. May our paths cross soon, J Marianna