We were lucky to catch up with Minsu Blanca recently and have shared our conversation below.
Alright, Minsu thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. Was there a defining moment in your professional career? A moment that changed the trajectory of your career?
I always knew that I wanted to help people. As a little girl my dream was to be a medical doctor. I was on my way to medical school when I went to see a psychotherapist for a past life regression, something that I always wanted to do since I was a senior in high school after reading Many Lives Many Masters by Brian Wise. During the intake the therapist asked me what I did, and I told her I was a physical therapist and had just been accepted to medical school. She asked me if I had ever considered going to healing school since I had already the palpation skills obtained as a PT she thought I would be a great healer. I had never heard of healing school nor knew what that would even look like. It just sounded so very Harry Potter! I was intrigued and decided to find out more. As luck would have it, the school was having a Hands of LIght seminar a couple weeks later, and I attended. A week later they were having a student for a day experience, and I went to that too. What can I say? I was hooked! So in the instance my life completely changed, instead of enrolling in 8 years of Medical School, I enrolled in 7 years of healing school, and here we are.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers
I’m originally from Cuba. We came to this country when I was 12 with big dreams and little money, my mom, brother and I in company of my grandma and grandpa. Nothing much to our name, no knowledge of the language or culture. It was a different time then, and we didn’t get any help or support. There were difficult years that contributed to my upbringing and appreciation for hard work, determination and helping those in need.
Because of our illegal immigration status, I lost the scholarship I received for university and I couldn’t go to medical school when I first graduated from university. So I had to restart again once my immigration status changed. During that time, my mom got hurt at her work, and I had to accompany her to her therapy sessions. It was during this time that I decided to start my career as a PT. I saw the help they were providing my mom and how well she was doing. My love for athletics and my moms progress made it a no-brainer to got to PT school first.
After a few years of being a practicing PT I thought it was time to go back to school and that’s when I reapplied for medical school, took my boards, got accepted, and then ended up going to healing school! During my years in healing school I learned a different side to healing and helping others. Thus even when done with healing school I continued learning other holistic modalities that could bring further help to my patients in a deeper and energetic level.
As a result my practice offers treatment that goes from the traditional physical therapy, to hypnotherapy, dry needling, Theta healing, family constellation, energy healing, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, yoga, pilates, meditation, shamanic healing, sound bowl healing, healing circle and talk therapy. I also offer different type of massages, body and facial treatments as well.
I wanted to be able to create a one stop shop for people to come and get their individual needs met.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
Despite having no money for school and not qualifying for any government grant, loan or scholarship, I didn’t give up on my dreams’ even when they took my scholarship away due to my immigration status right on my last semester as I was completing my BA in Biology, I didn’t give up. I knew that sooner or later, I would get to where I. needed to be, even if that meant restarting again from scratch.
Training and knowledge matter of course, but beyond that what do you think matters most in terms of succeeding in your field?
Having compassion and understanding for humanity. We are all different. We see the world with different lenses and are navigating through a lot these days and have in our past. I think it’s important to take your story out of the equation when treating someone. It’s really important to listen to your patients/clients. See the world through their eyes, really hear their experience, so that you can really help them in whatever capacity you can and make a positive impact on their care and life.
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