Autobiographical Sketch of
My Life Experiences
By Dianne Ruth,
I was born and raised in Michigan.
My birthday is on April 28. At age four-and-a-half I
was adopted and brought up as an only child. I grew up outside a small resort town called Lake
Orion (pronounced by the locals as Lake Or´re-en). It is
about 40 miles north of Detroit.
childhood, I learned to play the piano and flute. I had lessons in tap
dancing, modern dancing, ballet and ballroom dancing. I was also trained
and preformed as a child model. Horseback riding lessons were included in my
busy schedule as well.
Surrounded by private lakes and wild game preserves, I
evolved self-reliance and a sensitivity to my environment.
This set the
stage for my love of witnessing the natural balance of ecology as it exists
on the planet. My
foremost companions were my horses, dogs, cats, and other small
Often alone, my activities frequently consisted of wildlife
and nature studies, exploring the countryside, camping, and
In summer, I loved playing golf, tennis, badminton, field
hockey, roller skating, boating, sailing, swimming and horseback riding.
Winter offered extra time for avid reading and
hours spent drawing. I especially liked ice skating, sledding,
tobogganing and building igloos as a youngster.
Despite shyness and a somewhat secluded childhood, I
developed a sincere interest in people.
As a young adult...
During my mid-teens, I left home to establish my
independence. Because my business skills and work experience
were limited at that age, I supported myself with a variety of
odd jobs over the next two to three years.
Some of my work experiences during that time consisted of
mothers’ helper (currently referred to as a nanny), housekeeper, stablehand, tableserver, carhop, shortorder cook, auto paint masker, and work in a bakery
worked as a retail salesclerk, phone solicitor (now called phone marketer), receptionist,
elevator operator (when they still had them--operators, that is), and general office clerk.
Field work consisted of selling institutional janitorial
supplies, art courses, residential remodeling, and printing.
employment history later included training in career counseling and sales
training by the famous Zig Ziglar.
Wanting better opportunities in the job market, I taught myself
I traveled around the country, living in different cities and states for
a few years. These included Philadelphia, Greenwich Village in New York
City, Indianapolis, Gary, Indiana, then on to Chicago.
Continuing my vagabond existence, I returned to Detroit for a time. I eventually left again and moved to
In 1970 I landed in Denver. From there I went to Fort
Worth/Dallas, and on to San Diego. With poor economy and no jobs at the
time, I relocated first to Anaheim, Ontario, then Los Angeles in 1971 where I spent the next 23
Working in Los Angeles...
While in Los Angeles, I continued to
refine my creativity and working skills until, over nearly a 20-year
period, I made my mark in the graphic communications industry.
I was an artist and art director. I
designed continuous forms, advertising and marketing layouts,
copywriting and copy editing for books and other publications. I was
also named as among the top ten graphic designers in the country by
I became a journeyman (that's what
we were called then because it was rare for a woman to be an expert in the
typographer, cameraman, film stripper, and plate maker. I also did backup
in a large variety of bindery tasks.
In addition, I became
highly knowledgeable in publishing, business sales promotion,
marketing, merchandising, advertising, public relations and
Other skills I developed over time included
precious jewelry design,
casting, fabrication, and jewelry appraisals. In addition, I did cost
estimates and sales in home remodeling and room additions.
Extracurricular activities involved appointments and elections to
governing posts in several nationally recognized business,
professional, and community organizations. I was on the Board of Directors
for Los Angeles Advertising Women for two terms.
In 1975, I joined the
American Red Cross as a volunteer. I earned certification in
twenty-four courses in Safety Services and Disaster
Preparedness, and several in Instructor's Training.
I helped write a manual for training
trainers. I was also on the ARC Board of Directors as a medical advisor
and headed up several committees.
In the mid-‘70s, I received extensive supervision and hands-on
experience in crisis counseling and casework for disaster victims. This was
the beginning of my counseling career.
In the late 1980s I served as Vice-president
for three terms for the Los Angeles Academy of Clinical Hypnosis, a
component of American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
In the early 1990s, I also served as Program
Vice-president for two terms in the Southern California Society of Clinical
Hypnosis, a component of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. I
conducted hypnosis study groups for doctors and other professionals at the
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
My years of living in anxiety hell...
During the late 1970s I developed a severe anxiety disorder that lasted 7
years. It began with the onset of freeway phobia. It then escalated into
generalized anxiety where I was continuously bombarded with waves of
From there it descended into an intense and debilitating state of panic
where I constantly lived in fear of having another panic attack. I also fell
into a pit of depression and despair.
I became nearly housebound with not wanting to go out alone.
I was desperate to find relief from the
darkness of emotional insanity I was struggling
with. At this time, anxiety had not been recognized as a medical
classification. No matter how many different doctors I saw, none of them
were able to help me. Mostly, they just labeled me as "hysterical."
Fortunately, I began to come across some emerging fields of study and
clinical experimentation that included using alternative approaches to
healing anxiety and other related problems.
As a result of following up with these new avenues of therapy, I not only
healed myself, I became an expert on the hundreds of causes for the many
forms of anxiety and depression, and their cures.
I learned how to help myself so now I can
help others to recover forever! You can read more of my story
Returning to college...
During this time, I, became certified as an
Technician (EMT-1A). I
worked with paramedic teams and in hospital emergency rooms weekends.
This interest led to professional training and licensing in a medical
model of massage therapy. The result was an eight-year interim
career with a thriving private practice that catered to the rich and
famous in Hollywood/Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles upscale
While engaging in work related to the physical and mental
health care field, I attended
academic goal and training involved pre-med with a view toward
becoming a chiropractic physician. Later, however, I elected to follow a
more comprehensive program, and proceeded to earn my Doctor of
Philosophy in Clinical and Counseling Psychology degree.
The period above predated the beginning of the computer revolution in the
home and in most businesses!
Continuing my education...
I proceeded to finish my education in psychology.
Between 1987 and 1990, I became a California State
While fulfilling my 3,000 hours of
supervised clinical experience, I built a
successful psychotherapy practice in a psychiatric clinic.
my supervised experience, I chose to discontinue the practice of psychology
to concentrate on further developing my skills with clinical and medical hypnotherapy.
During this period, I also sought advanced training in
In addition, I studied and mastered several energy psychology systems
including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Meditation,
Guided Imagery, Metaphor Therapy, Applied Kinesiology, Thought Field
Therapy, Advanced Hypnotherapy and more.
My desire was to
teach clients who were emotionally, psychologically, and mentally healthy,
how to achieve and enjoy more personal growth, greater inner peace and prosperity.
In addition, I
wanted to offer my experiences with healing anxiety and depression to others who suffered
from this affliction.
In 1994, after 23 years in California, I
made the decision to relocate back to the Denver metro area. I had been a
victim of the 1994 Northridge earthquake and decided to return to Denver
where the ground did not shake!
I enrolled and graduated from the
for Life Coach Training. I had been told that "therapists make
the best coaches."
My goal was to learn how to use some of the
communication techniques I had already mastered and add
a solid knowledge base of training in leading edge coaching
my 10 years of Colorado living, I continued to pursue more highly
specialized techniques and training in the art of communication mastery.
Then I opted
to return to the west coast where my heart resonates to the sounds of the
surf. I also wished to be closer to my family.
Returning to the home of my heart...
This final move back to San Diego in 2004 was made
to fulfill my progressive visions of establishing and building
An Alternative Counseling Practice specializing
in Personal Growth
combined with Dynamic Resources
International™, Anxiety Care from the Doctor Who's Been There, and The Money Clinic™,
Reconnect With Your Divine Birthright and Have Balance and
Abundance in Mind and Body Health, Wealth, Prosperity and
My interests today...
Now, I devote most of my time to my clients, building my
business in offering both in person and phone hypnosis, writing, and working on my websites. In addition, I am
continuing my education through study, training seminars, workshops and
other learning opportunities.
In my spare time, I love exploring the
mountains and countryside and all kinds of travel. I have continued my
passion for reading, mostly on a Kindle eReader now.
My interests range from popular novels, metaphysics, historical
fiction, science fantasy and educational books.
In addition, I
have been having fun learning digital photography. Beginner's luck has
brought me a few notable awards from the Denver Photographic Society for
some of my work.
Going to funky
restaurants with gourmet food, coffee houses with live music, playing
Scrabble, social events, and doing volunteer work, are other
pastimes I really enjoy.
I am recently retired from the San Diego Police Department as
a volunteer member of the Crisis Intervention Team.
Currently, I am an active volunteer with my local
Neighborhood Watch Program. I am available for stress management
presentations and training for learning how to effectively and appropriately
respond during potentially life-threatening situations.
include: house fire, burglary in progress, injured child or other, attack by
a mugger or rapist.
Then, in 2014, I was declared legally blind
with rapid onset of macular degeneration. Once again I faced a major crisis
in my life. No longer able to drive, I looked out on a foggy and blurry
world with a deep feeling of hopelessness and loss of independence.
With survival determination, I reached out to
the Braille Institute and signed up for several classes in independent
living and instructions on how to use a white cane.
At the same time, I gradually created new ways to market my career as a life
coach and holistic counselor through offering sessions by phone world-wide.
I also reached out to my colleague, Judie
Keys, a well-known hypnotherapist and life coach from the alternative
With her powerful state-of-the-art techniques (same ones I use in my work)
and gentle guidance, over the next several months, Judie was able to help me
achieve an unheard-of recovery from macular degeneration.
She was able to help me restore enough of my
failing eyesight to be able to drive again and function at a near normal
level. I was no longer considered legally blind!
Once again, from another life curve involving
a different situation with anxiety and depression, I persevered, conquered
Today I am a part time volunteer class instructor in my creation of
Emotional Technology at the Braille Institute in UTC San Diego. I help
blind, visually impaired and disabled people have a better quality of life
through learning self-help methods for enhanced emotional health. I call
this my “pay-it-forward” labor of love.
These earlier life experiences, along with lots of education
and training, have served as valuable assets. They have helped me
to more successfully understand and respond to the personal
needs of my clients.
As a result, I am dedicated to helping
them to more effectively balance
their energies. My aim is for them to awaken their own personal excellence, and to discover
their strengths, passions, life purpose and dreams in life.
According to the
National Institute of Mental Health, psychotherapy only has a 20% success
I have a 97%
success rate, and over 37 years experience.
I honor and respect your race,
religion, culture, and way of life including senior citizens and those with
I also welcome adults in consensual, sane and safe, alternative sexual and
other creative lifestyle choices.
The designated contact and principal office
responsible for this website is:
Dianne Ruth, CCH, PhD
Dynamic Resources International™
Anxiety Treatment & Care Doctor
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