Gianna Settin

Gianna Settin, PhD,  Founder and Director of New Mexico-based Avanti Healing Arts®  teaches Gendai Reiki Ho – one of only a few Gendai Reiki Ho Shihans offering training in this school of Japanese Reiki in the USA – and is coauthor of the recent book Reiki: The Mystery Teachings.

Gianna’s  Gendai Reiki Ho lineage as a Master Teacher (Shihan) comes from Mikao Usui through Kanichi Taketomi, Kimiko Koyama, and Hiroshi Doi through Roberta Barnes. Her Reiki experience began in 2000 in a blizzard in Downeast Maine, where she was first trained in Level I & II Usui Reiki Shiki (Reiki Alliance tradition) by Hope Pratt.  As an Independent Reiki Master Teacher since 2002, she is schooled in several types of Reiki including Karuna Reiki® and in the mid-2000’s taught Usui Tibetan Reiki for the International Center for Reiki Training. In the past dozen years she has taught hundreds of  students.

Spirit is a central element of Reiki emphasized in her training programs. Daily meditation, first in her teens with the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and later with Tibetan Buddhist and Native American practices, has been a constant in Gianna’s life. Creative elements from her background in the arts are also incorporated into her work, being from a family of musicians (her mother a professional  concert cellist and her father an Italian born violin maker). Her first career as a professional ballet and jazz soloist in France later influenced Gianna in the creation of  Reiki Healing Dance , a certification course presented in the US and abroad. She also teaches Meditation in Motion© Classes in her home base Silver City, Southwestern NewMexico.

An accomplished psychotherapist, Dr. Settin has many years of experience in private clinical psychology practice, hospital administration, and holistic health consultation. She graduated from Columbia University in NYC and took her doctorate from SUNY Stony Brook in Psychology specializing in Geriatrics. She has presented many topics in health care and energy medicine at conferences and workshops around the USA, and specializes in helping the elderly and Couples in Crisis.

Gianna loves her work and practices Reiki and psychotherapy in Silver City, NewMexico. She lives at the gateway to the Gila Wilderness and when she is not helping LD on the ranch, or hiking with the dogs, she is planting, painting and writing another book.