Enrique is a peaceful individual. His calm demeanor serves as fountain for the many expressions that bring balance into his life—he is cautious and adventurous, serious and lighthearted, cerebral and intuitive, realistic and spiritual. His wife will tell you that he is enigmatic and unconventional. This is the author in a nutshell.
Enrique became a Respiratory Therapist in 1973, then earned his degree in anthropology from the University of South Florida, Tampa. His attraction to religion and medical anthropology led him to study religion and spirituality from a cross-cultural perspective.
Enrique has been an Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master and a Karuna® Reiki Master since 1996 and taught Reiki Certification Classes under the name, The Illuminators in St. Petersburg, Florida. He continued studies in the fields of alternative healing methods—such as the effects of sound, pranic healing, auric healing, and various other forms of energy and spiritual work. Enrique earned certifications in Reflexology and Hypnotherapy and is a Certified Chromotherapist, Aura Therapist, Sound Therapist, and Chakra Therapist.
Within a year after his near-death experience in 2001, he returned to the healthcare field—this time, with an entirely different perspective—one in which he recognized the need to integrate holistic practices into Western therapies—treating the body, mind, and spirit. Throughout his career of 45 years, his primary area of expertise was caring for critically ill patients and their loved ones.
With his renewed vigor and conviction, he successfully melded the Western and Eastern philosophies of patient care into his respiratory care practice until his retirement in 2018.