ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janice McDermott, M.Ed, MSW received both her Masters from Louisiana State University, and her Gestalt Diploma from the Gestalt Institute of New Orleans) with additional years of training at the Esalen Institute of California. She is a licensed teacher, a School Social Work Specialist, a Clinical Social Worker and Diplomate, a certified Master Neurolinguistic Practitioner, and an Affiliate of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Janice has been teaching patterns of communication and her Sacred Trust: Inner-Child™ model since 1997. In addition, she co-authored the classroom edition (’06) and the counselor’s edition (’12), of Grand Ideas from Within™ a language enhancing mindfulness program for pre-teens and adults—introduced first in Louisiana and Mississippi schools as a substance abuse prevention program.