|Antonia “Dr. M” Martinez, PhD—The Inner Power Doctor—has a way of provoking the kinds of conversations, interactions, and internal insights that open people up to an undiscovered path of personal evolution. Known for her innovative approaches to conscious life and relationship transformation for professionals, managers and entrepreneurs, Dr. M’s work in the field of achieving breakthroughs has been described as ground breaking. She empowers people to heal, grow and transform from the inside out in areas where they have been chronically challenged, stuck, stagnant or stifled. The author of several transformational books, games, and educational programs, including theInner Power Workbookand theNext Step Deckfor alchemical goal achievement, Dr. M teaches the Meditation program at the City College of New York.
Recently, Dr. M has been turning heads with a new and provocative conversation and self-discovery game,Healing Man Healing Woman, that challenges players to dig deep, make soul-to-soul connections and turn talk into life-changing action. A truth-and-dare type card game with a fun transformational twist,Healing Man Healing Womanorganically promotes healthy self-images, relationships, introspection, communication, cooperation, trust, intimacy and other key aspects among groups, families and couples that play. The game has proven such a powerful tool that, in January 2012, following successful collaborations with social workers, therapists and mentors, Dr. M began introducing the game to organizations and programs that assist people in transition, including ex-offenders, domestic violence survivors, and recovering addicts. The game will be available in Spanish later this year.
Dr. M’s experiences as a former martial arts student, as well as her expertise in metaphysics, metaphysical psychology and meditation have contributed not only to the creation of theHealing Man Healing Woman(HMHW) game but also to other self-development tools such as her Inner Power Mapping technique and alchemical journaling process—two holistic methods for clearing subconscious blocks, breaking unhealthy patterns, ending chronic cycles of under-achievement, and mapping personalized breakthrough paths toward authentic goals. Dr. M’s interest in her field was ignited at age 15 when she was jolted out of bed by “a dream that scared the bleep out of me.” The dream set her on a personal (and eventually professional) journey of questioning the nature of reality, consciousness, existence, and the power of the mind, body spirit. Following what she would later learn were the ancestral footsteps of entrepreneurs, healers and spiritual teachers in her family, Dr. M continued to work with dreams and other spiritual phenomena and practices, including studying in a Mystery School and working with indigenous shamans in the mountains and jungles of Peru. Dr. M lives and practices in New York City where she founded the Inner Life Society in 2004 for the practice of spirituality, wisdom and enlightenment. She is an ordained metaphysical minister, licensed in the city of New York.
Dr. M’s long-running web site www.HealingSpirit.com (1997 – Present) has evolved from a simple monthly “Taroscope” (a tarot-based astrology column that was very popular when it was published) to a media-rich collection of transformational articles, videos, podcasts, blog posts, and events. Over the years, the site has captured the attention of an array of media, including executives and producers from Lifetime Television, Japan’s NHK, Discovery Channel, and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), as well as independent documentarians. Dr. M is featured in the recently released documentary, The Ultimate Answer(also featuring Bernie Siegel, MD; Bruce Lipton, PhD; Norman Shealy, MD; David Feinstein, PhD; Donna Eden; and others), which explores the science and spirituality of transformation and personal evolution. She is also featured in the forthcoming documentaryFinding Black Love, a film that explores the relationship crisis in the African-American community. Dr. M has a brief appearance in the documentary,(A)sexual, which chronicles the movements of asexual activists. Past articles and advice columns written by Dr. M have appeared in several print and online publications, includingNew Life MagazineandVIBE Onlineamong others.
Direct links to special sections of Dr. M’s web site at www.HealingSpirit.com:
|“Dr. M is brilliant. Her Inner Power Workbook really helped me connect to those places of blockage that seemed to prevent me from moving forward with certain aspects of my life. Her work really brings your underlying patterns to the surface so that you can address them in a profound and purposeful way! The Inner Power Workbook is a MUST HAVE for anyone who desires to stop clinging to excuses and start living their LIFE ON PURPOSE!”
—Simone Turner, CEO Holistic Transformations Global Wellness Service, LLC
Certified Holistic Health Counselor“Dr. M…is able to strategically guide the willing sojourner to personal heights never imagined. Her ability to assist others in defining and focusing their efforts and potential is groundbreaking. Dr. M’s work, particularly in the area of achieving breakthroughs, can be of tremendous benefit in corporate, non-profit, and community-based organizations, as well as for youth and gender-focused programs.”
—Anita Davis-DeFoe, Ph.D., President/CEO,
The Afia Planning and Development Corporation
Author, Follow Her Lead and A Woman’s Guide to Soulful Living
“Anyone determined to make significant changes in their life, Dr. M provides steps with practical concepts to help you reach your fullest potential. She provides motivating exercises to give you the confidence to trust your abilities and confront your weaknesses by tracking your progress.”
—Terrance D. Richburg, Director
Men’s Initiative Youth Development