Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center, is a central resource for healthy living and wellness in Ridgefield, CT dedicated to integrating conventional medicine, cutting edge alternative modalities and ancient healing wisdom to achieve optimum wellness for the body, mind and spirit. Skilled practitioners and teachers offer holistic services and educational programs to empower and enhance both the individual and community by teaching all age groups essential life skills for the 21st century.

The healing arts and education center is currently home to six different healing practitioners, each offering a unique approach to promoting health and wellness.

Together, these practitioners and teachers provide a variety of health and wellness services for mind, body and spirit. They strive to compassionately serve the community with high standards of integrity, sharing the spirit of light and love with all who enter. Conveniently located in downtown Ridgefield, this vibrant center welcomes all into a serene, energetically positive healing atmosphere.

The peacock feather was chosen as the symbol of TPHA because it symbolizes birth, rebirth, resurrection, wise vision, watchfulness and wisdom. The peacock is the reflection of the Phoenix – sacrificed in the fires of life and then risen out of its own ashes. In Christianity it symbolizes the death and resurrection of Jesus. In Egypt is is associated with the all seeing eye of Horus.

JoAnn Inserra Duncan, MS, RMT is the founder of Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center which incorporates Turning Point Reiki, LLC, and Turning Point S.H.A.R.E. Divorce Group.

The Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center is located in a beautiful, warm and comfortable space in downtown Ridgefield, CT, at 100B Danbury Road, Suite 101.


Services Offered at the Center:

  • Alexander Technique
  • Cell Memory Technique
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Drum and Healing Circles
  • EFT
  • EMDR
  • Essential Oils
  • Inner Balance®
  • Integrated Energy Therapy®
  • Karuna Reiki®
  • Massage Therapy, including Swedish,  Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Chair Massage
  • Meditation
  • Private Yoga
  • Psychotherapy
  • Reconnective Healing® and The Reconnection®
  • Reiki Shares
  • Reiki with Crystals
  • Sacred Childbirth with Reiki™
  • Shamanic and Cross-Cultural Healing
  • Shamanic Reiki
  • Turning Point S.H.A.R.E. Divorce Group
  • Usui Reiki


Our Practitioners:

JoAnn Inserra Duncan, MS, RMT

JoAnn DuncanJoAnn uses intuition, experience and a deep spiritual connection in her Reiki, IET® and Reconnective Healing ® sessions. She specializes in care for individuals with cancer, back pain, Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses. She finds it very rewarding to help clients heal core issues by applying advanced techniques that help heal the cellular memory. JoAnn teaches all levels of Reiki as well as other specialized classes. For more information about JoAnn, Turning Point Reiki, LLC., or Turning Point S.H.A.R.E., please click here or visit www.turningpointshare.com, or visit and "like" the Turning Point Reiki, LLC, Turning Point Healing Arts, LLC, or Turning Point S.H.A.R.E. Divorce Group Facebook pages. To contact JoAnn, please email her at jduncan@turningpointreiki.com or call 203-438-3050.


Mary Beth Johnston, LMT, RMT

Marybeth JohnstonMary Beth customizes massage based on the individual, often incorporating elements of many techniques (Swedish, Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Reiki). She finds helping people achieve relaxation and/or pain relief through massage to be quite rewarding. She believes that we all carry a deep innate wisdom of how to heal ourselves on all levels. The compassionate touch of massage can help the body "remember" how to heal itself. Mary Beth is licensed in CT and NY. To contact Mary Beth, please email her at mbjmassage25@gmail.com or call 914-419-7961.


Deana Paqua, MA, LMTJoAnn Duncan

Deana is a teacher of spiritual and holistic health, shamanic practitioner and teacher, and reiki master teacher. Deana is also an Adjunct Professor at WCSU in Danbury, CT in Mind/Body, Cross-Cultural and shamanic healing. She supports healers, spiritual seekers and the energy sensitive in transforming trauma into triumph, experiencing deep healing and self-empowerment with a stronger connection to Spirit and Mother Earth. Deana provides healing sessions, healing circles and a variety of workshops and classes in the CT and NY areas, specializing in shamanic healing, shamanic training, Andean energy medicine, reiki, intuitive readings and holistic health education. To contact Deana, please email her at deana.paqua@gmail.com or call 203-994-5045. You may also visit her website at www.embodythesacred.net.

Brenda Story, RMT

JoAnn DuncanBrenda brings her healing practice, Soaring Hawk Sacred Synergy Healing, to Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center. Practicing since 2002, she offers diverse, complementary health and wellness support. Empowering others on their healing journeys, and honoring their sacred innate abilities to self-heal are her primary goals. Brenda’s foundation for energy healing work is rooted in Usui Reiki. She is a Reiki Master and Teacher affiliated with the International Center for Reiki Training. Her practice includes Karuna Reiki®, Sacred Childbirth with Reiki™, Shamanic Reiki and Reiki Crystal Healing. Brenda is also an Integrated Energy Therapy® Master-Instructor. She is a practitioner of Reconnnective Healing® and The Reconnection®. Most recently, she has added aromatherapy with Wisdom of the Earth Essences to her healing support repertoire. Through her gentle coaching, hands-on healing and teaching, Brenda strives to empower clients to reach their personal wellness goals while fulfilling their life’s purpose. She aspires to assist others in cultivating spiritual awareness and joyfully reconnecting to authentic, heart-centered living. Contact Brenda for information and appointments by phone: 203-948-0841, or email: SoaringHawk.BrendaS@gmail.com.


Stacy Raymond, Psy.D.

JoAnn DuncanDr. Raymond has been practicing as a licensed Clinical Psychologist in CT for over 15 years. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College she received her Doctorate from the University of Hartford. She has been an adjunct professor of Psychology, worked with inmates in federal prison, and is a Reiki Master. Dr. Raymond offers traditional and alternative approaches to treating depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship issues. She specializes in recovery from any and all types of trauma, ranging from injury or embarrassment while playing a sport, to life-threatening incidents and sexual abuse. Through the use of an energy psychology technique called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), she helps clients quickly and gently release negative thoughts and feelings associated with painful memories. She also works with first responders (police, fire fighters, EMT's & dispatchers) helping them overcome their work-related traumatic experiences, so as to prevent the development of issues such as PTSD, substance abuse, and interpersonal difficulties. Dr. Raymond also focuses on identifying and resolving the toxic beliefs and emotions that often underlie physical illness. She accompanies her clients on a therapeutic journey inward, identifying obstacles to emotional and physical health, releasing destructive beliefs and emotions, and ultimately restoring the forward motion of growth. For more information about Dr. Raymond and the services she offers, visit her website, www.DrStacyRaymond.com, or contact her at Drstacyraymond@gmail.com or (203) 493-0344.


Valerie Rich, (AmSAT) RM RYT 500

JoAnn Duncan Valerie has been interested in Yoga since 1982 whilst living in England. During this time she earned her Psychology degree and trained as an Alexander Technique teacher, studying with many of F.M. Alexander’s original students. While living in Melbourne, Australia, Valerie received her Yoga teacher training certificate and began teaching. She also helped set up and direct The School of F.M. Alexander Studies, a three year teacher training course. Valerie continued to study Yoga and gained a teaching certificate in Pre and Postnatal Yoga. She also fell in love with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and is trained to teach the Primary Series. Aside from her interest in Yoga, she is a Reiki Master, and uses her skills as a volunteer for hospice. She tailors her teaching of Yoga, Alexander Technique and Meditation to the individual and passionately and skillfully focuses on empowering the individual towards health and well-being. Valerie teaches classes in and around Fairfield County and also offers private Yoga, Alexander Technique and Meditation sessions. She also has an interest in essential oils and is a wellness advocate for Do Terra. For more information on Valerie and her services, please visit her website, Thriveyogact.com, or contact her at thriveonyogact@gmail.com or 203-482-2278.


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JoAnn Inserra Duncan, MS, RMT

Turning Point Reiki, LLC

Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center - 100B Danbury Road Suite 101, Ridgefield, CT

Specializing in Healing Core Issues and Care for Individuals with Cancer, Back Pain,
Lyme Disease and Other Tick Born Illnesses

Energy Healing Sessions and Classes

Reiki Certification Classes


Call for more information 203.438.3050