Our Team and Culture

Barbera Bashan

Barbera Bashan

Founder/Executive Director

Barbera’s career in the healing arts began over 40 years ago, in 1975, in her studies at Boise State University as a Respiratory Therapist. Her current approach to body, mind and spirit was sparked as she began studying the medical, physiological, and chemical systems of the body with her patients in neonatal and palliative care at St Alphonsus, St Lukes, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boise, Idaho.

Working with this population, it became clear to Barbera that the holistic approach to healing was her true calling. This prompted her to begin her path in healing arts at the Idaho School of Massage in 1980. She ran a full and successful private practice for 36 years.

In 1990 she co-founded the Idaho Institute of Holistic Studies, helping to create a 500 hour graduate program within a nationally certified massage training school. She continued as director, teacher, and administrator for 10 years.

In 2007 Barbera began creating what is now the NeuGenesis (Δ) method. She found this unique approach to be profoundly effective in helping clients release lifetime trauma.

Through 10 years of intensive practice and ongoing education Barbera created her highly effective approach to Life Recovery. This healing modality for trauma has been utilized as a new approach in Drug and Alcohol Addiction treatment with significant results in the recovery process.

Her medical knowledge, deep understanding of the mind/body connection, and how trauma effects the brain, the limbic system, and all parts of the human system has led her to create a session that can assist an individual in significant shifts in health and well being. Her holistic perspective helps her establish a working relationship with each and every client because she understands that every human has the capacity, strength, and ability to heal.

Barbera’s other passions include being an artist, an accomplished cellist, and a mother of three girls. She enjoys living in the intermountain west where she has been an avid white water enthusiast for over 30 years.

Tammy L. Sands

Tammy L. Sands

Director of Research

Tammy L. Sands is the Director of Research at Quiet Monkeys for the NeuGenesis process in exploring the neurobiology of change. Tammy is also the founder of the Lightness of Being an organization supporting individuals on their personal journey to enhance and maintain optimal holistic health and wellness.

Tammy bridges a rich background in trauma and surgical critical care medicine, clinical research, and environmental law with her deeply rooted holistic and shaman practices.

Tammy obtained a Bachelor of Nursing at Drexel University and was in service to trauma patients and their families for over a decade. Intrigued by scientific research, Tammy supported the development of a trauma and surgical critical care research department. Transitioning from hospital to industry, Tammy was pivotal in leading the global standardization of trauma care through clinical trial research.

Being concerned for everyone’s health, including the nurturer of us all -Mother Earth, Tammy obtained a Master of Environmental Law & Policy at Vermont Law School. Since then Tammy has led efforts in various municipalities in adopting ordinances and enhancing collaborations to facilitate social and environmental justice.

Well beyond 30 years, Tammy has studied with renowned spiritual teachers and is a registered yoga teacher, certified Ayurvedic yoga therapist, Reiki practitioner, and hosts various international retreats and workshops.

Tammy values access to the best “medicine” available for all by supporting solid research that can exhibit distinguished healthcare that goes beyond typical practices and formularies. This approach has the ability to empower individuals in becoming the vibrant beings they truly are inside and out as well as the potential to change the world we live in.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Tammy creates environmental art and enjoys being in nature while participating in activities that allow the liberation of movement and sensation of freedom. On a personal note, Tammy desires to live in a teepee off the grid but supporting people in achieving holistic health is her passion.

Annie Anderson Wolf

Annie Anderson Wolf

Community Relations Specialist

A Washington native, Annie Anderson Wolf moved to Boise from Seattle, WA and brings with her over 20 years of experience in the therapy world. She received her M.A. from Antioch University, Seattle, WA as a C.F.T. (Couples and Family Therapist) and completed post graduate work in Medical Art Therapy at U.C. Berkeley/Extension in 2002.

While completing her post graduate work Annie was employed full time at Charles Schwab, Inc., in San Francisco, as an Executive Assistant to Carrie Schwab Pomerantz of the Charles Schwab Foundation. She was later promoted within the Foundation as a Community Relations Specialist, working with over 120 non-profits, city government, the medical community, and first responders. While in CA, she became certified in C.I.S.M. (Critical Incident Stress Management), taught psychological training for military troops and the F.B.I., and did consulting work for JPRA (Joint Personnel Recovery Agency) in Wash. D.C. In 2001 she assisted in testimony at the Pentagon requesting an all military protocol for P.T.S.D. and T.B.I. Annie was trained as a volunteer member of the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team and was presented an Award of Achievement by the San Francisco Fire Department and Chief of Department in 2002.

Annie returned to Seattle in 2009, working as an L.M.H.C. (Licensed Mental Health Counselor). She and her faithful Golden Retriever, Chloe, were a Delta Society dog therapy team at the Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital, working with veterans diagnosed with P.T.S.D. and T.B.I.

Moving to Boise in 2014, Annie continued to work alongside fire, police, paramedics, the coroner’s office and all first responders as a volunteer in T.I.P. (Trauma Intervention Program), and remained active in volunteering at the Boise V.A.

Annie continues to raise and train therapy dogs, and continues to travel, visit, and work with clients suffering with P.T.S.D. She is employed at Healthwise, an organization whose mission is to help people make better health choices, and is spearheading a community-wide, collaborative Trauma Task Force for first responders. She is very involved in trauma release work, and in the renewed responsibility and dedication to serving those emergency men and women who serve our community.

Outside of her priority to first responders and the military, Annie enjoys her time with her incredible grandchildren, her family, her art and her gardens. She is a glass/textile/environmental artist, collects Native American art, and stays busy building her studio, landscaping her gardens, and raising bees. In her free time she travels to the Washington and Canadian coast, where she is an avid ocean kayaker.