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Sheila Pennington


Sheila Pennington is a psychotherapist and author with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Toronto. Her work has been reported in local and national newspapers and magazines. She has been featured on numerous radio stations and programs across Canada, including CBC's The National and CTV's Canada AM.

In addition to her private practice, she has given workshops for clerics, academics and health professionals and has been a keynote speaker to professional groups in Canada, the U.S.A., Europe and the West Indies. For the past several years she has been a lecturer in Group Psychotherapy to graduate pychology students at The University of The West Indies campus in St. Vincent.

Her best selling book, "Healing Yourself: Understanding How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body",  published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson, was based on scientific research completed for her award-winning Ph.D. thesis, "Living or Dying, An Investigation of the Balance Point". In Healing Yourself, Dr. Pennington describes the seven components of successful healing. It is this psychological process that shifts the balance point from illness to health.

Her second book, "The Dragon Within: A Tale of  Self Discovery and Healing", published by Cybercom Publishing, is a highly acclaimed allegory suitable for all age groups. This richly illustrated journey of discovery describes the process of mind, body, spirit healing.

Sheila lives with her husband Ben Harrison in their homes inMuskoka, Ontario and on the island of St Vincent an the Grenadines in the Eastern Caribbean.

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The Dragon Within, A Tale of Self Discovery and Healing. Toronto: Cybercom Publishing, 2002.
Making the Best of It: Coping with Breast Cancer. Toronto: Women's College Hospital; audio tape with Dr. Alastair Cunningham and Dr. Sheila Pennington
Healing Yourself: Understanding How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1988.


Presidential Award for Scientific Excellence, Ontario Psychological Association, 1983.
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