Joyce Whiteley Hawkes, Ph.D., is a biophysicist and cell biologist by training. She completed her doctorate in biophysics at Pennsylvania State University and was a postdoctoral fellow with the National Institutes of Health before settling in Seattle to work in research for the National Marine Fisheries Service, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. While there, she was honored with a National Achievement Award for her work. She is currently a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Joyce has earned an international reputation for her scientific contributions in the field of ultrahigh-speed laser effects on pigment cells and the effects of environmental pollutants on fish. After a near-death experience, Joyce embarked on an extensive exploration of spiritual and healing traditions in Western and Eastern cultures. From a masterâ€™s degree in ministry at a Jesuit University to Hindu temples in remote parts of Bali, she learned to work as the interface between the miracle of the bodyâ€™s cells and the wisdom of healing traditions. Since 1984, Joyce has devoted herself to facilitating and teaching healing locally, nationally, and internationally.