Dr. Danielle J. Duperret, ND/PhD
NEVER GIVE UP! You have more inner resources than you can ever imagine. "Unfortunately", it's often when we face the darkest period(s) of our lives that we discover the power that resides in us.
Growing up, I was kind of a nerd, my nose always in a book or attending workshops. Come to think of it... I still am on that path. It took 45 years of studies, research, school of hard knock experiences to get me to where I am now, an intuitive (w)holistic health doctor and coach.
What seems to be a long time ago, I started studying anatomy and physiology, then psychology, parapsychology, spirituality and nutrition. Later on, I added many modalities to the healing arts I enjoyed so much. Below is a summary of this journey.
I was born and raised in the French speaking part of Switzerland, surrounded by a loving family and nature. Parents, grand-parents, brothers, aunts, uncles and cousins, met several times a year to hike together and enjoy a picnic at the top of a mountain. I started to study the healing arts at an early age, with a fascination for the mind and the brain. My dream was to become a neurosurgeon. Fate had other plans.
At 15, after attending my first professional seminar, I became the prodigy of the psychologist-psychoanalyst who was lecturing. I studied these modalities under his tutelage, while facing cancer and having surgeries every 6 months. I also immersed myself in the study of nutritional approaches and, at 18, bought my first juicer, started on a detox program... and stopped the surgeries. It worked for me.
I traveled through Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia, before coming to the United States in 1979. I got married, home birthed and home schooled 7 children... then divorced.
A debilitating illness, with pain, weakness and panic attacks, kept me bedridden for months in my 30s. In order to heal, I enrolled in a Doctor of Naturopathy degree, followed by a PhD in Natural Health. I was fortunate to be mentored by some of the top integrative medical doctors and psychotherapists in the country and learned many healing modalities (InterActive Guided Imagery, HoloEnergetics, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, Homotoxicology, Flower Essences, EFT and Energy Psychotherapy, protocols for PTSD, Causal Chaining, metaphysics and more), allowing me to go rapidly to the root cause of a dis-ease and to empower my clients to transform its energy.
I started my practice in California by working on allergies (and still do), then moved on to specialize in mental/emotional trauma recovery. Stress and PTSD take their toll on our physical health and need to be addressed, just as much as proper nutrition for our specific metabolic types, age and condition.
My mission is to empower people using what I researched, studied and successfully practiced with myself, my children and clients over the years, to restore and maintain health, vibrant health, body-mind-soul-spirit. After my divorce, I closed my part-time private practice in California and now offer holistic and integrative natural health coaching on Skype, by phone and through classes and workshops.
The most important is to be WHO YOU TRULY ARE, to ignite and unleash your DIVINE INNER POTENTIAL.
My kids are grown and scattered throughout the United States. I presently live in Las Vegas with my oldest daughter (11 time world champion knife thrower: when you home school children, you never know what talents they will manifest), her husband, my pitbull Apache, 5 cats, 2 bunnies and 2 ferrets.
I enjoy traveling, hiking in nature, skiing, sailing, water sports, motorcycle rides and Argentine Tango. I plan on renewing my flying license, as I find soaring above the Earth quite thrilling. On a quieter side, I love to read, do puzzles, and I enjoy healthy ethnic, gourmet meals and people watching.
Awards and Affiliations
Faculty member of the Academy for Guided Imagery since 1998
Became a Board Certified Naturopath - ANMCAB (American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board) in 1999
2016: TOP 10 Holistic Doctors - Award for Excellence in Holistic Medicine - Holistic Doctors Recognition Board