Bettye Jo Wray-Fears is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts (8427) and Florida (MH11724) and a Licensed Massage Therapist in Florida (MA9418). 

Since starting her first therapeutic training in Japanese bodywork over 30 years ago, Bettye Jo has desired to understand how the connection between body, mind, emotions, and the spiritual nature of humans can be integrated to support balance in life.

Today, Bettye Jo is a psychotherapist, energetic bodywork practitioner, instructor, co-author of Children at Their Best, Using the Five Elements to Develop Children’s Full Potential, and owner/director of Shiatsu Massage Institute dba Energetic Development Institute.  

She has a part-time practice in Watertown, MA offering seminars and integrated therapy services to individuals, groups, parents, classrooms and teachers.    

Her energetic development approach is based on 25 years of collaboration with her co-authors and her background in:

  • MA degree in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling
  • Eastern bodywork and Western massage therapy training
  • Traditional Five Element training and practice
  • Eastern and Western Child development training
  • Grief and trauma training and the effects on child development
  • Buddhism, mindfulness,  and meditation practices and training
  • 20 yrs ofDiamond Approach  – an approach that integrates modern psychology, attachment theory and ego development with mind-body centered practices, inquiry, meditation, and the exploration of spiritual development

Bettye Jo continues to develop more opportunities for the energetic development approach to develop and be shared internationally.



Julie Kaplan  has been a licensed Acupuncture physician since 2000. Julie has been a licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Florida since 1991, and has been practicing and teaching Shiatsu in USA and abroad for 20 years. 


Julie M. Kaplan

L. Ac, L.M.T.,   AP 1448 MA13924  




Grant Trewenack  is an Accredited Mediator and experienced facilitator and trainer.  

He has a wide-ranging professional background including:

  • Mediation services for:
    • individuals and groups to resolve disputes for Department of Justice (Australia)
    • restorative justice programs for youth and adults
    • families to ensure their children's safety and well-being as part of Child Protection services (Australia)
  • Management training: communications, change management, problem solving, leadership and team skills for private and public sector corporations.
  • Consultancy and training support for ecotourism and community-based enterprises throughout the Pacific Islands.
  • Diamond Approach: a long term student and teacher-in-training. This practice incorporates contemporary psychological understanding, including child development and attachment theory combined with traditional spiritual practices.