I want you to know that healing is possible.
Wherever you’re starting from, whatever you’ve been through, or are going through, know that we are designed to heal. All you need is the right guidance, information and support. That’s what I’m here for.
Since 1993, I have helped almost 10,000 clients – both local and long distance – with issues from chronic and neurological Lyme disease to healthy weight loss. I have specialized in GI issues and how to reduce inflammation and heal the gut. I have helped women balance their hormones naturally in every stage of life. I have taught people the importance of detoxification, why it’s so important in our increasingly toxic world, and simple – even fun – ways to incorporate detox into our daily lives. I have helped clients get off medications, and reclaim their health – often in ways they never had it before.
People often ask how I got into this work. My answer is: My children led me. Each of them, as babies, had health issues that neither the conventional medical world nor the holistic world could identify or solve. I began by searching for answers for them, and in the process, not only did my children recover, but people began calling me to help their children, or them, or their neighbor, or a family member… and that’s how my practice began.
My own journey has not always been easy, with significant early trauma, years of Lyme Disease, and recovery from both breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
I see my purpose as taking these difficult experiences, along with over 25 years of study and training, and putting them at the service of my clients. I am passionate about helping each one reclaim their health and well-being. I want to both inspire and inform.
We are here to take the pieces of the Universe that we are given, burnish them with Love, and return them in better shape than we received them.
If this message speaks to you, I hope you will invite me to support you on your own journey towards your greatest health and vitality.
Holistic Practitioner Fran Sussman has been serving clients in her office in Orange County and around the country for 24 years. Her training includes certifications from many of the foremost thinkers in holistic medicine today, including endocrinologist and author Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. (with advanced training in GI Issues), neuropsychiatrist Daniel Amen, and Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., PhD on Lyme, Autism, and Chronic Disease, as well as her pal, best selling author JJ Virgin, PhD, and Dr Sara Gottfried, MD, author of The Hormone Cure. Fran is also a graduate of the professional training program of Carolyn Myss, PhD and Norm Shealey, MD, PhD; and both trained and taught at Jason Shulman’s 4 year program for healing professionals. Fran is a certified Reiki Master.
Apart from one-on-one consulting, Fran teaches online courses that combine her transformational insight and guidance with economy and flexibility. For almost a decade she has been a regular columnist for The Times Herald Record on Holistic Health, and has written for many blogs and been featured in many magazines. She has been interviewed on numerous Summits on subjects including Hormones, Lyme Disease, Kids’ Health, Sugar Addiction, Detox, and more. She also offers an e-newsletter, is an active blogger and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Passionate about informing and inspiring others, she is also in demand as a speaker.
Fran works with babies, children, adolescents and adults both in her office and long-distance. Her specialties include Healthy Weight Loss, GastroIntestinal Issues, Balancing Hormones Naturally, Allergies and Food Sensitivities, Lyme Disease, Healing the Metabolism, Aging with Beauty & Grace, and ADD/ADHD and Autism.
Fran’s passion is to help people become their optimal selves: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Why I’m Eclectic
Eclectic: selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles; selecting what is true, excellent or best in various doctrines.
When I first studied homeopathy, I had the privilege of sitting in on sessions with several experienced homeopaths. It struck me as strange and limiting that in every session, regardless of the individual client’s unique circumstances, they were bound to come up with and supply a homeopathic remedy. I knew homeopathy could be a powerful and effective means of changing a person’s physical, emotional and mental condition, and I also knew that giving even the right remedy at the wrong time could be a mistake. I had experienced it first hand with a disturbing incident in my own family. But the homeopaths, being honor-bound to do their job and earn their fees, had no choice but to continue to give out remedies at each appointment. For me, this suggested the cautionary adage that to a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I certainly did not want to be a hammer in my practice!
For that reason, I studied not only homeopathy, but nutrition, supplements, herbs, kinesiology, psychology, energy healing, sound healing, meditation, healing with essential oils, and many other modalities from the conventional to the obscure.
My objective is to meet each individual exactly where they are, and support them in making the kinds of changes they desire in a way that is gentle, safe, and effective of course, but also respectful of their beliefs, their preferences, their current health, and their overall goals. This means that if someone is uncomfortable with one modality, or an aspect of it, there is always another way to work. I think of it as a much more flexible and inclusive way to practice.
Being eclectic also helps me work on more than one level at once. For instance, while we are trying to achieve long-term changes with one modality, we can work to bring about short-term symptomatic relief with another. I love having a variety of tools at my disposal, a deep reservoir on which to draw in order to support my clients’ continuing improvement. I continue to study and add to that broad base of knowledge each year. That, too, is my passion.
I hope that it is your experience that my eclectic background helps me to help you effectively, compassionately, and comprehensively.
Fran passed on September 16th, 2017. Please send her love and prayers always.