E. Thomas, O.P. (Ordained Priest) is a registered Jin Shin Do®
Bodymind Acupressure® practitioner (www.jinshindo.org).
He is a student of eastern spiritual philosophy and has studied and
worked with energy for over 20 years. Gerard practices Reiki, too.
In addition to being a registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressure
practitioner, Gerard has been a wildlife ecologist for 30+ years.
Gerard received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell
University focusing on Natural Resources and received his Masters of
Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of New
Hampshire. He has participated in wildlife research through
Universities and was a Wildlife Biologist for an Environmental
Consulting Firm in New Hampshire. Gerard became a Certified Wetland Scientist in NH and has a strong background in plant ecology and soil science. Most Recently, Gerard has been a substance abuse counselor, combining his knowledge and experience in Eastern Spirituality and Mindfulness Practices with his Ecological Background to assist persons in their recovery from drug and alcohol addictions.
Gerard currently lives near Ashfield, Massachusetts. He spends most of his free
time in nature receiving lessons of the Tao. Gerard enjoys hiking,
canoeing, snowshoeing, and wilderness camping in New York and
New England. He is an avid Nature Photographer and has shown
his works in juried art shows and artisan guilds. Gerard currently holds a 4th degree black belt in the Bujinkan martial art, which he still practices and incorporates into his daily life. In 2006, he climbed
Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro. In 2018, Gerard went to India where he received teachings from the Dalai Lama.