“Hi, I’m Carly. Ptak. It’s pronounced Pah-Tack and it translates to Bird in Czech.
I’ve been transformationing my whole life, just like you have. I happen to be specially attuned to it because Pluto (the planet of transformation) is conjunct my Sun, as well as Venus and Mars, all in Libra. For me this has translated into having many relationships focused on transformation, as well as being very aware of the balance of the feminine and masculine within myself and others.
I traveled through India when I was 19 and met Kali, the Hindu goddess of Time, in Calcutta. We connected instantly and she has stood by as an energizer of my own transformation since. At the time I was studying Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. I received my degree in 1996, but I was disillusioned by the academic approach to effecting change. So instead I decided to focus on the transformative nature of music and art while playing with the band Nautical Almanac and creating and curating Tarantula Hill in Baltimore with Twig Harper. During these years I became interested in subtle energy technology and connected with Duncan Laurie who has acted as mentor for me in both radionics and life.
In 2006 there was a fire at Tarantula Hill. During my personal shift I noticed that I was causing pain in my body through unexpressed emotion and thought it would be a good idea to see a hypnotherapist. While looking in the yellow pages for options a lightbulb went off and I realized that I didn’t want to SEE a hypnotherapist, I wanted to BE a hypnotherapist. I went to the Hypnotherapy Training Institute in Santa Rosa, CA almost immediately and was practicing by the end of the year. My teacher, Randall Churchill, told me I was a natural hypnotherapist, and I found it to be true; many of the beliefs I have always had around change finally were put into action through my one-on-one work with clients.
As I became more comfortable in my role as a hypnotherapist I began to recognize that I preferred to work with deep emotions and spiritual hypnosis. In 2011 I trained with the Michael Newton Institute to offer a Life Between Lives sessions. At the training I became acquainted with the idea of Spirit Release through my interactions with the other hypnotherapists. This completely changed my practice. I immediately began noticing that clients were being effected by spirits and other energies, and even though this did not fit in with my personal belief system at the time, I began following William Baldwin’s method of Spirit Releasement and found that it worked regardless of my or my client’s beliefs. As these types of sessions began to happen more frequently I searched around for someone to study Spirit Releasement with. I was sad to find that Dr. Baldwin had passed years before and there were no trainings offered by him or others. These were difficult years for me as I had to use myself to develop a method of Energy Release that both worked and could be taught to others.
During the period in which I was having difficulty keeping my self clear of energies I began to realize the necessity of having a daily personal energetic practice. I studied fire dragon qigong with Master Wu and then began to take classes in Matrix Energetics. This lead me to the Kundalini Awakening Process where I have practiced under Tao Semko for the last 9 years.
In 2016 I began to realize how important it is to include the body in the process of transformation. In 2017 I began studying with Katie and Gay Hendricks focusing on body intelligence and how it relates to relationship.
In 2019 I moved to Santa Barbara and began to study Sacred Anatomy Energy Medicine with Desda Zuckerman. This was a revelation for me as the work feels like the new energetic technology that I have been looking for for so long. Sacred Anatomy is highly technical, specific and detailed, which is what I love about it. I am now an SAEM practitioner and I find that it is particularly useful for integrating spiritual realizations and energetic awareness into daily life.
My current goal is to combine all of my natural proclivities and learned modalities to create powerful transformation in myself and others. I enjoy being efficient and effective and the modalities I work with tend to produce change quickly.”