Marianne Bennett-Altschul is a transformational life coach, psychotherapist, clinical social worker, adjunct professor, Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher and certified Shakti Dance™ teacher. She is also a labyrinth creator and facilitator. Marianne is a graduate of McGill University (BSW) and Columbia University (MSW).
For the past 20 years, Marianne has trained and worked in many prestigious healthcare environments providing psychological and spiritual support to individuals, families and groups who are coping with chronic, terminal and life threatening illnesses. She trained at Memorial Hospital Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center and worked extensively in the AIDS Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC. She also worked in the trauma program and burn units at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
Working professionally within the fields of crisis management, death and dying and bereavement, Marianne began asking herself the tough questions such as Why do good people suffer? What is the meaning of suffering? What happens after we die? What is the afterlife? Do Jews believe in reincarnation?These questions led Marianne on her lifetime quest to find truth, meaning and answers to her existential questions.