Bridget Hughes


Bridget Hughes

Bridget Hughes M.Ac., L.Ac., NBCCH is the author of Unlocking the Heart of Healing (Healing Point Press, 2014). As an executive coach and corporate consultant, she has developed numerous experiential/embodied learning corporate workshops and team building events including her signature Improv and Stand-Up Trance-formation: Games to Unlock Freedom, Fun, & Flow & Unleash All Faculties into Full Play. Bridget's corporate trainings and team building events center around the theme of unlocking dormant inner resources through experiential exercises, self-inquiry, and group connection. In 2017, 2018 and twice in 2021 Bridget received Phillips Corporation Virtuoso Awards for her work. 

Bridget owns two healing arts centers, holds a Master's degree from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, National Board Certification as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Qigong instructor certification, is the creator of Unlocking the Heart of Healing Meditation, and has practiced acupuncture for 24 years. 

Using the foundational principles from Unlocking the Heart of Healing, Bridget has coached not only people stumped or sidelined with health challenges, but also thought leaders, CEO's, and even business owners in the middle of negotiating high stakes and multi-million dollar deals, on how to use their Heart-Mind-Body connection for optimal, powerful, heart-centered outcomes. She has an international consulting practice teaching people how to apply Unlocking the Heart of Healing principles to transcend limits and unlock their highest physical, mental, and spiritual potential. 

Bridget developed Unlocking the Heart of Healing Meditation to provide both beginners and experienced meditators exercises that unlock their deepest ability to meditate and their fullest capacity to heal. The most common response to her classes and workshops is, "This is the first time I actually know in my body what unconditional love is." Through specific exercises that change people neurologically and biochemically, life-altering experiences become available. 

Bridget's early meditation training included over a thousand hours working one-on-one with now 96-year-old meditation teacher Dr. John Mann, a Harvard graduate, professor of social psychology, author of 17 books, teacher of meditation for 58 years, who ran encounter groups in the 60’s and 70’s and studied under Rudrananda in the lineage of Nityananda. Bridget has meditated for 12 hours a day on multiple 5-day, 10-day, and 14-day meditation intensives and considers meditation the single most valuable skill a person can learn.

Together with her husband Brandon, Bridget developed a hospital-based Recovery Movement Arts program in 2010 to bring restorative movement therapies such as Yoga, Qigong and Meditation to cancer and chronically ill patients. Their current program includes Yoga and Unlocking the Heart of Healing Meditation and emphasizes using self-healing practices to unlock Heart-Mind-Body resources, and the use of meditation to access Inner Molecules of Medicine.

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