Rev. Elizabeth Hess Stamper, MS, LMHC, is a writer, meditation teacher, and licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Melbourne, Florida.
May you be happy.
May you be free of suffering and the causes of suffering.
May you be filled with loving-kindness
for your self and all others.
Through Life’s many challenges
may you grow in ways that surprise and delight you.
May the peace that breathes in you, quietly
and always, become more alive in you everyday.
May this peace embrace every part of you,
and bring healing and the gift of you
to the world.
And may this peace extend to others through you,
and open you to the love that you deserve.
May it be so.
In 1972, Elizabeth began her spiritual journey and has been passionate ever since about exploring consciousness, meaning, the relief of suffering (personal and global), and the embodiment of joy. This path has taken her through years of deep meditation practice, hatha yoga, and the study of religion, mysticism and transpersonal psychology. A degree in Education was followed by the great blessing of being a stay-at-home mom to her three children for a dozen years. In the ‘80’s, Elizabeth began training in breathwork/rebirthing, inner child work, and NLP, and in 1994 earned a Master's degree in counseling from NOVA Southeastern University. She has worked in a community mental health agency, a group practice specializing in recovery from addiction and codependency, and a holistic healing center. In 1996, Elizabeth started Reiki training and energy-healing which affirmed and opened up even more the transformative power of working with all levels and all parts of a person. Following
a lifelong devotion to spiritual understanding and practice, she undertook an intensive three year seminary program through the Chaplaincy Institute, which led to ordination in March 2011. Elizabeth has led workshops around the country for fifteen years, and has authored two well-received books on relationships and two meditation CDs. She has led an annual women’s retreat in the mountains since 1998, and also facilitates workshops and retreat at Unity Churches in Florida, as well as the local Zen Center and other spiritual centers. A strong believer in the importance of community, Elizabeth has been a part of various fellowships since she was nineteen, including ashrams, sanghas, churches, yoga and meditation groups, women’s circles, and the interfaith ChI community. For her work in helping to create and promote community where she lives, Elizabeth was given the “Heart of the Community” award by the Brevard Chapter of Conscious Living Partnership.