About Pat

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Pat Duran

I’m a very unlikely person to be doing this work.  I spent 36 years working in corporate America and enjoying a 6-figure income. My consulting projects ranged from business process reengineering to visioning to team building. And I taught Hewlett-Packard’s Consulting Skills Workshop throughout Europe for a couple of years. I loved the variety and the challenge of working with different people and different cultures.

Everything Changes

But when my mother died in 2003, everything changed. Somehow,  that business stuff didn’t seem to matter so much any more. Yes, I still cared greatly about my clients and helping them to achieve but I didn’t really care about the bottom line.  Things that used to be so important to me held little or no meaning any more. So when HP laid off our entire group, I didn’t even look for another job. I decided to pursue work that would make my heart sing again.

Pat with her Mother

Pat & her Mom indulging in one of their many shared pleasures


I had already studied a number of healing modalities. I was a Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and also Health Certified in NLP.  I have learned EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and hypnosis and Yuen Chinese Energetics.  Each of these has contributed greatly to my life and who I am today.

When I left HP I decided to add to my NLP Coaching credentials and got licensed as a True Purpose Coach and certified as a Dream Coach, a TooYoung To Retire Coach, and Grief Recovery Specialist.

I worked with grievers for a while and offered a uniques combination of grief recovery, mediumship and coaching to move forward with joy in their lives.

I also kept my hand in the business world by helping women start their own businesses. Partnering with a friend and colleague form HP, we offered workshops that combined the outer and the inner work so important for entrepreneurs.

Discovering Access Consciousness®

In January of 2012 a dear friend invited me to an access Taster. The facilitator described some of the benefits of Access and gave a little demonstration of the foundational body process, Access Bars™.  I was hooked! I have since realized that the feeling I had then was a knowing, an awareness that I had had many other times in my life and sometimes ignored. Facilitating people in their own awareness is fundamental to Access and one of the many things I love about it.

I quickly became certified as a Bars Facilitator (it’s really easy — just 3 classes from 3 different facilitators) and was amazed at the transformation people went through in a single day in my classes.


As I started taking more advanced classes, I realized that Access was even more powerful than I had thought.  People were changing their lives from poverty-thinking, relationship challenges, addictions, abuse, PTSD, health challenges, even cancer! For me it was more subtle. The changes I have been aware of are peace of mind, much less stress, much less judgment (both of myself and others), and general happiness. Not bad! Oh, and I got my taxes in on time for the first time in over 10 years.  So somehow my lifelong habit of procrastination is gone. How does it get any better than that?

I have found that the combination of body work and verbal processing that Access provides is the key to unlocking stuckness in people, giving them awareness of their own power, and opening up the world of possibilities to them.

How I Work

If you’re near the San Jose area, I like to work with you doing body work and clearings at the same time.  Some people prefer to zone out during body work and that’s great too. I do verbal clearings on the phone all the time too. I follow the energy and my awareness. Often I will get an awareness of a past trauma that can be cleared. Sometimes we have entities hanging around and sending them on their way (which is usually quite simple) can change a person’s life.

I would love to work with you and facilitate you stepping into your own power and your own awareness


I love teaching and all the certifications I have allow me to teach several different Access Classes.  The Bars is the starting point and that alone can change your life. Over 60 body processes are taught and we keep finding new changes with them. The advanced core classes, Foundation and Level 1, will change your reality and open you up to a new way of being. And Talk to the Entities is so much fun since it shakes up all the misconceptions people have about the spirit world.  How lucky am I to get to teach all these?

My Training

  • Access Consciousness®  Certified Facilitator,Bars & Body Process Facilitator and Talk to the Entities Facilitator
  • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • NLP Health Certified
  • Licensed in the True PurposeTM method
  • Certified NLP Coach
  • Certified Dream Coach™
  • Certified Too Young To Retire coach
  • EFT
  • Energetic NLP
  • Yuen Chinese Energetics

* NLP = NeuroLinguistic Programming
** EFT = Emotional Freedom Technique