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Welcome to my website. Sit back and have a look around. A huge thank you to my web designer, Israel M. Zelaya, for his excellent work on this site.

As you view the tabs, you can visit  and read about PLR Institute and work the PLRI affiliates are doing with past life regression. If you have had a past life experience, I invite you  to take our 10-15 minute survey under the tab PLR Survey.

Other areas you may find of interest are my publications, non-fiction/fiction and young readers. And if you are a writer or are interested in writing, visit the Muse & Ink tab, a collaborative effort of Dr. Marjorie Miles and Dr. Heather Rivera. We offer book coaching, mentoring, and workshops.

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About Heather: Dr. Heather Friedman Rivera obtained her Ph.D. in Parapsychic Science in 2011,  her Doctorate in Law in 2002 and is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in Past-life Regression.  She trained with Dr. Brian Weiss at The Weiss Institute. Heather is also a Registered Nurse with over thirty years of experience.

Heather served on the Board of Directors for the International Association for Regression Research and Therapies (IARRT) as Co-Director of Research.  Heather was an adjunct faculty member for the American Institute of Holistic Theology, and she and PLR institute have provided dissertation mentoring for the students. She is a reviewer/editor for the International Journal of Regression Therapy. Mark Rivera and Heather Rivera founded an organization for advancing past life research, PLR Institute.

Her personal history with chronic illness prompted her to publish several articles on managing chronic illness, evaluating nutritional supplements, and utilizing holistic health approaches. She authored a book on her research and her journey of healing from past life regression. Her book Healing the Present from the Past: The Personal Journey of a Past Life Researcher, an Amazon best seller,was released Jan. 1, 2013 She has an article on her research that is available for viewing in the Journal of Regression Therapy Vol XXI, Number 1, March 2012.  She also writes fiction and young readers. Please see the publications tab for more information. Her story is in Dr. Brian Weiss’ book Miracles Happen (Page 56) and is a contributing author (Chapter 25) in the book Your Soaring Phoenix. She is also a contributing author in The Yes Book released November 2014,  a contributing author in Destination Unknown, released May 2015,  and a contributing author in The Present Power of Past Lives: The Experts Speak (2016). She wrote the foreword for Sacred Circle (2017).

Dr. Heather is deaf. Being deaf and having cochlear implants has taught her valuable lessons of perseverance and overcoming obstacles. Heather hosts past life retreats and writing retreats. She has numerous speaking events throughout the year and has been featured in print, radio and web television. Check this website often for news and upcoming events.

Heather received her Creative Writing Specialization certificate from Wesleyan University. Dr. Heather has a Life Coaching certificate and offers coaching in the following areas: book coaching,  preparing a non-fiction book proposal, workshop presenting, and dissertation/study preparation in complementary/alternative medicine and related fields.  (808) 344-9894

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