My name is Randa Sununu. I received a PhD in Social and Personality Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in May, 1987. I practiced as a lay therapist and a hypnotherapist, having received training in both fields, while living in New York City. When I moved to Boston, I worked as a social worker for the Department of Social Services for a couple of years, while completing my PhD dissertation.
Tiring of the politics in academia, I chose to be trained in Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage at the Massage Institute of New England, and received my massage license in February, 1990. I have been trained in many other kinds of bodywork since then as well. I regularly incorporate whatever I learn into my massage practice. I thoroughly enjoy giving massages, and so have never regretted leaving academia. However, all my academic training was not for naught, as the knowledge gained there has served me well in my massage practice in many ways.
I believe that the universe is psychophysical, viz., that the physical affects the mental, emotional and spiritual and vice versa, and that what is external mirrors what is internal, and vice versa. I take the long view when working with my clients, considering and exploring with them what is going on in their life on all levels. I help them physically move through and beyond any challenges they may be facing or places where they are feeling stuck, while going only as deeply as they are comfortable going.
In my youth, I was very active in sports. I was the under 15 year old and under 18 year old tennis champion of Lebanon. I used to run, swim, ski, water ski, and horseback ride as well, but my favorite sport was tennis.
My big hobby the last many years has been photography. I love making my own cards with photos I have taken, and selling them, as well as various size photographs that can be framed.
My primary interest is spiritual life and practicing the Way of Adidam. My spiritual teacher, Adi Da Samraj, came "for all those who would find heart-breaking freedom". There is nothing more satisfying and rewarding to me in life than transcending myself and growing spiritually.