“I was first introduced to Michael Simonson in 2011, when he volunteered his services to the Hunter School, located in the White Mountains of rural New Hampshire. There, I had the opportunity to observe his energy work first hand with children, families, professional staff, and personal friends. The Hunter School was an intermediate, private, residential school for children who were diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, and Other Health Impaired (OH) labels. Upon arrival, most students were heavily medicated for anxiety and a variety of mood disorders. However, without exception, all students possessed a heightened sense of awareness of both the positive and negative energies around them. They responded and reacted not only to the adults in their surroundings, but to the other students enrolled in the program as well. On the negative side, this dynamic often manifested itself with students’ being unable to control impulses, act out violently, self-harm and withdraw. When our students were in this heightened state, conventional, behavioral interventions had limited, if any effect. What Michael Simonson brought to our program was uniquely different than anything I have observed in either therapeutic or education models. Mr. Simonson’s ability to work with individual students; small and large groups; parents and staff; was nothing less than remarkable. His approach and philosophy was non-judgmental, loving and positive. He provided students with the skills necessary to be accountable for their energies and promoted self-discipline, affirmation, and a positive approach to life that improved inter-personal relationships, self-concept, and over-all mental and physical health. Because of his interventions, I believe, most students were able to reintegrate back to either public school or a less intensive school setting in a much shorter time period than would normally be required. Additionally, his work with parents and family members ensured the success of the student’s reintegration back into the home, and without the use of medications. Many students and families continued to seek counsel from Michael long after their discharge from Hunter.

On a personal note, Michael Simonson is a man of integrity and dedication to serving children and adults to create a better world in which we all live. I have personally witnessed the life changing results in the families and individuals he counseled.”

James Kemmerer, Executive Director, Hunter School (Retired); Past Middle School Principal and Educator


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