Gary Jobe Ferguson
GARY JOBE FERGUSON is an inspirational teacher, healer and coach who has been assisting people in their physical healing and the actualization of their creative potential since healing himself from cancer in 1993.
At the time Gary was diagnosed with cancer he was a principal orchestral trumpet player. Early challenges in his healing process – metastasis and a failure to respond to conventional treatment – drove him to seek a variety of healing paths in order to reclaim his health and wellness.
Learning to tap into the wisdom of his body and allowing the illness to guide him back into the river of life required letting go of being a musician and honoring the creative expressions that were yearning to be a part of his life. As he embodied the transformation of becoming a healer, guide, and teacher to others, his body “miraculously” started to respond to treatment. By creating a new relationship to life and using adjunctive cancer treatments to support his body in the healing process, he not only responded to conventional treatment, but was cancer free in 12 weeks.
Gary has created a unique model of healing using a blend of ancient wisdom and 21st century science that focuses on people reclaiming their creative authenticity and sharing their unique gifts as the foundation of their healing process. With this model Gary has helped thousands of clients overcome physical and emotional blockages that were holding them back from healing or from creating the lives they desired.
In addition to working within the field of health and wellness, Gary is now applying many of his mind-body techniques to the world of music as a performance coach. Gary has designed a revolutionary new performance enhancement program for musicians, entitled Pathways to Performance Mastery, to help them actualize their gifts and experience true creative freedom. This work is an outgrowth of his many years of studying with world class musicians, leaders in the fields of coaching and depth and somatic psychology, and pioneers in mind-body medicine and specialized kinesiology. Gary is currently working with musicians one-on-one, and is teaching group workshops and masterclasses at music schools and music festivals around the world.
Gary is certified in a variety of healing modalities and as a life coach, and is a specialist in mind-body medicine and applied kinesiology. He is a dynamic public speaker and trainer, and teaches classes and workshops on health and wellness, performance enhancement, personal growth, and self-transformation.
Gary recently completed the coursework for a PhD in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Studies from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is starting a research associate position at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music in the fall.