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About Delta Foundation

Our Vision

The Delta Foundation for Spiritual Studies supports clinically-tested practices that enhance health and wellbeing such as, (but not limited to) meditation, acupressure, functional movement and community.

Our Mission and Goals

Create and implement accessible and affordable Spiritual education and training for all.
This will be achieved through onsite and on-demand courses, lectures, events, and training supporting individual growth, development, health and wellbeing.

Our Values

Love one another

Practice gratitude

Enjoy the moment

Create always

Be still and know

Our Team

Karen A. Baker, Psy.D.

CEO and Founder

Dr. Baker is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and partner/owner of Goodman Psychologist Associates. She received her BA in Psychology from Judson University and her MA and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Baker had an extensive business background as a District Manager for Aramark Corporation, a hospitality company, managing multiple locations. As CEO, Dr. Baker is responsible for overseeing and creating curriculum, managing, operating, and implementing the vision of the Foundation.

Our Board

Tim McEnery

Founder and CEO, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants

Mr. McEnery is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, with over 60 restaurants throughout the United States. Through its national restaurant and winery portfolio, Cooper’sHawk continues to expand its dining lifestyle experience across the country. The company crafts over 60 varieties of award-winning artisanal wines that are served at its restaurants and distributed to its 450,000+ Wine Club members.

Patrick Massey, MD, PhD, MhD

President of ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy Integrative Medicine

Dr. Massey is the President of ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy Integrative Medicine, and the Author of “Miracles or I Have No More Boils” Dr. Massey is on staff at the Alexian Brothers Medical Center and has an active medical practice in Elk Grove Village IL. He is also the past director of the program in complementary and alternative medicine for the Alexian Brothers Hospital Network. A long-time featured writer for the Daily Herald newspaper, Dr. Massey has also published extensively in the traditional and nontraditional medical literature in both laboratory and clinical research.

Dr. Massey is also a Board Member of the Delta Foundation for Spiritual Studies.

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Laura Hammett, M.A.

Ms. Hammett contributes to curriculum and is an adjunct instructor with the Delta Foundation for Spiritual Studies. She is a practicing Spiritual Healer and Counselor who works with individuals searching for alternative methods of healing and guidance. She holds a BA degree in Sociology from Wofford College and a Masters in Teaching from Converse College. She holds certifications in Energy Healing; Mediumship; Spiritual Counseling and as a Soul Life Intuitive from Delphi University of Spiritual Studies in McCaysville, GA.

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evidence-based Benefits of Meditation Practice include:

Health Benefits

Lower blood pressure
Aid in pain relief
Manage diabetes
Aid in IBS symptoms
Alzheimer's disease - prevention
Heart disease - prevention
Lower stress
Improve sleep
Boost weight loss
Control fatigue

Psychological benefits

Reduce anxiety
Reduce depression
Improves focus
Aid in concentration
Supports healing trauma
Manage chronic stress

Well being benefits

Life purpose and meaning
Transcendent peak experiences
Equanimity – mental calmness
Compassion and self-acceptance
Cultivation and deepening of personal spirituality
Creates space to receive the answers you seek