Saratoga/Capital District Integrative Practitioners Network

Complementary health and healing arts professionals in the Saratoga Springs, NY, area.

Wendy Ball, M.Ed.

Wendy Ball

(518) 813-8524




Wendy Ball offers alternative approaches to supporting individuals to deal in a compassionate creative way with problems of living, to bring their lives forward in ways that are important to them, and to do emotional healing.  She offers individual face/face sessions in Albany NY, phone coaching and mentoring and phone/remote energy healing sessions.

Wendy has now retired from clinical work after more than 30 years working in the mental health field.  She is a certified Hakomi practitioner and is certified by the Four Winds Society in Luminous Healing and Shamanic Energy  Healing.

Wendy considers her work with people as both spiritual practice and peace-making. She is a long-time spiritual seeker, was a disciple of OSHO, spent time in India in the late 70's where she received a foundation in meditation and experienced cutting edge alternative approaches to therapy and body work. When OSHO transitioned in 1990 Wendy felt moved to take ownership of her spirituality and come into her own authority to express her spirituality actively in every area of her life as a natural expression of self. She has continued to read widely and to explore in areas of spirituality, the new physics, neurobiology, energy healing, healing through art and divining the self.

Wendy is also a long-time student of astrology, tarot and other methods of divining such as Aura Soma. She has deep respect for tarot as a codex of knowledge pertaining to the human condition and the process of individual and collective human evolution. Wendy loves to draw on Tarot wisdom along with Astrology symbols and concepts to honor the universality of problems of living along with ancient wisdom concerning paths to healing and liberation.

Wendy finds creativity to be one of her greatest sources of joy and nourishment. She paints, engages in visual journaling, loves taking her camera into nature, and designs wearable prayer-bead strands out of gemstones to anchor the energy of Metta or Loving Kindness prayer practice. She has many happy customers who have found themselves drawn to her unique designs.

Shamanic Energy Healing

Wendy's professional and personal path has been leading her toward forms of healing and spirituality that are more earth centered and experiential. She has grown into deep respect for the power of the South American Peruvian approach to healing as it is being translated to westerners and taught by Alberto Villoldo. Working to restore balance, clear imprints, extract foreign energy and return soul energy that has been lost to clients as they navigate the challenges of human life brings her great joy. Supporting clients to claim full sovereignty over their embodied selves and their lives as well a grow in awareness of their legacies and inheritances is deeply moving work. As she approaches the end of a long professional career she feels blessed to be of services to others and the earth at a time when individual and collective healing is imperative to our survival.


Hakomi uses loving and mindful presence to current embodied experience to increase awareness of issues, negative beliefs and painful experiences. It works with the body, using little experiments in mindfulness, to deepen awareness of the meaning and impact of personal experience and of what is needed to feel whole, relaxed, empowered and happy. Hakomi is loved for its non-invasive, attuned and respectful approach and emotionally nourishing methods.


Wendy maintains a commitment in all of her work to enroll her clients in full engagement and participation in their process. She believes that as much as her investment in information and skills adds value to her clients, equally so does empowering her client with information and supporting them in developing skills and practices that will enable them to bring themselves forward in ways they have identified as important. As such Wendy integrates an element of a coaching approach in all of her work with clients.


For Wendy, mentoring is deeply attuned conversation in which individuals find the safety and space needed to explore their truth and experience personal transformation.  Wendy brings all of her personal and professional experience, skills, resources and creativity along with loving presence to the task of building a sacred space in service to her clients.  Shamanic healing and Hakomi are often integrated into a mentoring process.

Wendy is particularly interested in providing support to mature adults in conducting constructive life review, defining direction for a richly contributing period of later life and in supporting getting this process on the road. This process is indeed important for anyone who is facing the need to re-order their life due to changing circumstances. Wendy designs coaching programs in collaboration with her clients to inform and support this process.


"Wendy is the most selfless, compassionate listener I have ever met. She and the sacred safe space she creates during a session give you the tools to stand strong and approach anything you bring to the table in a practical and simultaneously heart-centered manner. Her unbounded multidisciplinary experience lovingly guides you to transform your life and days into the highest and most rewarding ones you’ll ever know. What is unique about Wendy is that she has the ability to tune your body/mind to the gifts and circumstances that are the keys to your transformation, while holding a powerful space to see your through until the fruition of your dreams & goals. We are blessed to have access to her heart/soul-centered gifts at this much needed time in our world."
- J.J.

"The first time I walked into Wendy’s office I felt a huge wash of safety and release through my body and had no idea why. In every visit since I have come to experience the wide range of expertise and wisdom she holds and am always surprised at the powerful blend of open hearted, transformative conversation and practice she leads, that have me feeling deeply seen and healed."
- Clare

"Hakomi is such an amazing healing modality and Wendy brings a very caring, compassionate and loving presence to the process."
- Christine

"I lived through much trauma in my childhood, as well as into adulthood falling victim to my own self-destructive behaviors, to that of others, and the inability to treat myself with love and kindness. Many years of therapy and Twelve Step recovery made a huge difference in my life, but it was only when I began working with Wendy going deeper inside with Hakomi and Shamanic healing work that I began to get to know the different parts of me and how to bring them all together to work in my best interests. By doing this, I finally found safety within myself, which, in turn, gave me the power to set myself free!"
- Ginger

“Wendy has a wonderful way of bringing me through a journey to find insight into a knotty puzzle in my life. With her gentle guidance and deep intuition, I come away from a session with an image that stays with me and helps me find my inner wisdom to untie that tangled knot."
- Brigid

“Our remote session was profound on all levels, mentally, emotionally and physically. What was remarkable was that my left ear stopped ringing for two days!!?? Yes!!?? I certainly felt an opening in my heart, lighter and was able to move out of myself and do some activities that helped me get going. I am now aware at how much I really physically hurt myself. Colors are still shifting and changing in incredible ways that were not there before. It is helpful for me to be more aware of my heart I do tend to want to hide it from myself and others."
- Faye

"Wendy Ball has incorporated the great tradition of Peruvian shamanism and made it her own. She is a gifted healer and takes you on a journey to yourself. She has helped me develop insights that I never would have had in traditional therapy. Wendy has facilitated my healing intergenerational wounds and energy blockages in my body. I struggle with chronic and potentially life threatening illnesses and Wendy has helped me sustain body, mind and spirit on this challenging journey."
- Leslie