Through the use of careful listening and affirmative prayer, our ministers and practitioners support people who experience physical or emotional anguish, or who desire a new perspective for their lives. This is done using the teaching and principles of The Science of Mind, providing educational material and prayer. Working with a Practitioner is so valuable in helping to remove the hidden beliefs and the wounding feelings that can prevent us from accomplishing our greatest good.
We recognize that every once in awhile, we are all in need of help. The Universe does not expect us to walk our life’s journey alone. Our philosophy encourages us to seek Oneness within ourselves and with the world around us – to give and to receive. To that end, we have trained professional practitioners that can assist you at times of need and aspiration.
All of the sessions are kept non-judgmental and strictly confidential. Typically, each session is one hour in duration. Though practicing affirmative prayer (also called a Spiritual Mind Treatment) is free, there is a fee for a licensed professional’s time. The fee is negotiable with each Practitioner. Please feel free to call ahead of time to make an appointment and/or to learn about their schedule availability and fee structures.
Our professional CSL-licensed practitioners are available and ready to help with any type of situation.
Feel free to contact the practitioner of your choice to discuss your needs and/or make an appointment. Please scroll down for their contact information and brief, personal video clips.
Debra Bryant, R.Sc.P. – (505) 699-6091 e-mail
Debra loves the journey as a Practitioner which began in 2005. She is also the Executive Director of Stand Up For Kindness and she holds a vision of living in a community and world where everyone is honored, valued and respected and Kindness is the language.
She is an ardent Religious Scientist and is continually inspired by the teaching of our founder, Ernest Holmes. She knows that no matter what may come our way, there is no pit deeper than God’s love and is inspired to hold this truth for others. Sharing the wisdom of our tradition through prayer, individual sessions, workshops and Sunday messages feeds her soul. Our motto “changing our world one thought at a time” is a guiding principle to her and she loves to assist others in experiencing the freedom and peace found in embodying the principles of the Science of Mind.
Lise Knouse, R.Sc.P. – (505) 501-3385 e-mail
LiseKnouse has been interested in the metaphysical all her life. In high school, while growing up Episcopalian, she read many books by Indian Yogis and practiced yoga, standing on her head daily, fasting and taking hot and cold baths. Later, in her early 20’s she learned and practiced TM meditation and the TM siddhis. She explored all manner of Spiritual practices and was privileged to meet many Spiritual leaders, including Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Stuart Grayson, Eric Butterworth, Mother Meera, Ammachi, Karunamayi, Gangaji, John Gray and Barbara DeAngelis.
She had a career as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, followed by marriage and the birth of 4 wonderful children at home. All of her children played violin through the Suzuki Method. As they grew older, she founded and directed the Santa Fe Suzuki Institute. She has volunteered with La Leche League for 28 years. Currently, she is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Santa Fe and helps individuals and families joyously buy and sell their homes.
She discovered Religious Science in the early 1980s in New York City and has loved, benefited from and become passionate about the philosophy of Ernest Holmes. She gratefully and joyfully became a Religious Science Practitioner in 2015.
Richard Knouse, R.Sc.P. – (505) 429-5525 e-mail
Richard’s life-long spiritual journey has carried him through many personal transformations: the battlefields of Vietnam and Wall Street, the astonishing clarity of the Vale of Kashmir, the bleakness of the American street, and the embracing mystery of the Land of Enchantment. He has been a husband, a father, a sadhu, a software engineer, and a business consultant. Along the way, he has been blessed with the personal presence of many of the leading spiritual leaders of our time, including Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Mata Amritananda Mayi.
He discovered Religious Science in New York in the ’80s and became a Religious Science Practitioner in 2015. Life can be a problem to be solved or perfection to be revealed; it’s just a matter of perspective. As a licensed practitioner, guiding others to find their personal miracle has become his favorite thing to do.
Our Practitioners Intention Statement
The licensed Practitioners of Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living are stewards of spiritual awakening dedicated to revealing the perfection of all life. With authentic, deep listening and compassion, we actualize healing and transformation through affirmative prayer.
Our Practitioners serve this community in many ways.
In addition to their daily spiritual practice, offering “One-Minute Miracles” after service,
you can now call in any time day or night for a weekly uplift recorded by one of our licensed practitioners.
Birthday Gift for Our Members!
As a special gift to the members of the Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, the Practitioners offer to you the gift of a free session during your birthday month. Contact any Practitioner (listed above) during your birthday month, if you wish to take advantage of this membership perk.