Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletMay 27, 2022

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Sister Rita Jean DuBrey, CSJ (Sister Valerie John) Authors Article in Energy Magazine

Amsterdam, New York - Sister Rita Jean DuBrey, CSJ, MSN (Sister Valerie John), director of the Center for Complementary Therapies at St. Mary’s, Amsterdam, authored an article recently featured in Energy Magazine. Her article, “The Diamond Technique – An Energetic Intervention in Support of the Immune System,” articulates Sister Rita Jean’s use of The Diamond Technique with clients with compromised immune systems. “My intention is to offer information about a technique which has the potential to support the immune system of our clients, as well as provides the option to be used as a self-care technique,” states Sister Rita Jean. 

In her article, Sister Rita Jean describes the Diamond Technique with its uses: client empowerment and practitioner self-care. In her summary, Sister Rita Jean writes, “I see the Diamond in my mind’s eye as a three-dimensional configuration filled with Light from the Divine Source. The Cross configuration emerges as hand placements connect the thymus and root chakra and the spleen and liver.” The article may be found at
Sister Rita Jean, a sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is director of the Center for Complementary Therapies at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam. She is a clinical nursing specialist, a credentialed alcoholism and substance-abuse counselor, an accredited T’ai Chi Chih Teacher, and has been involved in the ministry of wellness for over 30 years. Sister Rita Jean has authored numerous publications and in 2010 was honored with the Distinguished Trailblazer Award by the Girl Scout Association of Northeastern New York. She is a certified healing-touch practitioner and instructor and is a charter member of the Healing Touch Professional Association. She maintains an active healing-touch, community-based practice at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, New York.
For more information, please contact: Jerri Cortese, Director of Community Relations, St. Mary’s Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010; 518-841-7162;
(from a press release from St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam)