Heal. Right. Now.
Doug Heyes, M.A.
Doug Heyes started out as a young actor. His first TV role was at the age of three, appearing in the original “Twilight Zone” series directed by his father, Douglas Heyes. Following his successful acting career, the younger Heyes shifted to writing and spent many years in the trenches of dramatic series television, with dozens of individual episodic credits and multiple network engagements as a creative executive and producer of primetime programming. He is also the author and producer of a critically acclaimed play “Seven Out,” which debuted at the Globe Playhouse in Los Angeles and garnered numerous BackStage and Dramalogue Awards, as well as the prestigious Robby Award for Best Actor (Perry King). A complete list of Heyes’ credits is available on imdb.com.
In 2000, while working as a National Ski Patroller in Southern California (where he served for two decades and led hundreds of rescues) Heyes sustained a massive spinal cord injury from which he was initially paralyzed from the neck down, unable to move, feel, or breathe. The story of his remarkable – some would say miraculous – healing has received widespread attention since its publication in “Chicken Soup for the Soul ~ A Book of Miracles: Miracle on the Mountain.” That experience, which Heyes shares in gripping detail in THE TOUCH, awakened him to his own healing gifts and set the stage for his total immersion in the healing arts – a journey which took him through a lineage of masters and teachers from various traditions, and back to school, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (UCLA, 2007) and a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology (University of Santa Monica, 2012).
Since receiving his Master’s, Heyes has devoted himself to his private practice in RAM Healing, Spiritual Psychology, and Breakthrough Coaching, and to writing, teaching, and speaking in the field. He has also created an intensive workshop – “HEAL. RIGHT. NOW.” – in which he teaches the skills presented in THE TOUCH, with more workshops slated for the coming months.
Heyes was a featured speaker at the controversial “Ex-Ted-x Talks” at the Vortex Immersion Dome in Los Angeles, beside Larry Dossey, Marianne Williamson, Russell Targ and Daphne Rose Kingma. – Click Here to watch the video – He has been a guest on John Stephenson’s national, Chicago-based radio show, “Thresholds Into Other Realms,” and a keynote speaker before the International Association of Near-Death Studies at Unity Church in Tustin, California. He has also appeared on the “Dr. Pat Show,” “Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett,” “Awakenings with Michele Mieche,” and “Healing from Within with Sheryl Glick.” Heyes has written health-and-wellness features for the Topanga Messenger and Radiance Magazine, as well as front-page features for the recovery-based online journal TheFix.com, published by Jay Levin, publisher of the Village Voice and founder of the L.A. Weekly.
Heyes is an avid outdoorsman, skier, whitewater kayaker, martial artist and long-distance athlete. Since his astonishing recovery, Heyes has competed in numerous endurance challenges as celebrations of health and opportunities for charitable fundraising. These events have included marathons, century rides, triathlons, mountain multisport events such as the gutbusting Conquer The Bear Series (Snowshoeing, Lake Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Mountain Triathlon and the Big Bear Lake Marathon) and such classics as the MS150 Bike Tour – 150 miles in 2 days for Multiple Sclerosis – and the grueling Peak-to-Peak Pedal – 335 miles between Big Bear Lake and Mammoth Mountain, California for the United States Adaptive Recreation Center. A seasoned Emergency Medical Technician, ski patroller and outdoor rescue instructor, Heyes also holds a Red Belt in Pyong Ahn Do Won (Peaceful Mind Way) Kung Fu and has served as a training instructor for the American Academy of Martial Arts. Doug Heyes makes his home in the mountains of Southern California. “THE TOUCH ~ Healing Miracles And Methods” is his first book.