I am Gerette Buglion and I live at Dream Haven of Vermont with my husband, teen-age son and our college-student daughter who comes and goes. Home, family and a deep love for the earth have been touchstones throughout my life and I have been privileged to work in a variety of fields including many years as an elementary school teacher, hiking guide, business owner and homesteader. My first ‘real’ career was as an Elementary School teacher and Special Educator in a private school where I was also a parent educator. After 19 years there, the entrepreneur in me took flight in the form of a cleaning company that at one point grew to 20 employees before I sold it in 2013.
In the early 90s my interest in spirituality led me to a popular, unlicensed therapist/teacher who both inspired and trapped me in what I now know is a classic profile for a New Age/ Psychological cult. For more than 18 years I engaged with this teacher and the high control group that supported his work. Unaware of cultic dynamics, I became profoundly dependent, giving up my own agency and unknowingly creating intense emotional, financial, and situational stress upon myself and my family.
When I snapped out of that destructive dependence in May of 2014, I began my life anew, deeply humbled and passionately riveted to the study of destructive groups.
Around the same time, Reiki became a foundation stone of my own healing process. Professional counseling for spiritual abuse, the healing balm of nature, the loving support of my family and friends and Reiki, has nurtured me to a level of well-being that inspires me to turn with compassion towards others.
Dream Haven of Vermont was quietly forming in the background throughout my last two careers and I began officially welcoming guests to our humble homestead in 2012. I began Reiki training in 2014, which has profoundly enhanced my life especially when combined with my practice and studies in dream mentoring and cult recovery. I am committed to working with my guests and my clients to create a personalized refuge - whether for an hour on the Reiki/massage table, or a stay in the Dream Haven cottage, that truly honors each individual’s unique needs in their life journey.
The wellspring of my life’s work arises from this fact: