Don Reed Simmons
Shamanic Practitioner & Instructor
Therapeutic Sound Practitioner & Instructor
Past Life Regression Specialist (trained by Brian Weiss, MD)
Meditation Teacher (over 25 years / trained with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh & Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD)
Don Simmons beginnings were being raised on a farm in the South where horses and cows and the people he met were his teachers. Unfortunately, so was two debilitating illness during childhood: Ankylosing Spondalitis a severe form of arthritis affecting all major joints in the body and especially the spine, and Crohn's Disease, a type of inflammatory gastrointestinal disease. These "teachers" formed his compassionate outlook of kindness towards self and others. Growing up in the rural South in the 50's and 60's taught him tolerance and love for his neighbors who all looked very different than him. His father, a Navy trained pilot, was a flight instructor and airport manger, which is where he gained the love of freedom and aviation. During the mid-1970's, while living in Hawaii, there was a moment where he easily could have died during a SCUBA dive. Amazingly, he was plucked from the ocean by an unknown force. Life changed after that moment and a few year later during meditation a large Kahuna, the Hawaiian shaman, became his teacher and Spirit Guide.
This is the foundation which later became "The Shamans Path to Awakened Living" a system of practices to develop Spiritual growth, Intuitive awareness and Intentional action all while serving humanity with Compassion. Don started teaching this particular form of Shamanism in 2005 and has watched his students grow in confidence and found a clear connection between "Self and Source."
Having worked as a Crisis Intervention Counselor in NYC, L.A. and Honolulu, Don brings to his work not only compassion but an awareness of the human condition and frailties.
As an Intuitive Counselor he uses his psychic abilities to assist people around the world gain knowledge of their world around them and a direction in life that will most likely bring their greatest success, joy and prosperity.
Simmons began Visionary Business Consultants in 2015 after helping thousands of people to create more fulfilling lives and businesses. His visionary skills have been eagerly sought out and utilized by countless business leaders, politicians, celebrities, scientists, inventors, writers, artists, and musicians. His advice as a highly regarded corporate psychic coach has been requested by all levels of business leaders ranging from CEO, COO, CFO, management, to sales, I.T., marketing, HR and plant managers. He has provided powerful psychic business consulting assistance during business negotiations, insight on future growth and industry trends. His clients span the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 to the entrepreneurial start up.
As President of the International Sound Therapy Association (ISTA) a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, his leadership has created multiple disciplines of education, outreach, and global awareness since 2010. He has produced 11 recordings on sound and meditation and has performed with legendary composer/musicians such as Steven Halpern and Jonn Serrie.
Simmons is also a widely known public speaker. He has spoken at Emory University, Kennesaw State University, and several hospitals in the Atlanta area as an expert on subjects of Meditation and the use of Therapeutic Sound. His teachers include the Nobel Prize nominee and Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh and the founder of the highly acclaimed Mindful Based Stress Reduction program, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. As a certified hypnotherapist, Simmons has facilitated guided imagery for pain management at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, as well as stress reduction during various earthquakes in Los Angeles. A crisis intervention counselor in New York City and Honolulu, Simmons was profiled in Atlanta Magazine as a mainstream intuitive and crisis counselor.
In an earlier career, Simmons has held various executive and management positions in film and video productions. His works include documentaries, features, commercials, and industrial productions working on hundreds of productions that spanned almost 30 years. He won the Pele award for Public Service Announcements he wrote, produced and directed for "Helping Hands Hawaii" a non profit crisis and suicide hotline in Hawaii, where he was also a counselor. In addition, he won an Addy for his work on "Jacobs Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center" in Atlanta. He served several years as the Film Commissioner for the British Virgin Islands based in Los Angeles where he promoted film production in the B.V.I. to the film industry in Los Angeles.
An Eagle Scout and licensed pilot at the age of 16, Don graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a double Liberal Arts degree in Journalism and Film. Currently, he holds an honorary Doctorate of Religion from Universal Life Church and enjoys sailing his 31’ Hunter sailboat around the waters of Sarasota, Florida.
"A true compassionate and gifted visionary ..."
"You have foreseen many events which have come true but you also help me
prepare for them. You advise when a change is needed and when to walk away. "
"I left my reading having learned new truths and with a sense of deep peace,
exhilarating inspirations, and practical actions to apply - awesome!"
"Don invited questions, and his answers were detailed and right on the button."
"Your psychic impressions of clients and people I work with give me the edge I need for more success in business."
"I was having trouble understanding my husband. Don cleared up all our problems where we can communicate more clearly."
"He is such a blessing to me and many of my friends."
"You have a special gift...your readings have been very impactful to me."