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Dr. Jan


Dr Jan Colestro has been a Registered Nurse for 45 years, and 30 years ago her life experiences inspired her to study the mind-body connection.  In 2001, Dr. Jan obtained her Doctorate of Nursing Science degree, funded in part by the National Institute of Nursing Research, a division National Institutes of Health.  Through a randomized clinical trial, she showed we can physiologically modify our brain to create a better life.  She is retired from 18 years with the Department of Veteran Affairs, where one of her primary roles was to gain a better understanding of medical errors. She taught at the University level from 2006 through 2021. 


Dr. Jan is the Director of the Veterans Stress Solution, a no-cost support for Veterans, active-duty service members, and their families worldwide, and a board member of the non-profit National Institute of Integrative Healthcare (NIIH).


As a NeuroChangeSolutions certified consultant, Dr Jan can help business professionals learn the research-based techniques to “Change Your Mind...Create New Results”.  Upon completion of your NCS 2-day workshop with Dr. Jan she will personally continue to assist you in meeting your goals with a personally designed plan and ongoing support.

As a student of Dawson Church (award winning author of many books including The Genie in your Genes and Mind to Matter), Dr. Jan will apply clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT, Tapping) to address the emotional issues that frequently underly unwanted emotions and pain.  Additionally, as a HeartMath Coach, she will teach you how to build your emotional resilience and learn to reduce stress and anxiety by increasing your inner balance.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, she now lives in San Diego to be close to her family and grandchildren.