Category Archives: * WBE MEMBER PROFILES

Helen deLisser D.C – Chiropractor

Helen deLisser

Dr. Helen deLisser uses the gentle Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique. Adjustments are made using a small, hand-held instrument that delivers controlled pressure to specific areas. Helen has a reputation for being competent, informative and approachable. The office is located in a medical professional building in Alameda’s South Shore district, near Crown Beach, 512 Westline Drive, Suite 102

Reach her at 510-769-6980

  • Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm; Sat – Sun, closed.
  • Handicap Accessible: The building is wheelchair accessible.
  • Payments accepted: Cash, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Check, Visa
  • Insurance accepted: Patients should call their insurance companies to verify coverage.
  • Appointments: Appointment required
  • Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
  • Stages of care: Relief care/short-term, Wellness care/long-term

Claudia Mar Ruiz, CMT, Viva la Vida, Healing Arts Center

Offering deep tissue, craniosacral, and pregnancy massage. Ms. Ruiz has been providing professional massage therapy to doctors, business owners, the elderly, teachers, sales professional, lawyers and many more individuals for 10 years in Alameda.

Ms. Ruiz graduated from National Holistic Institute in 2000, and brings a deep healing in her session to clients with back, neck & knee pain, job stress, grief issues. Her massages also stimulate healing of computer injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, or even foot & elbow problems. These treatments benefit individuals who need a therapist with a vast experience and a deep caring personality.

The services are provided in 2 locations:

501 South Shore West Center, Suite D, Alameda, Ca 94501. San Jose at Foxworthy Chiropractor Center.

Claudia also brings community together to experience healing through the sound of crystal bowls.

Claudia Mar Ruiz’s Specialties:

Deep Tissue, Craniosacral Therapy, Medical Massage, Pregnancy massage, Swedish, Shiatsu, and Sports massage.

She integrates her skills as a Mediator for her clients as a good listener. Also gives insights about their path that is printed in their hands as a Hand Analysis practitioner.

Vickie Bockenkamp, Power Tools for Learning

Power Tools for Learning, Inc™. established in 1997, helps people of all ages with learning      difficulties. Founder Vickie Bockenkamp started Power Tools as a
result of her own experiences with learning disabilities. Bockenkamp struggled with learning disabilities as a child, and tried to cope with them as an adult. Later, watching her own child suffer with similar learning problems, she became determined to find a way to help herself, her daughter, and others with such
learning problems.

Bockenkamp trained and worked with the Davis Dyslexia Training Program in Burlingame, CA, and also became an Advanced Structure of Intellect Trainer. With Dr. Frank Belgau, of Balametrics, Inc., Vickie studied The Learning Breakthrough Program, still in use at Power Tools for Learning. She did additional research and found another existing program, SAMONAS Sound Therapy, to assist in correcting her own Central Auditory Processing Disorder.

Using Nutritional Therapy and the modalities
listed above Vickie corrected “dyslexic symptoms” and a 95% hearing loss with which she had been earlier diagnosed.

Bockenkamp was part of the National Association for Child Development’s Psycho-Acoustic Research Team and has been trained in the application of The Listening Program by Advanced Brain Technologies. In 2001, she developed a protocol for correcting sensory integration issues linked to an individual’s ability to process information. The protocol addresses and corrects dyslexic symptoms, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Central Auditory Processing Disorders, and Physical and Mental Midline processing disorders. The protocol also addresses behavioral visual processing issues, which create stress while reading.

Bockenkamp has documented over 500 clients
with an 80%-90% success rate utilizing her own formulated protocol.

She continues her own program’s research and development as she serves her many clients, children and adults, who come from all over the United States.

Bockenkamp has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is affiliated with Advanced Brain Technologies, Inc., Balametrics, Inc., and SOI Systems, Inc.

For more information on the Power Tools for Learning Program please contact Vickie Bockenkamp at 510-337-9838 or

Vickie Bockenkamp
Power Tools for Learning
1230 Ballena Blvd.
Alameda, CA 94501
Ph: 510-337-9838


Renée Bornstein



Web:  Oneness Astrology With Ki

Blog: Astronee’s Astrology Blog

Astrology is an amazing model of life, a language that provides insight and understanding into the way we feel, think and act. Oneness Astrology with Ki combines Astrology with Jungian Psychology and the principles of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, bringing a unique perspective to an age-old art.

Renée specializes in reading children’s charts for parents, to help families understand each other and live together in harmony. Teen readings (usually without the parents!) help young people learn about themselves and each other, providing awareness and direction. But you don’t have to be a parent or a teen to come to Oneness Astrology With Ki. Anyone can get an astrological or Tarot reading.

Renée Bornstein
Renée has been a studying of Astrology for over 20 years, both in the US, and in the UK. She has a background in Jungian Psychology, and in the Japanese martial art of Ki Aikido. (Ki is the Japanese pronunciation of “chi.”) Renée combines these philosophies with her intuition and knowledge of Greco-Roman Mythology to understand how we all manifest archetypal energies in our lives. Through chart and Tarot readings she finds the place where we are all one, and at the same time celebrates the uniqueness of each individual.

• Culture in all its manifestations: food, clothing , religion, music, dance, art
• Metaphysics in many of its forms: Astrology, Tarot, Guide Channeling, Seth materials, Hand Analysis, Chakras, the ever-narrowing gap of science and magic
• Movement disciplines in many forms: martial arts, yoga, dance, watsu
• Art in almost every form: visual, writing, music, food, clothing

• Student, Centre for Psychological Astrology
• Member, International Ki Society
• Member, San Francisco Astrological Society
• Member, Women’s Business Exchange

Astrological counseling


A chart reading with Renee is a very soul-satisfying and enlightening experience.  The depth of her knowledge in astrology and Jungian psychology, as well as her obvious passion for her work, made for a very enjoyable session recently.  I would highly recommend her to anyone who is open to understanding themselves and the world around them better through astrology. Plus she lives in a very cool, historic mansion in Alameda that is the perfect setting for a reading. And you’ll come away with a recording of your reading so you don’t have to try to remember it all.  All in all, a great experience and I highly recommend her. –  Helen d.,  Alameda


February 29 through March 2, 2008

How amazing and wonder-full it all was! Asilomar is the perfect venue. Even wandering lost and confused searching for our rooms is a pleasurable adventure. After dark it is even more challenging. Fortunately, there always seems to be someone nearby who is checking in and carrying a map that can be borrowed so the lost can determine if they are anywhere near their destination.

This year the agenda included Living the Law of Attraction, presented by Ann Cooke; Hiring the Heavens, by Diane Sickmen; Personal aromatherapy provided by Sarah Sutton; and Janet Savage gathered fingerprints from all participants in order to determine the collective WBE life purpose and challenge.

Living the Law of Attraction was Ann Cooke’s first public presentation on the subject, but certainly not her last. Her passion and love for the concepts shine through and as she refines her presentations it can only get better and better. It was an honor and a treat to be among her first audience. We had the privilege of witnessing the first step in the evolution of what must surely become a high class and very valuable set of seminars.

Personal aromatherapy — Sarah provided a beautiful array of essential oils and carriers for all of us to experience. The concept was for everyone to create their own combination of scents to allow is each to ground ourselves and return to the state of mind we enjoyed during this creative and fun activity. Thank you, Sarah, for allowing us to play among your treasures and helping us with our individual creations. Thank you also for using the retreat to announce your new business direction, healing gardens. One more thank you for the butterfly tattoos, the perfect emblem of emergence.

Hiring the Heavens — Diane gave the participants the gift of an angel support staff. Under her guidance everyone selected and defined a project, hired their teams and put them to work. My team is busy in the background. As I walked past my bookshelf this morning I noticed that they were highlighting all the source material I have on hand already. As much as I had hoped never to hold another staff meeting I know these will be better and much more productive.

Another delight Diane brought to the weekend (no, this isn’t about the margaritas, and those were a delight as well) — bubbles. While shopping for margarita makings she succumbed to an impulse; buy bottles of bubbles for everyone. During one break in the presentations, we all went out on to our private deck and spent some quality time getting reacquainted with the finer points of creating great clouds of gossamer soap bubbles. Linda, who is apparently in close communication with her inner child, showed us the way. We were a soapy, happy group.

The beach exercise must be a permanent item on the annual agenda — so cleansing. We all gathered on Sunday morning after breakfast to begin a silent walk to the beach. Once at the water’s edge the concept is to turn your back on the water and write in the sand what you would like to release from your life. Watch the waves take it away. The second stage of the exercise is to face the water and write in the sand what you want to attract into your life and then release it to the sea. Wading in the surf and getting sand between your toes, almost guaranteed to revive childhood memories. A bonus, watching small groups of middle aged women rediscover the pleasures of playing with soap bubbles. That was how we solved the conundrum of what to do with 18 partially used bottles of soap bubbles – gifting them to unsuspecting beach walkers.

Janet — WOW! She could not have come up with a better group life purpose for WBE if she had decided to make it up strictly from her imagination. That the result is truly a product of her reading and interpretation skills arising from our collective fingerprints makes it all the more amazing and even a bit “spooky” (was that one of the S words?) It was the perfect final act. We are truly “Successful Innovators In Business”.

Emily — you once again demonstrated that you throw a great party. As far as I’m concerned you can be named as permanent WWBE Retreat Happy Hour Hostess.

And to the remaining 10 participants (you all know who you are) — thank you for your sharing, your giving, your loving spirit, your playfulness, and almost any other heartfelt and bonding attribute that can be named. Are we a great group or what? Well fed too. I estimate that on Saturday alone, I was eating or had something to eat immediately available for 15 straight hours. If it wasn’t for the need to sleep I’m sure food would have been at hand somewhere from 3pm on Friday right up until the last vehicle pulled out on Sunday. (A big thank you to the creator of spandex and also to the clever person who decided it was a critical component of jeans.)

I can hardly wait to experience the new magic that will evolve at next year’s retreat. Start clearing your calendar now. You don’t want to miss it. Kerry Hargraves

RED EYE DESIGN ::: Emily M Weil


Graphic Designer Specializing in Meeting Tight Deadlines

Emily M Weil, Owner
Oakland, CA 94609
redeyedesign at

Red Eye Design, based in Oakland, California is a graphic design firm specializing in meeting tight deadlines while offering creative design solutions — even if it means red eyes from lack of sleep! Headed by graphic designer Emily Weil, Red Eye designs and produces logos, brochures, posters, menus, ads, websites, packaging, datasheets, catalogs and calendars — satisfying any design need you have that requires a strong solution!

Horseback Riding
Salsa Dancing
Watercolors – see my work at

• Women’s Business Exchange, Dominatrix of Data

Graphic Design

SIMON SAYS ::: Diana Simon


933A Central Avenue, Alameda, CA

We specialize in color!

(510) 387-7815

Diana Simon
933A Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 04501


Women’s Business Exchange, Member