Bethany Gonyea, M.S.

BETHANY ANN GONYEA, is the Founder Director of NUMINOUS, sponsor of the Resonant Peaceful Cities Project.

For almost 30 years, Ms. Gonyea has invited people to invoke the power of focused healing intention to facilitate health and well being during hundreds of private and public biofeedback sessions.

Biofeedback is essentially the art and science of intention, and it continually demonstrates through objective instrumentation that our minds have an immediate and profound impact inside our bodies. 

Ms. Gonyea understands the mind-body connection intimately as she explored it to heal herself from a pain disorder so severe, it forced a career change in college.  Bethany made physical pain her “biofeedback instrument” and became “intolerant of feeling miserable.”  She focused her mind and used her diminishing pain levels as a clue that she was “doing something right.”

Her pilgrimage culminated in her ability to run 4 miles a day without pain.  In the process, she developed Tan Tien Biofeedback, a totally unique amalgam of Eastern & Western Techniques for healing, pain elimination, and consistent peak performance.  She is passionate about teaching others how to reduce both their emotional and physical pain levels.

After watching the power of intention inside the body, she started studying the prayer and intentional research for sending intentions outside of the body.   Her research pursuits inspired her to start The Resonant Peaceful Cities Project.

Bethany has been pioneering the states of consciousness and internal processes required for what she refers to as the Consciousness Athlete Lifestyle, a method for confidently using the body as a biofeedback instrument of consciousness and grace.  

She teaches individuals how to become Consciousness Athletes, which means training the autonomic nervous system  to sustain heightened states of awareness very similar to athletes training their bodies for a sport or musicians practicing for a performance.   She teaches us to  “fall up” when life gets us down by skillfully tuning our nervous systems through biofeedback instrumentation while cultivating awareness of our personal subtle energy fields.   Bethany also teaches us to train our bodies to become sensitive enough to feel the field of energy surrounding our bodies and how to skillfully sculpt our energy fields to sustain heightened well-being.  She demonstrates that we ALL have this ability with proper training.  

Bethany’s perspective of intention is unique as she has gained her granular understandings of how it works by having the courage to live by intention as she sifts through the complexity of human nature while accepting her massive mission to bring this inspiring information to as many people as possible across the globe.   As a practical visionary, Bethany must live what she teaches to bring a project forward that has never been done before and is a few paradigm shifts away from the acceptance of pop culture.  

Although she often cites current intentional research findings, she loves to offer what she calls  “hard-earned gritty street advice” not found in books that can only be gleaned from years of living from conscious intention and awareness.  People often find her “street” advice the most practical and memorable.

Her audiobooks, Women, Food, Sex, and Power – A Step By Step Program for Rekindling Your Fire, and Gaining Traction with Law of Attraction:  A 30-Day Bootcamp To Totally Transform Your Life can be found in the store of this website.

The running theme through all her work is what sustains her – skillfully relying more and more each day on the wisdom of the Numinous.

numinous  adjective nu·mi·nous \ ˈnü-mə-nəs , ˈnyü- \
– arousing spiritual or religious emotion; mysterious or awe-inspiring
– Greek term referring to an unknowable reality underlying all things

The word numinous was coined in 1917 by Rudolph Otto, a German Theologian and scholar of comparative religion.  Otto defined the numinous as a nonrational nonsensory experience or feeling whose primary and immediate object is outside the self.  Author, CS Lewis and founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, used the word prominently in their writings, which made the word more well-known

Numinous events typically fill us with a sense that we are in contact with something more significant and greater than the individual self or ego.    Although the Numinous is ineffable, numinous dreams and experiences have a lingering palpable presence that stays with us and continues to impact us each time we recall them.   Numinous experiences can influence our entire lives.  Being able to live a life that makes room for the numinous, seems to bring us back to that sense of awe and wonder we had as children, and infuses life with greater energy and stimulates meaning which inspires sweet contentment.

Bethany emboldens us to feel the distinct palpable physical strength and power available to all of us by cultivating our own personal rapport with the Numinous.  She discourages us from handling our problems “alone” by teaching us to release the body and maintain a “light heart” which dramatically enhances our energetic exchange with the Numinous.   This expansiveness makes us privy to the mysterious wisdom and support that pervades all challenges and helps us employ amiable resolutions to complex solutions for all parties that would often be obscured through ordinary consciousness.   She inspires us to bask in joyous contentment, wonder, and awe as we delight in learning how to live in a more strategic partnership with the Numinous which offers solutions to our challenges that are much more elegant than what we provide through only on our limited five sense perceptions.    

Ms. Gonyea’s founding organization,  NUMINOUS, is an inter-faith spiritual organization that specializes in teaching members reliable methods that heighten consciousness to strengthen and inspire dynamic lives of service.  Her highest hope for this work is that as people create a peaceful space within themselves while participating in this research, they will be inspired by the still small voice within each of them to follow their own genius and change the world for the better in their own unique ways.