Rosa Beléndez Vázquez was born in Mexico City in 1950. She went to the American School from grade school through high school, which gave her both a bilingual and a somewhat bi-cultural background. She graduated as an MD from the E.N.M.H. (National School of Homeopathic Medicine) of the I.P.N. She also studied and was later a teacher in Homeopatía de México, A.C. She was invited to be a guest speaker at the annual meeting of Homeopathia Europea in 1981 and continued to be part of that organization for several years until she moved to Tepoztlán, Morelos in 1984, where she has been working ever since. Now she lives with her husband Baru, in Amatlán, a small village close to Tepoztlán. Her two sons, Ekiwah and Dhyan, now young men, have been studying and living in Massachusetts for the past few years.
Rosa has been a practicing homeopathic physician for over thirty years. Homeopathy is a holistic medicine that considers the totality of a patient’s mental, emotional and physical symptoms in order to arrive at the appropiate homeopathic remedy. Homeopaths must delve into the emotional make up of their patients to find the appropiate remedy, so they are often asked if they are also psychologists. This awareness led Rosa to explore and expand her knowledge of the human psyche in order to better serve her patients.
Ten years ago she was invited to the 5th International Congress of Psycho-body Therapies in Oaxtepec, Morelos. She offered her services as an interpreter and was fortunate to translate for Ron Kurtz, the founder of the Hakomi Method. She was swept away and a few months later joined the first three year training in Mexico. Dra. Belendez has been training ever since and has become certified as therapist and as a teacher. She serves on the organizing team for Hakomi training in Tepoztlán and Guadalajara, and is training to become a trainer.
A few years ago Rosa came across EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping). In her experience, EFT goes hand in hand with Hakomi.