Lois Hollis, RN, BSN, REV, was a nurse’s aide at 12. Her desire to understand and heal the body continues at 77 as a Shame/Guilt Educator, Counsellor, and now Filmmaker. Once she discovered shame and guilt caused emotional and physical illnesses, she healed. Lois shepherds others out of crisis, attain spiritual growth, or achieve success with shame/guilt release. Lois’ film helps solve today’s health issues and regain our happiness of spirit.
Initially, I thought Lois Hollis’ topic of shame and guilt was not for most people, especially myself. However, when I canceled the Sunday dinner with my father, he told me, I’m always making excuses and didn’t see him enough. I realized my father was also a master of the shame guilt trip. I refused his shameful comments and I felt liberated and earned his respect. Our relationship is stronger. Thank you, Lois! Linda Hollander Sponsorship Expert
Lois Hollis RN, BSN, REV, at age 12, Lois entered healthcare as a nurse’s aide. Her desire to understand and heal the body continues today at 77 as a Shame/Guilt Educator, Counselor, and now Filmmaker. She discovered that shame and guilt join forces to create 24-hour negativity that causes emotional and physical illnesses. Shame talks in our sleep, and guilt talks when we are awake, telling us we are powerless and bad.
Once Lois discovered that shame and guilt were responsible for her anxiety, depression, and life-threating illnesses, she healed from childhood traumas and 30 yrs. of migraine headaches. She shepherds others out of crisis, seeking success, or spiritual growth with her knowledge to help them identify, release, and avoid shame and guilt.
Lois has the uncanny ability for new knowledge. She helped develop one of the first Kidney Hemodialysis Units in the country and other firsts. She authored Soul Mirror Cards and three books. Lois aspires to use the magic of film to visualize shame and guilt so the dangers of them will be obvious. We can change the shame/guilt system to live in prosperity, solve mental health crises, and regain the happiness of our spirit.
I’m a Trailblazer
- As a student and teacher I am educating others to the dangerous impact of shame and guilt upon each of us. My”I’m Good” Docu-series further illustrates how changing the shame/guilt system solves our mental health crisis.
- In 1964 as a registered nurse, I joined the University of Maryland open-heart surgical and nursing team. I modified my traditional nursing skills to meet the challenges of the new field of open-heart surgery.
- In 1966 I was a Nurse Entrepreneur. I helped establish one of the first kidney hemodialysis units in the United States at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. I assisted with research, teaching, and consulting to support other dialysis centers.
- Before the availability of the hepatitis vaccine, I contained a hepatitis epidemic at Thomas Jefferson Dialysis Unit and developed protocols for hepatitis management in hemodialysis to other units.
- I co-founded the AANNT American Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians in 1971 to standardize procedures for hemodialysis nursing.
- With much sadness and to the resistance of my colleagues, I left traditional medicine in 1980 for holistic health to save my daughters’ life and my own.
- I know firsthand the importance of healing and the spirit of living. I have been blessed to have extra years in my life by overcoming heart disease, kidney dysfunction, brain traumas, rib fractures, and 30 years of migraine headaches. I had three miscarriages, but eventually, God gave me three beautiful daughters.
- Why I chose shame and guilt for study? Shame and guilt reinforce each other to produce negative emotions such as anger, depression, anxiety, addictions, etc. Shame and guilt harm us physically, mentally, emotionally, and separates us from our spirit. Our lack of knowledge and their secrecy gives them power over us.
Acting for film 2006 2007
The Zaki Gordon Institute
Digital Filmmaking 2005-2006
University of Pennsylvania
BSN Bachelor Degree Nursing 1971-1974
St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing
RN Registered Nurse 1961-1964
Lois Hollis was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1943. She earned her RN from St. Joseph Hospital and achieved her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania. For thirty years, she gained experience as a nurse in open-heart surgery, general surgery, and kidney health. However, she spent most of her career in the treatment of kidney disorders. She used her talents in research, teaching, and consulting to help establish one of the first kidney hemodialysis units in the United States at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Lois taught hospital staff, physicians, and nurses how to care for hemodialysis patients both in the hospital and at home.
After seven years of an intense working schedule, Lois needed change. She retired to consulting and eventually married. Although she lost three pregnancies, she gave birth to three girls. She states, “God gave me three beautiful girls.”
Despite her many accomplishments, her abusive childhood traumas began to outweigh her vivacious lifestyle. She succumbed to guilt-ridden depression, heart and liver disease, 30 years of migraine headaches, and structural deformities. Her physicians told her that she could not live past 50years. After ten years of unsuccessful therapies with traditional medical and psychological professions, she, with great sadness, turned to holistic health.
Lois’ life changed when she moved to Sedona, Arizona where she discovered a doctor who restored her health. There she uncovered the shame/guilt secrets and her ability to write Light Language.
She also learned that her emotional and physical health intricately weave themselves to produce health or disease. She could not remember her childhood, but soon, she was shocked to learn that her abusive childhood left many scars. She was diagnosed with brain traumas, fractured jaw, broken neck, and congenital heart disease. Since brain traumas cause increased sensitivity to sunlight, she understood why there was a time she was unable to be in the daylight.
Her health improved with holistic remedies, and emotional counseling lessened her depression. She no longer thought suicide was her only option but remained despondent. Her poor health still left her with a short life span.
Lois innately knew God had plans for her, and there was a way for her to have vibrant health. God answered her prayers. She had several spiritual experiences that gave her the energy and wisdom to find more ways to heal.
She decided to talk with her emotions instead of about them to therapists. Her emotions taught her that shame/guilt distorts our biological systems and creates emotional and physical illnesses.
Applying the release of shame and guilt from her life, she no longer had lingering depression. Her vitality soared. People noticed. They, too, wanted to do what she was doing. And they did. Lois was so busy she had to write a book to help others who came to her.
She now recognized that shame and guilt were the main offenders of health and wellbeing. Even though Lois’ fresh, unique perspective on guilt and shame opens the doors to wellbeing and success, the public resisted. They showed skepticism, indifference, even contempt when she stated that shame and guilt saturate our culture and is everyone’s problem. None the less, Lois still maintained that we could stop our struggle with the negativity of low self-esteem, anger, anxiety, and so on when we address shame-guilt directly.
Today is an exciting time. People are questioning and new concepts are typical. Now is the time to expose shame and guilt. Her “I’m Good” Docu-series will expose the trickery and dangers of shame and guilt to illustrate how changing our shame/guilt system can solve our mental health crisis.
Fun Facts About Lois:
- I was a Registered Nurse at the Indy 500 in 1967 when Mario Andretti won.
- I saw the Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev leap from one side of the stage to the other. The audience stood in silent shock. Minutes later, the sound of thunder swept the theater with clapping. What a moment!
- At the airline’s expense in 1970, I was helicoptered onto a yacht touring the Greek Islands because my flight was delayed reaching the boat loading dock. I doubt the airlines can have this type of customer service now. It was fun!
- Enjoying a free ski lift ticket since I am over 70
- My Polish stamina, mission, and homemade chocolate keep me energized and feeling good.