with Prof Stranadko - Moscow. Children of
Tsibik & brother in Siberia.
We have been married
for thirteen years and we’ve lived in many different countries, including exotic
and unexplored Australia.
Both of us have
children, Clif has five grandchildren; Galina’s son
is 19. Clif grew up in New Zealand in a family of 6 children, (you guessed
it - he was different to his siblings from the very beginning).
Galina was born in one
of the Republics of the former Soviet Union and always believed in fairy tales,
miracles and folk medicine.
was in the
advertising business and film-making until the moment he realized that there was
more to life than promoting new models of washing machines. He then traveled the world learning healing techniques from Polynesian, Filipino, American
Indian, Brazilian and Siberian healers and from his fellow countrymen.
Galina was a film and
television director, but suddenly she was forced to become active in the
Chernobyl movement because her son’s health was in danger. Life gave us a
unique opportunity to meet in the midst of the Chernobyl tragedy.
You can call it
synchronicity or destiny, but while we were working together in the wards of the
children’s hematological hospital in Minsk, Belarus, we fell in love.
Together we witnessed the despair of the mothers whose children were dying from leukemia, but at the same time we were able to bring hope and survival to
many of them.
We married in New York after knowing each other for just two months.
However, it was
impossible to forget the suffering of the babies, children and adults we’d met and we formed an
international charity organization which took us back to Belarus and Russia
every year for seven years. We provided computers and medical supplies and we
conducted scientific research into bio-energetic methods of treating
radiation-related illnesses. But what was most important was that we taught doctors and
nurses to have a different approach to illness and our work contributed to the
acceptance of bio-energetic techniques as part of the Russian medical
Since then we have
continued to travel together raising funds for our charity and teaching Deep
Field Relaxation (DFR), Intentional Healing, Family Patterns Gatherings and
Voice Work. Now, we seldom go back to New Zealand or Australia - our focus
mostly is in Europe - Germany, Italy, Holland, Denmark, U.K., where the
work has a large following.