Author, Motivational Speaker, FSID, CHT, Six Sensory Practitioner

Mary Dillin-Shurtleff of Design Wisdom is an Author, National and International Motivational Speaker, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Feng Shui Interior Designer, Theta Healer, and a Six Sensory Practitioner

Mary ShurtleffMary has taken energy healing into the 21st century using Behavior Modification Methods and Feng Shui in tandem to change the pattern of behavior within the home to facilitate change within body; thus bringing the home and body into alignment with each other.

Mary has been in the metaphysical field since 1989. She certified in 1991 as a Clinical Hypnotherapist under the tutelage of Virgil Hayes and Betty Finnas of the Hypnotism TrainingCenter in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mary has taken studies with and admires the work of the late Ormand McGill and his work with the mystic. Mary is a member of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, as well as the National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc.   Mary has been featured as a speaker at the National Hypnosis Conventions on the topics of how your environment can affect your behavior. Mary is also a Certified Six Sensory Practitioner under the umbrella of Sonia Choquette, world-renowned spiritual teacher and psychic of Chicago, Illinois.

Mary certified in the Form School, Eight Mansions, and Flying Stars with Master Peter Leung. Mary is also certified in The Black Hat School of Feng Shui, as well. Mary has had advanced geomancy training, the detection of electro-magnetic energy and geopathic stresses, with Dominique Susani of Spain and also has attended the China Studies Program in China with Helen and James Jay. Other teachers whom she has had the opportunity to study with are Lillian Too, Tao Tan, and Michael Scott Kelley. Mary is a Gold School Member of the International Feng Shui guild and trains practitioner/coaches in the Basics of Feng Shui Interior Design and The Intuitive Arts in compliance with the standard of the IFSG.

Mary has studied Theta Healing with certifications in the Basics of Theta Healing, Advanced Theta Healing, and Intuitive Anatomy until the tutelage of Melinda Lee of Orem, Utah.

Mary developed and instructed a credit and non-credit class on the “Basics of Feng Shui” at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This class incorporated Feng Shui and Behavior Modification Methods to Facilitate Stress Management. Mary has been instrumental in bringing Feng Shui mainstream into the intellectual field in Utah.

Mary has been a featured speaker nationwide and is a regular feature author for the online magazine,  She also can be heard on has been featured on “World’s Greatest TV” show appearing on the Ion Channel. Mary has a you tube link at

Mary Shurtleff is the author of the book, Reconnecting the Spirit: Seeing the Possibilities as well as the books, The Alchemy of Quantum Mind Feng Shui and A Reference Guide for The Students of Feng Shui, available in most bookstores.  She has also recorded several audio hypnosis CD’s entitled Quantum Mind Feng Shui: Opening The Third Eye of Consciousness-Projecting Dreams Into Reality—AND — If You Can Dream it, You Can Be It, a weight management /self esteem tool designed to help you transform your mental and physical image of self.

She believes diversity in educational studies is important to keep your mind sharp and your wisdom heightened. When these modalities are applied properly, Mary believes it is as close to magic as one can get.

Mary owns and operates Design Wisdom-Feng Shui in Salt Lake City, where she does private consulting, speaking engagements and seminars.  See Mary at or see the updated Feng Shui monthly aspect blogs at


4 Responses to About Mary

  • Evelee Hill says:


  • Nancy Shappell says:

    Hello mary. I am looking for Betty Finnas and wondered if you could tell me if she has a website or contact info. I met her several years ago in Salem, MA. Thank you.

    • mary says:

      She is in Sandy. However her health has her down this year and she is not taking clients right now. I will pass your name on to her. I am sure she will contact you.

  • Tamera says:

    I too am searching for Betty.
    Betty helped my mother several years ago and now I am in need of guidance.
    Any help you could be would be appreciated.
    Thank you so much :)

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