Meet a Local Nurse, Psychic Medium, Astrologer, and Homeopath

By Annette Pinder

Miriam Bueno, a therapist who focuses on the connection between mind, body, and spirit, states that research is shedding light on the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit on our overall well-being.

In writing for Medium Magazine recently, Bueno points to neuroscientific research that confirms our brain’s ability to rewire itself in response to thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Referred to as neuroplasticity, Bueno says that our mental and emotional health affects how our brains function, which of course then impacts our overall health. Bueno also writes about the field of psychoneuroimmunology, noting studies which show that psychological stress and negative emotions suppress our immune function, while positive emotions, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness enhance our immune process, which influences our susceptibility to disease.

Bueno says that scientific research on subtle energy systems like chakras and meridians is just now beginning to emerge, and that biofield imaging techniques are showing variations in energy fields. This, she said, suggests the presence of subtle energy centers within the body. In fact, it is thought that balancing these energies through practices like Reiki and acupuncture may help facilitate overall well-being. Areas in which extensive research has been conducted are in meditation and mindfulness practice, which have been shown, through imaging, to have a direct impact in helping to reduce stress and enhance emotional regulation.

Here in Buffalo, Reverend Ellen Bourn would agree with these findings based on her own medical and metaphysical background. Bourn explains that she has focused on healing since the age of 3. She says, “My grandfather founded the successful chain of Leader Pharmacies in Buffalo. I’d beg to accompany him to work, where I’d bring my playdough and baby powder to create healing concoctions. It seemed like my whole family was interested in healing.”

With healing in mind, Bourn eventually earned a nursing degree, and worked at Kaleida Health’s Behavioral Health Department for 30 years, never losing sight of her interest the connection between physical, mental, and spiritual health. Like Bueno, she has seen first-hand, the influence of meaningful connections and nourishing supportive relationships on an individual’s overall sense of well-being.

These days Bourn incorporates what she initially learned from her grandfather, her education, and work experience to help others learn how to access their unique gifts in conducting classes that help people connect to their mind, body, and spirit through meditation and spiritual development.

One of Ellen’s most important pieces of advice is to maintain a positive mindset. She also urges people to have confidence in our medical system and talented health practitioners and scientists in Buffalo who are taking care of us and working to discover new treatments. Having witnessed profound human miracles as a nurse, she says, “Keep an open mind, because you never know who you may meet next that may teach you a profound and life-changing lesson.”

To reach Ellen Bourn, visit or call 716-874-1499.