Mary Helen Hensley – Artist of the Month

By: Philomena Barry


Mary Helen Hensley is a doctor, author, metaphysical healer, and mother of two teenage girls.

Following a serious car accident and near-death experience in 1991, Mary Helen began to realize that her previous skills of communicating with those in spirit had transformed into so much more. A series of serendipitous events led her to develop her new-found ability to facilitate the healing process. Overnight, she found herself able to “read” the ethereal field of an individual, linking her to the person’s history, gaining insights into how past experiences were creating a person’s present reality, regarding their physical, emotional and spiritual health.

I experienced Mary Helen’s abilities first-hand when she was able to tell me the colour of my aura (green on that particular day!), and also a couple of problems that I was having, that she had no way of knowing about!

I sat down with her that day – and her mother, Helen Hensley, known to all as Momma Helen – to interview her about her recently published book, Bringing Death to Life, co-written with Patricia Scanlan, Aidan Storey and Pamela Young. The book is a discussion about death and the after-life “beyond the veil”. Mary Helen and her co-authors attempt to shine a light into an area that they believe needs to become part of the ordinary conversation of life, not to be feared or avoided in our communications, but recognised, understood, and accepted: death.

If you would like to listen to that interview, click here

Mary Helen’s children’s book, The Chakra Fairies, had its artwork revamped and was relaunched in Athlone in June. The artwork was done by popular local artist, Anna Boles.

Dr Hensley has been a public speaker for the past two decades. Mary Helen compassionately teaches her audiences to explore and find their own answers. With such a wide variety of life experiences, she is comfortable with any audience – be they school children, book clubs, health care professionals or support groups.

Mary Helen balances her time between her work as an author, healer and seminar facilitator, with being a mum. She and her children live in the countryside village of Brideswell, just outside Athlone.

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