Like many journeys, life is what you make of it. In the case of Tony Redhouse, from a very young age he was propelled into the public’s eye to represent his culture as a Navajo boy. In his eyes now, this moment was the absolute beginning of highlighting his place in the world yet that path took many years & extreme addiction to come out on the other side of as the healer. Tony equated the story to that of a young eagle being thrust out of the nest, which is born of struggle, as he himself struggled to find the support that he needed to become the man & guide he has created himself to be now.
As a young man his path was colored with a multitude of drugs, seeking to find greater answers to life and the universe. His consumption of these was to such a degree, that eventually his family had to intervene and institutionalize him. Tony was able to come out the other side of his addiction and realize what he was actually looking for was the divine in the world and there were other ways to find it. After reconciling that for himself, he has taken his journey of having explored the darkness so thoroughly, to be able to help others now embody their light through counseling, musical journeys, discovering and finding their own dreams, and really embracing and finding their own vulnerabilities in life. In the ceremony he has created, people learn to relax & heal to the sounds of native drumming and music while developing skills and wisdom that facilitate recovery and a healthy future.
His accolades include sharing his knowledge and journey as a keynote speaker for Southwest Schools for Behavioral Health Studies, 54th International Women’s AA Conference, the Department of Justice “Victims of Crime on Reservations’ conferences (AZ, NV and MI), the Environmental Protection Agency (Raleigh Durham NC) and the Department of Commerce (Washington DC).
In 2008, Tony was the host of his own “Tony Redhouse TV Show (Cox cable 120 & 97).” May 25, 2012 the City of Petaluma (CA) officially proclaimed May 25 as “Tony Redhouse Day” because of his extensive work with drug addiction programs. He has appeared on the Dr. Oz TV show, “Releasing Emotional Baggage” (Sept 14, 2012), “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Reality TV Show (S5, 2013); Keeping up with the Kardashians, “Courage to Change,” (S9, E7, March 2014). He is also a featured luminary in Deepak Chopra’s “Death Makes Life Possible” a film documentary about death and the afterlife. In June of 2019 he presented the opening Ceremony and Concert for Dr. Joe Dispensa and Gregg Braden’s ‘Sedona Embrace the Bliss’ 2019 (6/6/2019).
Some of the magic he has experienced is releasing his sense of what is healing, having done a transition for someone who was featured in the Deepak Chopra’s documentary, that then went on to live another fulfilling year of life after struggling with terminal cancer to doing a healing ceremony for his father only to find that he was the catalyst to help him transition to the other side. Listen in to hear his telling of the story.
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