Jose Hernandez was an electrical engineer with no background in art. After a near-death experience in January 2000, and a long, difficult physical recovery, his life path changed dramatically.
After 4 years of counselling, Jose finally accepted his new path and began creating transformational, ascension art as a meditative tool inviting others to share his experience, the connection with true self and love, without words or dogma.
Inner Immersion was created as a breakthrough modality based on Jose’s art and is an invitation to share the personal transformation and freedom Jose found in his near death experience. To date Jose has worked with well over a thousand people in Inner Immersion workshops. While Jose is NOT a licensed mental health professional and the practice he developed is directly inspired by his near death experience, the modality has had success working with clients with addiction, PTSD, releasing blocks and trauma, as well as in the personal development and transformational fields.
Jose’s transformational art has exhibited in galleries across the US and Canada. His work hangs in private and corporate collections worldwide and in permanent installations in the Prestigious Cleveland Clinic collection, the Nicklaus Children’s Dan Marino Outpatient Centre in Florida, and other healing centers across the US and Canada.
Jose has also co-founded Immersive Arts, a collaborative of art and design professionals to offer centering, calming experiences in institutional and corporate settings, while providing the platform for deeper quantitative research into the art’s impact on health and wellbeing outcomes.
Jose is a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders. He lives in British Columbia with his wife, Anastasia, and their youngest daughter, Gabrielle. He travels regularly to speak on his near death experience and on the effect of art on healing and wellness. A profile of Jose’s experience and work is featured in the Netflix Docu-series, Surviving Death, released worldwide early 2021.