Kelly Noonan has long been fascinated by the universe and the human body. As a teen, she experienced health issues that led to a fear of hospitals, but when her mother took her to a chiropractor, she was exposed to a mode of healing that seemed a lot less scary.
But it wasn’t until she began to pursue an acting career that she also began to consider the mind’s role in her health and wellness. As she experimented with different kinds of healing—and experienced benefits—her curiosity grew. Friends asked her what she was doing to be so happy and healthy, and she realized she was more passionate about sharing her insights and experience with healing than she was about acting. Watching “The Secret” planted the seed of an idea for a documentary on healing in her mind.
Her film “Heal” was the result of that inspiration. The film follows three individuals’ pursuit of healing in the face of frightening diagnoses and unexplained illness, and it brings together 18 esteemed medical, scientific and spiritual experts—from Deepak Chopra to Bruce Lipton and Marianne Williamson—on the subject of the power to heal ourselves.