My trainings have blended both body and mind disciplines. First they felt separate, but as the years went by, trainings were developed that broughtmind/body both into a unified field. For years, I worked in hospitals, and have a MSW in Social Work. I became a licensed massage therapist 30+ years ago and continued to weave in complimentary therapies -- from reflexology, to zen shiatsu, to aromatherapy. This evolved for me as I began to access the more subtle, foundational energy levels through lighter hands-on approaches of Reiki, Brennan Energy Healing, and CranioSacral Therapy.
In both my Brennan Energy Work and CranioSacral trainings, it was apparent that you cannot separate thoughts, emotions and body reactions. So at last, trainings were bringing both mind, emotions & bodily sensations more on board. I trained and then taught for 12 years at Brennan Energy School for Healing. I received further studies in Developmental Psychology at the Center for Intentional Healing, and Hakomi Institute for Body-Center Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute - becoming a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I have assisted both as a SEP® at the school trainings and in the DARe attachment trainings.
My CranioSacral studies were first at the Upledger Institute, and then with Franklin Sills, the founder of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I am a Registered CranioSacral Therapist (RCST®).
“Traumatic symptoms are not caused by the event itself. They arise when residual energy from the experience is not discharged from the body. This energy remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds.” — Peter Levine