My trainings have blended both body and mind disciplines. First they felt separate, but as the years went by, trainings were developed that brought mind/body both into a unified field. For years, I worked in hospitals, and have both a BSSW and a LMSW 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 how interrelated our thoughts, emotions, and body reactions are, and to address all promoted the healing process. So at last, trainings were bringing both mind, emotions & bodily sensations more on board to address the whole of a persons beingness.
I trained and then taught for 12 years at Brennan Energy School for Healing, which focused on psych-spiritual development and energy training skills. I received further studies in Developmental Psychology at the Center for Intentional Healing, which afforded me to run individual sessions and process and supervision groups at the school as a Brennan Integration Practitioner (BIP). Further mind/body trainings were at Hakomi Institute for Body-Center Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute were I assist both as a SEP® at the school trainings. I also have trained and assisted in attachment work through Diane Poole-Heller's Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning Experience (DARe).
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