Body-Centered Therapies

JOY LOFSTRAND LMT RCST® SEP

JOY LOFSTRAND

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 BS 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 10 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 am currently  assisting  both as a SEP® at the school trainings  and in the DARE attachment trainings developed by Diane Poolle - Heller.


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®).  


I have trained extensively in both body and mind disciplines, worked for years in hospitals, and have a BS in Social Work with further training in Developmental Psychology at Center for Intentional Living.. Wishing to explore more deeply the mind/body connection, I became a licensed massage therapist 30 years ago and continued to weave in complimentary therapies -- from reflexology, to zen shiatsu, to aromatherapy, then to Reiki & Craniosacral therapy.  I trained and then taught for 10 years at Brennan Energy School for Healing.  My CranioSacral studies were first at  the Upledger Institute, and then with Franklin Sills, the founder of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I am a RCST®.    Further mind/body schools I've completed, was in Hakomi - body center psychotherapy, and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. I am a practitioner of this (SEP), and assist at the school trainings as well. I've also been training and assisting in  Diane Poolle Heller's attachment work (DARE:).