I have been a practicing herbalist and bodyworker for 34 years as of 2016.
My formal trainings include:
Herbal Aprenticeship with Michael Moore, founder of Herbs Etc., Santa Fe NM and Bisbee AZ.
Advanced coursework in Polarity Therapy,
a combination of eastern acupressure techniques with western
osteopathic and chiropractic style manipulations, along with exercise
and dietary practices.
Advanced level Neuromuscular Therapy,
deep tissue massage, finding and releasing muscular contractions, with
special focus on origins and insertions of muscles at joints.
250 hours training in Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®
as well as attending classes in Ortho-Bionomy, an osteopathic technique using compression or stretching with gentle pressure to release holding patterns around joints; Aston Patterning, movement integration and posture assessment; Rosen Method Bodywork, gentle bodymind integration using movement, breath, touch, and awareness to deepen experience of aliveness; and Integrative Manual Therapy, gentle manipulations of fascia and underlying structures for relief of holding patterns.
I have a masters degree in Body Pschology from The Naropa Institute and advanced certification in the Rosenberg System of Integrated Body Psychotherapy, (IBP), which employs sensory awareness, breath, movement and stress postures to deepen awareness.
I received certification for a two year Clinical Integration course with Lonny Jarrett on the Fundamentals of Chinese Health Assessment.
My training provides wonderful tools, but most of all I try to be a witness and support for my client's process in the here and now.