I have been developing my healing arts as a practicing herbalist and bodyworker for 37 years as of 2019. 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.
My formal trainings include:
Completion of advanced bodywork coursework in:
Polarity Therapy, a combination of eastern acupressure techniques with western osteopathic and chiropractic style manipulations, along with exercise and dietary practices.
St. John's Neuromuscular Therapy
deep tissue massage, finding and releasing muscular contractions, with special focus on origins and insertions of muscles at joints.
Advanced Certification in Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®
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;
Cranial Sacral Therapy (Level 1) and
Integrative Manual Therapy (3 trainings)
gentle manipulations of fascia and
underlying structures for relief of
Barral's Visceral Manipulation)
through level 2).
Release of tension and holding in
the abdominal viscera.
Masters degree in Body Pschology from The Naropa Institute
Advanced certification in The Rosenberg System of Integrated Body Psychotherapy (IBP), which employs sensory awareness, breath, movement and stress postures to deepen awareness.
Clinical Integration Certification with Lonny Jarrett on the Fundamentals of Chinese Health Assessment.
Herbal Aprenticeship with Michael Moore, founder of Herbs Etc.,
Santa Fe NM and Bisbee AZ.
I opened and operated Earth Household Herbal Apothecary in
Athens, Ga from 1981-1985.
Seminars with Lonny Jarrett and Thea Elijah in the spirit of Chinese Herbs.
I have been a wild-crafter and herbal gardener for 40 years and make tinctures with locally and sustainably harvested herbal plants.