Combined with advanced training and diplomate certification in CranioSacral Therapy, my sessions are grounded in non-dual spiritual Embodiment teachings, which began for me in 1996, with an 8 year professional training in (Soul-directed) Advanced Energy Healing.
Spiritual Embodiment aligns us with our Inner Wisdom through our energy anatomy via our inner vertical central axis, chakras and the grounded universal Heart. It encourages the unconditional love, light and wisdom of our unchanging eternal Nature to anchor into our 'me' consciousness; miraculously transforming our human challenges into transcendent opportunities to experience greater enlightenment, peace and unity awareness in place of pain, blame, fear, separation and suffering.
Cranial Sacral Therapy dovetails perfectly with Spiritual Embodiment as it soothes, revitalizes and recalibrates our central nervous system, deep in our core, by blending with the tissues & cerebral-spinal fluid that flow through the center of our being. Somato Emotional Release occurs when 'energy cysts' containing stored emotional & mental content gently and gracefully release after years, decades, and even lifetimes, of restriction and unconscious fear.
Cranial Sacral Therapy is highly effective for release from: chronic pain, migraines, learning disabilities, autism; shock, accidents; birth, dental, physical & emotional traumas; anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue; ear & sinus infections; infant developmental delay, colic & other childhood concerns; confusion, end-of-life, motor vehicle accidents, scoliosis, vertigo, asthma, TMJ, arthritis, brain & spinal injuries; insomnia, toxicity, seizure disorders, tinitus, PTSD, conflicted mental/emotional states, and just about everything imaginable. It encourages all systems in the body/mind to soften & gently expand with graceful ease and increased awareness.
As a Diplomate-certified CranioSacral therapist (as of winter 2017, the only one in British Columbia), I have completed the most advanced levels of training offered in CST/SER curriculum through the Upledger Institute, where I am also a certified Teaching Assistant, ShareCare provider & Study Group leader. I began with Upledger in early 1997 and, most recently, I have branched into combining CranioSacral unwinding with Chinese meridians. I also teach 1-day Introductions to CranioSacral/Somato-Release designed for either health professionals, or lay-people.
In addition, I host 3-day Embodiment-based retreats & weekly non-dual meditations and satsangs aimed at lovingly recognizing the ever-Present choice for quantum healing, divine alignment and deep resting in inner peace.
Sessions are professional, safe and deeply honor each client's personal path and orientation. They naturally facilitate access to greater health, joy, self-esteem, laughter, structural alignment and spiritual clarity.
Some specific modalities may include: craniosacral therapy, somato emotional release, visceral manipulation, myo-fascial unwinding, lymph drainage therapy, esoteric healing, sound healing, therapeutic dialogue & imagery; Inner child, masculine, feminine & sub-personality integration; past lives, dream work, chakra clearing, grounded meditation, inner guidance, expressive movement and spiritual counselling, but mainly; a pure natural light-heartedness that helps us to align with our own true Self where we will find all the wisdom and love we could ever need to guide us through life's challenges and transitions from birth through death.
I am also honoured to serve as a spiritual death doula and I also love working with all kinds of animals, and with infants, children and teenagers. Skype long-distance sessions are a powerful option for energy/awareness/alignment/embodiment-focused sessions.
Articles & Books Written
I am writing a book on the central axis of the body-mind. It is my life's work really.
Real healing comes down to the practice of consciously choosing peace/innocence/wholeness/acceptance/Source/Self/Love, instead of judgment, fear or division. These ideas were initially put to words in 2001 when I wrote my ordination thesis: 'Living Christ Consciousnes: Unconditional Love, Non-Judgment & Equality'. But it's not about the words. It's about choosing Love's Presence, our very Essence deep within, above, below and behind, and learning to rest in it. This is the way that permanent healing occurs.
I love CranioSacral Therapy & Somato-Emotional Release for being anchored in structure, which keeps the experience grounded, practical and specific. The inner alchemy that occurs through receiving treatments however, sooner or later, dissolves the notion of physical structure in ultimate Oneness. CST/SER integrates body, mind and spirit. In the process, in right way and timing for each person (maybe not this lifetime), awakening to non-dual Awareness is inevitable. Presence, or Love, or a deep resting in spacious holiness/wholeness becomes normal.
It's not my business how, or when, this alchemy happens for each client, but I love being a sacred witness to your journey, and deepening my spiritual practice silently as I support your direct experience. I love the respect this therapy has for each person's access to their own rich Inner Wisdom. I love the creativity that emerges. I love the love ... love love love... and in the end, only love remains.
Professional Associations / Memberships
International Association of Health Care Practitioners ~ medallion member;
American CranioSacral Therapy Association member;
The Upledger Institute ~ Diplomate certified Therapist, Advanced 3 graduate, certified Teaching assistant, Study group leader and ShareCare Presenter (1997-2017);
Advanced Energy Healing (student 1996-2000) ~ certified advanced energy healer & faculty member in helping to facilitate embodiment process (2000-2003 & beyond);
Ordained Minister (1998-2002).
Certified Teaching Assistant for the following Upledger courses:
CST/SER Advanced 1, The Brian Speaks 1, Pediatrics 1, Somato Emotional Release 1 & 2, and CranioSacral Therapy 1 & 2.
My work is strongly informed by: A Course in Miracles, Advaita, Buddhism, Ancient Wisdom, Taoism, Shamanism, Sound & Expressive Movement ~ student & teacher (since 1980).
I had an earlier career as a journalist and international photo editor/agent which was also a lot of fun!