I work holistically with a variety of modalities to access the body's self corrective abilities for optimal wellness and to educate others on relaxation, reducing stress, relieving pain and accessing improved health and well-being. I also lecture and teach in different environments to educate Healthcare professionals as well as lay people on Complimentary Medicine and Integrative Health Services. I am trained or certified as follows:
Certified CranioSacral Therapist
practicing since 1995 (over 25 years), 1 of 10 in CT
(trained in Pediatric and Obstetric CranioSacral Therapy as well as SomatoEmotional Release); I have also taken classes on Cranial Nerves and the interface between the CranioSacral System and the Glymphatic System (glia cells).
Certified Teaching Assistant for the Upledger Institute and Upledger approved since 2003 to teach Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy, Overview to CranioSacral Therapy and ShareCare classes. I have training in Pediatric and Obstetric CranioSacral Therapy and have worked consulting as well as in a Physical Therapy setting, Occupational Therapy setting and in the hospital environment. I also lead CranioSacral Study groups.Licensed Massage Therapist for over 30 years
Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher teaching yoga and meditation for 20 years;
Certified SCENAR Therapist;
Certified Reiki Master Teacher teaching classes throughout CT including at Windham Hospital;
Certified Rebirther - studied with Barbara Woodis and Deborah Bentley;
Certified Herbalist and Flower Essence Consultant- studied with Pam Montgomery;
Advanced Training in Pranic Healing with Master Choa Kok Sui;
Advanced Training in Chinese Energetic Medicine with Dr. Kam Yuen;
Advanced Emei Qigong with Patricia Bolger
Massage Cupping Bodywork Therapy with Anita Shannon.
I have over 30 years experience as an Acupressurist including studying Jin Shin Do.
I trained in Reflexology, Polarity Therapy and Sports Massage while a student at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT).
Additional training in Advanced BioAquatic exploration where CranioSacral Therapy is done with dolphins and humans in water;
Visceral Manipulation; Lymphatic Drainage; Kinesiology for the Massage Therapist (based on Touch for Health);
Healing from the Core;
Additional training in other modalities.
Articles & Books Written
I have written several articles for local papers on CranioSacral Therapy including Neighbors newspaper in 2008 (published in Mansfield, CT) and The Door Opener Holistic Health Magazine (CT) in the Fall 2010 issue.
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or for more info go to www.healingisland.us or https://windhamhospital.org/services/integrative-health/craniosacral-therapy-cst
Professional Associations / Memberships
Integrative Health Services Steering Committee at Windham Hospital
Upledger Institute Certified CranioSacral Therapist
and Certified Teaching Assistant, Instructor, Study Group Leader
and Medallion Member of The International Alliance of HealthCare Practitioners;
American Massage Therapy Association since February 1989;
Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association;
Holistic Health Practitioners of NorthEast Connecticut;