Heartlife Holistic®
LMT, CA, LPC

If you believe, like I do, in the mindbody connection, then you know there is a body-based part to your emotional and physical health. There are multiple ways to approach healing. One pathway is via talk therapy. It’s a cognitive way of working things out emotionally. Talk therapy engages the cognitive and upper parts of the brain and works through emotional narrative and beliefs. Another pathway is through somatic therapies. Somatic therapies engage the lower parts of the brain, the nonverbal, emotional parts of the brain. Somatic therapies help process the feelings helps in the body non-verbally and also helps connect these feelings to language and understanding. Craniosacral Therapy (CST), developed by John E. Upledger, DO, FAAO, is a gentle, physical technique that bridges the mindbody system. It works by assisting the body to release the negative effects of stress on the central nervous system (CNS). CST releases physical stress and can also directly release emotional energy trapped in the body.

Heartlife Holistic®

My Skills
I'm both a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I've studied Somatic Therapies for over 20 years and talk therapies for over 15 years. I'm trained in shiatsu, Jin Shin Do® Acupressure, Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy, plus a wide variety of talk therapy techniques that you can read more about on my business website There are multiple ways to approach healing. One pathway is via talk therapy. It’s a cognitive way of working things out emotionally. Talk therapy engages the cognitive and upper parts of the brain and works through emotional narrative and beliefs. Another pathway is through somatic therapies. Somatic therapies engage the lower parts of the brain, the nonverbal, emotional parts of the brain. Craniosacral Therapy (CST), developed by John E. Upledger, DO, FAAO, is a gentle, physical technique that bridges the mindbody system. It works by assisting the body to release the negative effects of stress on the central nervous system (CNS). CST releases physical stress and can also directly release emotional energy trapped in the body.

Articles & Books Written
I maintain the BirthTouch® Blog, with articles about MindBody Therapies to Support Women and Families. I'm the author of three books, BirthTouch®: Mindbody Therapies for Pregnancy BirthTouch® Healing for Parents in the NICU BirthTouch®: Perinatal Mental Illness for Childbirth Professionals

Professional Associations / Memberships
I currently serve as the Outreach Committee Chairperson of Postpartum Support International - New Jersey Chapter.

Heartlife Holistic®

Website Address
www.kathymorelli.com

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