Welcome to my site! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have been practicing bodywork for over 26 years with my focus on Craniosacral and Somatic Trauma Resolution therapies. My training in Craniosacral therapy encompasses biomechanical, visionary, and biodynamic approaches from such esteemed instructors as John Upledger D.O., Hugh Milne D.O., Franklyn Sills and Dr. Michael Shea. I held a teaching position at a local massage school for 16 years where I helped develop and teach classes including a certification course in introductory craniosacral therapy.
Most recently my interest and research has taken me deeply into the realm of concussions and brain injuries. This research and specific training from Michael Shea is providing me with a highly specilized approach to facilitating healing of these injuries with craniosacral therapy. I am also now a member of the Colorado BRAIN Project consortium; an organization dedicated to providing information and resources for survivors of brain injuries, their family members, and the professionals who serve them.
My journey to Somatic Trauma Resolution therapy began in massage school where we were taught that a client could experience an emotional release during massage, and the only explanation for this at the time was that "the issues were in the tissues", that somehow, the body retained emotion. Over the years much research has been done in the realm of trauma with great leaps of understanding which supports emerging somatic (body) therapies. The most effective therapy I have learned for releasing trauma is Somatic Trauma Resolution (STR), taught by Sharon Porter. I hold certification as a practitioner and instructor of that work.
As I have been practicing that work something else has surfaced. Probably 50% of all my clients were experiencing some degree of 'trauma' in their daily lives. I found that the principles of STR were extremely helpful with these issues - hence, the Resourcing class. This class is available to everyone that is interested in learning easy-to-use tools to manage the overwhelming stress of everyday life. After I began teaching that class I was asked to give a presentation on those principles so I developed - Stressbusting! An abbreviated version of the Resourcing class, useful for groups.
I am also trained in the brain integration method Psych-K which increases the 'cross-talk' between brain hemispheres thereby achieving a more 'whole-brained' state. From here we can change the subconscious self-defeating, self-limiting beliefs into self-enhancing beliefs that accelerate personal growth.
My classes and sessions are also infused with all of the personal growth processes I have experienced over the years.
I hope this site provides useful information. Please e-mail with any questions left unanswered - I love to share information! Char
If you are interested in receiving work from me my hours, location and fees are posted on the Contact page.
Providing Craniosacral & Somatic Trauma Resolution therapies and training in the Denver / Lakewood, Colorado area