My “Adventure” with Chronic Pain and CranioSacral Therapy

I received my PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Kansas, and was a tenured Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio until 1995, when I made a huge career change. In the course of explorations into my own health issues, I left academics to become a certified Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner, and began to study CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute. I took that first class in CranioSacral therapy as a prerequisite to another modality, and to this day, almost 20 years later, I am still studying the CST curriculum. In addition to teaching Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy in Northern Arizona and assisting at Upledger classes around the country, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the Arizona State Massage Board.

Upledger CranioSacral Certified Therapist in Sedona, AZ

Upledger CranioSacral Certified Therapist in Sedona, AZ

In 1998, I also became a certified Yoga Therapist. Since that time, I have combined bodywork and yoga to create customized therapeutic programs for individuals and groups dealing with a wide range of health and healing issues. I now live and work in Sedona, Arizona, where I balance my passion for bodywork and yoga with a very active meditation practice and time spent hiking the trails of Sedona and beyond.

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