INTEGRATIVE BODYWORK & SOMATIC EXPERIENCING

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About Me

I am trained in Somatic Experiencing trauma healing, as developed by Dr. Peter Levine, and have been fortunate to study with a number of wonderful teachers: Steve Hoskinson, Ariele Giarreto, Joshua Sylvae, Abi Blakeslee, and others.  Another significant influence on my practice has been Ray Castellino, who developed the Womb Surround work, along with Mary Jackson and Tara Blasco.  I am a registered nurse, working with mothers, newborns, children, young adults, and families since 2014. I am also a licensed massage therapist and holistic healer, in practice since 2008. I am trained in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Lactation counseling, and a number of massage modalities. Yoga and spiritual practice has also been an important part of my life, and I completed the Shivakali yoga teacher training in 2022.

True healing occurs when we feel a sense of trust and safety.  I look forward to providing a welcoming space for our work together and discovering how I can support you in your healing. 

In 2001, as a young college student, I was led to a path of personal growth and healing following a bicycling accident that left me with physical injuries and a shaken nervous system. I eventually found my way to the Yellow Springs Dharma Center and began practicing meditation. After graduating from Antioch College with a degree in Cultural Interdisciplinary Studies, I began to deepen in my meditation practice. I travelled to Burma where I practiced with Sayadaw U Tejaniya, known for teaching insight meditation in a way so as to make the practices accessible in daily life, not just on the meditation cushion. In this current of integrative spirituality, I have been a student of the Diamond Approach since 2012.  This has been a primary source of spiritual sustenance for me and has supported me in bringing a spirit of inquiry and compassion to session work. I have also been influenced by yoga, pilgrimage, dance, indigenous traditions, Judaism, and many wonderful teachers in these lineages to whom I owe a debt of gratitude.

“In craniosacral biodynamics we consciously create a relationship that holds open the possibility that trust can be renegotiated and the pain of intimacy held and healed."
-Franklyn Sills