I'm a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and an advanced practitioner in other bodywork modalities such as craniosacral and visceral work and nerve mobilization. You can read more about all of those on the Bodywork page. My primary office is in Seattle, and I work one day every three weeks in Port Orchard, WA. I'm also a teacher of the Diamond Approach®.
I work at the nexus of mind-body-spirit, but tailor my work to what you need, what calls you into my office. Many of my clients come in for body issues - pain and posture - and with 22 years of experience in bodywork I've gotten pretty good at sorting those things out. The title “Whole-Body Integration” reflects that I combine Rolfing® Structural Integration with craniosacral and visceral work and nerve mobilization. These are all different layers of the body, and you might not know at what level(s) the issues reside, but my training gives me skill to follow patterns through the layers. This gives the potential for profound and lasting change through all layers of body structure, not just the musculoskeletal system.
When clients have an issue that hasn't been resolved despite massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, standard Rolfing SI, etc., it is often because the key to patterns is in the deeper cranial and visceral layers, or in tethered nerves, so issues that won’t resolve with Rolfing sessions alone can often be sorted out with the addition of these other modalities. That said, the worldview of Rolfing SI is my primary paradigm for the body, and I work with other modalities through this lens.
Another level of integration is how the mind - emotions - and body interface. Many people intuitively know that their body tension relates to stress or emotional patterns. This interface is what called me to Rolfing SI in the first place, back in the days of the human potential movement. It's not necessary to go into this territory to do effective work for pain and posture, but if you have an interest in the connectivity of mind and body, or emotions and body, or can relate your body issues to other life circumstances (e.g., traumatic events), it may be fruitful territory to inquire into with awareness, sensitivity, and appropriate timing as we unwind old body patterns. To be clear, my work here is not psychotherapy, nor a replacement for that work when it is needed, so I always encourage appropriate professional support for any issues you are dealing with if there is any mental or emotional overwhelm.
A further level of transformation is the potential available to all human beings as we realize and actualize our true nature through "spiritual" work, or the maturation and development of human consciousness. What we and the world consider a "human being" to be is limited by our upbringing and the narrow bandwidth of the conventional worldview. Exploration and inquiry into one's current experience in the moment (any moment) can begin to unwrap misconceptions and reveal the true potential of the individual soul and the true nature of reality. I offer this work through private spiritual insight sessions as a teacher of the Diamond Approach. If this work is what draws you, please see my Diamond Approach teaching website and make a time to talk to me about what type of work together is best for you before scheduling an appointment.
I love my work and am constantly fascinated by the intricacy of the human body, psyche, and soul, and the processes of transformation that move us beyond our current limitations. I also am passionate about networking and sharing information and resources, so besides my webpages I share on my blog writing, news on the body, and other resources. If you are curious about how your body works structurally, why you have pain or poor posture, what unites body-mind-spirit, who to go to for help with your body issues, where to find information resources, how to meditate, or what a spiritual path is, I hope that these posts and pages will be useful guides on your journey.
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