About Our Distance Healing From the Core® Practitioners
(for healing sessions at a distance)
Certified Master Practitioners of Distance Healing From the Core® are Certified Practitioners of DHFC who have successfully completed additional advanced training in their program, including the Self Healing From the Core® curriculum.
Certified Practitioners of Distance Healing From the Core® have successfully completed a 2+ year certification program to offer private sessions from a distance.
About Our Healing From the Core® Practitioners
(for in-person healing sessions)
Certified Master Practitioners of Healing From the Core® are Certified Practitioners of HFC who have completed additional advanced training in their program, including the Self Healing From the Core® curriculum.
Certified Practitioners of Healing From the Core® have successfully completed the requirements to be a certified in-person therapist.
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International Practitioner (Based outside of North America)
Cindy Ballaman is a certified CranioSacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute, a certified Practitioner for Distance Healing from the Core®, as well as being a licensed Massage Therapist and Reflexologist in Switzerland with 15 years of experience.
Cindy discovered Distance Healing from the Core while living on Cayman Island. Speaking 7 languages (English, French, German, Swiss-German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) she is deeply touched to meet people where they are, offering worldwide Distance Healing From the Core sessions. She loves the power of SomatoEmotional Release.
Her passion is in being curious and open to discovery, holding a therapeutic space as people connect more deeply with themselves.
Some of Cindy’s favorite ways to stay grounded and present are walking in mountains, running in nature, swimming in lakes & rivers, dancing and body movements expression.
Marcia is a physical therapist and certified craniosacral therapist with over 25 years experience. She is skilled in distance healing sessions via phone or video link as well as in-person treatment.
She is passionate about helping people of all ages achieve more physical comfort, calmness, and freedom of movement in their bodies. She works with many conditions, but has special interest in helping people recover from concussion and other complex pain issues.
She thrives on helping mothers and babies get the best start in life by helping with pre- and post-natal issues. She also teaches a chair yoga class on Zoomfor people with mobility issues.
She has been with Healing From the Core for many years as an active Teaching Assistant with the program and has facilitated one day workshops. She works at Neurologic Physiotherapy Clinic in Ottawa, Canada.
For fun, Marcia enjoys staying grounded by spending time outdoors skating, cross country skiing, hiking, biking, and swimming. Marcia also facilitates occasional HFC Support Group.
Beth Ann's experience with HFC dates back to 2011, when she participated in the Healing the Pelvic Floor course at Esalen. The experience was so profound that she went on to complete the entire HFC curriculum.
In 2015 she began serving as a teaching assistant with the HFC advanced curriculum, as well as the women’s courses.
Wanting to expand and deepen her skills for supporting individuals and groups in personal healing journeys, Beth Ann entered a Gestalt Training Program in 2018, completing it in the spring of 2020.
The melding of her experiences and training with HFC and Gestalt allow Beth Ann to hold a solid, grounded and safe space for individual and group explorations and healing processes.
Diane is a Master Practitioner of Distance Healing From the Core® and Healing From the Core® in Stewartville, MN.
Kathy Burns (Dewey, AZ) Retired HFC Instructor
Kathy's 30 years of diverse training and development in corporate boardrooms and educational settings is showcased in her leadership style as a Healing from the Core® Certified Instructor. To everyone's benefit, Kathy weaves together left-brained expertise with a deep, full-hearted presence. She creates a safe and grounded container that enables people to dive deeply into their healing process.
Kathy’s clarity enables people from diverse backgrounds easy access to full body presence skills and concepts. Helping her students learn to incorporate new skills and tools into their daily lives is one of her strengths as an Instructor. In her own words, “It’s my goal to help people live joyfully through a daily commitment to Healing from the Core energy habits.”
Kathy’s intelligence, warmth and humor are appreciated by her students, who say, “she is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had.”
“Kathy is an excellent communicator with a wealth of knowledge.”
“Loved her energy, her sense of humor, her personal stories, her sense of time and the clear love of this work as she teaches us!”
Kathy Burns has a B.A. in Speech and English and her M.S. is in Education. She is an adjunct faculty member for the College of Allied Health at Northland Pioneer College.
She currently is the business manager and co-owner of a successful massage and CranioSacral therapy practice in Sun City, Arizona.
Lori Chinitz, PT, CST-D
(Long Island, NY) HFC Instructor
Lori is a Healing from the Core® Certified Instructor, and physical therapist with over 30 years of experience. Lori’s strengths as an instructor and clinician flow out of her capacity to witness and support each person’s unique journey.
Her gentle, down to earth style has been a key to helping others unlock deeper doorways towards healing. Creating a space of safety and connection allows her clients to feel recognized and heard. Lori combines her keen integration and synthesis of body, mind and spirit to assist each person in their healing process.
When Lori is not teaching, she maintains a private practice in Syosset, New York and is the director/owner of A Step Ahead Therapy Services, a multidisciplinary Early Intervention Agency.
In her practice, she uses CranioSacral therapy, Visceral Manipulation, TAMO movement strategy, as well as various other manual modalities. In addition, she is techniques certified in Craniosacral Therapy and Neurodevelopmental Therapy for pediatrics.
Her practice includes working with adults, infants, and children. Lori is certified to teach Healing From the Core®, Distance Healing From the Core®, Advanced Immersion courses, Advanced Energy Dynamics and Applications I (HFAE1), Advanced Energy Dynamics and Applications II (HFAE2), Developing and Deepening Craniosacral Presence (DDCSP), Full Body Presence: Grounding and Healthy Boundaries (HFFBP), and Skills to Energize Your Life (HFSEL).
Gail came to massage therapy, CranioSacral Therapy and Healing From the Core® when, more than a decade ago, she was stricken with an illness from which mainstream medicine could provide little, if any, relief.
She is passionate in sharing these techniques that have restored her to health & vibrancy.
She finds Healing From the Core principles and explorations enhance the benefits of these modalities, helping people to find their inner comfort and joy, as they regain their health. She is also a Reiki Master.
Gail’s love of all aspects of nature keeps her grounded, present and full of deep gratitude.
Gail lives in Lr. Sackville, N.S. Canada & can be reached at 902-802-4594.
(Lr. Sackville, NS)
James started training in CranioSacral Therapy and Healing From the Core in 2009 after seeing the benefits his wife experienced from these techniques. Having retired from years in construction and shipbuilding industries, he enjoys providing a grounded neutral presence for sessions and being a teaching assistant for numerous classes.
James lives in Lr. Sackville, N.S. Canada & can be reached at 902-817-6051.
Staci Copses, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, CST-D
Staci has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and is a nationally certified and Georgia state licensed occupational therapist. She is diplomate certified in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, and a Certified Master Practitioner of Distance Healing From the Core®.
Staci has been practicing manual therapy for 20 years and currently has an active private practice offering services to populations of all ages and diagnoses.
She is also employed with a local children’s hospital providing therapy services in NICU, PICU, inpatient rehabilitation, and Day Rehabilitation settings. Staci enjoys incorporating Healing from the Core® principles and explorations into therapy sessions as well as her private life.
Erica's mission is to empower you to be your most joyful and vibrant self. Healing soul wounds, renegotiating trauma and reclaiming ALL of who you are. Purposefully transforming every aspect of your life to fully embody ALL your potential. You may choose to attend to physical and health issues, emotional challenges, mental blocks, spiritual questions, perceptions about life, dreams you'd like to interpret, karmic and past-life lessons, discovering your life purpose, or anything at all that would make you and your life feel more integrated, whole and empowered.
She implements Healing From the Core® principles in all her private and group sessions. Her practice combines BioEmotional Transformation, Somatic Experiencing- Trauma Healing, Transformation Coaching, Integral Hypnotherapy, Medical Support Hypnotherapy, Past-Life Regression, Shamanic Healing, and CranioSacral Therapy. With over 25 years’ experience her grounded presence creates a profound container for healing.
Christi is a massage therapist with over 12 years of experience. She is the owner of Collaborative Healing and Consulting in Reston, Virginia. Her practice combines craniosacral therapy and lymph drainage therapy.
She enjoys helping clients learn to hear and listen to the messages from their deep inner wisdom. She has been involved with the Healing From the Core® Program since 2004 and brings over 20 years of teaching experience to the presenter role.
Christi enjoys sharing knowledge and providing experiences to help others learn and grow. She stays grounded by connecting with nature, bodywork, and connecting with friends.
Terri has been a fulltime massage therapist since 1992. View her certifications and credentials on her website at YourMassageAdvocate.com.
She taught exercise, smoking cessation, stress management, her own style of yoga, and chakra classes from 1985 to 1992. During this time, she was a practicing energy worker and past life regression facilitator.
Previously, Terri was a substitute teacher in all areas, particularly in math and special education, in the Baltimore County Public Schools from 1978-1983.
Richard has been actively engaged with HFC since 2000. He is currently a Martha Beck Life Coach in Training and has been involved with Mankind Project since 2006.
His background is in science and engineering and he has a PhD in Physics from Purdue University. His last “job” was as a Director in a large defense contractor.
His background in the business and engineering worlds and his experience as a husband and father provide a unique perspective on applying the Five Principles to work and family.
This ability to bridge the worlds of commerce and healing is especially helpful to men who are looking for an internal compass to help them navigate in a world that is changing at an extraordinary rate.
Joanna is a Healing From the Core® Certified Instructor who believes in the human potential to live lovingly with oneself, other beings, and the planet. Joanna’s background in somatic movement and bodywork, and her lifelong devotion to growth and discovery, enables participants in her classes to find the doorway into healing for themselves. She brings compassion, warmth and ease to the experience of coming into full body presence. Joanna’s roots in the rural South add a depth and richness from her own personal experience that assists others to feel safe to explore new boundaries and develop life-enhancing skills.
When she is not teaching, Joanna maintains a private practice as an occupational therapist using CranioSacral therapy, Lymph Drainage therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Sensory Integration, and Body-Mind Centering(SM) to work with children and adults. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters in Occupational Therapy in 1994 and from the School of Body-Mind Centering, founded by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in 1989. She is a Registered Movement Therapist with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association and a licensed massage therapist. For more information and to contact her, please visit her website at Body Map Skills. Email Joannaor visit her IAHP profile.
Ruth is owner operator of Good Vibrations Crystal Castle in northeast Alberta, Canada. Her skills to hold space and guide you during long distance sessions are very powerful as she is also a gifted medium and works with vibrations of light as well as the Healing from the Core® curriculum.
Ruth’s gifts allow her to go very deep she will guide and support you on your healing journey leading you to the root problem of your condition.
Ruth is also a certified Spring Forest Qi Gong Instructor and very versed in Chinese medicine and energy healing with humans as well as animals. She believes everyone is a healer and a radiator of love able to heal themselves and the world around them.
She believes we are all gifted and she has supported many people while they were on their healing journey finding their their own unique gifts while healing themselves. Her many years of practice give her a solid and grounded base to work from to support you no matter what challenge you are facing whether it is physical, mental or spiritual.
Her practice of over 30 years and studies with Healing From the Core make her a perfect choice for your healing journey, she would love to hear from you.
Contact her and read testimonials at www.crystalcastle.ca or call (780) 826-9835. She lives in Mountain Standard Time.
Carmel Javier, MA, CMT (Sacramento, CA)
Carmel is a gentle and kind soul dedicated to creating a safe space for you to heal. Prior to her journey into bodywork, Carmel completed a Master’s in Religious Studies which explored various religious traditions and spiritualities. Soon after completion, she felt called to do massage therapy. She was especially interested in how trauma can manifest in our body and was especially drawn to Upledger CranioSacral therapy and SomatoEmotional Release. Carmel has now been practicing as a massage therapist for 10 years and has been volunteering at the local VA’s Women’s Clinic to help women with PTSD for over 4 years.
Carmel is also trained as a Systemic Family Constellations facilitator and draws from both this tradition and CranioSacral therapy to inform her work as a Healing from the Core® practitioner. On her free time, she likes to study herbalism and acupuncture.
Carmel believes that self-care is a form of self-love, and that the movement toward Full Body Presence is a profound act of self-love.
Deb Jewett is a licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Master Practitioner of Distance Healing From the Core®, and advanced CranioSacral practitioner with over thirty years of experience.
Her curious mind and commitment to learning has led her to study many healing disciplines. She is fascinated with the healing connection of mind, body, and spirit and encourages her clients to explore their own healing potential.
In her private practice, she combines craniosacral, embodiment meditations, energy work, Shamanic practices, and traditional modalities such as massage and movement.
Deb also offers sessions using a Dreamweaver; a vibroacoustic healing instrument using intention, music, vibration, and sacred geometry to facilitate the healing process. Deb empowers and guides her clients to explore peace, health, and joy through a safe environment.
Deb’s grounded presence is enhanced by her love of family, friends, nature, and adventure. As an elder woman, Deb has learned that each moment is a gift to cherish and explore.
Carolina Joos is a Licensed Massage Therapist in FL, a Diplomat Certified CranioSacral Therapist by the Upledger Institute and a Certified Master Practitioner of the Distance Healing from the Core® Curriculum by Suzanne Scurlock with more than 10 years of clinical experience.
Carolina became a Body Worker after receiving continuous CS Treatments herself. Having experience profound, lasting and positive life changing shifts in all her Body Systems, today she inspires and supports many clients into finding their very own Healing path in order to achieve more resilience and better life quality.
Her practice is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she combines CS Therapy with the Principles of Healing from the Core and teaches the Overview DDCSP class. She treats teenagers and adults and speaks Spanish, English and German fluently. Thanks to her inspiration from within and own healing journey with CST, Carolina brings this passionate wisdom together with her strong skill of therapeutic presence to her work.
Carolina es licenciada en Masoterapia en Florida, USA, está certificada como Terapeuta CranioSacral nivel Diplomado por el Instituto Upledger y es expositora y practicante del Programa “Sanando Desde el Interior” de Suzanne Scurlock con una trayectoria clínica de más de 10 años.
Carolina se capacitó como Terapeuta Corporal después de haber recibido tratamientos de la terapia CranioSacral que le aportaron a su vida cambios positivos profundos y duraderos. Es por ello que hoy ella inspira y apoya a muchos clientes a encontrar su propio y único camino de sanación con la intención de aumentar la resiliencia y calidad de vida.
Su oficina está basada en Buenos Aires, Argentina donde combina la terapia CranioSacral con los principios de “Sanando Desde el Interior” y enseña la clase Introductoria de Presencia Terapéutica. Ella atiende adolescentes y adultos y habla fluido el castellano, inglés y alemán. Gracias a que su camino de sanación a través de la Terapia CS la inspira enormemente, Carolina brinda a sus clientes esta pasión conjuntamente con su fuerte presencia terapéutica.
Joyce has been a physical therapist for over 25 years, most of those specializing in the treatment of chronic pain. She has training in a variety of holistic manual therapies.
Joyce believes that much of the pain, stress and dis-ease that we experience in our lives is due to a lack of connection with our bodies, our Selves, and with Nature. This inspired her to incorporate energy based therapies into her manual therapy practice so that she could further support people in their healing. She has found that in order for most people to improve their chronic pain and illness, they need to reconnect to all aspects of their being – body, heart, mind and energy.
As with so many practitioners, the onset of the pandemic prompted Joyce to expand the ways she assists her clients beyond in person sessions. She increased offering distance energy healing techniques. Distance Healing From the Core® provides the perfect framework to allow for deep healing in a way that empowers the client.
Joyce now offers distance energy sessions exclusively in her private practice, pulling from all her years of experience to support those seeking transformative change in their health and well-being.
Kim R. Keifrider describes herself as an adventurer, whether it is traveling to foreign lands to study deep in the jungle or the Andes with native shamans, or assisting clients in the exploration of their healing process.
She has pursued many paths of physical medical, multidimensional, herbal, and healing modalities, including Healing From The Core, to more fully meet clients in their need and desire for enhance physical, mental, and spiritual well being.
She initially was drawn to the work of physical therapy in high school, as an avid competitor in field hockey and track and field, realizing the impact of injuries upon performance. Her curiosity expanded as she traveled and backpacked throughout the world, interacting with indigenous cultures, with a greater understanding of healing as more than just the physical form.
Ms. Keifrider obtained her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. She has over 30 years of experience as a physical therapist encompassing the areas of acute care, rehab, long term care, outpatient, school/pediatric, and private practice.
With over 30 years experience in complementary therapies, she is also a Diplomate level Certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Certified Teaching Assistant in Craniosacral Therapy, and a Certified Presenter for the Craniosacral Overview and Introductory Workshops through the Upledger Institute, and hold a certificate in Fundamentals of Herbalism.
Ms. Keifrider began a private practice in order to embrace the growing segment of the population who seek deeper understanding of their own health issues and have a willingness to participate actively with a therapist to achieve higher levels of personal well being.
Zabeth is a well-established body therapist in CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral manipulation, distance healing, and several other modalities. She provides a collaborative exploration to empower your inner wisdom and bring physical, emotional and spiritual health.
“It was amazing that I could feel so connected with myself after one session” - Dr. Matt Green D.C.
Zabeth was born in North Africa and raised in the South of France, where she earned her Nursing Degree. She has worked in many capacities in different kinds of medical offices, including nursing and administration, and has maintained a private practice for many years.
Her private practice began with a certificate in massage therapy in 1993. While the foundations of her work are CranioSacral and SomatoEmotional Release, other modalities that she incorporates include Visceral manipulation, Reiki, Energetics, Jin Chin Acutouch and her own inner knowing of spiritual energy’s power to heal.
She is a long-time student of embodied Relational Gestalt, and has had her own practice of yoga and meditation for over 30 years.
She believes in nurturing the relationship with the body in order to listen to its innate intelligence and truth. She approaches each person as unique and holds a safe container for them while engaging curiously in exploration together. Through this, she also bears witness to her own healing experiences.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being in nature, gardening, cooking, eating, creating, kayaking, traveling and enjoying art and culture of all kinds. She also delights in just Being.
Call Zabeth at (510) 406-4551.
Dale Kressley (Uwchland, PA)
Dale Kressley has assisted with many Healing From the Core® classes. Because of his education and proficiency as a teacher and coach of high school and middle school students, he is well versed in how people develop, learn, and grow.
He holds a Master’s Equivalency degree in Education and has trained in Reiki and Polarity.
His experiences as as a Lt. Colonel and navigator in the Air Force, as well as a U. S. Air Force Academy Admissions Liaison Officer, have developed within him the necessary discipline to gain knowledge in a new field.
He brings a grounded, loving, gentle, compassionate, supportive, and sound male energy to life and relationships.
Dale currently resides in Chester County, PA. Email Dale
Ivette Lama (Washington State)
Ivette is a Certified Bodyintuitive Practitioner and a Practitioner of Healing From the Core® in Washington state.
Following her own quest for healing, Ivette has studied and practiced manual therapy modalities such as Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic and Cranial work and transitioned into distance work after studying with Suzanne for several years. An avid learner, she attended nursing school, studied Ortho Bionomy and massage therapy. Reiki training came to her while working with animals as a volunteer while still in NY. She currently applies a balance of all of these modalities to her work using Healing from the Core as the foundation.
Ivette loves the outdoors, listening to music and exploring. She is currently building an off grid homestead to further tie her into nature and the wisdom of the trees on her property.
Kate Mackinnon is a diplomat certified CranioSacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute, a Certified Master Practitioner for Distance Healing from the Core®, as well as being a licensed Physical Therapist in both California and the United Kingdom.
She is a passionate advocate of CranioSacral Therapy and having it be clearly understood by everyone.
Kate has found the work of Healing From the Core to be a key component to her successful Cranioscaral Practice and uses everything she has learned through her training in all aspects of her life.
She has a private practice in Livermore, California, and you can find out more on her website: Kmackinnon.com.
Sylvia Mannino, LMT (Towson, MD)
Sylvia has her feet firmly planted in two different worlds In her full time job she works as a Chemical Engineer in a Technical Sales position. She is also part-time massage therapist and reiki practitioner.
With over 12 years of experience in her healing practice, she sees clients at Hearts Gate Wellness Center in Towson, MD.
Her practice includes an integration of swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, CranioSacral and energy work customized for each client’s needs.
She incorporates the Healing From the Core® principles and techniques during her sessions with clients. The Healing From the Core principles have deepened her own spiritual and meditation practices and assisted her in finding balance in the busy work world.
Sylvia enjoys cooking, biking, walking, reading and spending time with her friends and family. This together with her love of animals helps to keep her smiling and present in the moment.
Sylvia resides in Timonium, MD. Email Sylvia or call 443-562-1845.
Tali Manthey, PT (Hemet, CA)
Tali Manthey is a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience who has a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University.
Her fields of expertise include: Outpatient Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pediatric and Geriatric Rehabilitation, and CranioSacral Therapy. Tali's practice seamlessly integrates her education and extensive experience in Physical Therapy and her intuition with her CranioSacral and Healing From the Core® skills to empower each person she treats to step into their full healing potential.
Healing From the Core has personally provided Tali the framework to be grounded, present, and neutral. Professionally, this allows her practice to maintain the utmost integrity in facilitating a deep healing experience that is loving, compassionate, and non judgemental for both Tali and her clients.
In a world where most move from one moment to the next in autopilot fueled by distraction, Tali values most her ability as a therapist to help her clients slow down and become aware of their own body’s wisdom and innate healing abilities.
While Tali is not in the treatment room or administering distance healing, you can be sure to find her horseback competing in barrel races with her horse, Donut, or trotting leisurely in her beautiful yard in Southern California.
Tali can be reached at 951-796-2455.
Janis McCall, MA (Psychology) (Argyll, Scotland, UK)
Janis is an experienced counsellor and community worker, having worked in the voluntary sector for over thirty years.
She is a member of COSCA ( the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland) and a member of the Craniosacral Society in the UK, as well as being a Certified Master Practitioner of Distance Healing From the Core®.
Janis melds gentle body work, through craniosacral therapy, with her more holistic approach to counselling, by embodying healing from the core principles. This allows her clients to go deeper into their personal process while she holds a healing therapeutic space for them.
Janis lives and works in wild Argyll, Scotland. Email Janis
Bridget McCormack, PT (Philadelphia area, PA)
Bridget is an intuitive healer who believes you have the power to heal within and is passionate about helping you connect with that power so you can return to being you.
Bridget created her own practice out of her love of helping others, desire to meet her clients where they are on their journey, and passion for sharing the blessings she’s received working through her own injuries, ailments, and anxiety.
Using her Healing from the Core® skills, Bridget helps you tune into your inner awareness so you can discover the root of your “why” for coming, what your body needs to heal, and begin the process. She’ll guide you through it, helping you access the healing you need, as well as resources that will support you after your session is over.
Bridget feels that healing is most complete when you work harmoniously with body, mind, and soul which is why she incorporates her background as a physical therapist, reiki & craniosacral practitioner, mindfulness coach, and other healing modalities she’s learned through her own personal journey. She welcomes people of all ages who are ready to regain their physical and emotional health, work on self acceptance & love, or are going through a life transition.
When she’s not with a client, Bridget enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, taking a walk with her dog, catching up with friends, spending time in nature, reading a good book, exercising, or meditating.
I knew Amelia as a strong, intelligent woman who walked into the HFC trainings and in the midst of her own healing work, proceeded to organize and professionalize the Healing From the Core curriculum...she was also a respected colleague who owned and ran Alchemy Healing Arts Center in Annapolis MD.
Her daughter's words really say it all for me. "My mom passed away this morning... She was the warmest, wisest, most loving person I have ever met. I can only hope that a sliver of her immense resilience and kindness have stayed with me to help me through what feels like my world shattering. In every facet I am who I am thanks to you mom, love you forever and always."
She had walked with her breast cancer diagnosis since 2011 and lived through many chapters of who she was while "carrying that in her backpack."
My gratitude is immense for the many contributions she made to my mission—Healing From the Core and "Better Humans for a Better World."
May her memory and the love and healing she shared with the world live on.
Carrie is a licensed Mental health counselor, licensed Massage therapist, and technique certified CranioSacral Therapist. She is the owner of Centerpointe Counseling & Recovery of Sarasota, Florida.
She combines counseling skills, CranioScaral therapy, and Healing from the Core® explorations and principles in her sessions.
Clients struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues are helped to reconnect with their body and return to a balanced state of being.
Carrie loves long walks in nature to keep herself grounded and present in the therapy sessions and daily life.
She resides in Sarasota, Florida. Email Carrie or call (941) 915-8167.
Jennifer Richards Little, MPT, CST (Natick, MA)
Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from University of Southern California and has been practicing for over 15 years.
She is certified in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute, and is also trained in Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, and Visceral Mobilization.
She integrates all these different modalities with the Healing From the Core® principles and explorations to bring more fluidity and movement to the tissues of the body, allowing her clients greater access to their internal landscape and clearer perceptions of their interactions.
She works with people of all ages, in all phases of the healing journey, from the beginning of life to the end, and everything in between.
She works and lives in Natick, MA and is raising her two children with her husband.
Joan was moving strongly towards a life in the academic world when she received a BA degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1974, followed in 1976, with a Master’s Degree in Library Science, with a focus on university libraries.
Life, however, had something else in mind. In 1979, inspired by her new husband, chiropractor Bob Rose, she began to explore the field of wholistic health. Interested in Applied Kinesiology, Joan’s first certification was as a Touch for Health Instructor.
Wanting more, she then took an apprenticeship training course in Massage Therapy. Later, Joan became interested in Craniosacral Therapy. She became technique certified in 1995 through the Upledger Institute. Joan and her husband worked together for 36 years, offering Craniosacral Therapy and Chiropractic.
Joan discovered Suzanne Scurlock’s Healing from the Core curriculum in 2016. The training Joan has had through this program has allowed deep personal healing to occur. It has greatly expanded and honed her communication skills. In her presence you will find warmth, acceptance and steadiness.
Joan is strengthened and sustained by working on her farmland, which she preserved in a Conservation Easement in 2003. There you will find her digging out Canadian thistle, stickweed and jimsonweed, replacing them with native plants and trees. Working the soil, seeing an expanse of sky, and hearing the wind as it rushes across the fields bring her great joy.
Barbara Rousseau is a Registered Physical Therapist and the owner of Renaissance You; a small private practice in downtown Mystic, CT.
With degrees from the University of Connecticut and 40 years of experience, she has worked in the field of rehabilitation in multiple settings and has been in private practice for many years.
Barbara currently specializes in Holistic Physical Therapy, utilizing CranioSacral Therapy and Healing From the Core® practices to provide a unique and integrative hands on approach. Sessions assist clients to access their body’s inner wisdom for resolution of physical and related concerns.
The combination of methods used helps release tensions and stress patterns held deeply in the body and nervous system. Results and transformation at a cellular level relieve pain, eases tension and restriction, and improve whole body/mind health, performance and wellbeing.
Her belief in the body’s wisdom to inform and heal itself, as well as her ability to hold a strong therapeutic presence provides clients a neutral space for healing on many levels.
Cari Greywolf Rowan, MA, LMT, CST specializes in helping people find relief from pain, stress and discomfort.
She is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist (techniques level), and New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.
She also holds a Master’s degree in Counseling with post-graduate training in addictions and trauma recovery, and has 10 years experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings as a Certified Addictions Counselor.
With over 25 years experience in alternative and traditional therapies encompassing the physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual components of healing and recovery, Cari brings a solid, compassionate and grounded presence to each of her clients.
Ed is an emergency physician and CranioSacral Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience.
In addition to working in a hospital emergency department, he has a private craniosacral practice, where he has had great success with chronic pain, orthopedic injuries and other unexplained pain and symptoms that traditional medicine has been unable to resolve.
Ed’s unique modality combines his extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, with a gentle and highly intuitive approach to the body – so he can quickly hone in on core issues and most effective treatment. HFC principles have become a way of life for
Ed and he seamlessly integrates them into his craniosacral sessions. He is especially passionate about waking up people’s ability to heal themselves.
He lives in Santa Cruz, CA, and enjoys nature, hiking, and studying mystical spiritual traditions.
A health educator for 30 years and healing arts practitioner for more than two decades, Robyn advocates for touch that is informed by a deep respect for our unique lived experience and an acknowledgment of the stressors society and culture place upon us. She promotes attuned and healthy compassionate touch because they provide resources our bodies can use immediately to calm the nervous system and release the effects of stress, injury, and trauma.
Robyn has lectured and published extensively on skillful and attuned touch, and is co-author of Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Business. The principles of the Healing From the Core® curriculum are woven deeply into her work and daily life.
Emil is a professional Massage Therapist who has been working in physical rehabilitation and healing for the past 40 years. His approach to his work is synonymous with an artist to their medium. He works with a delicate balance of intuition and intelligence. His interest in the human body is unwavering.
He moved from studying massage therapy to becoming a teacher of massage therapy from 1982 – 1991.
He worked at the Regina YMCA as a massage therapist from 1982 – 1989. He then went in to private practice and continues to this present day. He has studied Swedish and Advanced Remedial Massage from the Northern Institute of Massage in Blackpool England, Intro to CranioSacral Therapy in 2007 from the Upledger Institute in Palm Beach Gardens Florida, and in 2010 began the Healing From the Core® curriculum.
He integrates HFC skills and practices in his work, that augments his therapeutic touch and presence, which allows for deeper healing outcomes and lasting relief for clients. His passion for Full Body Presence® and movement extends in to Pilates and dance – Ballroom and especially West Coast Swing.
For enjoyment Emil spends time playing the harmonica, singing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, cycling and spending time with his daughter and twin grandsons.
Emil is a Registered Massage Therapist and lives and works in Regina Saskatchewan Canada. He can be reached at 306-539-2113.
Deb Schneider-Murphy, LMT, LISW (Worthington, OH)
Deb Schneider-Murphy practices CranioSacral Therapy and Somatic Psychotherapy in Columbus, Ohio. Her interests in integrative work have coalesced over 25 years; she holds licensure in both massage therapy and Social Work.
Deb has been a Healing From the Core® student since 2000 and has been Certified since 2007. Deb draws from this work in her practice with individual clients. She teaches the curriculum in its pure form as well as integrating it into workshops on Self-Care, Relational Movement, Body-Based Awareness, and ADHD.
Deb is grateful to her many teachers; including her husband, her two sons and trusted colleagues and friends.
Sandy Sheinman is a holistic Licensed Massage Therapist as well as a Certified Aroma Therapist and Reiki Master. She has over 15 years of hands-on experience in the field of Healing Arts, offering CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release Therapy, MyoFascial Release Technique, Reiki and Intuitive Soul Work.
Sandy applies her working knowledge of Healing From the Core® principles and explorations with other modalities in each session. She is passionate about assisting and guiding people in a non-invasive way to their deepest healing potential, to be fully alive and present in their lives.
By tapping into her intuitive abilities and compassionate listening, she is able to customize each session for her client’s needs in order to optimally support their personal journey.
Sandy enjoys spending time in nature and seeking new adventures with her son, husband and friends. She also has a great love of books and learning.
Kate is a Master Practitioner of Healing From the Core® and a Certified Practitioner of Distance Healing From the Core® in Barboursville, VA. Learn more at her website, Awaken the Body.
Jeanne Spadaccini, MSPT (Minneapolis Area, MN)
Jeanne is a Holistic Physical Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She is the Owner of Inner Wisdom Wellness, llc.
Within her clinical practice, Jeanne guides those who work with her to discover the source of their pain and find hope and healing from it. Her practice combines Pelvic Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Physical therapy with skills learned throughout her study of Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Integrative Health Coaching.
The deep wisdom and practices of Healing from the Core® inform all that she brings to her clinical work as well as life outside the clinic to bring in more vitality and joy!
Jeanne finds time spent in nature along with a steady helping of laughter to be the way to spend a perfect day!
Angela believes in the power of the human spirit to create a world-wide connection of love and compassion. Her goal as an HFC Instructor was to "share the profound and powerful course principles and techniques that support creating this healthy connection."
Angela maintains a private practice integrating skills from her occupational therapy and sensory integration background, CranioSacral and SomatoEmotional Release therapy, Lymph Drainage and Reiki.
Her practice includes all ages. Formerly a pediatric occupational therapist, she worked extensively with a wide range of pediatric diagnoses, primarily autism.
Having raised four children of her own, she has developed a deep and compassionate understanding of the tenderness in a child’s heart.
She provides a strong, grounded, steady therapeutic presence that creates a safe environment for her clients to connect with their deepest healing potential.
Gillian is a holistic physical therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She works with pediatic clients as a contractor at New Beginning Pediatric Rehab, and sees adults through her practice Inner Connections LLC.
She incorporates manual physical therapy techniques with cranialSacral therapy, visceral and neural manipulation, myofascial release, and Healing from the Core®.
Gillian enjoys incorporating Healing from the Core principles and explorations into therapy sessions as well as her private life. She loves to spend time with friends and family and to be in nature to keep herself grounded and present for both therapy sessions and daily life.
Bobbi is a pediatric speech language pathologist with over 33 years of experience. She works with a variety of children, infants with feeding issues, autism spectrum, neurological issues, and more.
She incorporates Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) in pediatrics, sensory processing activities, and observes physical reflexes.
Bobbi works with adults as well as infants and children as a practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy, visceral manipulation, and lymph drainage.
She incorporates Healing From the Core® into all aspects of her practice, and has marveled at how HFC changes the lives of those whom she has encouraged to incorporate HFC principles into their daily lifestyles.
Bobbi greatly enjoys her work and loves to make a connection with her patients to empower them and explore what else will make a positive difference in their lives.
Sandy Williams, Certified CranioSacral Therapist, has over 30 years of experience as a health care provider in and around Rockford, IL.
Sandy is committed to working with each client in their personal journey toward improved health and self-awareness through the connection of mind, body, and soul.
As a certified practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy (CST, a form of bodywork) with a social work background, Sandy brings forth a unique perspective in providing multiple wellness therapies to her clients. She incorporates Healing from the Core (HFC) principles and practices into her client’s sessions to help them re-connect with their inner wisdom. Sandy is energized in supporting individuals who want to move beyond the struggle-survival cycle and onto the path of a thriving life.
Low back pain. Divorce. Spiritual Reckoning. Severe allergies. Over-accommodating habits. Having overcome these and other limiting beliefs and physical stressors in her own life, Sandy intimately understands the need to release dysfunctional patterns, live with less physical and emotional limitations, and enjoy life. As such, she is committed to her own continued healing growth using the powerful modalities she provides.
Sandy is passionate about holding a sacred and therapeutic space to help individuals be more present and use their integrated mind-body-soul to live healthier lives. She provides these healing arts in the warm surroundings of her private practice, through the soothing dialogue and energy of distance healing facilitation (certified in DHFC), or enveloped in the connective power and safety of a group or conference setting.
Sandy balances work life by enjoying camping, hiking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Whether one is seeking the relief from pain and stress or looking for a way to reach a new level of personal prosperity, Sandy wants to help others heal and/or become aware of new possibilities in a thriving life.
Dr. Joel Ying, MD, is a physician that integrates the embodiment of Healing from the Core® into his practice of traditional and alternative medicine, craniosacral therapy, and healing sessions.
He lives and works in Naples, Florida, and offers in-person and TeleHealth distance sessions.
As a Storytelling Artist, he brings the healing art of storytelling into his teachings and sessions. In a world of touch-deficit, stories touch us. When we transform our stories, we transform our lives.
Every January, Dr. Joel Ying and Suzanne Scurlock co-teach the Healing From the Core®: Release & Renewal workshop using embodiment, storytelling, and Native American teachings to connect to and manifest intentions for the New Year.