Healing From the Core®
Certified Practitioners and Master Practitioners
About Our Certified Practitioners
Certified Practitioners of Distance Healing From the Core® have successfully completed a 2+ year certification program to offer private sessions from a distance.
About Distance Healing Sessions
Distance Healing sessions allow you to work one-on-one with a Certified Practitioner to explore how deep, guided connection can facilitate your healing, particularly when travel (or pandemic) prohibits an in-person session.*
The purpose of a distance session may be to more easily and accurately figure out the puzzle of an illness you may be challenged by, and/or help clarify what feels foggy, unmanageable, or unhealable within your own internal system or in your life. Your Certified Practitioner will then work with you to change and optimize your internal environment to create a more healing, integrated flow. This, in turn, enables you to shift, change and heal at a pace that works for you.
In addition to helping you increase your capacity for healing, your sessions with your Certified Practitioner are designed to help you reclaim your personal power and accountability. These sessions will enable you to take your personal healing work and development much deeper than most people are able to manage on their own.
All from the comfort of your home or office, at a time that works for you.
Contact any of our Certified Practitioners to discuss how distance healing facilitation can work for you.
And, please remember that this work is not intended to replace physical or mental healthcare or professional medical treatment. These sessions are not intended to be used to replace your relationship with your licensed healthcare providers, however, they may augment the benefits of the licensed healthcare that you receive.
*This means that you can schedule a distance session for any reason, from inclement weather, to feeling under the weather, to not having a Certified Practitioner close to your location, or the distance being too far to travel consistently.
Certified Practitioners of Healing From the Core® have successfully completed the requirements to be a certified in-person therapist.
Looking for information about Instructors for our trainings? View our Healing From the Core® Certified Instructors.
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View all of our Practitioners below, or search by last name or region.
Master Practitioners are noted beneath their photos, or view all Master Practitioners here.
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.
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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 Zoom for 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.
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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.
Email Beth Ann or call her at 216-374-1469.
Tamara is a compassionate healer who combines many modalities with a working knowledge of Healing From the Core principles.
A Chiropractic Physician in private practice since 1990, her goal is to provide optimal care for patients.
Her background includes teaching, CranioSacral therapy, Visceral Manipulation, functional medicine, and prenatal and pediatric care.
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Her intuitive approach to bodywork integrates physical and emotional aspects of health. Setting up Movement for Well Being, wellness classes at her office, has added another dimension to her practice.
This has created a space for individuals to deepen therapeutic presence and create healthy boundaries, which includes a monthly HFC support circle.
Healing From the Core® Instructor (Retired)
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.
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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.
Healing From the Core® 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.
Instructor Testimonial: I was blown away! Lori is an...
“Thank you so much for the privilege of being able to have one the best experiences of my life. Besides all of the amazing information, it was just so wonderful to experience Lori as an instructor. It was my first time having someone else other than Suzanne, and I have to say I was blown away! Lori is an amazing gift to the HFC community, and a real gem as a person and instructor. She has a way of making the information so easy and attainable. There was a part of me when looking for classes that was like, ‘No way! I am only taking classes from Suzanne!’ But I no longer feel that way. You have certainly prepared your instructors!
Lori handled all questions with such ease and openness. She truly modeled what it means to be present. I can’t even imagine all that she is going through with her dad, but I feel really blessed to have experienced what being grounded through adversity means. I learned so much just by her modeling presence. It is such a testament to all the work that she has done. She showed me my next few steps.”
Erica in Seattle, WA, June 2016
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“It was as though Lori spoke directly to my inner critic. She got me in touch with parts of myself I have never been able to bring to conscious awareness before.”
“Lori’s quiet, powerful presence created a sense of safety that allowed me to explore and heal memories I could not touch before today.”
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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).
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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.
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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 902-865-4998.
James is a Certified Practitioner of Healing From the Core® in Lr. Sackville, NS.
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.
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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.
Stacey is a Master Practitioner of Healing From the Core® and a Certified Practitioner of Distance Healing From the Core® in Eldersburg, MD.
Fran is a Certified Practitioner of Healing From the Core® in Jackson, Wyoming.
Karen is a holistic physical therapist and massage therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is owner of Phoenix Infinity, LLC in Arlington, Virginia.
Her practice combines traditional orthopaedic techniques with craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage therapy, and visceral manipulation.
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She implements Healing from the Core® principles and explorations during her sessions. Her passion is to assist people in returning to their true selves, helping them remember their essence and joy.
Karen’s love for nature and animals keeps her grounded and connected to the present moment, deepening her spiritual path.
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.
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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.
Kim Falone has an extensive background in the healing arts. A licensed massage therapist and bodyworker since 1986, she and her husband Vince founded the Center for Relaxation and Healing in Chatham, NJ in 1992.
Kim manages and directs this holistic health care center with over 15 professional massage therapists and bodyworkers on staff.
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Kim Falone is the author of Opening Again: Poems and Parables of Transformation. Poetry readings and workshop offerings are an important part of Kim’s work.
She is also the mother of 3 teenagers.
Her book of Poems and Parables of Transformation is available for purchase at Amazon.com.
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.
Patrice is a body-centered spiritual director, integrating Healing from the Core® skills and practices in her work with individuals and groups.
She is devoted to her own deep healing work and companioning others who seek to live into the fullness of their soul’s power and purpose.
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Patrice specializes in guiding people through life transitions and health challenges, having worked as a pastor and hospice chaplain for over fifteen years.
Patrice also leads creative writing workshops and is a certified facilitator in the Amherst Writers and Artists method.
She finds joy improvising at the piano, writing, walking in the woods with her husband, and in community with kindred spirits.
You can learn more about her at www.soulcareconnections.com.
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.
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.
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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.
Healing From the Core® Instructor
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.
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“Joanna is a wonderful presence in every way; she embodies the principles of Healing from the Core with such grace.”
Instructor Testimonial: Joanna creates an extremely safe space...
“Joanna creates an extremely safe space that allows participants to open up, go deep, share and bond. She is superb at sensing when each person is at their edge – and where they need to be working – as she assists them to move forward in their own way, at their own pace.”
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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 Joanna or 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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Email Carolina or call 0054-911-30188545 (mobile).
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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.
Contactos: firstname.lastname@example.org. Celular: 0054-911-30188545
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.
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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.
She sees clients of all ages, infants to adults.
For more information, visit her IAHP Profile.
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.
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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
Carole is a NC Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist and owner of Carole Lilly Massage in Sylva, NC.
She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Auburn University and is the Business and Marketing Instructor at the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville NC.
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Her practice combines Esalen massage, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy. During sessions, she integrates Healing From the Core® principles and explorations.
Her passion is in being curious and open to discovery, holding a therapeutic space as people connect more deeply with themselves.
Some of Carole’s favorite ways to stay grounded and present are walking in nature, puzzles, swimming, gardening, singing and massage.
Email Carole or call 828-507-9581.
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.
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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.
Kate is the author of From my Hands and Heart: Achieving Health and Balance with CranioSacral Therapy and co-author of Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Business.
She has a private practice in Livermore, California, and you can find out more on her website: Kmackinnon.com.
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.
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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.
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®.
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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
Meghan holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies, is a Certified Massage Therapist since 2013, and is techniques certified in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy.
She has a healing arts practice in Livermore, CA where she offers CranioSacral Therapy and other complimentary forms of bodywork.
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Her personal healing journey both led her into the world of bodywork and gives her a unique perspective as a healing arts practitioner.
She uses the principles of the Healing from the Core® curriculum in her professional practice as well as in her daily life.
Find out more information about her and her healing arts practice at www.UnwindingJourney.com.
Amelia is a massage therapist in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland. She brings a conscious presence, sensitive, nurturing touch and her loving playful spirit to all her work.
Facilitating connection is one of Amelia’s strong skills. Whether it is one on one with a client deepening their personal connection between body, mind and spirit; or in a larger group, supporting interpersonal connections, Amelia can dive deeply into this healing work.
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A powerfully creative spirit, Amelia is a multimedia designer, artist, photographer, knitter and gardener, who also has provided support for Healing From the Core® in the areas of marketing and design.
Amelia lives in Annapolis with her daughter Sarah, an endless source of joy as well as lessons and learnings.
Amelia’s studies continue in Lymph Drainage Therapy, CranioSacral therapy, and other hands-on therapies, supporting her desire to offer many paths to healing.
Chery has an extensive background in teaching and the healing arts. She taught children for twenty years prior to becoming a body worker in 1995.
As a licensed massage therapist with specialties in Ashiatsu and CranioSacral Therapy she enhances her training, knowledge and skills with conscious presence and compassionate touch.
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As a teacher of yoga and meditation, she artfully weaves mindfulness practice into her sessions.
Her one-day presentations of Healing From the Core® are a fusion of Restorative Yoga and Suzanne’s teachings.
Chery’s passion is to facilitate a deep understanding of the self-healing potential of every human body.
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.
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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 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.
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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.
Email Jennifer or call 508-932-3086.
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.
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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.
Email Joan or text her at 734-323-9485.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Find out more about Robyn’s private practice, writing, and speaking at www.livinginthebody.net.
Emil is a professional Massage Therapist who has been working in physical rehabilitation and healing for the past 38 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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.
Email Sandy or call 301-928-3199.
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.
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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!
Email Jeanne or call 763-308-4571.
Healing From the Core® Instructor (Retired)
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.
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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.
Angela truly walks her talk. As a Healing from the Core® Certified Instructor, Angela skillfully guided others through this deeply transformative process. Drawing from her personal healing journey of recovery from PTSD, Angela has refined her experience to provide an expertise that touches everyone. Angela has a way of connecting with her students through real life experiences that both clarify concepts and enhance the student’s own healing process. She brings laughter, movement and her experience as an OTA to create a rich and meaningful environment for the entire group.
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“Angela is an excellent teacher who shares her heart and soul so openly and generously. In doing so, she creates an environment that is nurturing and safe, where each of us feel comfortable to share our hearts as well. What a gift!”
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“Angela is very knowledgeable about the curriculum and she inspired me to continue the journey to find the true me.”
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®.
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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.
Email Gillian or call 301-535-8540.
Heather Thomas is a successful Mentor, Guide and Facilitator of Health and Healing.
Having found personal health through her heart’s purpose, Heather works on walking her talk everyday.
She has been teaching Yoga, Meditation and Energy Healing since 2007, practicing Massage and Craniosacral Therapy since 2010.
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In 2011 everything changed when she took her first Healing from the Core® class (Full Body Presence: Grounding & Healthy Boundaries). Heather found that Suzanne’s work with presence in the body was the missing puzzle piece that helped connect everything together.
Holding therapeutic presence for others, learning and sharing are some of the things that Heather does best. Heather has recently stepped into hosting transformational workshops and retreats and is currently planning some great adventures.
She is passionate about what works for her and in sharing this wisdom hopes to inspire you on your own personal journey to Health, Happiness and Life Harmony.
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.
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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, LMT, LCSW, has over 30 years of experience as a health care provider outside of Chicago in 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 into a unified functioning being.
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As a certified practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy (CST, a form of bodywork) with a social work background, Sandy brings forth a unique and deeper perspective in providing multiple wellness therapies to her clients. Sandy is energized in supporting individuals who want to move beyond the struggle-survival cycle and onto the path of a thriving life.
Also a Certified Maser Practitioner of Distance Healing from the Core®, Sandy incorporates these principles and practices into her client’s sessions to help them re-connect with their inner wisdom. Available in both distance and in-person sessions (pandemic permitting), individual and group sessions, these principles are tailored to the client or community circle’s needs and desire.
Tendinitis. 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 and live with less physical and emotional limitations. As such, she is committed to her own continued healing growth using the powerful modalities she provides, including CST, mindfulness and HFC.
Sandy is passionate about holding a sacred and therapeutic space to help individuals overcome physical pain and emotional trauma so they may be more present and use their whole mind-body-soul being to live healthier lives. She provides these healing arts in the warm surroundings of her private practice, through the soothing dialogue and energy of long distance healing facilitation (certified in LDHF), 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.
Honored to offer the gentle, holistic modalities for which she has so greatly benefited, Sandy is passionate about helping others embrace their journey of personal healing and growth. 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 you heal and/or become aware of new possibilities in a thriving life.
Jan Yates is a Certified CranioSacral therapist with over 15 years of experience. She is the owner of Cherokee Health Systems in Tysons Corner.
Her practice includes cranioSacral therapy, lymph drainage and SomatoEmotional Release.
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Jan works with clients of all ages, from infancy to the elderly, and she often works with soldiers with PTSD.
Jan is driven to help her clients return to their healthiest selves, living from the truest nature of their being.
To rejuvenate her own spirit, Jan enjoys walking in nature and a round of golf.
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.
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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.
Find him online at JoelYing.com.