Healing From the Core®
Certified Presenters, Practitioners & Long Distance Healing Facilitators
About Our HFC Presenters, Practitioners &
Long Distance Healing Facilitators
Certified Healing From the Core® Presenters are qualified to teach short entry level courses, lead study groups and offer private sessions.
About our Presenters
HFC Presenters are certified to instruct the following Healing From the Core® workshops for public and professional audiences of any size:
– Full Body Presence Overview One-day workshops
– Full Body Presence previews (for groups of any size, including conferences)
HFC Presenters are also qualified to assist HFC Advanced level workshops, to lead local study groups and offer private sessions. They are certified to utilize the materials and skills of Healing From the Core on a one-to-one basis, as well as with groups both small and large.
View our HFC Teaching Assistant Qualifications to Assist (PDF)
Long Distance Healing Facilitators are HFC Presenters who offer Long Distance Healing sessions to facilitate your healing, particularly when travel prohibits an in-person session.
About our Long Distance Healing Facilitators
Long Distance Healing (LDH) sessions allow you to work one-on-one with a Certified Healing From the Core® Presenter to explore how deep, guided connection can facilitate your healing, particularly when travel 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 LDH Facilitator 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 LDH Facilitator are designed to help you reclaim your personal power and accountability. If you have already worked with the Soul Embodiment System™ 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 LDHF Certificate Recipients 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 an LDH session for any reason, from inclement weather, to feeling under the weather, to not having an HFC Presenter close to your location, or the distance being too far to travel consistently.
Certified Healing From the Core® Practitioners are qualified to offer private sessions.
About our Practitioners
Certified Healing From the Core® Practitioners are individuals who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of Healing From the Core both conceptually and in a way that embodies the HFC curriculum. They are certified to utilize the materials and skills of Healing From the Core on a one-to-one basis. Practitioners are also qualified to assist at HFC Advanced level workshops.
View our HFC Teaching Assistant Qualifications to Assist (PDF)
Search for a Certified Presenter or Practitioner
View all of our Presenters and Practitioners below, or search by last name or region.
Long Distance Healing Facilitators are noted beneath their photos.
Long Distance Healing Facilitator
Marcia is a physical therapist with over 20 years experience. She is passionate about helping people of all ages achieve more physical comfort, calmness and freedom of movement in their bodies. She believes in getting the right start in life and thrives on helping babies with nursing difficulties and torticollis as well as other developmental difficulties, and helping Moms recover from birth. She works with many conditions, but has special interest in helping people recover from concussion and other complex pain issues. She uses craniosacral therapy, traditional physiotherapy techniques, acupuncture and Healing From the Core principles in her practice. She also teaches a chair yoga class. She works at Neurologic Physiotherapy Clinic in Ottawa, Canada. She enjoys staying grounded by spending time outdoors skating, cross country skiing hiking biking and swimming. Marcia also facilitates occasional HFC Support Group. Email Marcia, call her at 1-613-862-2540 or visit her website or IAHP profile.
Beth Ann is a Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an accomplished ophthalmic photographer and researcher. In search of a women-only group healing experience for sexual trauma, her first HFC course was Healing the Pelvic Floor in 2011. She subsequently completed the Healing from the Core curriculum, crediting the work in providing depth, skills and connections to her healing processes. In wanting to bring this empowering work to her community, she completed the Certified Healing From The Core Presenter training. Beth Ann is creating a women's circle working with the five principles and learning to listen to our own inner wisdom. Beth Ann, using her chosen creative name, An’ Marie, is the author of Resonance, a journey of healing from sexual abuse-related trauma, expressions of perseverance and hope. She shares her explorations in her blog and website: photographybyanmarie.wordpress.com 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. 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. Tamara lives and works in Delaware. View her IAHP profile. Email Tamara or visit Hockessin Chiropractic Care.
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 902-865-4998.
James is a Certified Healing From the Core Presenter in Lr. Sackville, NS.
Stacey is a Certified Healing From the Core Practitioner in Eldersburg, MD.
Karen is a holistic physical therapist and massage therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is co-owner of Phoenix Rising Physical and Massage Therapy in Washington, DC. Her practice combines traditional orthopaedic techniques with craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage therapy, and visceral manipulation. 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. She resides in Maryland. Email Karen or call 301-806-6933.
Christi is a Certified HFC Presenter and a massage therapist with over 11 years of experience. She is the owner of Collaborative Healing and Consulting in Reston, Virginia. Her practice combines craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage therapy, visceral manipulation and massage 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. She enjoys sharing knowledge and providing experiences to help others learn and grow. She stays grounded by connecting with nature, bodywork, and connecting with friends. Email Christi or call 703-626-8429. View her IAHP Profile.
Long Distance Healing Facilitator
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. 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.
Richard has been actively engaged with HFC since 2000 and is a Certified Healing From The Core Presenter. 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. Richard lives and works in Alexandria, Virginia. Email Richard or visit richardgriffincoaching.com.
Long Distance Healing Facilitator
Deb is a holistic manual therapist. In her private practice, she combines cranioSacral with meditation, breathe work, energy work and traditional modalities such as massage and movement. Deb also offers sessions using a Dreamweaver; a vibroacoustic healing instrument using music, vibration, sacred geometry, and intention to facilitate the healing process. Deb is a certified Healing From the Core presenter and advanced cranioSacral therapist. Deb utilizes and teaches techniques to help clients help themselves find peace, health, and joy. Deb’s grounded presence is enhanced by her love of family, nature, and exploring new possibilities. More information can be found at www.debjewett.com.
Long Distance Healing Facilitator
Carolina Joos is a Licensed Massage Therapist in FL, a Diplomat Certified CranioSacral Therapist by the Upledger Institute and a Presenter and Practitioner of the Healing from the Core Curriculum by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana 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.
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-Durana 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
Dale Kressley, a certified presenter, 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
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. 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.
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 Healing From The Core Presenter. 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 healing arts practices is in Sacramento and Livermore, CA where she practices CranioSacral Therapy and other complimentary forms of bodywork. 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.
Kate Mackinnon is a diplomat certified CranioSacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute, a Certified Presenter for 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 though her training in all aspects of her life. Kate is the author of the book entitled From my Hands and Heart: Achieving Health and Balance with CranioSacral Therapy and has a private practice in Livermore, California. 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. 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.
Amelia is a massage therapist in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland and a Certified Healing From the Core Presenter. 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. A powerfully creative spirit, Amelia is a multimedia designer, artist, photographer, knitter and gardener, who also provides supports Healing From the Core in 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. Email Amelia or visit Alchemy Healing Arts Center.
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. 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. Chery lives and works in San Diego County. Email Chery, call 760-782-9907 or visit Mountain Valley Retreat.
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. Email Jennifer or call 508-932-3086.
Barbara Rousseau is a Registered Physical Therapist with a BS and MS from the University of CT. She is certified in NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment) from the Bobath Center in London, England. In her 35 years of experience, she has worked rehabilitation in hospitals, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, educational settings and developed and maintained a pediatric private practice for 15 years. She is currently in private practice and specializes in Craniosacral Therapy, Pediatrics and Healing From the Core. She lives in Mystic, CT with her husband, two busy teenagers and beloved bulldogs. Email Barb.
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), New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, and Certified Healing from the Core Presenter. 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. She lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina. Email Cari or visit her website. Listen to an Interview with Cari
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. Email Ed
Emil is a Certified Healing From the Core Practitioner in Regina, SK.
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. 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.
Email Heather, call 780-972-9447 or visit www.heatherthomas.ca.
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 a Certified Practitioner 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. Email Deb
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. Email Sandy or call 301-928-3199.
Kate is a Certified Healing From the Core Presenter in Barboursville, VA.
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 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. Click here to view her IAHP profile. Email Bobbi or call 703-836-2648.
Long Distance Healing Facilitator
Sandy Williams has been in the health care field for 30 years as a licensed clinical social worker and 20 years as a CranioSacral therapist. She balances these two therapies in her private practice. Sandy enjoys counseling and coaching individuals who want more self-awareness and to improve their lives with goals beyond surviving and into thriving. As a technique certified and advanced practitioner of CranioSacral therapy, Sandy loves facilitating sessions for health improvement, increased self-awareness, and integration of mind, body and spirit with her clients. Sandy also incorporates SomatoEmotional release and Lymph Drainage therapy into her sessions. She uses a variety of therapies in her practice and is drawn to those that incorporate mind, body and spirit.
As a certified Healing from the Core Presenter, she incorporates the 5 Principles and the explorations into her sessions and is excited to help clients re-connect with their inner wisdom. She also enjoys sharing the 5 Principles and awareness exercises in small groups. Providing a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship is a key foundation to her practice. Sandy has a passion for helping individuals to become more present in their lives and to use their whole being to live fuller richer lives. When she is not at her office, she enjoys hiking, camping, and motorcycling with her spouse. Click here to view her IAHP profile. You can contact Sandy by phone at (815-227-0127).
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. 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. Click here to view her IAHP profile. Email Jan or call 703-790-1582.
Dr. Joel Ying, MD, is a holistic physician that integrates modern medicine, herbals, supplements, nutrition, craniosacral therapy, and acupuncture. He teaches tai chi, yoga, and meditation classes. He integrates Healing From the Core principles into his work. Every January, Joel co-leads the Healing From the Core™: Release & Renewal workshop with Suzanne Scurlock. He lives in Naples, Florida, and works in private practice, Joy Health & Wellness, LLC. Visit Joy Health & Wellness.