Certified Instructors, Presenters & Practitioners
Certified Presenters & Practitioners by Last Name: S to Z
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.
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. 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.