Healing From the Core®
Certified Practitioners & Certified Master Practitioners
Certified 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.
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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.