I have over twenty-five years of clinical experience working with a diverse clientele. I became a Massage Therapist in 1984 in response to the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. I was a Shanti volunteer, and at that time, people with HIV/AIDS were not being touched because of the unfounded fear of contagion. I became a Certified Massage Therapist because I wanted to know how to touch my clients in a safe, healing way.

I continued my training in bodywork with Irene Smith, CMT. Her Service Through Touch Training, serving the needs of people with life threatening illnesses, was based on her extensive study with Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. As I worked with my clients, I was intrigued by their expression of feeling while being touched. I began to look for additional training in a type of bodywork that addressed the connection between the mind and the body. Thus, I became a Certified Rosen Method® Bodywork Practitioner in 1990.

In my Rosen Method® career I have advanced to become a Rosen Method® Movement Teacher, Rosen Method® Movement Senior Training Teacher, Primary Bodywork and Movement Intern Supervisor, Intern Group Teacher and Introductory Workshop Teacher. I am on the teaching staff at the Rosen Method® Berkeley Center and the Rosen Method® Open Center.

To deepen and develop my practice in the last twenty-five years, I have pursued additional training in the fields of psychology, anatomy, shamanism, sound healing, breath work, Emotional Freedom Technique, chakra and aura cleansing, psychic development, transformational healing, Eastern religions, active listening, unlearning racism and non-violent communication. I also trained for many years with Louise Barrie, MFT, the founder of Huma Transpersonal Bodywork®, and in 1994 was certified as a Huma practitioner.

After years of accessing the unconscious through the body, I attended the Hypnotherapy Training Institute in Northern California to learn how to work with the subconscious in another way. I became a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in 2002.

My areas of interest and experience include working with:

  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities
  • Size-acceptance and body image issues
  • Abuse, trauma and recovery
  • Creativity
  • Intimacy
  • Spiritual practice
  • Parenting
  • Exploring obstacles, dilemma and paradox with spaciousness and curiosity

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