The primary modality I use is craniosacral therapy. Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on healing approach that uses several kinds of techniques to support your healing. These techniques may include touch, movement, visualization, talking, and mindfulness-based awareness. The primary goal of Craniosacral Therapy is to support and help engage your own body’s healing resources. In addition to craniosacral therapy, I am trained in Global Somatics Process (a cousin to Body-Mind Centering) and have received training in Somatic Experiencing and Integral Somatic Psychotherapy.
Sessions are 90 minutes long. People I work with have come for sessions to focus on held trauma (individual, collective, generational and historical), on pain management and cessation, on shifting held patterns in the body, and for emotional and/or physiological integration.
I am also open to any questions and conversations about this strange thing called bodywork. There is a reason why every system of dominance works to control the body and turn it into an object. I am happy to take time and give attention towards anyone who is trying to find their way out of that which can include just taking the time to make this "bodywork" thing feel less mysterious.
I offer a sliding fee scale for a 90 minute session ($50 to $85).
Some people are able to receive reduced cost sessions to make them more accessible. I can only provide this for a limited number of people at any given time. Feel free to ask me about this. If I say that I cannot offer this to you, feel free to check in again with me after 3 months have gone by to see if there are openings. It is up to my discretion to determine how many of these reduced cost slots I can offer and is based on the management of my personal finances. If I offer you one of the reduced cost slots, we will negotiate what you feel that you can pay. My goal is to provide accessible bodywork for those who cannot afford my sliding fee scale to as many people as possible. I am sometimes open to barter but only for the kinds of services that are concrete needs in my or my family’s life. Examples include: skilled labor such as construction or plumbing or landscaping; food such as whole meals for my family; herbal/homeopathic remedies; accounts/book-keeping/taxes support, frequent flyer miles or travel vouchers.
I currently practice on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Saturdays at the People's Movement Center on 41st and Chicago (www.peoplesmovementcenter.com).