Education/Training

BA, Anthropology, 1978 SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, N.Y.
Masters in Theological Studies, 1981 Wesley Theological Seminary, Wash., D.C.
Masters of Divinity, 1982 Wesley Theological Seminary, Wash., D.C.

Basic & Advanced Therapeutic Massage, 500 hrs, Potomac Myotherapy Institute
Sports Massage, 118 in-class hours of training
Active Isolated Stretching with Aaron Mattes, 24 hrs
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Levels I-V, Certification, 169 hrs of training
Advanced Training in Orthopedic Assessment and Therapeutic Technique, 500 hrs;
Supervised Instructor Training, 300 hrs
Myofascial Release/Connective Tissue Mobilization, 138 hrs
Advanced Myofascial Release, The Method of Ida Rolf, 100 hrs, Assistant Instructor
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT), Levels I-III, 112 hrs
The Shoulder: Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, 13 hrs
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Head, Neck and Facial Pain, 19.5 hrs
Bodywork for the Childbearing Year: Pregnancy & Infant Massage,
34 hrs with Certification
Somatic Psychology, 63 hrs
Psychological Issues in Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, 16 hrs
The Body as Resource in Working with Fear, 15 hrs
Addictions as Somatic Dissociation, 15 hrs
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, 500 hour Certification Training, BCST®
Advanced Training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, 400 hrs
Foundations in Pre & Perinatal Shock and Trauma, 96 hrs
Nerve Facilitation, An Advanced Course in Craniosacral Therapy, 32 hrs
Continuum and the Healing Process, 60 hrs
Massage for People Living with Cancer, 24 hrs

Additional Continuing Education Training (in shorter length seminars):

The Physiology of Touch for Bodyworkers
Touch: Emotional Implications, Ethical Considerations
The Trager Method of Dr. Milton Trager, M.D.
The Bowen System, Fascial Kinetics
Therapeutic Touch
Biokinetics, Thomas Hanna’s “Somatics”
Tui Na, Chinese Medical Massage
Massectomy Massage
Dissection of the Cervical Region
Kinetic Massage, Working with the Body In Motion
Understanding Depression
Emotional Intelligence
Breakthroughs in Healing Trauma
Emotions, Stress & Disease
Chronic pain
Brain Fitness after 30
Re-Inventing Mid-Life: Sleep, Aging & Overeating
The Ethics of Touch: Boundaries, Values, and Professionalism
Alzheimer’s, Memory, & Dementia
Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety
Effective Examination of the Shoulder Complex: New Advances
Better Brains, Better Bodies
Brain Injury: Stroke, Alzheimer’s & Head Trauma
Anger, Anxiety & Hypertension
Functional Ergonomics: Interventions & Preventative Solutions for Work-Related Pain & Injuries
Stress Related Disorders
Evaluation & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Biomechanical Approach
Overcoming Disabling Thoughts: Applying Positive Psychology
Conquering Pain
Arthritis, Back Ache & Bone Disease
Effective Examination and Treatment Techniques for the Foot and Ankle
Food, Stress & The Brain
Rotator Cuff Syndrome: From Impingement to Post-Operative Rehab
We Are the Tools of Our Trade: How the Therapist’s Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy

Professional Associations and Credentials

Ordained Minister, Bonded in the State of Virginia
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST)
Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Virginia State Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), with the State Board of Nursing

Teaching Experience

Lead ‘Practical’ Instructor, Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI), Washington, D.C. , 1989-1992
Qualified Instructor for The Advanced Training in Injury Assessment and Therapeutic Technique,
The Muscular Therapy Institute, Cambridge, Mass.
Guest Lecturer in the regular training program, and Continuing Education Instructor at PMTI
Guest Lecturer and Practical Instructor, Applied Kineseology Studies School (AKS), in Herndon, VA
Continuing Education Instructor, Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy
Continuing Education Instructor, Allegany College of Maryland