Psychological skills training and therapeutic bodywork for your health and well-being
As a life-long meditator, I came to really recognize the legitamcy and benefits of a daily meditation practice in my adulthood. I am every so thankful to Charlie and Helen Lutes for their guidance and support. For this reason and others, I am available to teach meditation and to help anyone struggling with their practice to gain full value and continue onwards. It is worth all that is required.
In 2002, I met the late Dr. John Veltheim and became an avid student. We collaborated often throughout the years and I attended every course of his that I was able, which was substantial. Having been one of the first PaRama designated practitioners and having attended nearly every advanced course multiple times, I have a unique perspective on the essence of his teaching. I was priveledged to have helped deliver the revised PaRama course with John in 2019, and I now continue the work through my own understanding and experience.
Around that same time I became interested in massage therapy to help a shoulder issue of my own but I had no intention, at that time, of leaving my career as an IT software developer. However, one thing led to another and I became trained in several advanced forms of therapeutic bodywork including Myopractics and Orthopedic Clinical Rehabilitation.
In 2018, I completed a Masters program in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sports Psychology. This led to more studies in the field of human movement and then on to further work in the field of exercise physiology. While studying fitness, it became evident that some knowledge of nutrition is valuable if not essential, which led to my pursuits in the field of applied nutrition and metabolic health.
Related trainings and experiences are listed below. My goal is to be proficient and well-rounded in the field of health and wellness following the evidence-based biopsychosocial model and yet remain on the cutting edge of new developments and practices.
THERAPEUTIC BODYWORK TRAINING
Board Certified (BCTMB) and State Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) – National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) since 2004.
Clinical Rehabilitation Massage Therapist – NCBTMB Board Specialty Certification
Orthopedic Massage Therapist – Certified by the Academy of Clinical Massage
Myopractitioner – Certified by the Myopractic Board of Examiners
Integrative Assessment for Manual Therapy – Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
Sports Massage Therapist – American Massage Therapy Association
Bodywork Therapist – Certified by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
Certified ACE Massage Cupping (Decompression Therapy) practitioner – ACE Massage Cupping & MediCupping
Additional bodywork trainings – Decompression therapy (cupping), Visceral manipulation, Hot Stones, Craniosacral therapy, Spa services, Structural Integration, Lymph drainage, Forearm and Elbow techniques, Medical Massage, and more.
FITNESS & MOVEMENT THERAPY
Corrective Exercise and Orthopedic Rehabilitation track – Masters of Science in Kinesiology (human movement); A.T. Still University; Mesa, AZ; Graduated December 2018
Exercise Physiologist (C-EP) – Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) – NASM
Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Level I Professional – ACSM & American Medical Association (AMA) collaborative world-wide initiative
DNS Exercise Trainer – DNS for Movement Therapy
Orthopedic Exercise Specialist – Certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Diabetes for the Exercise Professional Certificate – ACSM Special Population
Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) – Medical Exercise Training Institute (in-progress)
Registered Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 200) – Yoga Alliance Organization
CPR/AED & First Aid – National Safety Council and American Heart Association (AHA)
PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS TRAINING
Sports Psychology track – Masters of Science in Kinesiology (human movement); A.T. Still University; Mesa, AZ; Graduated December 2018
Integropractic® Meditation Instructor – Developer of a meditative deep relaxation process
Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor – Deepak Chopra Meditation®
Master Health Coach – Precision Nutrition Level 2, 2023
Sedona Method® Coach Level 1 Certificate – Sedona Method; [Release Technique]
MindScape Imagery Practitioner – International BodyTalk Association (IBA)
HeartMath® Certified Practitioner – HeartMath® Institute for Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner, Course Developer, and former Instructor – PaRama College – International Bodytalk Association (IBA)
NUTRITION & METABOLIC HEALTH
Applied Nutrition Graduate Certificate – University of Arizona; Tuscan, AZ; Certificate awarded December, 2018
Nutrition Coach (CNC) – Certified by the NASM, 2019 – 2021
Nutrition, Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coach (Pn1) – Certified by Precision Nutrition Level 1, 2023
Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS) – Certified as Level 1 by the eNRG Performance Institute, 2022
Metabolic Balance Coach – Metabolic Balance Institute, 2022
Metabolic Health Professional (CMHP) –Cardiometabolic Health Conference, 2023
Metabolic Health Practitioner – Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners and the National Association of Sports Nutrition (NASN) (in-progress)
Metabolic Efficiency Expert – PNOĒ Academy of Metabolic Analysis, 2022
LCHF Holistic Nutritionist – Nutrition Network
Holistic Nutritionist – National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) Member, 2020
Child Brain Development Educator – The Family Hope Center, 2017
Find inner peace and live a more balanced life.
My method for living a more peaceful life is simple and easy to follow. Combines everything you need to align body and mind for total balance.
At the Integropractic Meditation online course, you have ongoing access to the theoretical and practical online classes, which help to accelerate the progress and development of heightened, or integrated, states of consciousness. This increases states of well-being and countless other benefits for the mind and body. Common effects of meditation are improved ability to handle challenging situations that result in the experience of less negative stress.
Your Daily Practice
Therapeutic Bodywork is perhaps the most underrated complementary and alternative health care modality. Physiological structure and function are intricately entangled. Muscle and joint pain are good reasons to seek therapy but certainly not the only one. Every tissue and cell is affected by proper manual or movement therapy. The central nervous system (CNS) is the master controller of the gross anatomy for posture, digestion, walking, sensory processing, body temperature, immunity, breathing, hormone regulation, and too much to list here.
Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle
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