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I attended Tufts University – Boston School of Occupational Therapy from 1970-1974 where I got my B.S. in Occupational Therapy. During the summer of my freshman year at Tufts, I studied in Mexico City at La Universidad National Autonomia de Mexico, where I studied Spanish, archeology and Art of Ancient America.

Upon graduating from Tufts, I worked at the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital in Boston until my husband and I moved to Johnson City, TN in 1978.

For a short period of time, we lived in Biot, France. Then we moved back to Johnson City in 1981.

Upon returning from France, I worked as an Occupational Therapist at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital as a staff therapist. I also worked as a home health OT for the Med. Center for about one year.

When my first daughter was about 2 years old, I returned to work at the JC Medical Center for about 1 ½ years as the interim head of the Occupational Therapy Dept. until I was 8 months pregnant with my second daughter. After that I did not work outside the home for 14 years.

During the time that I was a stay-at- home mom, I did many volunteer jobs. I ran the Fairmont School clinic as Clinic Chairperson for 9 years. I trained as a Red Cross Instructor to train the parent volunteers in our Fairmont Clinic. I volunteered to help out in the Fairmont library and I helped with the writing program and Books-on-Tape. I trained with the junior league to be a puppeteer to teach 3rd grade students about sexual abuse.

In 1998, a friend of mine, who was also an Occupational Therapy graduate from Tufts University, introduced me to Myofascial Release by releasing my right elbow completely of pain in two short sessions. It was then that I wanted to know more about this incredible therapy.

Three years later, in July of 2001, I started my training with John Barnes with a series of seminars that lasted 10 days: Myofascial Release I, Myofascial Unwinding and Myofascial Release II. In November of that year, I started renting my office space on West Walnut Street in Johnson City where I have my office today. To date, I have taken 13 seminars in Myofascial Release and four seminars in Craniosacral Therapy. I have also spent one week at the John Barnes Clinic in Paoli, PA for a Skills Enhancement Week and I spent two weeks at John Upledger Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida as the attending therapist to my patient who was in a two week intensive therapy program. Although one can see that some of the seminars that I have taken are repeats, I will let you know that one still learns a lot of new information in any seminar as one is in a different mental state, with a different level of knowing during each seminar. Therefore, with each seminar I always learn a tremendous amount of knowledge.

The other seminars that I have taken, have all been subjects that contribute to my work in Myofascial Release and Craniosacral therapy in some manner. Recently, my latest seminar in Therapeutic Reflexology has been of great assistance in preparing the body for deeper and more efficient releases.

About two years ago, I came across instructions for a technique call the Amygdala Connection Technique. This wonderful technique has greatly enhanced the progression of my patients in their journey towards total wellness. Since I am acutely aware that emotions dictate the health of the body, I am very appreciative of the benefits of the Amygdala Connections Technique for facilitating my patients to release trapped emotion in their limbic system, their adrenal glands and within the sympathetic nervous system. This in turn, facilitates the patient’s body to allow for deeper releases. It is one of the most efficient techniques that I have ever come across other than Myofascial release and Craniosacral therapy.

I am very aware that it ‘takes a village’ of practitioners to help a person,who has suffered debilitating trauma, to regain a level of wellness that all human beings deserve. I consider myself fortunate to have trained in this wonderful form of therapy that enhances this process towards wellness. I have often told people, that I have the best job in the universe because of the manner in which it releases all forms of trapped energy which have created energy cysts and restrictions that create blockages and barriers to normal function within the body and the mind.


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