Aromatherapy, Counterstrain, and The Oils Maven

It is early January 2018. Though the shock from my beloved Dad’s unexpected passing three months before is dissipating, it still affects me as does the grief that was magnified by the recent holidays. Add to it the deep layers of PTSD that were stirred up by the events, and it’s easy to understand the…

Continue Reading →

Trauma, Counterstrain, and Somatic Transformation – The Mission of Healing and Protecting the Patient and the Therapist

Dr. Sharon Stanley arrived in my life serendipitously. Perhaps that’s not the right word since life keeps showing me that people never arrive in our lives by accident. Sharon arrived at a time when the shock and grief of my beloved Dad’s unexpected death compounded with deep layers of PTSD to drive me into paralyzing…

Continue Reading →

Counterstrain and Chiropractic Medicine – Complementary, Not Conflicting

I met Doctor Chris Grams, DC, at a point in which I was convinced that Counterstrain was the one and only modality that I—and everybody else—would ever need for the rest of our lives. And it’s not that I hadn’t even tried chiropractic medicine in the past—all the contrary! It was chiropractic medicine what delivered…

Continue Reading →

Five Ways Counterstrain Crushes Other Modalities

Counterstrain is without a doubt an amazing modality. It is so amazing that it leaves other therapeutic modalities in the dust! But how does Counterstrain do that? Before I tell you, there are a few things you need to know—namely, the latest in the world of Counterstrain. I consider myself privileged to be part of…

Continue Reading →

What an Amazing Time to be a Counterstrain Therapist

It’s nearly impossible to describe the unmistakable feeling of being part of something greater than ourselves. Something so amazing that, deep inside, we know will change the world. That’s how I feel about being part of the Counterstrain community. As this revolutionary therapeutic modality evolves, not only does it challenge what we had accepted about…

Continue Reading →

Sharing my Passion for Counterstrain – Thank You, Island Fitness

I have a soft spot for Island Fitness since it was Michael and Alexa Rosenthal—the current owners—who introduced me to Counterstrain Master Tim Hodges, and also welcomed me and my new, then, practice in a part time office; two events that certainly changed my career and my life. I have great memories of my time there, interacting with the staff, the trainers, and their members, and of starting to develop a solid reputation as Counterstrain therapist.

Continue Reading →

Counterstrain, Hakomi, and the Benefits of Expressing Anger

Who isn’t familiar with what we call the Fight or Flight response? It is how we simplify and digest the interactions of the autonomic nervous system—namely the Sympathetic division—as it prepares us for a response when facing what we consider a threat. Whether this threat is tangible (as in facing a growling animal) or perceptual…

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 6