Monica is a Physical Therapist with over 25 years experience of working in diverse clinical & community settings with clients of all ages and abilities. Monica currently specializes in providing hands on, manual therapy in an outpatient setting. She is an Upledger Institute Diplomate Level Certified Therapist in Craniosacral Therapy (CST) and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) Techniques, is certified in Jones Strain-Counterstrain, a Certified Reiki Master Practitioner & Instructor, and completed a 4 year certificate in Dream Tending. The newest clinical offering is Dream Tending: Techniques for accessing the creative & healing resources offered in dreams. Celtic Shamanic Techniques for Healing and Wellness are also offered.
All of our offerings are gentle and facilitate the body's innate ability to heal. Craniosacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Strain-Counterstrain, Reiki, Dream Tending, and Shamanic techniques all assist with Healing and Integration of the Whole Person: Body, Mind, and Soul.
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What conditions may benefit from our offerings?
Headaches, Migraines, Chronic Neck & Back Pain, Stress & Tension Related Disorders, Anxiety, Head/Brain Injuries, Post-Concussion Syndromes, Spinal Cord Injuries, Chronic Fatigue, Central Nervous System Disorders, TMJ Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome & Disorder, Infant & Childhood Disorders, Birth Trauma (baby and/or parent), Orthopedic and Post Surgical Conditions. In addition: Difficulty sleeping, decreased ability to access creativity, feeling isolated, nightmares, recurring dreams, desire for improved immune function and overall well-being may also be addressed.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is an osteopathic based, hands-on, light-touch approach that releases osseous restrictions & soft tissue tensions of the brain, spinal cord, membranes, and supporting musculature & soft tissues of the body and central nervous system. CST relieves deep tensions in body tissues & systems and relieves pain & dysfunction while improving whole-body wellness. SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is part of CST.
The SER process supports the CST techniques by assisting clients with releasing foreign energy accumulated in body tissues or systems from life experiences, trauma, or injury. Techniques incorporating imagery & dialogue may be utilized. Each session is individualized to each client's needs and goals. One of the core principals of CST/SER is that each living being has an innate knowledge to facilitate their healing process. It is a goal of CST/SER to support the unique healing process of each individual, and to assist each client with accessing & activating their innate healing abilities.
Strain-Counterstrain is also an osteopathic, positional tissue technique that gently releases tensions & improves function in all body systems.
Service Fee: $75 to $100 per One Hour Session
Reiki, Pronounced "ray-key" is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Rei means "Universal" and Ki means "Life Force Energy" Reiki is classified as a vibrational, or subtle energy therapy & is facilitated/activated by light touch. Reiki is theorized to balance the human biofield. Therefore, the body's ability to heal itself is supported and strengthened. Reiki is recognized as an alternative, complimentary medicine technique.
$60 per hour
CELTIC SHAMANIC HEALING (Individual and Group Offerings)
The exploration and application of vital cultural soul elements and healing techniques in the ancient Celtic Tradition. Perceiving and relating to the Divine in Nature and all Beings. Holding powerful respect for and hospitality to all Peoples. Honoring nature, the feminine, the balanced masculine, elders, and spirits of the ancestors through rituals of the Celtic wheel, and rituals of remembrance and communion. Appreciating the Hearth as the alter of family, community, and Otherworldly passage. Engaging the inherent wisdom of dreams and the process of engaging with them. Observance and participation in the cycles of life as perceived in the seasons and rhythms of the Earth.
Individual Session: $75. Group Events: Price Varies
Dream tending (DT) is one approach to living a soul filled life. It is reflective of methods that shamans, storytellers, artists, and poets have engaged in for thousands of years. There is intelligence, wisdom, compassion, and creativity alive in the dreaming psyche. DT ventures far beyond analysis & interpretation.
We work with animated dream time images, utilizing specific techniques & skill sets, to activate & engage the deep imagination. Through art, poetry, journaling, movement, story- telling, & experiences with nature, we invite & interact with the wisdom of Dream Time figures & landscapes, incorporating the creativity & generativity into everyday life & the healing process.
Working with images of the dream time offers us deeper opportunities to gain insight & assistance with: creativity, problem solving, managing stress, anxiety, fear, nightmares, recurring dreams, & with cultivating compassionate insight into our everyday relationships & experiences. In shared experiences, we create community and develop a sense of belonging. Classes & Individual Sessions are offered.
*Dream Tending is not counseling & is not a substitute for professional psychotherapy or medical treatment*
Service Fee: $15 drop-in tuition per in person group class. $10 Zoom Class. $75 per one hour individual session. Retreats: $ to be determined.
Graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Physical Therapy
Upledger Institute Craniosacral Therapy Technique Level Certification
Upledger Institute Craniosacral Therapy Diplomate Level Certification
Graduate of the Mentors of the Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences - Dream Tending Program with Steven Aizenstat, PhD
Dream Tending Certificate, Pacifica Graduate Institute - Dream Tending Program Levels I, II, and III with Steven Aizenstat, PhD
Celtic Shamanic Training and Mentorship with Jeanne Marie Troge, MA
January 2019 - July 2021
Evidence Based Mediumship I and II - with Medium Michael Mayo
June - September 2021
Certified Reiki Master & Instructor
Certified in Jones Strain-Counter Strain Technique
Dream Tending ZOOM Groups:
RESUMING in January 2023
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$10.00 per session.
In Person In-door or Outdoor groups to resume when appropriate. Please wear a mask (indoor) & bring your own water and snack. Please bring a paper notebook & drawing materials - pen or other
ZOOM Link sent at time of registration. Venmo accepted.
Individual Dream Tending Sessions - In person or via Zoom
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Craniosacral Treatment - In person or ZOOM Guided Instruction in Self- Treatment Techniques:
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"Monica is a gifted Dream Tender. She is skilled in her craft, but more importantly she is sensitive and intuitive and there is no one I would trust more to tend my dreams with. She holds sacred space with curiosity and depth and has an uncanny ability to ask the right question at the right time to help my dreams reveal their deepest meaning. I couldn't be more grateful for her wise counsel and supportive presence."
~Rev. Kathie McCutcheon, Interfaith Minister, NC
www.dreamtending.com (Dream Tending)
www.upledger.com (Craniosacral Therapy)
www.mistsofthecelticheart.com (Celtic Shamanism)
Aizenstat, Stephen Ph.D. Dream Tending: Awakening to the Healing Power of Dreams.
Andrews, Munya. Journey into Dream Time.
MacEowen, Frank. The Mist Filled Path: Celtic Wisdom for Exiles, Wanderers, and Seekers.
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Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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