As a full-time licensed massage therapist and massage therapy instructor in Alabama, I study the causes and sources of pain and discomfort in your body. I make it my business to find answers and effective pain relief methods for you.
As a software developer in my first career, I have personal understanding and experience of the pain that comes from sitting behind a computer all day.
The more I learn, the more I discover that our physical and spiritual symptoms have many sources, especially the family system. In my practice I use all of my training and professional experience to help resolve these issues of pain and difficulty which sometimes seem to have mysterious origin.
I celebrate the completion of 3,070 hours of training in the healing arts!
What follows is a summary of the courses, trainings, and certificates I have received in massage therapy, shamanism, and systemic and family constellations. Complete lists of courses can be found by clicking the appropriate buttons.
1984 Bachelor of Science from Duke University in Computer Science, minor in Electrical Engineering
1982-1999 Software Developer
May 1999 Massage Diploma from the Healing Arts School of Massage, Huntsville, AL. 650 hrs
May 1999 Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by NCBTMB
May 1999-present Alabama Massage Therapy License #656 in good standing
1999-2001 Teaching Assistant, Healing Arts School of Massage, Huntsville, AL
Jun 2000 Certification in Orthopedic Massage with Whitney Lowe / OMERI. Siler City, NC. 70 hrs
June 2004 Alabama Massage Therapy Instructor License #I-065
2004-2005 Massage Therapy I Instructor, Madison School of Massage. Created Massage Therapy I curriculum.
2013 Designed Acupressure protocol for chemotherapy support study, St. Jude's teaching hospital
Sep 2015 Certified Systemic and Family Systems Constellation Facilitator, All My Relations Constellations, Ashton, MD 147 hrs
Massage Therapy Credentials
650 Total Core Massage Training Hours
202 Logged Acupressure case study experience Hours
649.5 Total CEU Hours
1,513 Total Hours of Massage Therapy Training (excluding classroom teaching hours)
Please be very, very suspicious of any certification 'proving' power or shamanic ability: the Spirits alone confer the power and the abilities, not an organization.
My Personal Statement
I am a fallible human who claims neither perfection nor mastery. I am a man on my Path, committed to my own daily healing and growth and willing to support those who are on their own healing journey, physically and spiritually.
Shamanic Programs Completed
Sep 2008 Graduate of Two-Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, OH
Oct 2013 Mesa Masterclass with Adolfo Ttito Condori. Poma Canchi and Sacred Valley, Peru
Mar 2014 Graduate of Betsy Bergstrom's Teacher Training program #1
1,303 Hours Total Shamanic Training Taken
Systemic and Family Constellations credentials
Oct 2017 Presenter, North American Systemic Constellations conference, Virginia Beach, VA: "Meet the Pachamama: The Mother of us All"
Sep 2016 Article - Shamanic Healing Applications of Systemic and Family Constellations, Journal of Shamanic Practice
July 2016 Member, International Systemic Constellations Association, ISCA
Sep 2015 Certified Systemic and Family Systems Constellation Facilitator by Francesca Mason Boring, Ashton, MD 147 hrs
265.5 Hours Total Constellations Training
508 Processes facilitated