Meet your practitioner: Rebecca Marshall, MEd., LMT
I have had a lifelong curiosity about the human condition - what gives life meaning, how/why we humans do what we do, and especially about the cause and the relief of suffering. After studying sociology in my undergraduate work, I discovered yoga in my early twenties. This led to a nearly 30 year involvement with that wisdom tradition, twenty of those as a Kripalu certified yoga teacher.
Since 2005 I have been studying and practicing meditation with various teachers in the Vipassana/Insight tradition of Theravada Buddhism, most recently with the monks at Temple Forest Monastery here in NH. I have trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) - a protocol for preventing recurrence of Major Depressive Disorder. My most rewarding experiences teaching meditation & mindfulness have been found in guiding those struggling with addictive patterns in a rehabilitative treatment setting and at the Cheshire County House of Corrections.
In 2010 I received a Master's in Mental Health Counseling, a program rooted in the person-centered approach of psychologist Carl Rogers. One of his most prominent students, the psychologist & philosopher Eugene Gendlin, developed the body-based technique known as "Focusing" which I offer in my Inner Bodywork. See "Services" for more on this.
The latest evolution in my life's education has been training and receiving my license in massage therapy and studying Inner Relationship Focusing with Ann Weiser Cornell, a senior student of Eugene Gendlin. It is a journey filled with surprise, gratitude, and wonder, seeing all these threads of my own search for understanding and freedom coming together in one complementary healing practice. I look forward to the opportunity to share my inspiration and what I am learning with you.