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 client-centered approach of psychologist Carl Rogers. One of his most prominent students, the psychologist & philosopher Dr. Eugene Gendlin, developed the body-based technique known as "Focusing" which I offer in my work. See "Services" for more on this.
The latest evolution in my life's education has been training and receiving my license in massage therapy. 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.