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 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, 20 of those as a Kripalu certified yoga teacher.
Since 2005 I have been studying and practicing meditation with various teachers in the vipassana, or insight, meditation tradition of Theravada Buddhism, most recently with the monks of Temple Forest Monastery here in NH. I have trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) - a protocol for preventing recurrence of Major Depressive Disorder. Some of my most rewarding teaching experiences have been found 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, psychologist & philosopher Eugene Gendlin, developed the body-based practice known as "Focusing" which I offer in my Inner Body Focusing. See "Services" for more on this.
The latest developments in my life's education have been receiving a massage therapy license, studying Inner Relationship Focusing with Ann Weiser Cornell, a senior student of Eugene Gendlin, and studying the Trager Approach - a form of bodywork that gently yet profoundly restores equilibrium and ease to the body and mind. 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.