Joanne’s Educational Background

Certifications:

  • Licensed Massage Therapist; 1985
  • Certified Newborn Massage Instructor; 1986
  • Certified Feldenkrais Practioner; 1991
  • Certified Doula (DONA); 1999
  • Certified Baby’s First Massage Instructor 2004
  • Certified Hypnobabies Hypnosis for Childbirth; 2007
  • Certified Hug Your Baby Teacher 2008
  • Certified Calm Birth Teacher 2009
  • Certified Fertility Massage Specialist-Nurturing the Mother 2009
  • Certified in Pregnancy Massage-Nurturing the Mother 2012
  • Arvigo Method of Maya Abdominal Therapy Practioner 2013

Trainings:

  • Birth Basics-Penny Simkins 2001
  • When Survivors Give Birth-Penny Simkins 2004
  • Taking the Labor out of Labor-Debra Pascali-Bonaro 2004
  • Normalizing Breech Birth-Ina May Gaskin 2009
  • Aroma 101 – Essential Oils- Jade Shutes 2012
  • Biological Nurturing Basic and Advanced-Suzanne Colson 2012/13
  • Acupressure in Pregnancy and Labor-Debra Betts 2013
  • Rebozo in Labor-Gena Kirby 2013
  • Ethics of PostNatal Care and Touch-Sacred Window School 2014
  • Spinning Babies-Gail Tulley 2014
  • Lymphatic Drainage Breast Massage Hand Expression-Alison Hazelbaker 2014
  • Birth Emergency Skills Training 2014

Ongoing Studies in:

  • Authentic Movement
  • CranioSacral Therapy
    • Upledger Institute 1996/2000/2008
    • Michael Shea-Pediatric CST 2003
    • Alison Hazelbaker-CST and Infant Breastfeeding 2015
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
    • Level 1 & 2 – Jondi White 2015
  • Focusing Professional Training – Cathy Pascal 2015-2016