"Rhythm is the soul of life.
The whole universe revolves in rhythm.
Everything and every human action
revolves in rhythm." Babatunde Olatunji
Over the years, I have created my own signature approach to doing therapy. The focus of this approach is an inter-weave of the fields of psychotherapy, sound healing and massage/bodywork therapy. This Integrative model of Mind, Body, Soul Therapy is what inspires me, after nearly 30 years, to continue to offer my services to others.
Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
I have been trained in the Swedish Massage modality, however, my work is deeply intuitive and regenerating. I use therapeutic-grade essential oils, reflexology, warm herbal compresses, cupping and sound therapy for those who would benefit from these adjunct tools. My sessions are generally 90 minutes, but if time is an issue, I can adjust the session length. My therapy office is in my home-studio in Longmont, Colorado. It is in a dedicated quiet space in the lower level of my home.
Healing Sounds Therapy
The powerful and healing modality of sound has been a part of my treatment sessions for decades since music is an integral part of most bodywork sessions. Although,I have been aware of the field of Sound Medicine for some time, but have not studied it intently until now. Most certainly, drumming has helped to open the door to this new learning system for me since drumming has so many health benefits( see my Rhythmic Drumming section). In my treatment session now, I incorporate different healing beats and sounds into the session, and have drums, bells, gongs, Peruvian whistles for sound healing sessions. This body of new work is still evolving and it is my intention that we will learn together for healing purposes.
I earned a B.A. in Psychology and MSW (Masters in Social Work) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and have nearly 30 years of post-degree professional
experience (www.linkedin.com/in/shirley9williams). I am a licensed therapist with the State of Colorado. I am trained in EMDR Therapy and continuing education of EMDR Therapy related coursework. My bodywork therapy foundation training is from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and the International Institute of Reflexology. I am a Nationally Certified Bodywork & Massage Therapist.
Strong Hands, Strong Heart
Therapy for Mind, Body, Soul
Shirley WIlliams, MSW, LCSW, NCBTMB
Longmont, Colorado 80501