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Healing Power of Hands 

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: Human touch is extremely powerful.
Air Date: 6/6/16
Duration: 27
Guest Bio: Allison McCready, RCST, E­RYT
Allison McCreadyAllison McCready, a California native, spent the majority of her life searching for more, until she stepped onto the path of Yoga and the Healing Arts. Now that she has found her life’s work, she hasn’t looked back.

After beginning her yoga practice at the Sivananda Center, she then moved on to study at Sacred Movement in Venice, CA. Because she found her home on the yoga mat, she decided to become a teacher of the sacred practice that had helped her to heal and reclaim her passion for life. She completed teacher trainings with Max Strom, Erich Schiffmann, Jamie Elmer, Sherry Brourman, and Jill Miller. She is a member of both the Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

Allison then went on to complete the massage program at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and furthered her studies at the Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing (IPSB) and Polarity Healing Arts. For over a decade she had a thriving private practice as a Bodyworker, specializing in Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Deep Circulatory Massage, Reiki and Aromatherapy. As her field of knowledge and mastery grew, she then moved to redirect her practice exclusively to the Biodynamic paradigm of CST.

Now, having recently graduated from the two-year Body Intelligence Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy program, she is designated as a BCST by the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings and is a registered member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Association of North America. Her private bodywork practice is focused solely on the Biodynamic model of Craniosacral Therapy and Somatic Experiencing® (SE). She is currently in her Advanced year of study in the three-year Somatic Experiencing® training and will receive her SEP credentials in 2016. Both the BCST and SE models are biodynamic in their approach with a strong emphasis on trauma resolution, pain relief, emotional process and nervous system regulation.

In addition to Allison's hands-­on healing work, she channels her session work into her practice as a Yoga teacher. Both her private and public classes are a unique combination of self ­inquiry and playfulness supported by her in­-depth study of anatomy, which ultimately maximizes alignment and strength. She encourages her students to move into the nuance of each pose by focusing on breath and sensation, guiding students into an intuitive listening to their body’s story. The heart of her teaching is body­-based meditation and connection to inner stillness to create a state of balanced awareness as the means to support and enhance not only the challenging physical practice of yoga, but also the challenges of daily life.
Healing Power of Hands 
For centuries, we’ve been using touch as a way to treat illnesses, manage pain, and promote overall health and wellness.

Allison McCready has found her life’s work in harnessing the power of human touch.

Allison is a yoga practitioner and hands-­on healer who uses touch to help her clients work through physical, emotional, and psychological pain.

Most recently, Allison has devoted her practice to bodywork, with a speciality in Craniosacral Therapy.

CST seeks to help people harmonize with the natural rhythm of  their central nervous systems by gently working with and manipulating the head.

Allison discusses her experience working as a Craniosacral therapist and how she has seen it heal her clients.

She also shares what inspired her to pursue a life of healing through touch, and how we can all benefit  from hands-­on healing.

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