Alicia is a graduate of Naropa University with training in Dance Movement Therapy, Body Psychotherapy, Holistic Pelvic Care (TM), group facilitation, and more. Alicia is also a graduate of the Boulder Massage Therapy Institute. Alicia is licensed in the state of Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and is registered as a dance movement therapist (R-DMT) with the American Dance Therapy Association. She holds additional certifications and training in Birthing (trained as a birth doula) & Attachment, PET-C (couples therapy), energy medicine, Health & Nutrition Coaching, Gestalt, Clinical Supervision & Mentoring, Yoga, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Authentic Movement, and expressive arts therapies. Alicia blends orientation toward soul-work, relationship with the natural and unseen world, and properties of physics and cosmology (the study and science of the cosmos and universe) into her work with clients.
April 22nd, 2019 | 49 mins 30 secs
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"The pelvic floor muscle tissues are connected very intricately and beautifully, and I feel like it can be complex in some ways to the abdominal muscles. And I think of the pelvic floor as the foundation of a building, it's like the ground level of the body. If the foundation of a building is off or suffering or it's not right, the whole rest of the building is off. So, that's my best metaphor is that the pelvic floor is our foundation. It's so connected to our legs and our feet and the way that we walk and move and dance through the world. And it supports everything above it. So, the reproductive organs, the digestive system, all the organs, the heart, the voice, the throat, and the brain are supported by the pelvic floor. And I've had huge changes in my digestion and rewiring of my nervous system and real cognitive and mood balances from working with my pelvic floor that before, I was trying a million different things to feel better. For me, the pelvic floor is like the Holy Grail."