Credentials

Therapeutic & Education Approach

Catherine Burns supports natural, holistic processes of the body and mind with somatic body-mind integration, gentle hands-on touch including craniosacral therapy and myofascial therapy, and she facilitates developmental movement and reflex integration as education and therapy.

Catherine’s approach is to awaken innate resources within individuals and to support each person in their inner awareness to access their own capacities. Catherine offers classes relevant to movement, mindfulness, and somatic therapies for childbearing families, parents, birth workers, and peer professionals.

Professional Certification

  • Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT), via International Somatic Movement Therapists and Educators Association (ISMETA). September 2004
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Bodywork Practitioner (SpBAP), Spinning Babies®. October 2017
  • Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator,(SpCPE) Spinning Babies®. October 2018
  • Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Academy of Lactation Policy & Practice. May 2012
  • Registered Dynamic Body Balancing practitioner in Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Unwinding (CST), Dr. Carol Phillips, DC. November 2003
  • Certificate in Infant Developmental Movement Education (IDME), School for Body Mind Centering®. January 2004
  • Certificate in Hakomi Professional Skills for Bodyworkers, Hakomi School of Somatic Psychotherapy. December 1997

Professional Associations

Continuing Education

 

Somatic Therapy, Craniosacral and Myofascial Therapy

  • Best Choices, Best Actions. Annie Brooks. Brooks Institute webinar. January-May 2022 – 70 hours
  • Psoas muscle workshop. Liz Koch. Tula Yoga, St Paul. October 6, 2019 – 12 hours
  • Somatic movement, trauma and PTSD. Debra Clydesdale & Mark Taylor. ISMETA webinar. August 18, 2018 – 1.5 hours
  • Utilizing Somatic Approaches to Manage Pain. Peggy Ninow, OTR/L, Vicki Barth, OTR/L, Megan Flood, OTR/L. Sponsored by MN Occupational Therapy Association) MOTA). St Paul. June 27, 2018 – 2 hours
  • Myofascial techniques for TMJ disorder. Til Luchau-Quiz. Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals webinar. May 23, 2013 – 1 hour
  • Bladder and Pelvic Floor Issues – Workshop for Practitioners. Melissa Cathcart, L.Ac. January 2012 – 6 hours
  • Assessment and Methods for the Shoulder Girdle. Doug Nelson, MT. ABMP webinar – 1 hour
  • Pelvis and Bladder function. Mel Cathcart, Barefoot Acupuncture. January 2010 – 2 hours
  • Apprenticeship in craniosacral therapy, Angel Phillips at Riverside Alternative Therapies. January 2004-June 2005 – 60 hours
  • Dr. Carol Phillips, Dynamic Body Balancing practitioner training in craniosacral therapy and myofascial unwinding. October-November 2003 – 44 hours
  • School for Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®) and certified teachers and practitioners of BMC®. 1985 to present
    • BMC® Somatic body-mind integration via movement awareness of anatomical systems. 388 hours
      • Fluids – cerebrospinal fluid of craniosacral system, cellular, transitional, interstitial, blood, lymph and synovial fluids
      • Endocrine and Immune Systems
      • Muscles and Fascia Systems
      • Organs
      • Skeletal System
  • Calming the Nervous System through Movement: A Neuro-Developmental Perspective. Dr. Martha Eddy. Dance Educators Coalition. Perpich Center for the Arts. Aug 1-2, 2017 – 9 hours
  • Embodied Pelvis, Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieranga. Body Cartography. Jan 26, 2014 and July 2013 – 10 hours
  • Embodied Torso, Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieranga. Body Cartography. Dec 2013 – 10 hours
  • See Somatic Therapy for Child Development, below, which is foundational for all of us throughout life. Experiences of our infancy and first years underlie lifelong patterns of emotional, physical and cognitive functioning.

 

Prenatal, Birth, Postpartum and Women’s Health

  • Beyond the Baby Blues Conference. U of MN, multiple presenters. St Paul, MN. May 21, 2019 – 4 hours
  • Occupational therapy for pregnancy & postpartum wellness. Jenica Domanico. Pregnancy & Postpartum Support, MN, Falcon Heights, MN. February 15, 2019 – 1.5 hours
  • Rehabilitating Body-Mind Connections Post-Birth. Dannell Shu. Pregnancy & Postpartum Support, MN, Falcon Heights, MN. February 15, 2019 – 1.5 hours
  • Protecting the Perineum & Comfort Measures during Labor. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth® webinar. December 24, 2018 – 2.5 hours
  • Racial Disparities in Maternal Care. Clara Sharp & Ahavah doulas. Childbirth Collective, Minneapolis. November 9, 2018 – 2 hours
  • Integrative Bodywork for Childbearing – Prenatal & Postpartum. Professional panel; Julie Colby, Dannell Shu, Jenna Goldsmith. Childbirth Collective, Minneapolis, October 12, 2018
  • Perinatal Mental Health. Allison Peterson, Michelle Anderson, PPSM, Aug 15, 2018 – 6.75 hours
  • Spinning Babies® Parent Educator Certification training. Gail Tully, Lorenza Holt, Rachel Shapiro, Phyllis Klaus. St Paul. April 13-15 – 21 hours
  • Spinning Babies® Workshop. Lorenza Holt. St Paul, MN. April 12, 2018 – 7 hours
  • Premature Rupture of Membranes & Group B Strep. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth® webinar. November 11, 2017 – 2 hours
  • Integral Touch of Birth: Spinning Babies® Professional Bodyworker Education. Debra McLaughlin, Adrienne Caldwell, Marcello Windolph, Gail Tully. Minneapolis, MN. July 26-29 – 30 hours
  • Mindfulness Based Childbirth & Parenting. Nancy Bardacke & Eluned Gold, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. March 29 – April 1, 2017 – 42.5 hours
  • Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Training Program. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth® webinar. December 2016 – 12 hours
  • Due date & Advanced maternal age, Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth® webinar. December 12, 2016 – 3 hours
  • Slow Doula Method. Tara Brooke & Gina Giordano. Doula Trainings International webinar. November 25, 2016 – 2 hours
  • Compassionate Healing: Recovery from traumatic birth for parents and providers. Leslie Butterfield & Suzanne Swanson. Simkin Center of Basty University webinar. November 4, 2016 – 3 hours
  • Spinning Babies World Confluence. St Paul. Sept 22-25, 2016 – 18 hours
    • Jenny Blyth & Fiona Hallaron: Create amazing space for the baby and Love up your pelvis
    • Phyllis Klaus: Counseling methods to help women after traumatic or negative childbirth
    • Adrienne Caldwell: Breech balancing
    • General session presentations: Gail Tully, Penny Simkin, Dr Anke Reitter, Claudia Booker, Jeanne Ohm, Dr Dennis Hartung, Marcello Windolph
  • Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Training Program. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth webinar. December 2015 – 9.3 hours
    Advanced doula training. Amy Gilliland. Childbirth Collective. Minneapolis, MN. November 5, 2015 – 8.25 hours
  • Optimal outcomes in women’s health: American College of Nurse Midwives, MN Affiliate, Minneapolis, MN, 2015 conference. October 2 – 6.5 hours
  • Breech Balancing. Adrienne Caldwell. Bloomington, MN. September 27 – 3.5 hours
  • Spinning Babies. Gail Tully. Everyday Miracles. Minneapolis, MN. August 14, 2015 – 7 hours
  • Friedman’s Curve & Failure to Progress. Rebecca Dekker. Evidence Based Birth® webinar. August 5, 2015 – 1.8 hours
  • Care for Suspected Big Babies. Rebecca Dekker. Evidence Based Birth® webinar. August 3, 2015 – 1.8 hours
  • Birth Detective. Gail Tully, Childbirth Collective. Everyday Miracles. Minneapolis, MN. May 9, 2014 – 2 hours
  • Optimal outcomes in women’s health: Supporting physiologic birth. U of MN School of Nursing and American College of Nurse Midwives, MN Affiliate. Minneapolis. October 10, 2013 – 7 hours
  • Women’s experience of traumatic birth & postpartum implications. Ashley Ashbacher. University of St Thomas/St. Catherine University, College of Social Work. St Paul. May 20, 2013 – 45 min
  • Anxiety and birth: How can doulas help? Jess Helle-Morrissey, MSW. Childbirth Collective. Minneapolis, MN. May 10, 2013 – 2 hours
  • Nurses panel discussion with doulas. Nurses of HCMC, Methodist and St. Joseph’s with Childbirth Collective members. Minneapolis, MN. April 12, 2013 – 2 hours
  • Rebozo for birth. Gina Kirby. Birth Experts Loft. Minneapolis, MN. April 6, 2013 – 6 hours
  • Helping survivors give birth. Cara S. Beams, MA. Childbirth Collective. Minneapolis, MN. March 8 2013 – 2 hours
  • Post Partum Doula Training, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, DONA International. Blooma, Minneapolis, MN. January 29 – February 1. 27 hours
  • HypnoBabies Doula training. Lindsay McCoy, HypnoBabies trainer. Minneapolis, MN. July 28 2012 – 6 hours
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine in Pregnancy & Postpartum Care. Julie Colby. Childbirth Collective. June 8, 2012 – 2 hours
  • Fast Birth 101. Kate Saumweber Hogan, CPM, Catherine Mascari, CNM, Ann Oswood, CNM, Emme Corbeil, CPM. Childbirth Collective. April 13, 2012 – 2 hours
  • Supporting women during and after pregnancy. Maren McMillan, Pregnancy and Postpartum Support of MN. February 11, 2012. 6 hours
  • Healing Birth Stories for Birth Professionals. Maureen Campion, MS LP. January 2012 – 3 hours
  • Enlightened Mama Birth Doula. Liz Abbene, Enlightened Mama. DONA. December 2011 – 21 hours
  • PreNatal Developmental Interventions. Joanne O’Leary. Center for Early Education & Development, U of MN. October – December 2010 – 24 hours
  • Beyond the Baby Blues conference. North American Mental Illness (NAMI). June 2008 – 5.5 hours
  • Birthing from Within conference, Pam England. Woodwinds Hospital and MN Childbirth Collective. October 2007 – 8 hours
  • Belly Mapping. Gail Tully, Dakota County Technical College. February 2006 – 3 hours
  • The Future of Birth: A workable approach to improving outcomes. Ina May Gaskin, Red Cedar Medical Center. September 2005 – 2.5 hours
  • Infant loss and the subsequent pregnancy. Joann O’Leary. Abbott Northwestern Medical Center. April, 2005. 8 hours
  • Postpartum Disorders. Dr. Suzanne Swanson. Minnesota Childbirth Assistants Collective. October 2004 – 2.5 hours
  • Doula and Childbirth Assistant, Gail Tully and Kim Garret. Sage Femme Midwifery School. 1999 – 19 hours
  • Hypnotherapy for Birth Support, Phyllis Klaus, Abbott Northwestern Medical Center. 1999 – 18 hours

Breastfeeding & Newborn Care

Breastfeeding and Maternal Health webinars with Alison Hazelbaker, IBCLC.
Hazelbaker Lactation Institute.

    • Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Impact of Oxytocin and Stress. April 10, 2021 – 2 L-CERP hours
    • Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant. April 5, 2021 – 2 L-CERP hours
    • To Clip or Not to Clip. March 29, 2021 – 1.5 L-CERP hours
    • Torticollis: Causes, Impact on Breastfeeding and Solutions. March 26, 2021 – 1.5 L-CERP hours
    • Suck Anatomy & Physiology. March 25, 2021. 1.5 L-CERP hours
      Plagiocephaly: Causes, Impact on Breastfeeding and Solutions. March 20, 2021 – 1.5 L-CERP hours
    • Faux Tie: When is tongue-tie NOT a tongue-tie? February 26, 2021 – 1.5 L-CERP hours
    • Classifying Infant Sucking Problems. February 23, 2021 – 2 L-CERP hours
    • Using the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function TM. February 15, 2021 – 1.5 L-CERP hours
  • Building Bridges. Jan Barger, IBCLC & Rhonda Wudtke, IBCLC. Lactation Education Consultants Webinar. June 24, 2020 – 3.5 hours
  • Evidence Based Birth®: Newborn procedures, Circumcision, Needs of partners. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth Academy. December 31, 2019 – 3 hours
  • Breastfeeding the Neonate. Family Health Coaching webinar. www.naturalbreastfeeding.com December 7, 2017 – 12.25 hours
    • Breastfeeding behaviors, Nancy Mohrbacher.
    • Perinatal neuroscience, Nils Bergman.
    • NeuroDevelopmental Approach to breastfeeding the neonate, Nils Bergman.
    • Everything old is new again: Thoughts on latching. Diane Wiessinger.
    • Neurology of the newborn. Theresa Nesbitt.
    • Facilitating infant competence: Hand use during latch. Catherine Watson Genna.
    • Breastfeeding education & tools. Nancy Mohrbacher & Theresa Nesbitt.
    • CoSleeping: Biology, Research & policy. Dianne Wiessinger
    • Difficult latch. Catherine Watson Genna.
  • Newborn Procedures. Rebecca Dekker, Evidence Based Birth® webinar. November 11, 2017 – 1 hour
  • La Leche League of MN & the Dakotas conference. Minneapolis, MN. April 28-29, 2017 – 10 hours
  • La Leche League Conference: Care Providers. Minneapolis, MN. May 1, 2015 – 6.5 hours
  • MN Breastfeeding Coalition, Annual Meeting: Advocacy in Action. September 30, 2014 – 6.3 hours
  • MN Breastfeeding Coalition, Workshop: Implementing the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. September 29, 2014 – 4.8 hours
  • Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Programs TOT. Holly Prestegaard, Eager to Learn webinar. February 5-14, 2013 – 16 hours
  • Interdisciplinary summit to enhance outcomes for newborns: Skin to skin care. Dr Nils Bergman. Woodwinds Medical Center and JM Birth Consultants. Woodbury, MN. October 23, 2013 – 7 hours
  • Lactation Counselor Certificate Training Program. Sheri Garner & Lois Arnold. The Healthy Children Project. April 30 – May 4 2012 – 45 hours
  • Bringing Baby Home. Drs. John & Julie Gottman’s Relationship Research Institute. Donna Corbo. April 2011 – 3 hours
  • James McKenna: Co-sleeping Research and Practice. Minnesota Childbirth Collective.  6 hours
  • Birth is more than a beginning. Dr William Emerson, Ten Moons Rising. Mar 2009 – 21 hours
  • Dr Benjamin Shields, Milne Institute, Pediatric craniosacral therapy for Birth to 2 year olds and 2-14 year olds. June – July, 2007 – 64 hours
  • Supporting Baby’s Wholeness from the Beginning of Life. Wendy Anne McCarty, Santa Barbara Institute. October, 2006 – 8 hours
  • Lactation Education for Health Care Professionals. Evergreen Perinatal Education. Fairview Health Services. March 2006 – 42 hours
  • Breastfeeding: Beyond the Basics. Linda Smith, La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas. November 2005 – 7.2 hours
  • Sensational baby: Initial newborn care. Promoting infant brain growth. Omega 3 PUFA. 13 C’s of Patient Education. Emotional intelligence at work. Maureen Shogan, RN. Regions Hospital. September 2005 – 6 hours
  • Magda Gerber’s Educarer approach to care of babies. Phyllis Porter. Ramsey County Childcare Resource and Referral. March 2001 – 2.5 hours

Somatic Neuro-Developmental Therapy for Lifelong Learning and Child Development

  • School for Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®) and certified teachers and practitioners of BMC®. 1985 to present
    • BMC® Infant Developmental Movement Education program. 200 hours
    • BMC® NeuroDevelopment of body-mind integration. 714 hours
      • Developmental movements
      • Basic neurological patterns
      • Brain and central nervous system
      • Senses and perceptions
      • Reflexes, righting reactions and equilibrium responses
      • Embryology
  • Best Choices, Best Action. Annie Brook, Brook Institute webinar. January 24 to June 7, 2022 – 70 hours
  • BMC Embryology study group with Jane Shockley, Wendy Ruble and Elena White. Themes: Fascia & flow, Dynamic fluid perspective on form arising through flow states, Fertilization, Implantation. January 2018 – April 2018. 50 hours as facilitator, 8 hours in group.
  • Embryology. Olive Bieranga, Body Cartography. Themes: Conception: Field & stillness, Flow & cell migration, Becoming bilaminar & implantation, Becoming trilaminar & internal potential space, Notochord, Formation of circulatory system, Flow through neuroenteric Enfolding & rotation around heart, Spiral of vasculature & heart tube, Emergence of limbs, Overlapping emergence of support preceding development. May 18 to June 22, 2017 – 15 hours
  • Best Choices, Best Action. Annie Brook, Brook Institute webinar. January 24 to June 7, 2022 – 70 hours
  • BMC Embryology study group with Margie Fargnoli, RSMT, Patricia Lucas, PhD and Monica Matos, Ten Moons Rising. Topics: Place of Space, Physiology of preconception, Egg & sperm journeys, Bilaminar disc & implantation, Neurulation, Heart field, Circulatory system emerges. January 2013 to April 2014 – 24 hours
  • Impacts of Perinatal Imprints and Accessible Embryology. Annie Brooks & Margie Fargnoli. Body-Mind Centering® Association. June 29 to July 1, 2012 – 10 hours
  • Early Sprouts TOT: Cultivating Healthy food choices in young children. Karrie Kalich. Think Small. November 12, 2015 – 7.5 hours
  • Critical Learning Through Movement: Infants and Toddlers Exploring Their World. Dr. Carol Leitschuch. Center for Early Education & Development, U of MN. March to May 2015 – 42 hours
  • Understanding Deafblindness & the Role of the Intervener. Dr. Jerry Petroff. MN DeafBlind Project. August 21, 2013 – 5.5 hours
  • Educational Stability: What does it mean for young children? College of Education & Human Development, U of MN. November 18, 2012 – 4 hours
  • Let’s Move Childcare Technical Assistance TOT. Caree Jackson, Let’s Move Childcare. August 24, 2012 – 6 hours
  • National Dance Educators Organization and American Dance Therapists Association joint conference. October 19-22 2011
    • Conflict Resolution in the Classroom. Martha Eddy, Karen Bradley, Susan Tortora, Nancy Beardall. 3 hours
    • Dancing Through the Ages. Susan Tortora. 6 hours
    • Dance Before Diagnosis. Christina Deveraux. 2 hours
    • What is Somatic Dancing? Martha Eddy. 1 hour
    • Early Childhood Forum. Martha Eddy, Susan Tortora. 2 hours
    • The Dancer’s Brain. Matt Henley. 1 hour
  • Toxic stress: Impact on Children and Families, CEED, Dr. Megan Gunnar & Dr Katherine Magnuson. April 2011 – 3 hours
  • Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute® for Neuro-Sensory-Motor and Reflex Integration
    • Integration of Infant Dynamic and Postural Reflex Patterns. Pamela Curlee. April to May 2010 – 32 hours
    • Therapy for Orofacial Treatment. Dr. Anna Regner. April 2010 – 12 hours
    • Hands and Upper Limbs Reflex Integration. Dr. Svetlana Masgutova. March 2010 – 16 hours
    • Visual, Auditory Language Reflex Integration. Dr. Svetlana Masgutova. February 2010 – 24 hours
    • Reflex Integration for Children with Challenges. Dr. Svetlana Masgutova. July 2008 – 32 hours
  • Nutrition, autism and neural function. Maureen Nagle, MS, LN, New Bridge Clinic. March 2010 – 4 hours
  • DAN National conference video talks: Bio-medical contributors to autism. New Bridge Clinic. March 2010 – 4 hours
  • DAN regional conference: Bio-medical issues in Autism. September 2009 – 6 hours
  • Rhythmic Movement Training, Mary Gazca. April 2009 – 6 hours
  • Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (SMART), Minnesota Learning Resource Center. July 2008 – 26 hours: Hamline Graduate School of Education, 2 graduate credits.
  • Signs of Autism in Infancy: Recognition & Treatment. Stella Acquarone. January 2007 – 5 hours
  • HANDLE program for Neuro-Development, Janet Oliver of HANDLE Institute. April 2006 – 12 hours
  • Self directed studies in works of Judith Bluestone, Harald Bloomberg, Nancy O’Dell and Patricia Cook et al. 2003 to present
  • Detection and Remediation of Neuro-Developmental Delay in Children with Specific Learning Difficulties or Coordination/Movement Difficulties, Dr. Sally Goddard, Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology. September 2003 – 8 hours
  • Boost-Up Program, Dr. Lyelle Palmer, Winona State University. June 1996 – 30 hours

Somatic Movement Practices, Dance and Improvisation

1979 to present, over 4000 hours

  • What makes that Black? African aesthetics in American culture. Luana. Dance Educators Coalition, Summer workshop. St Paul. August 3-5, 2018 – 9 hours
  • Authentic movement, Michael Gardos Reed. Beautiful Studio. January 2015 to present
  • Interplay with Cecilia Swanson. January 2014 to present – 10 hours
  • Authentic movement, Michael Gardos Reid, Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieranga of Body Cartography. August 2013 to Spring 2014 – 10 hours
  • Tai Chi, Rob Grunewald, Birthing Life Tai Chi Center. Fall 2014 – 10 hours
  • Authentic movement, Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieranga. Body Cartography. August 2013
  • Chan Mi Gong, Franz Moeckl, Minneapolis Yoga Workshop. June 15-16, 2013
  • Belly dancing. Cassandra Shore, Jawaahir Dance Company and Cassandra School. June 11, 2012 – 15 hours
  • QiGong, Lee Holden. 2011 to present
  • Evolutionary Yoga,Kevin Kortan. Evolutionary Movement: Jewels: Asana Alignment and Art of Vinyasa Flow; Matrix of Movement: PreVertebral, Vertebral, Freedom and Form, Spiral movement, Motion and Emotion, Asanas, Vinyasa, Sounding Body, Bountiful Breath. 2006 to present
  • Kripalu Yoga, Nancy Boler. Common Ground. December 2, 2009
  • Qi gong, Paul Norr, Common Ground Meditation Center. 2004
  • Qi gong, Master Lin, Spring Forest Qi Gong. March 2003
  • Kripalu Yoga Center, Minneapolis Yoga Center, St Paul Yoga Center, Diane Elliot & Gina Wray. 1982, 1998, 2000
  • Tui na and Tai chi, Dr. He, Traditional Chinese Medicine Center and Minneapolis Tai Ch iCenter. 1988, 1996
  • Qi gong, Master Lin, Spring Forest Qi Gong. March 2003
  • Qi gong, Paul Norr,Common Ground Meditation Center. 2004
  • Embodied Voice, Marilyn Habermas-Scher and others. 1981, 1982, 1985-1986, 1998 to 2000
  • Mindfulness, Personhood and Spirituality, Hakomi Method, Cedar Barstow. December 1996 – 13.5 hours
  • Attending the Body, Hakomi Method, Morgan Holdford. November 1996 – 14 hours
  • Kinetic Awareness. Wendy Morris. 1995
  • Continuum, Emilie Conrad D’oud. Fall 1988
  • Nancy Hauser Dance Company, Diane Elliot, Steve Potts, Cynthia Stevens and others. 1979 to 1984 – 1853 hours
  • Reiki, first degree. Ethyl Lombardi. 1981

Arts Education and Integration

  • Dance Education Initiative workshops, Perpich Center for Arts Education. February to June 1999 – 24 hours
  • Arts Integration with Academics for primary grades, Annenberg Arts for Academic Achievement, Minneapolis Public Schools. 1998 to 2000 – 18 hours

Reflective & Mindfulness Practices

1993 to present, over 1300 hours

  • Mindful of Race, racial affinity group guided by recommendations of Dr Ruth King & her body, Mindful of Race. 2018 – ongoing
  • Birth Workers for Racial Healing, guided by principles of embodied racial healing from Reshmaa Menakem, trauma therapist and author of My Grandmother’s Hands. 2020 – ongoing
  • Foundations of Mindfulness retreat. Jenny Wilks & Rosalie Dores. The Mindfulness Network. Trigonos Centre, Wales, UK. April 22 to 26, 2019 – 42 hours
  • Kamala Masters, TCVC, Twin Cities Vipassana Collective (TCVC). June 15-24, 2018, 10 days (88 hours)
  • RAIN: The nourishing art of mindful inquiry. Michele McDonald. Tricycle Online Courses. www.Learn.Tricycle.org. January 7 to February 19, 2018 – 12 hours
  • Learning Methods. Babette Lightner, based on the work of David Gorman. Online webinar. April 24 to June 12, 2017- 16 hours
  • Mindful Self Compassion, based on Germer & Neff. Jean Fagerstrom & David Alley. Common Ground Meditation Center. January to March, 2017 – 23.5 hours
  • Twin Cities Vipassana Collective Meditation Retreat, Kamala Masters & Bonnie Duran. June 17 to 26, 2016 – 88 hours
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Shelley Graf, Common Ground Meditation Center. October & November 2015 – 27 hours
  • Buddhist Studies, including Impermanence, Paramitas, Dependent Co-origination, Five spiritual faculties; Cilla/Integrity; Karma and others. Marc Nunberg. Common Ground Meditation Center
  • Mental Health practitioners group. May 2011 to present – 26 hours
  • Tonglen Practice Intensive. Therese Jacobs Stewart. Mindroads Zen Center. February & March, 2010 – 14 hours
  • Reflective Practice and Professional Development. MN Center for Professional Development. April 2009 – 3 hours
  • Clouds in Water Zen Center and Zen teachers in retreats and classes. Judith Ragir, Marilyn Habermas-Scher, Therese Jacobs-Stewart, Reb Anderson, Jo-en Snyder, George Bowman, et al
  • Twin Cities Vipassana Community, and Vipassana teachers Diane Elliot, Matthew Flickstein, Marcia Rose, Santikaro Bhikkhu, Myoshin Kelly, Steve and Kamala Masters
  • Emotional processing skills in Hakomi. 143.5 hours
  • ReEvaluation Counseling. 18 hours

Professional Trainer Skills

  • Teaching & outreach for live continuing education events. Evidence Based Birth®. December 29, 2017 – 2 hours
  • Evidence-Based Practices in Adult Learning. (MNCPD) March 2012 – 2 hours
  • Evaluation: Understanding Trainer and Training Effectiveness. (MNCPD) March 2012 – 2 hours
  • New Initiatives in Professional Development. (MNCPD) March 2012 – 1 hours
  • Writing Course Descriptions. Pamela Terwilliger. (MNCPD) January 2012 – 2 hours
  • Writing Learning Goals & Objectives. Charlotte Nitardy. (MNCPD) December 2011 – 2 hours
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Adult Learning: Serving Adult Learners in Early Childhood Care and Education through Training and Relationship-Based Approaches. (MNCPD and CAEL) May 2010 – 7 hours

Academic Credentials

  • Infant & Toddler Development, College of Education & Human Development, University of Minnesota. Spring 2015 – 42 CEU hours
  • Hamline University, Education Dept. Graduate studies. Summer 2008 – 2 credit hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology, University of Minnesota. 1986 & 1987 – 74 CEU hours
  • Masters in Management with specialization in adult education. Masters paper: Adult education programming in non-traditional settings. Metropolitan State University. 1989
  • Bachelors of Arts, Coe College. 1977

Updated 07/31/2022