Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, C.M.T, C.S.T.-D (Reston, VA) For more than 25 years, Suzanne has taught and mentored in the area of conscious awareness and its relationship to the healing process. She has developed a uniquely creative approach to energy, presence, grounding and integrative exercises – all of which are taught beautifully in the “Healing From the Core” program that includes a six-level training series and a complementary audio series. This program is based on her years of experience helping fellow healthcare practitioners hold a healing space for themselves, as well as developing their own therapeutic presence for clients and patients. She is passionate about teaching people practical skills that allow them to feel the joy of being present in each moment of their lives, without burning themselves out. To that end, she has just completed a book and companion audio, “Full-Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom”.
Since 1986, she has been a certified instructor of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release with The Upledger Institute, teaching both nationally and internationally. She is also on the faculty at Esalen Institute, where she provides ongoing staff development training. In addition, she collaborates regularly with Emilie Conrad, integrating Continuum movement and healing presence.
Known for her honest, grounded, nurturing manner, Suzanne assists others in going to the heart of their healing process. She is adept at weaving together mind, body, and spirit to create a unique environment where profound healing can occur. To accomplish this, she draws on her wealth of experience as a professional, teacher and therapist, as well as a wife and mother, and generously shares from all areas of her life.
A sought-after speaker in her field, Suzanne inspires healthcare practitioners, coaches, yoga teachers and care-givers all over the world to stay energized using her life-changing tools for stress management and full-body presence. She also has authored numerous articles, and thousands visit her popular blog, “Presence Matters: Reflections on Body, Mind and Spirit” at http://massagemag.com/massage-blog/presence-matters. She has a private practice in Reston, VA where her clients also benefit from the techniques she teaches.