A service of Unity of Charlottesville
2823 Hydraulic Circle - Charlottesville, VA 22901 - 434-978-1062, ext. 360
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The Unity Holistic Healing Center (UHHC) was formed in April 2013 as an extension of the mission of Unity of Charlottesville (UOC). UOC created UHHC to provide services for the spiritual growth and transformation of Mind, Body, and Spirit, in alignment with Unity teachings and the mission of UOC. UHHC is the embodiment of UOC’s goals to serve its community and the Charlottesville area community.
UHHC consists of practitioners representing a wide range of modalities, including: Accunect; Body Talk System; Chakra/Meridian Balancing & Clearing; Eden Energy Medicine; Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping); Embodyment® Yoga Therapy; Essential Oils; Fitness Training and Nutritional Support; Healing Touch; Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki®;; Intuitive Development; Matrix Energetics®;; Matrix Reimprinting; Oneness Reconnection; Osmistic Healing; Past Life and Pre-Life Regression Therapy; Pathwork®;; Prenatal Yoga; Quantum Manifestation Technique; Reiki; Soul Writing; Svaroopa Yoga®;; Therapeutic Massage; The Trager®;Approach; Transformational Mandala Work; Transformational Sandtray; Yoga Therapy; and Zero Balancing.
Appointments are made directly with the practitioner and sessions are held at our Center on the Unity Campus. Each practitioner has his or her own fee schedule, and payment for services are made directly to the practitioner.
Geoff Barkley, LCSW, PhD
Geoff Barkley has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a PhD in research, with 35 years’ experience counseling in diverse clinical settings. He has expertise in addictions, psychiatry, healthcare and holistic private practice. For the past 17 years he has worked with burn, stroke and cancer patients. Geoff offers holistic counseling to his clients at UHHC.
Geoff helps clients identify unconscious beliefs and reactivity that diminish them, so they can be released. He supports clients to create an open, authentic and life-affirming identity, in touch with their innate gifts and vision. Geoff emphaiszes insight - "inner sight" - for self-discovery. He especially focuses on nonverbal forms of insight, such as intuition, which arise from within to offer vital resources and guidance. Geoff uses experiential techniques such as inner guidance and dream analysis to assist and empower clients in their personal growth.
Based on decades of personal and professional experience, Geoff has writeen a book series based on insight:
Freedom from the Past: An Insight Guide to Self-Discovery and Happiness
Freedom from Addiction: An Insight Guide to Recovery and Personal Growth
The Cancer Journey: An Insight Guide to Resiliency and Survivorship
Insight for Authentic Living
Insight into Wellness: For Health and Happiness
Mary Brand-James, BA, CMT, RN
Massage Therapist, VA State certified
Mary invites you to come and learn how to relax and unwind your mind, body, and spirit, and connect with your own innate ability to heal. Mary has been a Massage Therapist for over 25 years. She graduated from the Massage Institute of New England (Cambridge, MA) in 1991, and then opened her own private practice called "Earth-Sea Massage Therapy," which has been located in Maine, Massachusetts, and now Virginia. With a strong background in holistic and women's health, Mary's practice focuses on non-drug therapy solutions for pain management and treatment (with a modality called Neuromuscular Therapy), and stress reduction and treatment with various massage therapy techniques, predominantly Swedish Massage. Mary also has advanced training in Pregnancy and Infant Massage Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, and Reiki.
In addition to being a Massage Therapist, Mary has training and experience as an RN, Health Educator, Pregnancy Counselor, Labor Coach, Apprentice Midwife, and Nutrition Counselor. She has had the privilege of attending more than 100 births at home and in the hospital, and assisting many individuals and their families at the end-of-life as well. She is a memeber of the american Massage Therapy Association, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and American Holistic Nurses Association.
It is Mary's goal to work closely with Chiropractors, MDs, DOs, Naturopathic Doctors, Midwives, Acupuncturists, and other health care providers to ensure total quality care for her clients.
Janice Cartwright, RN, BSN, CMT
Massage Therapist, VA State certified
Janice has been an RN for 35 years and has worked in various healthcare settings. Currently she works part-time in the homes of medically fragile children. She has been a CMT for 16 years and been in a part-time private practice. Several years ago, she worked at Martha Jefferson Hospital in the Cancer Care Center and other locations as a Massage Therapist. She has training and experience in working with all age groups and focuses on providing individualized massage based on her client’s specific issues. These may include the need for relaxation/stress management, pain management, injury rehabilitation, and increasing range of motion. She is skilled at providing gentle, comforting, nurturing touch during difficult times such as illness, caretaker fatigue, death, and the bereavement process. Therapeutic massage can calm, uplift, and provide a safe place, an oasis of comfort in the midst of physical and/or emotional exhaustion. Janice invites you to experience the art of therapeutic massage and looks forward to serving you.
Joanne DiMaggio, MA, CHt
Pre and Past Life Regression; Soul Writing
An inspired writer, lecturer and teacher, Joanne DiMaggio, MA, CHt, has been actively involved with Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) since 1987. She earned her Masters in Transpersonal Studies degree and her Spiritual Mentor certification through Atlantic University. Joanne is a graduate of the Eastern Institute of Hypnotherapy and a member of the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists and the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS). She has been professionally pursuing past-life research and therapy for over 25 years, and has been a guest speaker at several A.R.E. Conferences in Virginia Beach and for A.R.E. audiences throughout Virginia, as well as in Chicago, Milwaukee, Austin, TX and Bethesda, MD. She also has spoken at the Rhine Institute, IANDS, Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies, and numerous Unity churches. Her book, Soul Writing: Conversing With Your Higher Self, was published in August 2011 and its sequel, Your Soul Remembers: Accessing Your Past Lives Through Soul Writing, was published in October 2013. Joanne has been the guest on over 40 radio programs since 2011 and she teaches on-line courses on soul writing and past life regression. She is the founder and director of the Unity Holistic Healing Center where she continues her research and conducts private regression sessions.
Eden Energy Medicine, Reflexology and Reiki
Since 2004, with Ellen Selover, Denise has presented over 100 programs in 40 cities for audiences large and small, including here at Unity for A.R.E. She is committed to sharing hands-on healing techniques with others. She is a certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner, a Foundations Year Teacher, and is authorized to teach Energy Medicine 101 and 102. She has trained in various healing modalities through the Cayce-Reilly Massage School in Virginia Beach, and she is a former staff member of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment. In addition, Denise is certified by Master Nan Lu as a Dragon’s Way Instructor, and a third-degree black belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate.
Cindy Haney, M.S.
Pathwork®, EFT Tapping; Matrix Reimprinting, Transformational Sandtray; Mandala Work
Cindy is a certified EFT Tapping Practitioner and Pathwork Helper and teacher who is also trained in facilitating sandtray and mandala process work. She offers EFT, Pathwork® process work, transformational sandtray and mandala sessions for individuals and groups. Pathwork is a path of awakening and transformation that is grounded in the premise that compassionate and objective exploration and owning of all parts of ourselves—our flaws as well as our strengths—enables us to live more vibrantly, authentically and joyfully from our divine essence. Our flaws are distortions of our divine energy—and when understood and worked with non-judgmentally, they can transform and come into unity with our divine spark, so that we can live and love more fully, from our wisest and best selves. Cindy has been teaching transformational work since 2001, began a private practice in 2007 and has been a faculty member in Pathwork programs at Sevenoaks Retreat Center since 2004. The modalities that she uses complement one another and some of them can be combined in a single session. EFT and Pathwork sessions for individuals can be in-person or online. She also offers several workshops each year on topics that include women’s issues and learning to love your body, finding your purpose and passion in life, smoking cessation, releasing food cravings and abundance issues.
Wellness Touch Therapy; Yoga for Women
Tahira loves doing and teaching both yoga and Zero Balancing (ZB). The two practices, in her experience, inform each other and are wonderful complements to each other. After becoming a certified Zero Balancing practitioner in 2005, Tahira assisted Dr. Fritz Smith, the founder of Zero Balancing, in numerous classes at the then Tai Sophia Institute in Maryland. She became a ZB faculty member in 2012. Tahira is also a certified Embodyment® yoga therapist. As both a Certified Svaroopa® yoga teacher and Zero Balancing faculty member, she continues to learn through her teaching, as well as continuing education courses. She is grateful for the opportunity to offer yoga and Zero Balancing at Unity's Holistic Healing Center.
Michelle (“Misty”) Law
Body Talk System, Accunect, Reiki
Michelle “Misty” Law has worked as a dental hygienist since the mid 1970s and is truly grounded in the hard sciences. She always knew there was ‘something more’ in store for her. In 2001 she graduated with a Masters in Social Work. Soon thereafter she was introduced to the Bodytalk System—a simple and effective form of therapy that allows the body’s energy systems to be re-synchronized so that they can operate as nature intended. When the communication is re-established, your body has the chance and ability to heal itself. She was later introduced to Accunect, a gentle muscle-checking technique to facilitate the body’s internal awareness to redirect its focus on areas of imbalance and stress in the body at the physical, emotional, mental and environmental levels and facilitate the body’s return to balance on all levels of the mind, body and spirit. This allows the body’s systems to move from fight or flight (stress) mode to parasympathetic (healing) mode. There is a return to normal balance and wellness on all levels—physical, mental, and emotional. The body is then capable making shift to balance when and where it is ready to do so…thus improving its function on all levels. Michelle is also a Reiki Master, Level III. A practitioner certified in Reiki becomes part of harmonizing with universal life energy and its natural expression. Reiki brings the body into harmony by relieving physical and emotional blockages.
Joan W. Mauté , RMT, LMT, CPT
Usui/Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki®; Ho’oponopono; EFT Tapping; Chakra/Meridian Balancing and Clearing; Past Life/Ancestral Healing
From a lifetime of self-exploration and studying the healing arts, Joan discovered her true life purpose as a Reiki/Master Teacher and Healing Therapist. It's now with much Love and Gratitude that she shares with others the helpful healing skills she’s acquired along the way. Her work contains the condensed essence of all the knowledge and experience she’s accumulated over decades of study, spiritual practice, and travel around the world. Every class and healing session is guided by the hands of Grace.
Originally from Hawaii, Joan maintains healing therapy practices in Virginia and Hawaii and teaches all levels of ICRT Reiki certification classes around the US and Quebec, CA. She is an International Center for Reiki Training certified Usui/Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher, certified Trager® Practitioner, certified Matrix Energetics® Practitioner, licensed Massage Therapist, certified Personal Trainer, 3rd Level Kriya Yoga initiate, and Oneness Blessing Giver.
Ellen Selover, EEM-CP
Eden Energy Medicine, Reiki, EFT and Hypnosis
Since 2004, with Denise Furgason, Ellen has presented has presented over 100 programs in 40 cities for audiences large and small, including here at Unity for A.R.E. She is committed to sharing hands-on healing techniques with others. She is certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioners, Foundations Year Teachers, and is authorized to teach Energy Medicine 101 and 102. She has trained in various healing modalities through the Cayce-Reilly Massage School in Virginia Beach, and she is a former staff member of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment. Ellen is a nationally-certified hypnotherapist and co-author with Nancy Pohle (now Chrisbaum), of Awakening the Real You: Awareness Through Dreams and Intuition.
Reiki; Healing Touch; Osmotic Healing
Pamela began her studies in energy healing in 1991 at the Academy of Healing Arts in Durham, NC. There she studied a variety of healing techniques, including Usui Reiki, and became a Reiki Master in 1994. She continued her studies with the Holistic Nurses Association, learning Healing Touch, and now combines both Reiki and Healing Touch in her healing sessions. Reiki and Healing Touch treatments are both hands-on the body and working in all layers of the energy field. There are many benefits including balancing and clearing your energy field and charkas, bringing about deep levels of relaxation, stress relief, pain relief, and it boosts the immune system and brings about an overall feeling of well-being. Pamela also teaches Reiki level I and II classes, during which you learn self-treatment, distance healing techniques, and Reiki treatments for others.