"With Miriam, I have learned to tune into and listen to my body and its messages." Loren, 35
Miriam Futterman
O.T.R S.E.P.

Our body is so brilliant, and is naturally wired to heal itself. We get new skin every month and new stomach lining every five days. Basically, 98% of the body is replaced every year and, in less than four years the entire body is replaced down to each atom.

As a medical practitioner since 1975, I began integrating complimentary healing since 1978. My unique expertise synthesizes two powerful healing modalities, Jin shin Jyutsu, an ancient healing art using therapeutic touch and Somatic Experiencing, a more verbal therapy working with trauma through awareness of body sensations. Both therapies integrate the mind/body relationship.

We have all experienced the effects of the mind/body connection. When we were young, maybe the first time standing in front of the class, our face turning red, blushing because someone said something that embarrassed us. Or experiencing our hands sweating and possibly our stomach aching before going to our first interview. Or maybe feeling our heart pounding during a scary movie. And then there are those special moments, when we smell a particular fragrance and a vivid memory comes to mind. Or we hear a song and tears swell up, or are able to calm down after receiving a warm loving hug. These are all tangible expressions of the mind/body relationship.

Studies now show that any idea or thought transforms itself into a chemical that is immediately released into the body, affecting each cell. The body acts as a whole system with each cell from each organ “thinking” like the initial brain cells, sending messages through out the body telling us how we feel. For example, when we say, “I am thirsty”, all of our organs simultaneously are saying this. This is reflected in our daily language, when we say, “I have a gut feeling”, “I cannot digest this idea,” “or my heart is sad,” I target this cellular level of consciousness with my healing approach.

Through the two primary therapeutic modalities that I work with, Jin Shin Jyutsu and Somatic Experiencing, both the mind and body are affected and receive relief of stress and pain. The aliment can be a chronic or an acute condition. I often make the analogy that H20 is water, and it is also ice, snow, sleet, and vapor. This is the same with the mental, emotional and physical aspects of ourselves, they are all the similar but manifest differently. During my treatment session, I focus on both the physical and mental/emotional. The client wears clothes and can direct the session as to their level of comfort.

I have effectively worked with PTSD , cardiac issues, trauma and abuse, pain & stress management, insomnia, depression, anxiety, ibs, digestive disorders, side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, arthritis, impaired immunity, fibromyalgia, and more.

I also believe in the importance of empowering people to help themselves in their daily lives. Both Jin Shin Jyutsu and Somatic experiencing have important self-help components in which you, the client, is empowered; your self-awareness is increased, and you have improved means through which you can effectively release stress and mitigate aliments. These tools of wellbeing are profound in their healing abilities, are simple in their application and can be effectively used with one’s self, with one’s children or with other adults. Just as we needed to learn how to brush our teeth daily in between dentist visits, so to we all need to learn how to care for ourselves with these self-help tools of wellbeing. I see people privately, as well as teaching self-help to care givers and giving self-help workshops. I look forward to meeting with you.

Our body is so brilliant, and is naturally wired to heal itself. We get new skin every month and new stomach lining every five days. Basically, 98% of the body is replaced every year and, in less than four years the entire body is replaced down to each atom.

As a medical practitioner since 1975, I began integrating complimentary healing since 1978. My unique expertise synthesizes two powerful healing modalities, Jin shin Jyutsu, an ancient healing art using therapeutic touch and Somatic Experiencing, a more verbal therapy working with trauma through awareness of body sensations. Both therapies integrate the mind/body relationship.

We have all experienced the effects of the mind/body connection. When we were young, maybe the first time standing in front of the class, our face turning red, blushing because someone said something that embarrassed us. Or experiencing our hands sweating and possibly our stomach aching before going to our first interview. Or maybe feeling our heart pounding during a scary movie. And then there are those special moments, when we smell a particular fragrance and a vivid memory comes to mind. Or we hear a song and tears swell up, or are able to calm down after receiving a warm loving hug. These are all tangible expressions of the mind/body relationship.

Studies now show that any idea or thought transforms itself into a chemical that is immediately released into the body, affecting each cell. The body acts as a whole system with each cell from each organ “thinking” like the initial brain cells, sending messages through out the body telling us how we feel. For example, when we say, “I am thirsty”, all of our organs simultaneously are saying this. This is reflected in our daily language, when we say, “I have a gut feeling”, “I cannot digest this idea,” “or my heart is sad,” I target this cellular level of consciousness with my healing approach.

Through the two primary therapeutic modalities that I work with, Jin Shin Jyutsu and Somatic Experiencing, both the mind and body are affected and receive relief of stress and pain. The aliment can be a chronic or an acute condition. I often make the analogy that H20 is water, and it is also ice, snow, sleet, and vapor. This is the same with the mental, emotional and physical aspects of ourselves, they are all the similar but manifest differently. During my treatment session, I focus on both the physical and mental/emotional. The client wears clothes and can direct the session as to their level of comfort.

I have effectively worked with PTSD , cardiac issues, trauma and abuse, pain & stress management, insomnia, depression, anxiety, ibs, digestive disorders, side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, arthritis, impaired immunity, fibromyalgia, and more.

I also believe in the importance of empowering people to help themselves in their daily lives. Both Jin Shin Jyutsu and Somatic experiencing have important self-help components in which you, the client, is empowered; your self-awareness is increased, and you have improved means through which you can effectively release stress and mitigate aliments. These tools of wellbeing are profound in their healing abilities, are simple in their application and can be effectively used with one’s self, with one’s children or with other adults. Just as we needed to learn how to brush our teeth daily in between dentist visits, so to we all need to learn how to care for ourselves with these self-help tools of wellbeing. I see people privately, as well as teaching self-help to care givers and giving self-help workshops. I look forward to meeting with you.

ABOUT MIRIAM

Specialties

Somatic Experiencing

Illness & Physical Distress

Jing Shu Jitsu Pain Reduction

Certification & Training


• Bachelors in Applied Human Nutrition, Minor in Child Studies (University of Guelph, 1986) • Bachelors of Education (University of Toronto, 1991) • Masters in Clinical Sociology (University of North West Texas, 2006) • The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim (2006-2008) • Internal Family Systems • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Gottman Method Couples’s Therapy (Levels1-3) • EMDR (Levels 1 & 2 for Adults) • EMDR (Levels 1 & 2 for Children) • Trauma Recovery • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Levels 1 & 2) • Narrative Therapy • Family Systems Therapy • Schema Therapy • Postpartum Treatment • Conflict Resolution • Sexual Dysfunctions in Couples