“Sara Sunstein is a poet of touch.”
The human body—our abilities to adapt, heal, sense, and know by sensing—creates unceasing awe and delight for me. With over 30 years of practice and teaching, I’ve learned that bodies are eager to heal; given a nudge in the right direction they’re off and running. It’s an honor and a joy to facilitate such a process. My deepest gratitude extends to the many clients who entrust their bodies and hearts to me—they are teaching me every hour we’re together.
My healing path began as an artist trying to address chronic asthma–I trained in visualization for healing, and found I was able to help others with the self-care skills I’d learned. Then I trained in massage. A year later, a bad fall onto my tailbone led me to Ortho-Bionomy®. Ortho-Bionomy® both healed the injury and resonated through all of me, so much so that I started taking classes and became an Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner and then Instructor in 1985. Through years of practice, training, and teaching, I’m now both an Advanced Practitioner and an Advanced Instructor. I feel fortunate to include Ortho-Bionomy® founder, Arthur L. Pauls, D.O., and somatic pioneers Peter Levine, Ph.D., (physiology of trauma) and Don Hanlon Johnson, Ph.D. (body-based psychology) among my teachers.
While studies in bodywork and body-based psychology provide the basis of my work, my love of Nature, art, and Buddhist dharma contribute their particular flavors to my practice. Presence/mindfulness, compassion, and playfulness are integral to my work—and life.
I enjoy working with a wide range of issues and concerns, and consider my specialties as addressing emotional holding in the body, trauma & pain resolution, and freeing creative expression.
“Your encouragement, support and healing skills helped me make it through a difficult time. Thank you so much for sticking with me through this.”