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Kali Patrick Adult Sleep & Well-being Coach
Sleep & Well-being Coach,
Therapeutic Yoga

Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 617-699-2389
Office: Virtual
Mastering Your Sleep Puzzle: Your 12-Week Guide to Sleeping Better (book)
Sleep Academy Course (online)
Therapeutic Yoga & Meditation to Help You Sleep Better (virtual)
Kali also serves the Watertown Center for Healing Arts as a Business Development Consultant.
Feel free to reach out to her with any questions about our space &/or programs.

About Kali

Prior to becoming a sleep and well-being coach, Kali Patrick spent more than two decades working in and managing teams within hi-tech organizations. Her certifications in health and wellness coaching, coupled with her training in yoga/meditation and Yoga Therapy, is complimented by her personal experiences with both insomnia and burnout. 

Mastering Your Sleep Puzzle

Kali now helps stressed-out busy people learn to sleep better, so they can focus wherever they work, be present and engaged with family at home, and have energy left over to pursue personal passions. Kali especially has success with people who struggle with sleep due to stress and overactive minds.

Kali has addressed audiences at Harvard University, presented at HubSpot’s INBOUND conference, and delivered webinars for large organizations, including GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) and WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science & Technology). She offers corporate webinars, event videos, and coaching sessions for employees of businesses around the world.

As a writer, Kali has been featured in Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, the World Sleep Society’s Healthier Sleep magazine, and she’s been quoted in The Boston Globe as a sleep and wellness expert.

Mastering Your Sleep Puzzle: Your 12-Week Guide to Sleeping Better is her first published book.

Alex Daum
Reiki Practitioner
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 802-299-1484
Website: N/A
Office: N/A
30 minute session: $50
60 minute session: $90
Payments can be with check, Venmo or cash. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy for appointments.

About Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a healing art form that works to BALANCE, UNBLOCK, and RELAX the energies in the body.

Reiki has a Japanese origin. The word can be translated to mean Universal Life Energy. This universal life energy is in every living thing. Reiki is a gentle non-invasive form of energy work that connects everyone to the healing energy and power innately inside them. It creates an environment for healing to flourish on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of life.

What to Expect in a Reiki Session

We will talk briefly about what has brought you to Reiki and what your goals and areas of concerns are. Then you can choose to lay on a massage table or stay seated in a chair to experience the Reiki. You might feel a warming sensation or tingling in the body and/or simply a deep state of relaxation. 

The session can either be hands-on where I apply light touch or hands-off where I hover my hands slightly above your body. You can specify your preference during each session. I will go through the standard Reiki hand positions that go from the head to the feet. Then we will touch base about how the session was and reaffirm any intentions you came into the session with.

* Clients are fully clothed for a Reiki session. *

Uses of Reiki

Reiki is a great tool for reducing stress and tension and supporting general well-being. Reiki is a great complement to medical or psychological treatment for many conditions including the following:

  • Pain management
  • Release of stress and tension
  • Relieving depression
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Improving sleep
  • Promoting digestive health
  • Strengthening self esteem
  • Encouraging mental clarity
  • Promoting and maintaining general health and well-being
  • Preparing the body for health and healing during and after surgery

About Alex

I believe in the power of taking time to; reconnect to self, relax, let go, open, set intentions, and breath deeply. Reiki supports all this and also connects each one of us to the healing power innate within us. Listening to my clients and coming to understand what brings them to Reiki is a key part of a session. I get to know what their unique set of concerns and goals are.

I create a professional, caring, and nurturing environment for treatments. I am excited to be offering Reiki and enjoy supporting the healing that happens in the lives of my clients.

I studied Reiki at Arlington Reiki Associates in Arlington, MA and I practice in the traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho method.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to make an appointment today.

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Cancer and Trauma Recovery Coaching
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 781-492-2294
Office: WCHA Office #10 (Mt. Auburn St. entrance)
Cancer and Trauma Recovery Coaching

About Avinoam

Avinoam Lerner, Cancer Trauma & Recovery Specialist, Author, TEDx Speaker

Growing up in a war-torn part of the world, where loss and trauma are rampant, I remember this seminal moment, at the age of six, witnessing a woman I looked up to breaking down after learning her husband did not return from the war.

The look in her eyes, of fear and loss, burned into my brain with intensity. I wanted it to go away so badly! But, being so young, I couldn’t do anything; I felt powerless and helpless.

Many years later, I saw the very same look in someone else’s eyes, a cancer patient who came to me for a consultation seeking relief. At that moment, I was no longer that helpless child; I had the tools and the knowledge and could finally help.

That patient changed the direction of my practice and gave it a clear and defined focus – to help people facing cancer and trauma break through to recovery.

I am asked sometimes – how can you do it? How can you stay so present, focused, and content in the face of others’ fears, trauma, and grief? My answer is – it’s what I am here for. I can support people this way because that’s who I am.

As an army veteran, I know the value of discipline and pushing through. Cancer is a battlefield of a sort, which is why my approach is goal-oriented and result-driven. And yet, as a parent of two daughters, I’ve learned to be nurturing and grounded. That is what I offer those I work with, a safe and structured place for healing of both mind and body.

Professional Training

I earned my degree as a Holistic Therapist from the Reidman International College for Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Israel in 2000. I am certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) and the National Federation of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NFNLP) in the USA.

Mitchell Kossak
Mental Health Counselor & Expressive Arts Therapist
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 617-926-3221
Office: WCHA Office #3 (Mt. Auburn St entrance)
Website: N/A
Private sessions

About Mitchell

Mitchell Kossak, Ph.D., LMHC, REAT, has been a licensed mental health counselor, since 1994, and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) since 2005. His clinical work combines expressive arts therapies with body-centered approaches with a variety of populations addressing concerns related to chronic pain, recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship issues.

Dr. Kossak has trained in a variety of mind body modalities including Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Bioenergetics.  In Expressive Arts Therapies he has training in, music therapy, experimental theater, psychodrama, and authentic movement.  

He studied Sound Healing with pioneers in the field of sacred sound and transformation of consciousness, such as Dr. John Beaulieu author of Music and Sound in the Healing Arts and Silvia Nakkach director of the Vox Mundi Project.  

In addition to these trainings, he has studied and practiced contemplative based healing forms such as Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Vispassana meditation, and Iyengar yoga for over 30 years. He earned his doctorate from the Union Institute and University in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy and Transpersonal Psychology.  

He has written about and presented his research on rhythmic attunement, improvisation, psychospiritual and community based approaches to working with trauma and embodied states of consciousness at conferences nationally and internationally.

He is the Associate Editor of The Journal of Applied Arts and Health and Co-Chair of the Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University where he has been a professor since 1999.  He is the author of Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward an Understanding of Embodied Empathy

Mary Gail Sullivan
Muscular & Deep Tissue Therapy
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 617-926-8871
Office: WCHA Office #1 (Mt. Auburn St entrance)
Website: N/A
30 minute session: $50
60 minute session: $90
90 minute session: $120

What is Muscular Therapy?

Muscular Therapy was developed in the 1960’s by Ben Benjamin, PhD (Sports Medicine). This bodywork system incorporates Swedish massage, deep tissue bodywork, and myofascial and friction therapies.

According to the Benjamin system, in most cases of chronic pain the real culprit is adhesive scar tissue formation. The body responds to soft tissue injury by producing scar tissue wherever muscles, tendons or ligaments are located. When adhesive scar tissue forms, all movement that pulls, stretches or compresses the injured and inflamed tissue causes pain.

Muscular therapy treats a variety of pain, injury, body perception and muscle tension problems. Techniques are used specifically to reduce scar tissue that accumulates because of injury to soft tissue structures in the body.

What is Deep Tissue?

Deep tissue and myofascial work address the muscular and connective tissues using various methods that elongate and alter the fascia layer, increasing range of motion and pain free mobility, as well as releasing trigger points, often called ‘knots’, within the muscle itself. This deep work requires extra time to warm up the tissue, breaking up scar tissue (adhesions), and releasing trigger points. This work is highly recommended to rehabilitate injury or to alleviate chronic pain.

About Mary Gail

Mary Gail Sullivan is a 1993 graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute (MTI) in Cambridge, MA, and taught at MTI for 15 years, including a stint as department chair of the Massage Technique department. She has been in private practice since 1992, focusing on injury evaluation and treatment.

Mary Gail is certified in the Benjamin system of musculoskeletal injury assessment and treatment (also known as Orthopedic Massage), and has taught orthopedic massage workshops alongside MTI founder Dr. Ben Benjamin for the past decade. She is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is a member of the AMTA .

Mary Gail played competitive Rugby for twenty-two years. In 1991 as Team Captain, she led the USA team to victory in the first Women’s World Cup against Great Britain. When she is not chasing after her dog, two cats, parrot or hamsters, Mary Gail stays active with off-road uni-cycling, snowboarding, rollerblading and restorative yoga.

Samvedam Randles
Mental Health Counselor & Bodyworker
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 617-926-1301
Office: N/A
Private sessions

About Samvedam

Samvedam Bettina Randles, Dipl. Psych. is a German Psychologist who graduated from Wilhelms-University in Muenster, Germany. In the US, she is licensed as a mental health counselor and as a bodyworker. After training in traditional Psychology, she spent several years in India studying and experiencing the Eastern approaches to inner growth and transformation.

Samvedam trained in Wilhelm Reich’s methods of body oriented Psychotherapy, combining breath work with deep tissue massage work (Postural Integration) and became certified by The National Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She co-founded the Center for Body Oriented Psychotherapy in Somerville, MA.

Samvedam worked as a trainer for the International Breath Institute, Colorado and eventually designed her own breath training, which she has been conducting over the last 8 years. She studied the systemic work of Bert Hellinger, Family Constellations, and is a graduate of the Hellinger Institute USA. She incorporates the constellation approach in her work with individuals, couples and groups. Samvedam is the founder of the Inner Arts Institute.

Peter Wayne
Tai Chi
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 617-623-1173
View upcoming classes here

About Peter

Peter Wayne, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Tai Chi/Mind-Body Research Program at Harvard Medical School’s Osher Research Center.

Peter has been trained and certified to teach by numerous internal arts masters including Robert Morningstar, Arthur Goodridge, Mantak Chia, and Michael Winn. During 2000, he studied in China and received certification from the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong.

A seasoned nationally recognized practitioner and teacher with 30 years of experience, Peter enjoys sharing his knowledge of the internal arts with all interested students. He particularly enjoys drawing on the principles of Western Science to help elucidate the ancient principles of traditional Oriental healing arts.

Between 2000-2007, Peter was the Research Director of the New England School of Acupuncture, where he developed and oversaw studies evaluating all branches of Chinese medicine.

Peter’s current research at the Harvard Medical School includes clinical and basic research evaluating the effectiveness of Tai Chi for numerous medical conditions including balance disorders, cardiovascular health, and osteoporosis. Peter’s research has been published in a number of leading medical journals.

Acupuncturist, Massage, & Chinese Herbal Therapy
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 617-924-9990 & 617-794-5787 (cell)
Office: WHCA office #11 & #12 (Mt. Auburn St. entrance)
Acupuncture (Chinese, Japanese, ear and scalp)
Massage (Chinese Tuina and Japanese Shiatsu)
Traditional Chinese Herbal Therapy in modern extracted form and in individual powdered form
Qi Gong treatment or instruction
Tai Chi instruction

About Jeff

Jeffrey Shih-chung Matrician is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy. He is also certified by NCCAOM and holds a MAOM (Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) from the New England School of Acupuncture.

Jeff currently sees patients at his private practice in Watertown and the Harvard Wellness Center, Harvard University Health Services.

He received his first exposure to Chinese Medicine through his grandmother, whose knowledge of Chinese folk medicine and diet therapy made a deep impression on him during his youth. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies concentrating in Chinese Philosophy and Religion. He has worked in China at Nanjing University, and in Japan for the Ministry of Education.

Jeff has been a member of the faculty at the New England School of Acupuncture since 2002 and also teaches Tai Chi privately and at various sites around Boston, including the Harvard Wellness Center, and the Newton Senior Center.

Tamara Zentgraf
Physical Therapist, Medical Reiki Practitioner, Shamanic Healer
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 978-875-2299
Office: N/A
Reiki 30 min. $40
Reiki 50 min. $75
Shamanic Healing 60 min. $100
Reiki Level 1 class 8 hr $175
Reiki Level 2 class 8 hr $350
Reiki Level 3A and 3B 1:1 class – see website for details
Shamanic Space Clearing – see website for details

About Tamara Zentgraf

Tamara Zentgraf has been a physical therapist for 30+ years, a Reiki Master-Teacher for 20+ years and is committed to ongoing learning and healing in the indigenous tradition of core Shamanism. She skillfully and compassionately brings to her practice years of healing and caregiving. Tamara is a wife, mother and devoted friend. She began her journey into alternative healing as a physical therapist at Spaulding Rehab hospital in Boston, MA working with the chronic pain population, amputees and general medical-surgical patients. There she had the good fortune to train clinicians and community members in the ancient Japanese energy healing technique known as Reiki. She has expanded her healing toolbox to include core Shamanism and she looks forward to working with you and assisting you in your journey to health and wholeness!

About Reiki

Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy healing technique that is done with the client relaxed, fully clothed on a massage table, using light touch or hovering hands. The term “Rei” means “universal” and “ki” means “life force” or the universal energy that is a part of all life and all around us. The Reiki practitioner is the conduit that facilitates the flow of the energy into the client for the highest healing good. Reiki can assist with anxiety, pain, sleeplessness, and general well-being. Medical Reiki can be used pre and post-op to reduce pain and facilitate healing as well as an adjunct to other treatments (ie chemotherapy, medication-intervention) to reduce side effects and assist these treatments in being more effective.

REIKI CLASSES: all levels are available and a regular schedule of classes can be found on the website.

About Shamanic Healing

Shamanic Healing involves the practitioner’s ability to communicate with spirit in order to assist healing. It brings spirit back into the healing process, drawing on the wisdom and guidance of our ancestors and spirit guides. Techniques such as soul retrieval, power animal retrieval, divination and extraction are employed to return the client to a state of wholeness. Space/house clearing is also available; have you recently purchased a new home? Renting new office space? Want to bless your outdoor space? Shamanic space clearing uses ceremony to rid an area of any negative energies that might exist and bring in the blessings of spirit to your space.