Nancy Forst Williamson, M.A., GCFP, LMT, has been studying and working in the field of mind-body education for over 40 years and is happily sharing a lifetime of learning and skill development with her clientele. Nancy has specialized in providing personalized session plans to address individual somatic issues as well as your personal growth and health maintenance goals. One goal is to be sure that you are learning simple and effective ways to continue the gains in comfort, self-awareness and co-ordination that her work inspires.
Many people utilize somatic therapies to maintain their sense of well-being. Others are working with movement or neurological difficulties, performance issues, chronic pain and stress, or postural strain. Primary modalities offered include The Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education, Functional Integration and Awareness through Movement®, CranioSacral Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, supported by a background in mental health counseling and Esalen style massage.
The objective is to make your session interesting, calm and supportive of you and your individual goals. You can expect to leave with a vision of how to move forward to your natural self. Please wear comfortable, loose or stretchy clothing for movement or lying on a padded table.
Nancy usually has ongoing classes in the Alexander Technique and in the Feldenkrais Method of Awareness through Movement. Please contact her for place and time.
Nancy began her apprenticeship style study of the Alexander Technique with Marjorie L. Barstow, F. M. Alexander’s first graduate, in 1974 and continued with her until her death in 1995. She now directs the Barstow Institute (www.BarstowAlexanderTechnique.com), a program endowed through Doane College. She is an elected Sponsor member of Alexander Technique International and has taught Alexander’s Principles in many locations and countries.
Nancy trained with Moshe Feldenkrais and is a certified member of The Feldenkrais Guild of North America. She has served over 14 years on the FGNA Training Accreditation Board, as well as on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Ethics Committee.
She took her first classes in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute in 1985 and 1986 with John O. Upledger, D.O. and found the work to be an integral foundation to movement learning and injury recovery. She has resumed intensive study since 2012 and has also integrated Lymphatic Drainage Therapy to her practice as well.
Nancy Forst Williamson M.A., LMT