Jonas L. Blume
I have a practitioner certification from the Luminous Awareness Institute, a 500 hour course on energy medicine and I am a certified biodynamic craniosacral therapist from Body Intelligence, a 700 hour course. In addition to these certificates I have taken multiple workshops with other teachers of craniosacral therapy, energy healing, and studied Reiki.
It's been a privilege to work in the offices of some amazing chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists over the last few years. I also taught with Body Intelligence for several years, holding space and giving guidance to students yearning to learn this work. I currently practice in Oakland, CA and I do house calls all over the SF Bay Area.
What is also fundamental to my ability to do this work are the several years I spent in South East Asia studying meditation. By leading my clients on some of these meditations, I can help to serve them and give them resources to take home.
How Did I Get Here?
Oftentimes the people who enter professions focused on healing work were once in need of healing themselves, I'm no exception. I was one of many children in the 1990's prescribed pharmaceuticals for erratic behavior rather than being given a larger array of lifestyle choices and alternative medical options. This caused me a great amount of stress in my early years as something inherently felt like it was moving against the laws of nature and the natural flow of the world. I eventually developed ulcerative colitis as a young adult and my life began to feel limited.
Although I had sworn off the pills prescribed to me during adolescence, I was now taking 9-12 anti-inflammatory tablets a day and by my mid-20's and had already spent roughly half of my life medicated daily. Had the medications really been helping my body heal, I might have had a sentiment other than frustration or self-limitation, but that was not the case.
Feeling somewhat powerless to a way of living that greatly diminished my quality of life, I sought out multiple alternative therapies to rectify this problem and had very limited success. Because I had been conditioned to rely on mood altering medications since childhood, I didn't feel like I could regulate my nervous system and life felt like a struggle. Needless to say, the stress made my colitis that much worse.
I was at my wit's end with my health deteriorating until I tried energy medicine and craniosacral therapy while living in South East Asia. I was blown away by how little I was in tune with my own body.
This helped me find the mind-body connection and showed me just how badly my inability to handle stress, fear, anger, and confusion had physically harmed me. There was a new sense of clarity and health, as though the clouds had been cleared away. I realized the full potential for healing had not been experienced in the general population and that I wanted the privilege of assisting anyone who desired to take that journey.