About Me

Jonas L. Blume

 

My Background

 

      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.