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Ecstatic Drumming Circle for Therapists and Bodyworkers, with Sharon Gervasoni

Saturday, May 20 • 3pm to 5pm • $30

In these times, therapists are being called upon to hold even more than usual for their clients. This circle will be an opportunity to rest into communally-created rhythms and silence, using drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments. Studies have confirmed what all indigenous cultures know—that drumming in a group releases endorphins and can lead to a sense of self-transcendence (ecstasy) that is nourishing and healing.

Sharon is trained as a massage therapist and shamanic practitioner, and is an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister and former hospice volunteer. She has been drumming for decades, and facilitating monthly ecstatic drumming circles in spiritual community for 5 years.

No drumming experience is needed; instruments will be provided. If you do have a drum, rattle or other percussion instrument, please bring it!

Space is limited to 20 participants.  Register by emailing Sharon at RevSharonG@gmail.com; she will then send you a PayPal link to complete registration.

Become a part of a healing community of practitioners!

We are looking for a massage therapist or body worker who would like to step into a professionally designed  integrative healing center and develop their work on a part time basis on saturdays and/or sundays.   If this
is you contact Jane Grissmer, M. Ac., Director of Crossings, for more details and to schedule an interview.

Crossings is looking at all aspects of our human journey

….strengthen your body, expand your heart, and grow your creative spirit………through our new offerings.

Original Research Published

Crossings co-owner, Jane Grissmer, was recently published in The American Acupuncturist, a quarterly publication by the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM).   Her paper, entitled “The Geometry of Emotion: Healing Emotions through the Lens of Chinese Medicine”, discusses emotions and their transformation through the lens and geometry of qi, yin/yang (life force and polarities), and virtue.



Crossings’ Director Acupuncturist Alaine Duncan and Acupressure Therapist Cathy Miller just had a research paper published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  The paper describes a year-long Restore & Renewâ Wellness Clinic offered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for hospital caregivers. We offered ear acupuncture, clinical acupressure and Zero Balancingâ.  Our hope was that by helping these noble caregivers find more relaxed and calm alertness, we could undo, soften, and release the trauma of war – in them and for everyone they touched. The number we are proudest of is a striking finding on the possible impact we had on patient care. Among those who visited the wellness clinic nine or more times, 75% strongly agreed that they experienced more compassion with patients as a result of clinic participation. When health care providers of war-wounded patients are given opportunities to experience more balance and wellness, this evaluation suggests that they may have the potential to “spread” their wellness to their co-workers and their patients.  We couldn’t have asked for more.  Read it here:



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