founder and developer
Judith was a maverick in the early movement for body-oriented therapies. Her greatest passion has always been in the development of methodologies and programs that transform hearts and minds, and optimize wellness. Before PsychoNeuroEnergetics (PNE), she completed trainings in Transactional Analysis, Gestalt therapies, and body-oriented psychotherapies such as neo-Reichian and Radix Therapy. In her early years, she founded an organization called the American Wellness Foundation, through which many conferences and speakers were sponsored in the Chapel Hill area in North Carolina.
After years of training in various modalities, Judith was still in search of a breakthrough therapy that would integrate the body, emotions, and mind. Her further training in Body Electronics with John Ray and study of Somatic Experiencing with Peter Levine gave her the context for the development of PNE. She then added the Regenerative Living Program to support and accelerate the breakthroughs people were having with PNE.
Judith’s current project is studying and integrating Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory and his work on the Social Engagement Theory with her teaching and practice of PNE. This led her to Stanley Rosenberg, author of The Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve, and Thor Philipsen, who she studied with and sponsored in the U.S.
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