“Trauma survivors are everywhere. I come in contact with them every day, be they my friends, family, patients in my private practice, or people on the street. My acupuncture work at the Trauma Healing Project, which is typically an afternoon each week, brings me into clear and directed contact with trauma survivors. And then there are our animal friends, not to mention the earth.
A healing community is made by a web of caring individuals, groups and organizations. Together we can influence and bring forth the care that trauma survivors need. On so many levels, this care is vital and it can take many forms, from bodywork and movement therapy, to therapeutic music, interpersonal communication, and how healthcare practitioners serve those who seek their services. The Trauma Healing Project brings it all together and is a vital hub for providing education and services of many kinds. I am so proud of my role with this group! I love to provide acupuncture in the calm and peace of the sanctuary at the THP. And if I get the chance, I am honored to play my harp for people at events or sometimes during treatments!
Playing my harp, be it for hospice, myself, or whoever might need therapeutic music, is tremendously rewarding and it lifts my spirits and affects all I do. I am renewed by hiking in nature and by spending time with my animals. I love to cook, garden and read. Connecting with the earth is vital for good health and I recommend it to everyone. Any healing towards animals and the earth will bring rewards back to us. I also find that performing small, random acts of kindness light up my day. I particularly like to make origami and leave it for people to find.” – Karen
Besides practicing acupunture at the THP and at her private practice, Wise Turtle Acupuncture, (check out wiseturtleacupuncture.com
) in Springfield. She enjoys providing mostly community acupuncture and offers sound healing via the Acutonics tuning forks, bells, singing bowls and gongs. She is a Certified Clinical Musician and you can learn more about her harp offerings at Meadowlarkhealingharp.com. Her background began with animals and work as a veterinary technician, moved into environmental studies and then segued into Chinese Medicine, sound healing and therapeutic harp.
The Trauma Healing Project is so happy to have Karen as part of our team, and to honor her as the February Healing Champion!