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Sharon Porter, RPP, SEP, RCST®, Mind/Body Practitoner

Body Psychotherapy, Energy Medicine, Somatic Experiencing
Polarity Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy,
Somatic Trauma Resolution, Tension and Trauma Exercises and other Self-Care

About Sharon

Sharon Porter is a Health Educator, Bodyworker, and Body-Centered Psychotherapist with great experience, skill, compassion and humor. She maintains a private practice and has trained holistic practitioners since 1974. Her new school is the Health Wave Instititute, which offers professional and lay training in Trauma Work, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy (energy work), and more. She also teaches in several locations. Read about Sharon's extensive work in the healing arts and resume .

Professional CV

Sharon Porter has been teaching Energy medicine since the early 1970's, when she began teaching Hatha Yoga in the SF Bay Area. She co-founded and taught in the first large school of Polarity Therapy, which expanded to several locations along the West Coast. She then taught on her own in California and later Colorado, developing her own approach to healing and conciousness. Her sensitivity to energy patterns and fields allows her to track what is going on in the client. When she gives a lecture-demonstration in front of a class or conference audience, she interprets the field patterns that are moving her hands so that others can see the connection between our energy and our thoughts.

In the course of 40+ years of study, teaching and working with clients, she has integrated the work of many great teachers with whom she has personally studied, including Rama Jyoti Vernon (founder of Yoga Journal and Yogas Teachers Assn), Dr. Randolph Stone (founder of Polarity Therapy), Dr. Ray Castellino (founder of BEBA - Birthing Evolution, Birthing Awareness), Dr. William Emerson (pre and Per-Natal Psychology Assn.), Dr. Ann Wigmore (live foods), Dr. Brent Baum (founder of Holographic Memory Resolution), Dr. Stanley Kelleman, DC (hose books include Emotional Anatomy), Dr. Vasant Ladd (Ayurvedic Medicine), Pat Ogden(SensoryMotor Institute), John Upledger (Upledger Institute), Dr. David Bercelli (Tension and Trauma Release Exercises) and many other esteemed colleagues

Sharon's Certifications include Somatic experiencing Practioner (SEP), Registered Polarity Educator (RPE), Registered Craniaosacral Therapist (RCST®), Yoga Teacher/Therapist, and Tension and Trauma Release Exercises Level II. She is also an exercise physiologist and incorporates many traditions such as Pilates, Restructuring, Posture, Power Walking, Ball Exercises, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, and influences from several styles of Yoga.

What do the initials stand for after Sharon's name?

SEP is Somatic Experiencing® Practioner, a certification from the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (

RPP is Registered Polarity Practitioner, RPE is Registered Polarity Educator from the American Polarity Therapy Association (

RCST® is Registered Craniosacral Therapist, from the Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (

TRE II is a Certified Tension and Trauma Release Exercises Level II Instructor

Disclaimer: This web site, Sharon Porter, her staff and the Health Wave Institute do not claim to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Please see your physician for serious health problems. This is an educational content site.

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