I'm Andrea Carver, an Intuitive Craniosacral Therapist, a licensed Massage Therapist, a certified Meditation Teacher, Speaker, wife of 41+ years, mother of 6, and a grandmother to 17.
At the heart of my work as a therapist is a spiritual understanding of the unlimited potential for growth of the human spirit.
My chosen profession is about balancing the body, mind & spirit with gentle manipulation of the cranial sutures, balancing the cranial spinal fluid and the sacrum by releasing emotions that get trapped in various areas of the body called chakras.
I have been free from all of my health challenges for years. I rarely get sick now, if at all. I incorporate eating healthy live foods, doing yoga and meditation, and participating in daily exercise as part of my daily lifestyle.
I am often asked, “How did you get into this line of work?” The answer is that my lengthy dealings with sickness led me to it. Thity-five years ago, I was not well. I was suffering from an immune deficiency disorder that lasted for years. I was always sick and very tired. I had frequent stomach pain, severe allergies, and chronic sinus infections. I had been to several doctors and could not find any relief. I was introduced, by a dear friend, to an amazing craniosacral therapist, named Janet Berlin.
After my first cranial, I immediately felt the symptoms of my sicknesses subside. I felt a huge release in my body and saw and felt things I had never seen or felt before. I was energized! I gained new self-awareness, my perspectives on life changed, and I became aware of a newfound strength. I realized that, for as long as I could remember, I had felt and heard emotions from other people and could not distinguish which were my feelings and which were theirs. In short, I learned I was an empath.
From the time I was very young I have been able to read and feel the emotions of other people. For example, I could be in a store and feel the energy of the woman behind me while standing in line, without even seeing her face. Or, I could be happy going into a store, and walk out frustrated, sad or mad and not understand why. When watching the news or a sad, scary, or intense movie, I would feel very heavy and depressed. I felt everything Mother Earth was experiencing good or bad. I was dealing with a tremendous amount of unfiltered emotions, and I didn’t have the tools or understanding to cope with them yet.
Luckily Janet, my first craniosacral therapist, was able to help me. She released a lot of negative perceptions within me and then taught me how to protect myself from picking up on other people’s energy. It was liberating! Finally, I could go places without feeling heavy, sad, depleted, or angry. I used to hate flying in airplanes because the energy from others was so confined I couldn’t escape it. I would feel claustrophobically overwhelmed with emotions and often feel very sick after flying. After working with Janet, I became so fascinated with my heightened awareness and newfound ability to control the emotions I experienced. Because of this, I couldn’t learn quickly enough about the process she was using to help me. The connection between the body, mind, and spirit intrigued me. I realized every imbalance I experienced in my body was created emotionally first. If I released the emotions in my body, the physical symptoms disappeared. Making that key correlation of how emotions affect the body and spirit were paramount for me and my healing.
In this learning process, I discovered so much about my mind, body, and spirit that I had never accessed or been aware of before. My awareness and healing came full circle in three simple stages. First, I realized I had been going through life completely unaware. I realized next that I had become aware of my unawareness. The third and final stage I went through was becoming aware that I was aware. This last stage is where all transformation and my healing journey began. For me, these stages are so important in awakening to your own life and allowing healing to happen.
I have been practicing for over 30 years now, and my education and training have been continual and extensive throughout that time. Most recently, I have completed training and certification in meditation through live instruction with world renowned author and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Well-Being, Deepak Chopra, M.D., at his training site in Carlsbad, California.
I am certified in several healing modalities including craniosacral therapy, am a licensed massage therapist, and am certified in Theta Healing (levels 1, 2 and 3) and teaching Rainbow Children. I incorporate the 10-step protocol when doing upledger craniosacral work. I am also trained in kinesiology, Psych – K, EFT, IET (levels 1, 2 and 3), kinergetics, tuning forks, chakra healing and balancing, as well as many other healing methods and procedures. I intuitively listen to the needs of the body, mind, and spirit in assessing the priorities of my clients. Personalized guidance for each individual is given to best facilitate balance and, and I bring the body back into a state of homeostasis.
In the past 30 years, I have worked with thousands of clients and had very positive results. I know God is the master healer in the process; I am only the facilitator. I am simply the conduit between you and God. I consider my cranials to be a very spiritual journey. They allow the body, mind, and spirit one hour of stillness and discovery that we rarely allow ourselves. I feel it is a sacred time to reconnect to the divine within each person.
I am grateful for the imbalances in my body that led me to craniosacral therapy. Because of this practice, I am healthy, energetic and full of life. I am passionate about my work. I love people and love to be a part of the transformational process.
I don’t take credit or blame for the results of a cranial, as I realize I am only the facilitator in a potentially powerful learning process. I follow the lead and pace of each individual client; as I realize this process is your own, personal, spiritual journey. I compare it to peeling off the layers of an onion until you reach the core where all transformation and awakening can take place.