My name is Virginia Wilke. I am a Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®) and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP) based in western Massachusetts. My practice is entirely online and I offer distance craniosacral and somatics sessions to people all over the country and world.
My particular focus is on trauma and the ways it shows itself—and can be healed—at the body level.
I received my Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) certification from the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) with more than 1,200 hours of bodywork training. My specializations were in Craniosacral Therapy, Somato-Emotional Integration, and Relational Somatics, which utilizes the practitioner-client relationship as the primary healing tool.
I am passionate about craniosacral therapy.
Following my HHP, I went on to complete more than 1,000 hours of additional craniosacral biodynamics training. This included a two-year biodynamic craniosacral therapy certification program through LifeShapes Institute. I am currently a registered craniosacral therapist through the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America.
I was privileged to teach what I learned for four years at the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB). I taught craniosacral therapy and assisted in somatic process classes, helping students learn to hold the emotional processes that can arise during bodywork.
I am also passionate about somatics.
In addition to the somatics studies I completed early in my training as a bodyworker, I am also a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP), having completed this 3-year trauma therapy training program and earning my qualifying certificate. I integrate dialogue-based somatics techniques into my craniosacral therapy sessions.
When not involved in bodywork, my other passion is writing. I was a professional health writer and editor for more than a decade and am also an aspiring novelist. My fictional characters often grow impatient waiting for me to get back to their lives.
- BCTA/NA Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®)
- Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP)
- California Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) – Lic. #19287
- Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP)
- Relational Somatics Concentration (60-hour, IPSB)
- Somato-Emotional Integration Concentration (60-hour, IPSB)