Brief Bio: Carol McLellan has been providing holistic health education and therapy for over 25 years. She is the owner of Meridian Center for Wellness in Visalia, CA, where she practices Advanced CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Advanced Visceral Manipulation, Mayan Abdominal Massage, Matrix Energetics and Intrinsic Awareness Modalities. Her training includes Diplomat Certification, CST (CranioSacral Therapy). She teaches internationally and domestically for the Upledger Institute. Carol teaches CranioSacral Therapy 1, CST for Pregnancy and Childbirth 1 and 2, CST for Pediatrics 1 and 2, CST for Sensory Integration, Clinical Applications, Clinical Apps for OB, Clinical Apps for Peds and Introductory courses. She also runs tutorials, teaching future instructors and presenters. Carol is an Upledger Institute national Examiner for CST Techniques Certification. She previously served as the CS1 Ombudsman and is the U.I. ombudsman for CranioSacral Therapy for Obstetrics.
Prior to opening Meridian, she worked with an OB/GYN as a Doula, as well as a Doula Instructor and Childbirth educator. She also has taught for the American College of Nurse Midwives National Conference. While integrating her CranioSacral work, she was able to introduce and collect data in hospitals for her development of the OB curriculum. She is the co-founder of H.E.AL.(Holistic Empowerment Alliance), a non-profit organization which includes a foundation dedicated to enabling children, families and veterans to get the therapy they need regardless of financial constraints. H.E.AL. offers a monthly low-cost kids clinic at Meridian.
One of the powerful applications of CST lies in the area of releasing functional and debilitating emotional wounds. With that in mind, Carol was able to facilitate two intensives for Warrior Stress at NAS Lemoore. As a result of that experience, she created a clinic for Veterans.
Title of Presentation: "CranioSacral Application to conscious conception, pregnancy and birth; Rewriting cellular outcomes"
Brief Description of Presentation: CranioSacral Therapy is ideal for holding the therapeutic presence which supports the inner wisdom of the emerging baby, as well as the mother. The CranioSacral Therapist can sense the physical, emotional, and energetic connection between mother and child, and can facilitate optimim outcomes from the thought of conception, through fertility, pregnancy and birth. CST can also be applied to rewrite cellular outcomes of disrupted development.