My adult life has been a journey to relieve mental, emotional and physical heartache.  I have experienced most alternative healing modalities and practitioners available.  Healing has happened, slowly, painstakingly over 20 years.

Then I met Olivia Woodford.  Olivia’s work, in what seemed like an instant, gave my pain a voice.  I was able to embody a painful incident that occurred years ago.  When it first happened, I went numb, burying the pain.  I had explored it numerous ways, but only intellectually.  Re-enacting the experience brought me back into my body, releasing the childhood pain I had been holding.  I finally felt what had happened.  Also, being seen by people who were nonjudgmental, was incredibly powerful.  In the first session the energy of the pain left my body and I fell to the floor.  The persistent chronic pain I had in my hip for over 27 years, shifted.  I literally walked away that day with considerably less pain in my hip.  The pain has not returned.

I worked for nearly a year with Olivia.  There is really no way to repay her or to express equivalent gratitude matching the gifts she gave me.  As a holistic practitioner, I also gained just as much watching how she worked with others.

She is not afraid to give attention and touch the place inside a person that is silenced and hurting.  She has a tremendous finesse in asking the questions to draw forth the held pain in a way that does not bring resistance.  She truly has a genius in her ability to sense where a person is holding, helping that person be conscious of it, speak it, while staying connected to the experience of their story.


Mary Stevens, LMT

Chronic Pain Disappeared When I Gave it a Voice

Chronic Pain Disappeared When I Gave it a Voice

Embody Your Story; Become Enlivened

My adult life has been a journey to relieve mental, emotional and physical heartache.  I have experienced most alternative healing modalities and practitioners available.  Healing has happened, slowly, painstakingly over 20 years.

Then I met Olivia Woodford.  Olivia’s work, in what seemed like an instant, gave my pain a voice.  I was able to embody a painful incident that occurred years ago.  When it first happened, I went numb, burying the pain.  I had explored it numerous ways, but only intellectually.  Re-enacting the experience brought me back into my body, releasing the childhood pain I had been holding.  I finally felt what had happened.  Also, being seen by people who were nonjudgmental, was incredibly powerful.  In the first session the energy of the pain left my body and I fell to the floor.  The persistent chronic pain I had in my hip for over 27 years, shifted.  I literally walked away that day with considerably less pain in my hip.  The pain has not returned.

I worked for nearly a year with Olivia.  There is really no way to repay her or to express equivalent gratitude matching the gifts she gave me.  As a holistic practitioner, I also gained just as much watching how she worked with others.

She is not afraid to give attention and touch the place inside a person that is silenced and hurting.  She has a tremendous finesse in asking the questions to draw forth the held pain in a way that does not bring resistance.  She truly has a genius in her ability to sense where a person is holding, helping that person be conscious of it, speak it, while staying connected to the experience of their story.


Mary Stephens, LMT