Counselor and Healing Arts Practitioner
Office location 289 Main Street Norwich, Vermont 05055
Office Hours Monday through Thursday 10 to 6 pm
Telephone 802 356-9256
Richard began to practice meditation (TM) regularly in 1976 while he was working and attending college full time. He noticed after meditating he was more awake after a day of work and that his grades improved. From 1985-1993 Richard studied the Healing Tao, Tai Chi Chi Kung Short Form, Healing Sounds, Fusion Meditations and Chi Nei Tsang with Master Mantak Chia. From October 1994 to December 1997, Richard studied massage and holistic bodywork at Nansy Risley's Polarity Realization Institute in Portland, ME and Ipswich, MA. From 1999 to 2002 Richard studied Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Roger Gilchrist of the Wellness Institute in Manhattan. In 2003 Richard assisted Roger in his Washington, DC foundation course and in 2004 Richard entered Union University to study Psychology and specialized in Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling. Richard's thesis was on PREVENTING BURNOUT IN THE PSYCHOTHERAPIST WITH THE IN-SESSION MEDITATIVE TECHNIQUE OF THERAPEUTIC FULCRUMS. Richard is currently licensed to practice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling in the State of Vermont. Richard enjoys health through Ajurvedic diet, frequent walks, meditation and spiritual practice. Currently Richard practices counseling and therapeutic bodywork at his office in Norwich, Vermont Monday through Thursday.