Karen DeHart, BFA, M.AmSAT, is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. She attended Vivien and Neil Schapera’s teacher training certification program, Alexander Technique of Cincinnati, where she has also been a faculty member.
Her curiosity and interest in human wholeness, growth, and potential has led her to train in several related disciplines. She has extensive training in Craniosacral Therapy and Somatoemotional Release. She is certified as an Enneagram Professional in the Narrative Tradition and is a certified Focusing Professional and Trainer with The International Focusing Institute, having completed training in Inner Relationship Focusing with Ann Weiser Cornell. In 2020, Karen completed Jeffrey Morrison's year-long Focusing-Oriented Therapy: Working with Complex Trauma. She is currently a faculty member with the Seattle Focusing Institute.
Karen has offices in Troy and Dayton, Ohio, where she works with private clients using gentle touch, verbal direction, and movement to help them develop self-awareness, self-regulation, and transformation of physical, mental and emotional reactivity.
I have been practicing Alexander Technique principles since 2003, when years of physical pain, unexpected sorrows, and an emptying nest threatened my joy and freedom as well as my sense of who I was. I was emotionally depleted, losing mobility, and feared limitations the future might hold for me. I wasn’t sure that I would be able to participate in the dreams my husband and I had planned.
My first lesson was a revelation!
I discovered that much of my pain was caused by my response to life stress and habits that had crept in unnoticed over the years. It was a lesson of undoing as I began to recognize some of those habits and let go of them.
I left that lesson feeling freer than I had in years — free from most of the pain and empowered to change.
And I did change!
In 2004, I began the three-year, full-time course of study that led me to national certification as an Alexander Technique teacher. Since 2007, I have been teaching people of all ages in all walks of life. In the process of meeting their needs, I have continued my education in the Alexander Technique and have added
disciplines that also help in the release of habitual patterns that are no longer working.
I share my work with people who want to experience a richer, fuller life and may have pain, postural problems, and physical challenges. Some have had traumatic experiences that need gentle support and attention.
Does this sound like you? Using gentle touch and verbal directions, I will invite you to remember who you are and help you share it with the world.
My work builds mind-body awareness and integration. It is a whole-body, hands-on, educational approach to pain, stress relief, and personal growth through Alexander Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, Focusing and the wisdom of the Enneagram.
Would you like to experience a greater sense of self; ease of movement; pain relief; and freedom from unhelpful, repetitive patterns?