Christine Jude Winus, B.A., LMT, CST, RM
"Healing is comprehensive in that we need to include and address the mind (our beliefs), the body (physical and emotional), and Spirit (our connection to Higher benevolent purpose) in treating the person. To engage in any kind of healing is to create the safe space to unveil the roots of separation from the self and love them back to connection" ~Christine Jude
My intention through my therapeutic offerings, classes and workshops is to help you in discovering yourself and to empower you in living life with more comfort, ease, and liberation. I’m here to help you to awaken to and access the healing wisdom that is inherently alive in your body.
Some of us use traditional talk therapy* to engage the mind, to search for insights and meaning through storytelling and talking. Your whole body is a storyteller and in talk therapy alone we can miss a great part of our own story.
My approach is holistic, connecting heart, mind, body and soul. The mind exists throughout the entire body. Your body is where your emotions exist, where your thoughts manifest, your soul rests and your wisdom births itself. Your body is a genuine resource, ally and guide and we must learn how to listen to it, learn from it and love it. We look to the body as a wise resource, ally, and guide. Your body has been your companion through all of life’s events and it knows in its muscles, nerve fibers - it's very cells - the story of YOU.
I have a treasure chest of resources to offer which include a collection of somatic mind/body/spirit healing modalities. The word “somatic” is derived from the Greek word “soma” which means “living body.” In our journey together, you will gain an awareness of how to recreate the dynamic energy of the body; learning how manifestation of symptoms can occur due to repetitive stresses in our physical, mental and spiritual environments.
Somatic healing involves present-moment awareness and explores bodily tension, gestures, and sensations through a combination of awareness, dialogue, movement, and/or touch. By connecting and listening to the messages carried in the body, you will be guided to the choices that will support you in navigating with more ease and freedom in your life; reducing discomfort, strain, and stress in the body. This allows you to come to know yourself and meet your still point, that space of void within where all things are created and dissolved.
You’ll learn how to transform negative physical and emotional experiences through in person or virtual sessions and by taking home self-care practice tools to integrate into your life - creating a greater sense of self, building resilience and offering hope through recognition of change.
*My offerings are not a replacement for medical intervention or psychological, psychiatric treatments. If you are under the care of a medical physician or in mental health therapy, my treatments are a wonderful support to the work that you are engaged in. All offerings are suggestive and are not meant to serve as a diagnosis.
Liberate your Body, ease your Mind and soothe your Soul
I believe that the disconnection and separation in today’s world is a result of our disconnection with the Earth and her natural rhythms and cycles. The physical body, like the Earth is a storyteller. Important nuggets of information held within the cells of the body inform us through pain or pleasure.
When entering into healing, acute or chronic - the realm of treasure exploration, omitting the physical body as a partner in this journey and relying solely on thought will not do. The body is a recordkeeper and so we must listen to what is happening underneath the surface with care and compassion.
My work and philosophy is supported by years of training and study in bioenergetics, manual therapies, craniosacral therapy, womb shamanism, psychology, trauma informed healing and holistic health. I offer a combination of physical/psychosomatic healing that is based on the belief that emotional healing can be aided through resolution of bodily tension. Our true and sustainable healing happens at a subconscious level (core healing) so if there is a struggle in any part of your life in this moment, connect with me to discover how my unique practices can provide a deep sense of awareness, ease, peace and healing.
Women’s holistic health, womb healing and spiritual wellbeing are areas of special importance at Rising Earth Healing Arts. Many men also arrive in my office for support in their healing journey as my practice is based on the foundation of Earth medicine which is Feminine in form. I have facilitated women’s red tents for many years supporting women in reconnecting to their womb wisdom, emotional and ancestral healing, sacred menstrual cycles and healing their relationship with sacred menstruation, a rite of passage that is welcomed back into this world for our girls and women. Women who have suffered trauma, abuse, mother/sister wounds, fertility issues and seek support on their spiritual path in life, into Feminine empowerment are called to this work.
I am a Shamanic Feminine Artist, creating art as medicine in the form of sacred weaving and sculpting with clay creating ceremonial womb bowls used in healing rituals. I find grounding and inspiration in Nature, destinationless strolls through the forest, swimming in freshwater streams, lakes and rivers, conversing with her body and the trees, stones, winged ones and four leggeds, time communing with the earth in my medicinal gardens cultivating herbs and flowers - many of them used in my art and medicine making for myself, family and community.
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Concentration Women's Holistic Health 2021: SUNY Empire State College
Craniosacral Therapy, CST 1, 2018, CST 2, 2022: Upledger Institute
Womb Awakening Apprenticeship 2018-Present, Co-Facilitator and Mentor: Institute of Feminine Arts
Advanced Pre-Natal Massage Training: 2016 - Finger Lakes School of Massage
Integrated Energy Therapy Master Instructor 2009-2017: Faith Supple, Michelle McCarthy
Usui Reiki Master Practitioner 2013 - 2015: Faith Supple
New York State Professional Licensed Massage Therapist: 2015
Finger Lakes School of Massage: 2014
A.A. Business Administration, 2005: SUNY Empire State College