Mary Shields, Ph.D.
Mary Shields, Ph.D.
Known as a "practitioner’s
practitioner," Mary brings traits of warmth and joy to her work.
She works with clients who have a wide variety of body, mind,
emotional, and spiritual concerns.
Mary brings a unique background to her practice, that of
education, music, and religion. She received her A.B. from Westminster College
in PA, her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and her Ph.D. from Emory
University. Previously a professor of Hebrew Bible/TaNaK, she combines a
love of her academic field with a love of BodyTalk, seeing many connections
After becoming a Reiki Master/Teacher, Mary began moving into
healing practice. When her six-year healing odyssey from fibromyalgia ended
with three BodyTalk sessions, and she took the first two modules of BodyTalk,
she became convinced that BodyTalk is the most comprehensive, direct,
effective, and noninvasive way to address the whole person, body, mind, emotion,
spirit. She has completed the PaRama courses, currently the most advanced
courses in BodyTalk, and holds the highest certification, that of Advanced
BodyTalk Practitioner. She coordinates for BodyTalk and related modules
in the Columbus area, is certified as a BodyTalk Access Trainer, and an
Advanced Certified BodyTalk Instructor. In addition, since taking
the BodyTalk for Animals course, she has been working with animals regularly.
She is also participating in the Instructor ce service, and is able to
offer continuing education hours for all of the courses she teaches.
instructor, Mary brings more than 20 years of teaching experience to her
BodyTalk classes. Students remark on her clarity of presentation, her ability
to make even tough concepts easy to understand, and the amount of practical,
hands-on experience they get. Consistent comments include: "Her enthusiasm
for BodyTalk is contagious;" and "She makes learning fun."
One student writes, "Mary's teaching style is thorough, concise, patient,
relaxed, and most importantly, fun! She makes sure you leave the course
not only understanding the underlying concepts and theory, but retaining all
the information as well. Thanks to her, I was a certified practitioner
within 6 months of first taking modules 1 and 2. Mary is by far one of
the best teachers I have come across." P. Jurko, CBP, Dublin,
her that they experience their appointments as sacred time and space where they
can begin/continue their healing process at all levels. The majority of her
practice is distance work, including clients who move from her area, who
continue to work with her through distance sessions. She writes, "It is a
privilege to be able to observe deep shifts in overall health, wellness, and
balance in my clients."
your call with questions regarding BodyTalk and upcoming seminars, to schedule
an Access class, BodyTalk Fundamentals course (formerly modules 1 and 2),
BodyTalk: Fundamental Integration course (formerly modules 1 and 2
Advanced Practical), BodyTalk: Principles of Consciousness (formerly
module 3), or to schedule a BodyTalk session.