Aldene Listens

CranioSacral Integration | LIfeCoaching | Healing Facilitation

About Me

aldene etter craniosacral therapist and lifecoach

Hi! I am Aldene. I have been a bodyworker since 2001. Here's how it happened:

While working in the 90's as a counselor (Masters Degree in Counseling) I noticed that something was missing from the work.  I went exploring which resulted in a ten session series of rolfing (Structural Integration).  At the first session, I realized that it was the BODY that had been missing from the counseling approach. 

I enrolled in massage school where I learned about the body AND how to safely experience touch, both giving and receiving.  I discovered how good I am at listening to bodies.. as well as people ...and my intuition ...and spirit helpers.  So I transitioned into the bodywork world as one who listens with her hands AS well as ears, eyes, sixth sense.

I continue to cultivate the ability to listen which is how I ended up in London in 2017 for coaching training with MasterCoaches Nicki and Tony Vee.  That summer training was transformational.  I learned to listen in a different way: not just to what the body is saying or what the person is saying yet also to what the thoughts and beliefs might be that are operating in the background.  If we can change those, WOW, the world opens up.

In 2020 my work shifted again, from in-person to remote sessions: phone or zoom.  What we have discovered in the last 2 years is the level of safety that women feel having sessions from the comfort of their own homes has allow for deeper and more effective changes.  That is important. 

When I am not working, I am often hiking, listening to live music, reading, chanting, meditating, in silent retreat or traveling.  If you see me out and about, introduce yourself.

or call/text 304-268-8401 or contact me here.

Education and Affiliations:

Penn State University, Masters in Counselor Education

Penn State University, Bachelors in Psychology

Florida School of Massage, Massage and Hydrotherapy 

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

MasterCoach Training

Member, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals 

Member, The International Association of Healthcare Practitioners

West Virginia Massage License 2010-2696 

Specific bodywork courses/workshops:

CCST, UK    Advanced Distant Cranio-sacral Integration

Suzanne Scurlock and Lori Chinitz,  Long Distance Healing   

Stan Gerome, Upledger SomatoEmotional Release 

Ellen Lenson, Visionary CranioSacral Work®

Jim Gallas, Barefoot Shiatsu at Esalen Institute

Tim Hutton, Upledger SomatoEmotional Release 

Karen Axelrod, Upledger CranioSacral Therapy

Giorgia Milne, Visionary CranioSacral Work®

Hugh Milne, Visionary CranioSacral Work®

Cate Miller, Intuitive Enhancement in Bodywork

Shunji Morimoto, Shiatsu

Claire Marie Miller, Integrative Reflexology® Certification

Susan Cotta, Upledger CranioSacral Therapy 

In addition to the Qualifications listed above, I have also been influenced by many healers and teachers including Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, S.N. Goenka, the Thirteen Grandmothers, Byron Katie, Jan Frazier, Norman Scrimshaw, Jo Schneiderman, Kellie Finn, Michael Loomis, Michael Broas, Karen Ball as well as those listed below with Specific courses/workshops:

Laura Day, Practical Intuition Boot Camp

Heather Hobbs, 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

Leslie Howard, Yoga for the Pelvic Floor®

Ann Kite, 5Rhythms®

Susan Grace Wisniewski, Usui/Holy Fire Reiki 1, 2 & Master

Kimberley Lovell, ThetaHealing®, Advanced Training

Jonathan Horan, 5Rhythms® at Esalen Institute

Gestalt Therapy Monthlong Intensive at Esalen Institute

Dr. Judith Orloff, Surrender to the Power of Your Intuition

Paul Sivert, Essentials of Shamanism

Dana and Shana Robinson, The Way of the Shaman; Extraction Healing; Shamanism and the Spirits of Nature

Sobonfu Some, Grief Ritual

Diane Haworth, ThetaHealing®, Advanced Certification

Peter Blum, Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Byron Katie, Loving What is

Emilie Conrad, Continuum Movement

Debja Steinberger, KineticWave Movement®

Peter Hendrick, Therapeutic Breathwork

Yoga Studies at Amritapuri Ashram, Kerala, India

Community Emergency Response Team Training, Greenfield, MA

Hospice Volunteer Training, Greenfield, MA

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
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