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"And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?"-- Rumi

Welcome to With Insight, LLC.

Your Journey Awaits.

 

ABOUT WITH INSIGHT, LLC

A Holistic Approach for Your Well-Being

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Heather Hinz, of With Insight, LLC, is located in Springfield, OR.  She offers an integrative approach to support clients on their healing journey.  In 2002, Heather earned her MS in Occupational Therapy (OT).  After working for more than a decade in acute care, Heather founded her private OT practice where she utilizes her therapeutic knowledge and skills to assess and address the individual needs and goals of each client.  In 2006, she completed the first of many continuing education classes for Craniosacral Therapy (CST) and discovered her professional passion and purpose.  Heather has since become a Certified Craniosacral Therapist and  continues to refine her manual therapy skills through continuing education in CST, Visceral Manipulation, Neuromeningeal Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage, Glial/Brain techniques, and Bioenergetic techniques.  She is also a Certified Spiral Practitioner.  Heather provides a safe trauma-informed space, and an intuitive approach, to help clients release physical, emotional, and energetic patterns that limit function and well-being.

 

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Appointments Are Available In-Person and Online.  Please Call or Email For Scheduling Details.

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WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a light touch, manual therapy in which the practitioner supports the client to unwind, release, and resolve patterns of tension, pain, and trauma within the body.  CST does this by addressing the relationship between the Craniosacral System (CSS) and the surrounding tissues, organs, nerves, fascia, blood vessels, lymphatics, and bone throughout the body.  The CSS is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and the fluid-filled membranes that surround, protect, and nourish the central nervous system (CNS).


Every accident, physical trauma, emotional injury, surgery, illness, and the day-to-day stresses and strains we experience can be recorded, sometimes unknowingly, within the tissues of our body down to a cellular level.  Over time, these injuries-- even minor ones--can create patterns of tension or restriction that may have widespread affects on other areas of the body, including the central nervous system, and vice versa.   


The Cracked Windshield Analogy:

Have you ever had your car windshield chipped by a rock?  The initial damage may be small—a minor crack or compression in the glass that, for the most part, goes unnoticed.  However, if the damage is not addressed, with further wear and tear that crack might start to migrate.  At first, the damage may only spread a few centimeters but, under certain circumstances, the crack could grow larger and may even send offshoots of damage into multiple directions. 

Much like a mildly cracked windshield, when something even as minor as an ankle sprain happens, continued use without proper support may lead to further damage.  Oftentimes, this damage goes unnoticed for weeks, months, or even years before some circumstance causes a tension or pain pattern to emerge, seemingly out of nowhere, that is actually tied back into the initial ankle injury. 

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HOW CAN CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY HELP?

Practitioners trained in craniosacral therapy are skilled at evaluating and treating patterns of tension within the central nervous system and surrounding tissue.  One means of assessment is through the use of the craniosacral rhythm (CSR)—an innate pulse-like rhythm that is created by the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.  Where there is ease, or lack of tension in the tissue, there is movement and flow of the CSR.  Where there are patterns of restriction, there is a limit or lack of flow of the craniosacral rhythm. 


With this in mind, craniosacral practitioners are able to identify areas of restriction within the central nervous system and surrounding tissues, and support the release of these patterns using the minimum amount of force needed to create a change (oftentimes around 5 grams pressure or the weight of a nickel).  This allows structures to unwind, release, and gain an overall greater freedom of movement and flow. Craniosacral Therapy also has a positive effect on the nervous system by improving the function of the Parasympathetic Nervous System—the part of our nervous system responsible for “rest and digest and relaxation."  It also helps improve the flexibility of the Sympathetic Nervous System—the part that is responsible for “fight, flight, freeze and fawn"-- in order to help bring the nervous system back into a state of balance.

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WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?


Craniosacral therapy (CST) can be great for people of all ages, during all stages of life, and who are at all levels of function.  

CST is commonly used for clients who experience the following: 

ADD/ADHD

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Pain

Colic

Concussive Injuries

Depression

Fertility Challenges

Infant and Childhood Disorders

GI Issues

Latching Issues in Newborns

Lyme Disease

Migraines/Chronic Headaches

Multiple Sclerosis

Neck Pain

Nerve Pain (Tennis Elbow, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)

Orthopedic Injuries

Parent/child connection (during pregnancy and beyond)

PTSD

Selective Mutism

Sensory Processing Disorders

Traumatic Birth Experiences

TBI

TMJ Disorder

Sciatic Nerve and Other Back Pain

Spinal Cord Injury

And Many Other Conditions

 

SOMATOEMOTIONAL RELEASE (SER) 

"If you have a comfortable connection with your inner sensations--if you can trust them to give you accurate information--you will feel in charge of your body, your feelings, and your self."-- Bessel A. van der Kolk

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WHAT IS SOMATOEMOTIONAL RELEASE?


The history of our physical and emotional experiences is held within our nervous system and tissues; this seems particularly true when it comes to traumatic events in which the nervous system activates the fight-flight-freeze- fawn responses.  When this happens, emotions that are associated with the trauma can often become retained, suppressed, and isolated within the body and in the unconscious.  Over time, the energy it takes to accommodate these stored emotions can lead to issues such as anxiety, depression, changes in immune function, fatigue, pain, and physical dysfunction.


SomatoEmotional Release is an aspect of craniosacral therapy in which the practitioner supports the client in their awareness of the sensations, emotions, and experiences that are taking place within their body, while also supporting the physical body to release associated patterns.  This is done, in part, through Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue techniques that help the client identify and discharge emotional energy associated with trauma.  When there is space for such emotions to shift, it also supports the associated physical structures to shift.  This can lead to an overall improvement in the sense of health and wellbeing.

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CLIENT-CENTERED SUPPORT


Heather Hinz, MS, OTR/L, CST-T, offers a trauma-informed, client-centered approach. She places a strong emphasis on techniques, such as grounding, breathwork, dialogue, and imagery that encourage the development of self-safety, self-compassion, resourcing, and interoceptive awareness—the awareness of internal bodily sensations and changes.  She specializes in concussive and traumatic brain injuries, pre-natal and post-natal support, and collective and ancestral trauma, to name a few.  

 

THE SPIRAL: TRANSFORMATIONAL EMOTIONAL CLEARING 

Sessions completed via Zoom

Payment plans available.  Please contact for details.

 
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WHAT IS THE SPIRAL?

Created by Dane Tomas, The Spiral is a profound technique that creates shifts in our conditioning and emotional patterns and allows us to step into our true authenticity.

The Spiral draws upon the combined emotional, behavioral, and energetic maps of Kinesiology, the Chakra and Chinese Medicine Meridian systems, Spiral Dynamics, David Hawkin’s Scale of Consciousness, and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) techniques.

Journeying through The Spiral is a committed 8-week process that addresses 22 key emotions and their associated energetic centers. Each session focuses on a specific theme, related to each Chakra, and supports the release of beliefs and patterns that no longer support or serve you in stepping fully into the life you deserve.

WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM THE SPIRAL?

Do you ever find yourself repeating the same habits and patterns day after day, and year after year, despite promises to self and others that "this will be the day I make a different choice?"  Maybe it's in how you approach your partner, or how you are in relation with your kids.  It could be in how you respond to criticism, shame, or frustration or, perhaps, it comes in the form of negative body image, the inability to ask for what you need, or habits that come from the fear of being judged.  It may also look like staying in a job that is unfulfilling or overly taxing, or as a limited ability to relax, play, and find enjoyment in daily life.
Does it seem as if no amount of willpower, prayer, or goal setting is helping you cross off that rutted path of repetition and onto a different road filled with new choices?  If so, journeying through The Spiral can provide the awareness you need in order to stop your patterns and step fully into the life you want.

HOW CAN THE SPIRAL SHIFT PATTERNS?


The Spiral process supports a powerful change in behavior by helping the client identify and clear unconscious emotions and beliefs that, when triggered, lead to a patterned response.  

This shift in awareness begins with the client recognizing the areas of life that  are working well, as well as the areas in which change, or improvement, feels needed.  From there, the client is guided in creating tangible goals, anchored with a powerful intention, to support whatever it is they wish to DO in their lives, what they want to HAVE, and who they want to BE.  


At each level of The Spiral, Kinesiology muscle testing is utilized to “root clear” three specific emotions associated with each energy center, or chakra.  


A “Root Clear” uses muscle testing to identify three ages, and the emotion(s) associated with that age, that have created a layered and unconscious pattern of response, or a belief, towards an emotional theme.  Specific meridians, breath work, and movement are then used to clear the energetic charge of these imbedded emotions. We are, in effect, pulling a pattern out by the roots.  This creates profound shifts in how we react, and allows us to step from our unconscious reactions into conscious choice.  


"I struck gold when I started working with Heather.  I went to see her with the intention of healing a chronic physical tightness but what I found was that I was invited into the depths of my being;  this resulted in healing at every level. In one session, Heather asked a single question that lit up my heart with happiness, and instant clarity, that allowed me to drop rigid patterns of self-denial and helped me to soften into more pleasure in my life. Heather is a true catalyst and change agent."--S.P.

"I am always so happy to see Heather.  She feels as much like a good friend as my craniosacral therapist.  I have chosen to utilize her expertise in the mind/body/emotion approach to craniosacral and feel I have chosen very well.  She is a thoroughly competent and compassionate guide who helps me to navigate the shorelines and deep waters of my life.   She takes what I report of my inner and outer life and connects that to the subtle and profound process of my body and soul.  I feel exquisitely safe with Heather." --Susan P.

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