Beth Franklin comes to Emerald Waves practice through her own experience in working to heal from fibromyalgia and being a children’s mental health coach for five years at Jackson County Mental Health in Medford, Oregon (2006-2011). She has also worked as a contractor in youth and family coach. In the mental health field, Beth has studied Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Dr. John Taylor’s “Sensory Diet” and Dr. Bruce Perry’’s “Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.” Based on these and other studies, Beth led courses designed to improve children’s well-being using sensory skills, guided imagery, mindfulness and yoga as stress regulation tools for both stimulation and relaxation.
Following work in the mental health field, Beth has been inspired to learn healing touch (National Healing Touch Professionals Association, Level II practitioner), and massage therapy. She has become a Colorado and Arizona Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Fort Collins, CO, Healing Arts Institute (HAI) with 600 hours of Massage therapy and practical application in February, 2015. She was immediately hired by the (HAI) clinic and worked as clinician during the summer of 2015. A love in her life and a passion for the high desert country brought her to Rimrock, AZ. She continued developing skills with Myofascial Release coursework offered by the John Barnes’ Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Sedona, AZ. She currently offers massage and beginning gentle yoga instruction. Beth has developed a passion for empowering others to heal and sustain wellness of the body, mind, and spirit. She has experienced a synergistic effect of these practices – and is excited to help empower people to heal and sustain wellness!
Beth loves the outdoors and finds the Colorado Plateau country to be the landscape of her heart. She enjoys playing with her two boys, gardening, cooking, hiking, camping, and listening to her cat purr. She may also be sighted at the Beaver Creek Library.