The Large Self
The Large Self is that part of us that is always connected to the Universal Intelligence. When we shift our focus from the perspective of the small self – that limited view that we are separate and alone – to the perspective of the Large Self, we realize that we are magnificent and powerful creators. I chose the name “The Large Self” for this blog because it constantly reminds me of the many seeming miracles that occur daily in my life and work.
My name is Cathy Ulrich and I’ve been a healer for almost 30 years. My formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Certified Advanced Rolfer and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (but you don’t have to call me Doctor, nobody does). I am one of those people who has had the good fortune to have discovered what I loved doing earlier in life and to get to do it for a long time.
Along the way of working in various P.T. settings, taking a whole bunch of courses and treating thousands of people, I’ve gotten to be pretty good at what I do. I have been curious about energy and energy healing since very early in my career. In the late 80s an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi named Michael Andron came into my life as my teacher. He was (and probably still is) a very eclectic person – he was a Moyle (did ceremonial circumcisions), ran a children’s theater, a Jewish Karate school and taught a form of energy healing that came from his explorations in Karate which used the Kabbala as its basis for mysticism. It was a new and strange world for me – having grown up in the Deep South as a Southern Baptist! Anyway, I found that I was pretty good at energy healing and I enjoyed Michael’s classes (almost three years of them) because he taught not only the techniques but the science of energy healing.
I did Michael’s form of energy work called “Biobalance” off and on for several years as part of my P.T. practice, but gradually stopped doing it as I focused more on my Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy tools. Then I became a Rolfer in 1995 and have done mostly that in my private practice since.
In early 2010, I attended a 5-day Silent Retreat with Lola Jones. As part of our experience there, Lola activated us to her special form of physical energy healing. It brought me back to an awareness of how powerful energy healing can be and especially how powerful these Healing Frequencies are. When I started using thems in my practice, I saw some amazing changes in my patients – shifts in cranial lesions that I wasn’t able to change with my tried and true craniosacral techniques, elimination of sinus infections, improved mobility and pain reduction in arthritic joints and even emotional shifts as a result of the energy work. It definitely got my attention!
Fast forward to now: I have developed a unique Energy Healing method that embraces my manual therapy skills, intuition and years of training that I now simply call Energy Healing and I have created an online, self-paced course to teach others how to do it. (See The Energy Healing Course on this site).
While many people just accept energy healing as something that feels good, I like to explore the theories that can support my understanding of how it works. My own curious mind is more accepting of these miraculous changes that I see if I can somehow explain them. So this blog is an exploration of the miracles, mysteries and scientific theories of energy healing as well as just fun posts about my life and adventures. I’d love to have an ongoing dialogue with you, my reader. Please let me know what you’re thinking and if there are any topics that you’d like to read about and let’s have some fun!
Below is my more formal bio, if you want to know more.
Cathy Ulrich began her healing career in 1984 when she graduated from Florida International University as a physical therapist and worked in a traditional medical hospital in Miami, Florida. After working in acute care, she specialized in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sportsmedicine and practiced first in a physical therapist owned Sportsmedicine Clinic and later in her own clinic. During these early years Cathy studied Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy and distinguished herself as a highly skilled manual physical therapist. She studied energy therapies for three years with Rabbi Michael Andron and in 1995, she completed her certification as a Rolfer® and Rolfing® Movement Practitioner followed by completion of her training as a Certified Advanced Rolfer® in 1999. She also trained in Visceral Manipulation with French Osteopath Didier Pratt. Cathy received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University in 2009.
Cathy is a professional writer with numerous nationally published articles in the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals group of publications including Massage & Bodywork Magazine, BodySense Magazine and ABMP’s Online Newsletter Program. She also has written for Advance for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants and she has presented at scientific meetings of the North American Association of Laser Therapy (NAALT). She has served as an Assistant Instructor for Advanced Rolfing Training at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration and she has created and taught many continuing education courses for physical therapists in the areas of myofascial release and low level laser therapy.
Cathy maintains a full time practice as a Rolfer®, and Physical Therapist in Fort Collins, Colorado. She participated in the 5-Day Silent Intensive with Lola Jones in January, 2010 and when she returned from the 5-Day, she quickly discovered the powerful nature of the Healing Frequencies that she received from Lola. She offers sessions by phone or Skype, where she works holographically with clients from around the world.
Cathy is the author of The Energy Healing Course. To learn more about the course and to register visit