About

Cathy Ulrich, P.T., D.P.T

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.

About me:

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 http://EnergyHealingCourse.com

73 comments on “About

  1. I’m really excited to follow your blog!

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  2. Congratulations! I have just awarded you with Versatile and Beautiful blog awards!
    http://www.juliehansenintuitive.com/2012/05/07/my-first-blog-awards-and-award-giveaways

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  3. Thank you for following my blog — I’m looking forward to reading more of your work!

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  4. Hi Kathy, thanks for signing up to follow my blog. Some interesting stuff on yours. will try to take a closer look later. I tend to churn out posts so much I don’t get much time for reading others. cheers.

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  5. Hello dear Cathy, You are always so kind with sharing comments on my blog and others’ so I am happily giving you the Commenter Award. As always, it’s all in fun and only if you would enjoy participating :) More info on my post. Hugs, Gina

    http://professionsforpeace.com/2012/06/06/and-the-award-goes-to/

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  6. Katrina says:

    I’ve nominated you for awards, check out my recent post and enjoy.

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  7. I have come to you by way of Clare. I absolutely adored your blog about your recent diving adventure vacation. The pictures of your ‘fellow travelers’ were very inspiring. Thanks for reminding me about the importance of all that at times remains unseen. Blessings and peace to you. I look forward to reading more. Beth

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  8. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Thank you, Beth and welcome! I had a chance this morning to go over to your site – I love what I see there. The photo of the prayer flags in the garden touched me deeply. I look forward to hosting you here and visiting your space and reading more as well. Namaste – Cathy

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  9. Tammy J Rizzo says:

    Cathy, thanks for following my blog! I’ll do my best to make it worth following. :-)

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  10. […] Cathy Ulrich: Many many thanks. For your donation, and your poem. […]

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  11. Your blog looks really interesting, and I’m happy to follow! I have actually had Myofascial Release Therapy in the past, which was quite fascinating. Looking forward to hearing more from you! :)

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  12. […] to Cathy at Large Self who suggested I do another set of cards from Hooked on Tonic® greeting card […]

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  13. Your work sounds fascinating, Cathy. I’d like to try your online self-paced course. I used to live in Fort Collins! That’s a great place to be. My husband went to school at Colorado State. I look forward to following your blog!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you so much, Amy! If you decide to try the course at some point let me know before you do. I’m working on some new and exciting improvements for it…Very cool that you used to live in Fort Collins. I love it here and CSU is a great school. And thanks for the follow. I had a chance to check out your blog and I look forward to following you, too!

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  14. […] program with a chocolate pudding cupcake recipe on Thursday!! I took note of your pouting, Cathy!! Don’t think I missed it If you have time, check out Cathy’s blog as she has awesome […]

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  15. jolynproject says:

    Hi Cathy! I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. :) http://thejolynproject.com/2012/12/18/give-the-gifts-that-keep-on-giving-awards/ Thanks for spreading your positive energy through your blog.

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  16. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Thank you, Jolyn! I love your blog and your positive energy, too!
    Hugs,
    Cathy

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  17. […] me rolling on the daily (rolling = laughing. I don’t do drugs).  Nor am I as eloquent as Cathy from LargeSelf is with her poems nor as great with the funny & words as Becca on Fire.  I certainly […]

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  18. […] brought plenty of tequila  which me and La La hoarded all night, and Cathy and India brought some other inferior liquors. Just kidding. No liquor is inferior. And Cathy, I […]

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  19. Wow- Cathy! You have an amazing story.I love the meaning of Large Self. I’ve never experienced Rolfing – but I’ve always loved massage, acupuncture, acupressure and I’ve had some experience with Reiki (via my Uncle). I’m always interested and curious about how we heal our bodies.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Hey Denise,
      Thanks for taking a look! Rolfing is amazing – works especially well for chronic issues. And I love doing the energy work, too. It is truly fascinating how our bodies heal. I really love doing this work and it’s a constant learning process.
      Hugs,
      Cathy

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  20. Herman says:

    Thank you for following HoB, Cathy. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…

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  21. Akanksha says:

    Hi Cathy…!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog…Its nice to meet you here :)

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  22. Just to let you know I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award :) http://savedindrafts.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/the-very-inspiring-blog-award/

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  23. I’ve nominated you and your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here’s the post about why I gave you the nomination: http://thesirenstale.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/inspiring-try-speechless/

    Congratulations! :)

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  24. The Hook says:

    Great “About” page, Cathy!

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  25. Nitin says:

    Thanks so much for Following…nice to meet you….

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  26. clumsyfool says:

    Your blog is amazing and I always enjoy reading it! :)
    That’s way I nominated you for the SUNSHINE AWARD!
    Details are on my page

    http://clumsyfool.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/the-sunshine-award/

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  27. clumsyfool says:

    Because you got me hooked on your amazing blog, I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. For More information check out my page: http://clumsyfool.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/the-versatile-blogger-award/.
    Good luck!

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  28. bluebrightly says:

    Interesting “About” for sure! Thank you very much for the follow – I appreciate it & I hope you enjoy. When I get a minute in this busy springtime, I will try to take a look at your online course. Be well!

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  29. Hi Cathy,
    Would you be willing to participate in something we are doing for Susie Lindau on Friday morning? I am contacting as many of her followers as possible. My thought is that we all post on our own blogs on Friday with the same title, “Susie Strong”. The content would say something simple like, We are thinking of you. I haven’t known Susie for long but this blogging world is such a family. I thought it would be nice for her to see this message from as many of us as possible. Her husband is going to be updating us after her surgery. He can tell her or she can see it once she is up to it. Are you in? Thanks, Maria aka brickhousechick

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  30. Thanks so much for following me and I’ve enjoyed following you as well. Looking forward to more posts. Have a great day.

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  31. girlseule says:

    That course sounds very interesting, is energy healing good for emotional and mental issues or more for the physical?

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      While the energy healing is focused on the physical, many times it will access the emotional. I teach people how to identify specific areas of the body where the energy is being held and often these have an emotional and mental correlation. So, yes, it is good for both physical and emotional.

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  32. I love the combination of PT and energy work. What a lovely balance. I’m working on achieving a similar balance in my life between the scientific and the more spiritual. I look forward to your posts:)

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Lisa. The scientific and spiritual have always been part of my life but I finally figured out how to blend them! Works really well.

      I had a chance to go over and check out your blog. I just got back from a weekend trip and I’m catching up, but I look forward to learning more. I see you have a book published – my next adventure. Did you publish the paperback on Create Space?

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      • I did kindle, createspace and nook. Check out my two posts entitled ‘adventures in publishing’ for details (sorry on phone so can’t easily link). Overall, it’s not a bad process and blogging is a great start for the marketing aspect.

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  33. […] manages the blog “LargeSelf” and began writing it back in March of 2012, in October 2012,  she was Freshly Pressed for […]

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  34. So happy to have discovered your blog today. I love your photographs (photography has been a passion of mine since I was a kid). And I appreciate your bio. I was introduced to energy healing about 4 years ago, and since then have been exploring it, learning about it, have taken some local classes and am now a Reiki practitioner, level 2. Had a spiritual awakening about 2 1/2 years ago, and am making real progress in my own personal healing, as well as helping my extraordinarily sensitive son. Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      You’re so kind! And thank you so much for the follow. Thanks for taking the time to check out the blog and my about page. It’s nice to find fellow travelers on the spiritual path. Energy healing is so amazing and honestly, I think it’s often part of the spiritual path – at least it was for me. I look forward to reading your blog too and learning from you.
      Cathy

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  35. ciao! luvFAB blog.
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  37. http://2013weeklyphotochallenge.wordpress.com/ stop over my blog, I posted my dads garden video and he passed away aug 2 13, I have been doing this four years, and you have a lot to offer here…Hope you like mine

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  38. Thanks so much for becoming a Follower. You have deep and wide experience in the healing arts. I’m happy to have found you too. Happy blogging.

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  39. Hi there! Thank you for keeping such a wonderful and inspiring blog. I look forward to each post. I have decided to give you the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I’d be delighted if you want to accept it :)

    See my post for more info. http://maldivesdreamer.com/2014/01/31/sisterhood-of-the-world/

    All the best, Irene

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  40. Meg Evans says:

    Hi Cathy! This year I’ve resolved to develop a “larger” and healthier mindset by visiting and commenting on a positive blog every day, and found my way here just now. Your photos are lovely, and the haiku is very creative and must have been fun to write! There’s a lot here for a reader to explore. :)

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