Shirley Norwood, Heart & Mind Connector, Intuitive Bodyworker and Energy Healer, embodies and integrates the collected wisdom and insights of 29 years service in the healing arts. She has been blessed to study with some of the great masters in the fields of Deep-Tissue Bodywork, Heart to Heart Communication, Belief Rewriting, Law of Attraction Planning and Chakra Alignment.
Her signature Your Cherished Heart’™ methodology is the seamless integration of her long experience, knowledge and gifts into an intensive, holistic solution that reconnects you with your heart and recharges your inner light – to give you a lasting sense of strength, peace and confidence.
A personal letter from Shirley…
It is said that we teach what we need to learn, and in that regard I think I can safely say that my whole life has been a process of learning to HONOR my feelings and desires, to OPEN my heart (even when doing soseemed like it could be the recipe for unending heart break) and to HEAL.
My safe and almost idyllic childhood in a small town in New Mexico was shattered with the sudden and very unexpected death of my mother when I was thirteen. My mother, who had loved me unconditionally, who hugged me many times a day as she told me she loved me, who had taught me to cook, to sew, to pray and trust in a loving God, who personally watched over me, and most of all showed me how to love and see the good in everyone… was gone. It was the beginning of ninth grade. My father (also a very loving man) went into a deep depression, although he continued to function as the financial support of our family.
I cried myself to sleep every night for a year, and made a vow to never love anyone as much again as I had loved my mother, because the loss was too devastating.
But thankfully, there were many, many people in my life who loved and cared for me, and saw me through adolescence. And as I moved through college, earning my degree in social work, I began to see how my life experience could be useful in helping others in their lives.
The realization that loving and being loved was really what I was here on this planet to do set me on the path of intensive healing and teaching that I am still on to this day. It has been a winding path that has included a fairy tale wedding to the man of my dreams, and most recently a divorce after seventeen years of marriage from that same man.
My spiritual path has been greatly influenced by A Course in Miracles, and it is my highest honor to cherish and support healing in my clients: physically and energetically through alignment and balance, emotionally through feeling and gently, safely releasing the grief, rage, frustration and judgment that can so easily close our hearts, and in connecting to the Divine in each of us that allows us both to Know and trust our own wisdom.
P.S. I’m told I give great backrubs — and I’m a pretty awesome hugger too (even if I do say so myself)!