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Dr. Caitlin Schmitt DPT,
LMBT, Reiki Master
CST I-II, SER I-II

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Distance Reiki Practitioner and Artist that does Energy Healing.

Cait is an artist, a physical therapist, massage therapist, craniosacral practitioner, and Reiki Master by trade. She is passionate about the mind-body connection and the inner-wisdom we each carry. 

 

Many of her techniques and skills are rooted in an attunement and sensitivity to your nervous system. She is also tuning into and working with energetic pathways and patterns in your body. She works very intuitively, no two sessions are the same. Because she is a practicing artist, her bodywork is very much process oriented. Meaning, goals and agendas are not the mindset she prefers, which is why she transitioned away from the profession of physical therapy. She enjoys working with clients seeking to process, integrate, and heal their energetic and emotional wounds through the healing power of touch, art, and sacred space. 

 

People with chronic pain, degenerative conditions, history of trauma, and spiritual and emotional pain are best suited to her approach. It is best received by creative, intuitive, and open individuals that consider themselves to be on a healing journey of which they are the guide and she is a facilitator.

 

Cait started painting in 2018 and is a self-taught artist with many gifted mentors along the way. She is quite committed to her medium of acrylic on canvas, but dabbles in watercolor, collage, charcoal drawing, and dancing. If you scroll down, you can hear more about her story.

Check out this podcast interview with Engrid Latina to get to know me and learn more about my work as a CST practitioner.

Check out my instagram for all things art: 

I look forward to hearing from you! 

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Education

2011-present

The Upleddger Institute

2019-present

2014-2017

Northern Arizona University

2008-2009

The National Holistic Institute

2004-2008

U.C. Berkeley

Craniosacral Therapy, Somatoemotional Release, and Visceral Manipulation continuing education.

Usui Reiki Level I, II, III and Master/Teacher Training

Angelic Reiki Level 1

Shamanic Journeying 

Archangelic Light 

Doctoral degree in physical therapy.

Massage Therapy and Health Educator Certification

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies 

Minors in Dance and Creative Writing

Focused on mind/body relationship, ecstatic experiences, and msyticism.

My Story

About 3 years ago, when I was 33, I decided to take an art lesson from my friend Jahde. I'd been watching her paint while I danced with a local community of Ecstatic Dancers. I was curious and excited by the way she moved her body and worked so intuitively. I had been dancing to heal and process things from my life that needed unravelling. Dance got me to a point where I could actually imagine I might pick up a paintbrush. I also knew that some things were meant to be seen to be healed. To be expressed and witnessed in the way only painting could provide. To continue healing deeply, I needed a new medium. Paint. After that class with Jahde, I was hooked. I knew I'd started something I could not stop. 

Now, something that's important for me to share is that I had every intention of being a Physical Therapist for the rest of my life and I'd never thought I was an artist at all. I wanted to make a difference in people's lives and care for others. So, I went into healthcare. I went to grad school, invested huge amounts of time and money into gaining a deep understanding of the human body and especially the brain. But what I found when I started working was that the productivity demands and unethical strictures and expense to access quality care became absolutely intolerable to me. Witnessing people all day with severe neurological conditions, life altering injuries, severe chronic pain, and mysterious chronic conditions that impact them significantly was too much for me to hold. It was painful to be fully present and supportive at such a high volume for me.  The stress and trauma of being a healthcare provider can be significant, unfortunately my open heart and gentle spirit struggled greatly. I refused to haren and adapt to such a toxic environment.

So, I gradually left the profession and returned to my prior passion for craniosacral therapy and bodywork. I pursued the reiki master teacher training and this impacted my way of life significantly. It also opened me up to a much more intense energetic experiences and expanded states of consciousness that impacted my painting. I began working with the sensations and energetic experiences with my clients and putting them onto the canvas. At the end of my work day I would paint pieces I called, " J.R.'s right shoulder" or "B.A.'s Brain" to show what I'd felt. And this is how Anatomy and Intuition was born! The human body was the source and root of all my work, whether it be the  movement or the colors I portray on my canvas.

J.R's Shoulder 2019

Gradually, I began investing more time and energy into painting. I got an art studio in Durham and began taking on commissions. I started selling my work in 2021 and gradually I've transitioned into becoming a professional artist. But I still maintain a private practice, keeping my connection to people and dedicating much of my time to healing through touch. 

As my work evolves, I find that I trust and surrender to intuitive guidance more easily. I am integrating energy healing and transmuting energy on the canvas in a way that has had powerful impact on my own life, and now on the life of others as well. As an artist, I serve my community as a teacher, through commissions, and by doing healing painting sessions. For me, painting has the power to change our perspective, to heal our trauma, and to transform our lives. I believe this because it's true for me. 

I hope you enjoy my work. It is a pleasure to share it with you. 

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