About Melissa

Melissa Addison-Webster is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist.  As a survivor of domestic abuse, and childhood trauma, she was amazed with how the modality was helpful for her PTSD. Beginning her studies with Polarity Therapy, Melissa continued her training with Jan Pemberton, one of the most sought after Craniosacral teachers in the world, for three years. She began furthering her skills, and went on to study Peruvian Earth-based Healing, as well as Indigenous techniques.
Melissa sustained a spinal cord injury in 2000, and uses a wheelchair to get around. She is a Social Worker, and settler-ally. Melissa deeply focuses her personal and social change from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive approach.

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Post-Secondary Education

Bachelor of Arts Honours Canadian Studies History -Trent University -Peterborough, ON
Post-Degree Certificate Expressive Art Therapy – Fleming College – Haliburton, ON
University of Manitoba – Pangnirtung Bush School – Pangnirtung, Nunavut
Bachelor of Social Work Honours – Lakehead University – Orillia, ON


Energy Medicine/Mindfulness Trainings

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy – Jan Pemberton ( 700 Hours + 200 Session Hours)

Polarity Therapy Training – Swan Polarity School (120 Hours + 35 Session Hours)

Medicine Wheel Training – Heidi McBratney and Marie Williams (105 Hours)

Creation Medicine Wheel – Heidi McBratney and Marie Williams (100 Hours)

Nature, and Healing Initiation – Mandaza Kandemwa from Zimbabwe

Magnified Healing – First and Third Phase

Starhawk – Workshop

Myrna Martin -Birth Process Workshop

Adam the DreamHealer Workshop-2007

Zen Buddhist Temple Toronto-2006

Retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh-2007, 2009, 2011, Ireland 2012, Plum Village 2012, 2013, 2015

Retreat at Yasodhara Ashram British Columbia-2010

Ontario Vipassana Centre-10 day sit-2013