Welcome to Origin Forces, where we’re creating a community culture dedicated to transformation.
Our approach is grounded in the principles of Biodynamics, which means we consider the whole person and their unique needs. With personalized care and guidance, we address the root causes of your health concerns. We understand that stress and trauma can impact every aspect of your life, and we’re dedicated to supporting your healing journey.
Our services include one-on-one sessions, support groups, workshops on Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy, Shock & Trauma, and Communication Skills for professionals. Our pop-up clinics give back to communities facing traumatic events while giving our students hands-on practice in holding space.
Whether you’re experiencing chronic pain, seeking support for a traumatic experience, or simply looking to take control of your health and wellness, Origin Forces is here for your journey of transformation.
About Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a field that began with Dr. William Sutherland, a student of Osteopathy, in 1898. It encompasses the study of life since pre-conception. It engages the forces of the body, felt as subtle tides, as the restorative function that supports all systems of the body beyond homeostasis. Biodynamic CST is a field that continues to develop to this day.
Craniosacral Therapy helps trauma clients by working with the deep fluid system of the body that supports all the systems of the body and the body-mind connection. It’s essential to have a self-regulating and resilient autonomic nervous system, which is impossible when the fluid systems are dysregulated. The good news is that resilience is a natural result of a strong fluid core. By promoting profound cooperation between your electromagnetic and quantum fields, Craniosacral Therapy helps the body and mind access deep coherency and health, which can rewire the nervous system and resolve trauma symptoms held in the body.
By understanding the developing body’s anatomy, including the nervous system, brain, and heart, we can better understand the interplay of physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our humanity.
The principles of biodynamics form a new paradigm for mental and physical health, which is actually a return to an ancient understanding of our sacred connection to the web of life.
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Elizabeth Newman, the founder of Origin Forces, has over 20 years of experience working with clients from all walks of life. She is a dynamic speaker and educator, having spoken to diverse groups about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, the Stages of the Embryo, Healing from Trauma, and Grief & Humor.
She majored in intercultural communications in her undergraduate work at Prescott College in Northern Arizona. In 1998, at 23 years of age, she began studying Craniosacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy under a direct apprenticeship with Neil Pinholster of the Quan Yin Institute.
Elizabeth received her Foundational Diploma for a 3-year training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with the International School for Craniosacral Therapy, Florida, in 2003. She donated three sessions a week for five years to the Shanti Wellness Clinic, serving homeless and severely traumatized women. With Pinholster, she brought Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy to teen clients with severely traumatic backgrounds at a rehab school in the Verde Valley for several years weekly. These two experiences, early in her career, directed her to focus on Trauma in the Biodynamic model from the start.
She has continued her education til this day, first with numerous advanced Biodynamic trainings, including an 18-month program in Shock and Trauma, three-part training in Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries, and numerous training on Ignition Processes, Metabolic Processes, and Pediatrics with international teacher Michael Shea of Florida. She trained extensively on the birth process and healing birth trauma with Ray Castellino of BEBA clinic in Santa Barbara. In 2020 she completed advanced trauma training with the Arizona Trauma Institute and obtained DEI in Leadership certification from the University of South Florida. Elizabeth is also a certified Yoga Instructor.
She started as an instructor as a Prescott College mentor and at the Northern Arizona Massage Therapy Institute (NAMTI) in both Sedona and Prescott, a three-part intro to Biodynamic Training in BCST. Also, at NAMTI, she taught staff and students a three-part Shock and Trauma series. She taught private workshops throughout the southwest and on Maine’s east coast. Phoenix and Los Angeles hospitals brought Elizabeth to teach their NICU nurses about birth trauma.
Elizabeth is also a dynamic speaker, having had engagements around the country for diverse groups, including gang prevention in Los Angeles, large hospital groups, government groups, including the Annual Forest Service Conference, and private organizations like the Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo, MI.
She was given the Hopi name “Chiku Mana” by her Quaáh (adopted Grandfather) Morgan Sulfkie for making children laugh and bringing biodynamic craniosacral therapy and herbal medicine over 20 years ago. Elizabeth still returns with Hopi Healing Clinic, bringing supplies and students for the pop-up clinic. She also hopes to expand the pop-up clinics in other locations with limited access to care that have experienced trauma such as mass-shooting or extreme weather.
When you work with Elizabeth, you work with someone who deeply understands the human body and its natural healing abilities. Her wealth of experience and expertise make her an ideal guide on your journey to healing and wholeness.
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With our multiple-discipline approach, we support your journey to a healthy, fulfilling life. We offer many tools to coach you beyond survival and coping to vitality and thriving. For more information or to connect directly please feel free to Contact Us.