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Name: Spirit Matters LLC

Proprietor: Lisa Burch

Address: Ravenwood Holistic Wellness Center
     199 West Center Street
     Manchester, CT 06040
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Phone: (860) 783-5597
Fax:    (860) 783-5598
Email: spiritmattersct@outlook.com
Website: www.spiritmattersct.com

Year Founded: 2005

Newsletter: Yes, email your request.


Spirit Matters is a holistic healing center which offers a variety of methods to explore personal growth and healing. Our mission is to create a space where people can come to nurture their inner spirit and foster peaceful community. We are dedicated to assisting individuals, couples, families and groups in addressing all aspects of mind, body and spirit. We are committed to the ideal that attaining personal peace enhances the possibility of family, community and global peace. We value openness, mutual respect, justice, equity and loving compassion. We embrace human diversity and the inherent worth and dignity of every person. All offerings are based on the belief that the well-being of each individual affects the well-being of all. We also recognize that people must follow their own path and we honor each person's choices. Therefore, we offer a wide variety of opportunities for each person to safely and comfortably explore their own path to personal peace and healing.

Services: Spirit Matters offers Traditional and Spiritually Focused Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS), Reiki Energy Healing, Guided Imagery/Relaxation, Hypnotherapy, Tai Chi, Qigong and Shamanic Healing.

Practitioners: Lisa P. Burch, ACSW, LCSW; Marian Vitali, DC; Lauren Mas, RMT and George Hoffman. Read full bios.

Ongoing Classes: Tai Chi and Qigong with George Hoffman. See Calendar and Classes & Workshops for schedules.

Classes, Workshops and Groups: A variety of events are offered at Spirit Matters. Regular activities include Reiki training and Reiki shares with Lauren Mas, Shamanic workshops with Dr. Marian Vitali, Prema Meditation, Sound Healing with Edie Jemiola, Oneness Blessing and Meditation with Marian Vitali and Patricia Shannon, and Vibrational Healing Meditation with Lisa Burch and Marna Walter. See Calendar and Classes & Workshops for a complete listing.

History: Lisa Burch and Catherine Ewing combined their private practices in 2005 and opened Spirit Matters a new holistic center on Pinney Street in Ellington. Over the seven years they were at that location they offered space to a variety of other practitioners and hosted a large series of workshops and events exploring holistic health, metaphysics and spirituality. Both Lisa and Catherine added new techniques and modalities to their practice along the way.

As they continued to grow personal and professionally Catherine began to do more writing, teaching and coaching. In the Fall of 2011 it made sense to amicably take their businesses in separate directions. Catherine opened an office for her business Reawaken Your Dreamer in East Windsor and Lisa moved Spirit Matters to the Ravenwood Healing Center in Manchester.

Lisa Burch, ACSW, LCSW

Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut and a member of the national Academy of Certified Social Workers. She received her Bachelor's degree, majoring in Psychology from Trinity College in 1978 and her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago in 1981. She combines traditional psychotherapy including cognitive and behavioral approaches with more recently developed therapies including Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS). She offers individual and family psychotherapy primarily with adults. She specializes in anxiety, depression, co-dependency and trauma resolution. Lisa uses ego state (inner child) work and relaxation training strategies to assist clients in building inner strength and resources. She integrates the wisdom of Eastern philosophies and practices and other spiritual traditions in a nondenominational way to counteract the anxieties and frenetic pace of the Western world and build inner peace and connection to Spirit for herself and her clients.

Additionally, Lisa is a Reiki Master/Teacher and a vibrational healer. She enjoys offering Vibrational Healing Meditations as well as Mindful Knitting workshops. She is an active member of the Alliance For Holistic Living, working with other area practitioners and individuals to provide service and education to the community on integrative and holistic approaches.

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