Animal Healing

"Body and mind are as two sides of the same coin, and so the results of working with the body reach into the emotional, behavioral, even spiritual life of the individual."

~ Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

Meet Briah Anson

Briah Anson Rolfing

Throughout Briah Anson's life she has been a pioneer. Her key strength is her breadth of experience with integrated care modalities coupled with her commitment to enriching every client, person or animal with whom she works.

Briah Anson, M.A., is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement® Practitioner who has been practicing Rolfing for over 30 years. In addition to writing, speaking, and teaching engagements, she maintains a private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota.

She is author and publisher of Rolfing: Stories of Personal Empowerment (1991; 1992, Heartland Personal Growth Press). She copublished the same book with North Atlantic Books in 1998. She also produced and directed the video entitled Growing Right with Rolfing, 1996, a documentary featuring her work with children under the age of four.

In 1968 Briah received her BA degree from Oakland University and an MA in Counseling and College Student Personnel from Pennsylvania State University in 1971. She was a member of the Dean of Students staff at Penn State, Colorado College, and the University of Minnesota, Morris in the late 1960s and 1970s.

In 1979 she became one of the earliest pioneers in Rolfing® SI for animals, and over the next twelve years produced five educational videos on that work. Briah moved to Kansas City in 1979, where she developed her practice as a Rolfer™ and where she cofounded Heartland Personal Growth Center. She then founded Heartland Rolfing Associates in 1997. In July of 1998, Briah moved to the Twin Cities where she established Rolfing® and Healing Arts Associates.

Briah is a member of the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration, the International Association of Structural Integrators, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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