Mary P. Shriver (she/her) is a Resilience Toolkit Certification Trainer, Certified Provider of Tension/Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®), Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP), Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, and holds a B.S. in Psychology from Denison University. She is also trained in Brainspotting (Level 1), Steven Porges’s Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), Trauma Resilience Model and Community Resilience Model (TRM and CRM) through the Trauma Resource Institute, Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change (MINT), Resistance Flexibility (Level 1) with Bob Cooley and is currently enrolled in Dick Schwartz’s IFS Online Circle (until such time that she is chosen for IFS Level 1 course lottery).
A native New Yorker, Mary began her career in the public relations and marketing field. She worked in both the Las Vegas and Los Angeles markets, including a decade-long stint as a corporate spokesmodel for companies such as Black and Decker, LG and Oracle, before burnout helped her discover her calling as a healer.
Mary’s unique hybrid approach to healing blends trauma-sensitive massage with assorted tools from The Resilience Toolkit, with emphasis on the therapeutic tremor. This combination of hands-on massage, along with other evidence-based mindfulness and movement techniques produces deep relaxation, helping to reduce symptoms of chronic anxiety and pain.
Mary sees clients at her private office at Fusion Wellness and Physical Therapy in Sherman Oaks, where she specializes in helping clients who struggle with chronic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and musculoskeletal blocks. She offers new solutions to both men and women suffering from a multitude of “below the belt” health issues and emotional symptoms.
Mary’s spirit and personality reflect the deep connection and spark she feels towards her work with Lumos Transforms. Her enthusiasm for the work can best be summed up in her own words: “This catalytic and cutting edge work finally provides me with a purpose-filled life I’ve pined for since college. It’s the most important thing I’ve ever done and is the last career I see myself having. This is it for me. I am finally home.”
Mary has worked with physicians, nurses, and mental health clinicians at hospitals and agencies across the LA area. As a clinical intern, Mary spent six months facilitating TRE to people experiencing homelessness and addiction at Homeless Health Care Los Angeles. As a volunteer, Mary has worked with burn survivors through the Phoenix Society and served on an international humanitarian response team supporting Typhoon Yolanda survivors, first responders, and clinicians in the Philippines.
Mary is the Immediate Past Executive Director of the TRE For All nonprofit, providing support to TRE Providers and organizations in more than 35 countries internationally.