Publications/Presentations

Over the past five years, Mary Ruth has been writing and speaking about healing and the body-mind-spirit connection with three different aims:

1. To encourage people with chronic pain and those who care for them to consider the connection between the body, mind and spirit.
2. To introduce physical therapists to the body-mind connection and the effect of energy work on the structure of the body.
3. To provide support and inspiration for all who are engaged in a process of personal/spiritual transformation.

Healing Through Chronic Pain. A Physical Therapist’s Personal Journey of Body, Mind, Spirit Transformation. Instructional Memoir. 9/22/2013

Neurological Considerations and Direct Experiences of the Mind/Body Connection
Guest Blog Post. International Pelvic Pain Society. 11/24/2014

Five Ways to Find Comfort When Struggling with Bladder or Pelvic Pain
Article. IC Optimist Magazine. Volume 11:1 Winter 2014. 3/12/2014

Voices of Hope
Guest Blog Post. Interstitial Cystitis Association. 3/4/2014

Presentations
Energy Work and Physical Therapy
Chapman Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. 8/24/16, 4/31/16
Considering the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection
CSUN Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. 3/17/16, 4/02/15
IC and the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection
IC Orange County Support Group. 9/18/16
Complementary Treatment for IC/Painful Bladder Syndrome
Pelvic Floor and Sexual Medicine Professional Association. 11/15/14
Management Considerations for the Client with Pelvic Pain
Loma Linda U, Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. 3/4/14

Services/Workshops
The Transformative Power of Love
6/25/17 Unitarian Universalist Congregation; Fullerton, CA
7/16/17 Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach
Demystifying Intuition
5/29/16 Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach
The Body Electric- Tuning into the Body to Heal the Mind and Spirit
8/2/15 Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach
Post-traumatic Growth. How Suffering Can Be a Catalyst for Transformation
8/3/14 Unitarian Universalist Church; Long Beach, CA
2/16/16 Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church; Costa Mesa, CA
4/10/16 Unitarian Universalist Congregation; Fullerton, CA
6/26/16 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; Laguna Beach, CA
Experiencing the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection. 3-hour workshop
1/25/14 Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach