Cynthia Garner Scrimshaw | Awakening to the Heart

Cynthia Garner Scrimshaw

About Me… 

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My service to others has been guided by compassion, holistic nursing, integration of conventional & complementary healing practices, and holistic behavioral health & wellness. In addition to my formal nursing education, I have had the privilege of being able to study and practice mindfulness, contemplative practices, compassion-focused therapies, nonviolent (compassionate) communication, mind/body integration, massage & somatic therapies, guided imagery, vibrational & energy work, music & sound healing. 

Throughout my life journey, I have been a long time student, teacher and practitioner of healing traditions and the integration of mind/body/spirit. 


In retirement from my formal work as holistic nurse practitioner and therapist, I continue to want to be in service to others in some way—perhaps by sharing bits of wisdom I have gathered along the way, or at the very least, offering my heart presence and compassion for others.

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My Spiritual Practice 
has always been interconnected with my healing practices, & its foundation of loving kindness has been inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dali Lama, & enriched by many other spiritual teachers, philosophers and poets. More recently, the practice of Neelakantha Meditation & Neem Karoli Baba have become my soul's guide for deepening my practice.The practice of Bhakti Yoga has become an integral aspect of my spiritual life. 

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My heart expands and fills with joy & love when experiencing sacred music & singing healing mantras. I am grateful for the expression of Bhakti Yoga & the devotional, prayerful practice of chanting through my  personal Sadhana, & sharing this practice with others in Community Kirtan, Satsang & Metta Practice.

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The creation and building of Metta Labyrinth was a labor of love for me and manifested after many years of envisioning it. I am so happy to be able to share it with others here at Sandwich Mountain Sanctuary.
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