Cynthia Armbrister, HHP

Cynthia Armbrister is a Holistic Health Practitioner who also holds a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary. Originally licensed in San Diego, she has been in practice for over 30 years. In 2014, she became an Episcopal Healthcare Chaplain, endorsed by the National Episcopal Church. Currently, Cynthia is on the faculty of the Integrative Chaplaincy Certificate Program which teaches chaplains of all faiths and traditions about the benefits of Integrative Medicine. She is also certified in Group Spiritual Direction, and is a member of Spiritual Directors International.

In addition to her private practice, Cynthia is a preferred provider for the Integrative Healing program at the MWH Regional Cancer Center, a contract chaplain at Mary Washington Hospital, and is an active hospice volunteer. Her clients include those suffering from physical pain, injuries, chronic illness, and psycho/spiritual issues. She serves individuals from the greater NOVA area, as well as surrounding states, and her practice includes a wide variety of clients, from the chronically impaired to professional athletes.

An accomplished healer, Cynthia was privileged to apprentice with Margarita, an indigenous healer, for 18 years. Using natural approaches to help achieve physical, emotional, and spiritual balance, Cynthia uniquely tailors each session to the individual. She skillfully weaves together techniques from a variety of modalities, including: Eastern/Western touch therapies, energy medicine, nutrition, aromatherapy, and spiritual guidance. Cynthia understands that all aspects of the human being are connected, and she works to empower her clients to achieve the necessary shifts in consciousness in order to create a sense of wholeness and wellness.

A gifted speaker, Cynthia has been asked to address a wide variety of groups, ranging from the Virginia Association of Nurse Navigators (“Healing the Healer”), Soroptimist International (“Food-based Wellness”), various faith organizations (“Spirituality in Nature”), and hospices (“Writing Your Grief”). She has also been featured in the Freelance-Star newspaper and the Front Porch magazine.

Cynthia has taught meditation for over 20 years, and is currently working toward certification as a facilitator in Mindful Self-Compassion. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and hiking, and is learning to play the Native American flute. For the past 7 years, she has facilitated a monthly drumming group, which she says is “fun and cathartic”!

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