About Karen Diefenbach

Karen M. Diefenbach began her journey in the holistic health field by studying nutrition, indoor air pollution and stress management at SUNY Empire State College in Nyack, NY, and then, graduated in 1993 from the Swedish Institute in Manhattan, NY, having studied massage therapy. Later, she would complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development.

Her manual therapy educational journey has included incorporating skills such as, prenatal massage, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, therapeutic touch, shiatsu, and also Yoga from the standpoint of healing damaged tissue, and poor posture. Further, craniosacral therapy and neuromuscular movement therapy training are part of her background, as well. Craniosacral therapy being one of her preeminent approaches was studied through the Upledger Institute. Over 140 training hours were attained, which included somato-emotional release 1 & 2. Neuromuscular movement re-education was learned through a year-long program instructed by Sara Vogeler in NYC, who studied under Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s School of Body-Mind Centering of Northampton, Massachusetts.

As a way to deepen her knowledge of the healing process, Karen has received homœopathic training, as it is not only a great passion of hers, but she understands that the tradition of homœopathy as a profession is one of holism. A philosophy that she sees converging with the wisdom and integrity of the laws of nature that compliments her life’s work. Karen’s homœopathic education has thoroughly directed and developed her skills in mirroring, referencing why we heal, as Hahnemann says, through like, curing like. Relatedly, engaging in, and utilizing narrative and mindfulness processes, clients can learn to impact their course of wellbeing in very positive ways.

Throughout most of Diefenbach’s life, she has sustained an ardent devotion to the harmonies in nature, which have attracted her to the holistic health profession. The heart of her therapeutic and integrated approach is to develop a set of individual goals for each client; then, as an art and science, use her knowledge and experience of the healing process to help support her clients’ intentions and requirements.