Cheri Armstrong, MSW, LICSW

Master Healing Solutions Practitioner

Office Hours (PST)

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

8:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Contact

541-969-2345

cheri@besthealingsolutions.com

Practitioner Call Rate
$5.83 / Minute

About Cheri

BIO

Cheri Armstrong has studied energy healing since 2000, first with Gary Craig’s Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), later with Quantum Techniques, and now with Healing Solutions. She is a Master Practitioner, certified by the Healing Solutions Mastery Program and the Quantum Techniques Academy. She comes to this work from a diverse background.

Cheri was a practitioner in private practice as a psychotherapist before transitioning to providing bioenergetic therapies.

Cheri’s working life began as a young girl of 16 when she began spending summers with her father in his commercial salmon fishing business, going on to own her own salmon fishing operation. More recently, she conducted summer-season tours for an Alaskan salmon cannery where she enjoyed meeting people from all over the world.

She began her career as a certified high school teacher and has taught in a variety of settings, working with junior high schoolers to social work master’s program students.

While teaching at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Cheri was asked by the State Department of Corrections to develop a remediation-based curriculum for inmates convicted of domestic violence. At the end of her graduate training, she piloted the program during her fieldwork at her local county’s regional justice center, running the program 10 times.

Cheri received her MSW from Walla Walla University in 2004. Her master’s research project included a study on correlation between mild traumatic brain injury and violent behavior in conjunction with Dr. Wayne Gordon of Mt. Sinai Medical Center. This research was conducted at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, where she interviewed 105 inmates for this project.

After she finished graduate school, Cheri worked with young offenders in London’s east end. Upon returning to the US, she contracted to provide mental health services for jail inmates at a regional justice center.

Cheri is licensed as a clinical social worker in Washington State and was in private counseling practice for over a decade.

Cheri deeply enjoyed her work as a therapist, but frequently noticed physical elements that were contributing to her clients’ mental and emotional distress, which she knew could not be adequately addressed with psychotherapy alone.  Once she discovered bioenergetic therapies, she was pleased to be able to offer a holistic approach for her clients with a more comprehensive level of healing.

Cheri believes in the concept of not ‘wasting’ your pain and enjoys helping her clients to appreciate the opportunities for personal growth after experiencing life’s hard knocks. Having a significant trauma history herself, she is now a certified professional on a clinical level with the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Cheri is pleased to be a part of the Healing Solutions team, meeting with people using secure video chat services or by phone.

Cheri and her husband John live in the greater Walla Walla Valley. Their four adult children and extended family are the delight of their lives.

 

 

Cheri’s Healing Story

Cheri's Healing Story
As the calendar turned to the 21st century, I was struggling with pain and feeling hopeless. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, and major issues with my urinary tract were a continual challenge. Life was rough.

Washing clothes was overwhelming; the laundry room was in the basement and it was hard to get back up the stairs. I learned to optimize each trip because it would be a while before I could do the stairs again.

At least I had good medical care! But then my body began to react to all my meds. Since I could no longer take the old standby prescriptions I’d always taken, my doctor tried Cipro to see if he could get my inflammation under control. But 20 minutes later, the first dose landed me in the ER in anaphylactic shock. My body continued to react badly to this one pill for 3 weeks.

Within a few weeks, two different doctors from large medical systems told me that all they could offer was drugs and surgery. They had done the best they knew, so they wished me well and sent me out the door. I had to find something that would work for me. I asked myself, “Where do I go from here?”

As I pondered this, it dawned on me that the healthcare we have today has been around for little more than 100 years and I wondered how people lived and took care of themselves in the thousands of years before this last century. The answers I found included both ancient wisdom and out-of-the-box strategies.

As I embarked on this new journey, I found many wonderful alternative practitioners. Many were helpful, yet I continued to struggle. I believed there had to be something more out there and I asked God to show me the way as I kept looking for something sensible that would work. As I researched ways to get healthy and stay that way, I was fascinated to discover the world of electricity, energy fields, and quantum physics.

After some initial resistance I jumped in with both feet. I realized I had nothing to lose by trying something that was non-invasive and involved far less pain than the other healing methods I’d used.   

Now I have more energy than I did a decade ago. After years of hurting and not having enough energy to get through the day, I finally feel capable of doing the things I want to do. I’m active, I love my early-morning walks, and I’m thrilled to be moving again. I wake up every day grateful to my Creator for another day of life.

 

 

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