Dr. Jennifer Harrison is a Certified Athletic Therapist, Chiropractor, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, stress and bodymind health expert, award winning and best selling author, speaker and membership website creator. She works with an amazing group of people at an interdisciplinary clinic in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. www.activebacktohealth.com She also incorporates a wide variety of techniques into her practice. Dr. Harrison is currently the only person in the world with her training and experience.
In 2015, she published her first book called Stressed Self to Best SelfTM: A Body Mind Spirit Guide to Creating a Happier and Healthier You. She also co-authored a book with Chicken Soup for the Soul co-creator and NY Times best selling author, Jack Canfield, called The Soul of Success: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Core Strategies for Getting to the Heart of Health, Wealth and Success. Her chapter, Overcoming Overwhelm, received a Celebrity Press Editor’s Choice Award. Check the MY BOOKS menu tab to find out how you can get your copies.
Dr. Harrison has instructed at post-secondary institutions in Calgary. She taught Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for 7 years at a local massage therapy college. She also did an annual guest lecture on the Role of Chiropractic in Sports Medicine at Mount Royal (College) University for the Athletic Therapy Program for 7 years as well as a doing a guest lecture on mind body medicine at the University of Calgary. Dr. Harrison has developed professional courses for Athletic Therapists, Massage Therapists and Physiotherapists and teaches across Canada. In 2007, she also became a BodyTalk Access Trainer (BodyTalk Access is a one day course available to anyone where you learn 5 core BodyTalk Techniques, including Cortices, that can be applied for daily self-care or to help family and friends) and in 2009 was invited to join the International BodyTalk Association Access Review Committee which is responsible for evaluating applications from people around the world who want to study to become BodyTalk Access Trainers.
After studying the mind and body as separate entities at university (with a psychology major and zoology minor), in the late 1980’s she started studying mind-body medicine which demonstrates the interwoven, inseparable link between the mind and body. In 1990 she had a spiritual reawakening and embarked on a new path. Through her personal experiences as well as her studies, particularly through her church and with the BodyTalk System, she has developed a deep understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection and the impact stress can have upon it.
Dr. Harrison embodies the belief that we’re all on a never ending life journey, the purpose of which is to learn from both our “mistakes” and our successes so we can grow and help others. She also feels that to truly live up to your potential, you need to overcome the pressures of daily life so that you can Go From Your Stressed Self to Your Best Self™!