Natural plant products have been used throughout human history for various purposes, and for much of history, herbal medicine was the only medicine. Today, plants are still being used to treat a number of health concerns and conditions, including allergies, arthritis, migraines, fatigue, burns, digestive issues and more. These herbs are less expensive and are often a safer alternative to standard pharmaceuticals. Our herbalist is very skilled and experienced in this ancient wisdom. She incorporates botanicals, deep nutrition, flower essences, and more with her clients to help restore balance and facilitate long-lasting, embodied healing from a wide variety of health conditions and lived trauma.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine in history, with recorded instances dating as far back as 2000 years BC. This time-tested treatment is based on viewing the body as an interconnected, energetic system, with parts working together to keep the body functioning as a whole. Treatment from Caritas’ TCM practitioners may include Chinese herbal therapy, acupuncture, moxa, massage, Reiki, CranioSacral, counseling in nutrition and exercise, and more.
Caritas founder and resident Imago relational therapist, Karen Olson, teaches practical techniques to improve communication and facilitate deeper understanding and compassion in relationships. She does this via individual sessions and weekend workshops to help couples to experience conscious love and growth–healing old wounds in the process. Her intention is to provide a safe, supportive environment so that clients can tapping into their own inner wisdom and create the change they want in their lives. She supports people in nurturing all aspects of their health–psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical–and understands that these are delicately interwoven. In addition to working with couples, she provides counseling to individuals, utilizing EMDR therapy when appropriate.
Welcome to Caritas Center For Healing online!
Caritas Center for Healing is a community wellness center in Tucson offering therapies, classes, and workshops to help you heal from the inside out. Our professional, caring practitioners and teachers offer everything from acupuncture to yoga, Imago couples counseling to QiGong classes, and much more! Come visit us!
- TESTIMONIALS -
The workshop was the break we needed to reconnect and start living like a caring and loving couple again. [Karen is] a great presenter and I enjoyed spending the weekend with her.
This was a fabulous workshop. We learned a TON. extremely beneficial--this should be required of all couples.
The workshop is an excellent way to strengthen relationship skills. Karen Olson is outstanding!...She is informative and engaging. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend the workshop.
Karen knows her stuff and presents in a supportive, entertaining way.
I truly enjoyed this workshop and look forward to making our good marriage become a great marriage....Excellent!! Karen really knows her stuff and presents it well. Very engaging and thought provoking.
Karen is skilled at helping you figure out ways to communicate better with your partner. [She is] a master of this content.
Karen brought communication to life in our marriage...[and] brought creativity and passion to this workshop.
I loved the different clips/slides. This has helped immensely and I look forward to implementing them in my relationship. Karen was engaging, patient, knowledgeable and kept me interested.
This is easily one of the most profound, moving, and transformative experiences of my life. I've also never had so much hope and feeling of connection with my partner.
Invaluable information for creating a long-lasting/fulfilling relationship.
WIth Karen's guidance, the Imago workouts are much more effective.
[The workshop introduced] an approach I haven’t used before in couples counseling that is revolutionary. A way to stop the blame game and find your voice and bear witness in an honorable way for your partner. Karen-- so smart and helpful and approachable. Love her style of coaching.
Well-organized, intensive, practice-based workshop. Karen is warm, compassionate, enthusiastic, while emphasizing a safe, secure environment. Very well-organized, inspiring, knowledgeable, approachable.
Fantastic investment for your relationship.
Incredible value and experience. [The presenter] made the experience. Loved the intimate approach.
I found Karen provided a very safe environment. Karen was very warm and open.
Karen was a fabulous presenter and really helped create a safe space for exploration.
Karen did a great job, very knowledgeable and able to put theory into practice.
Enjoyed the workshop. Presenter was knowledgeable and presented well.
Awesome! Great and well organized. Something I can actually implement.
Everything we have done with Karen Olson and Imago has been transformative. We have already accomplished more in 3 months than we have in 14 years. Karen did a great job of making every person feel engaged and heard, which is very difficult in a group setting.
Karen is an excellent presenter who keeps the class engaged and infuses heart, education and fun in to the learning experience!
The workshop was full of usable information and ideas. [Karen is] capable, very intelligent, very well schooled, lots of counseling skill.
Very enlightening to see how our behaviors and actions today are a reflection of how we grew up....Very knowledgeable and passionate about the material. Sincerely wants to help couples advance their relationship.
Karen is amazing and I consider her one of my angels. The workshop was everything I hoped for and more.
Karen is fantastic at what she does--holding this workshop. It has changed my life and my marriage.
Karen has an amazing energy and ability to connect and make people feel comfortable...[and] to go places they normally wouldn’t go alone. I LOVE HER AND IMAGO!
I like the format and schedule. It didn’t feel “prepackaged” and there was a nice flow....I felt the wisdom came from the course but ALSO from Karen herself.
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