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 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.
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.
I found Karen provided a very safe environment. Karen was very warm and open.
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.
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.
Karen is skilled at helping you figure out ways to communicate better with your partner. [She is] a master of this content.
Karen is an excellent presenter who keeps the class engaged and infuses heart, education and fun in to the learning experience!
This was a fabulous workshop. We learned a TON. extremely beneficial--this should be required of all couples.
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.
Fantastic investment for your relationship.
Karen knows her stuff and presents it in a non-threatening environment.
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.
Simply delightful; engaging, intelligent, and well organized! 🙂
Invaluable information for creating a long-lasting/fulfilling relationship.
WIth Karen's guidance, the Imago workouts are much more effective.
Karen is fantastic at what she does--holding this workshop. It has changed my life and my marriage.
To be honest, I was dreading this workshop. I didn't think anything could change my relationship. What happened here was nothing short of miraculous and occurred in such a safe, respectful, gentle way that I'm in awe. I don't know the future but it now contains hope.
Karen brought communication to life in our marriage...[and] brought creativity and passion to this workshop.
Karen-- Amazing, made me feel safe. Smart.
The workshop was fun, informative, and very, very useful. Karen’s presentation style was a good combination of research and common sense.
The workshop was full of usable information and ideas. [Karen is] capable, very intelligent, very well schooled, lots of counseling skill.
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!
To understand our partners we must first understand what our life experiences have conditioned us to want....What I experienced and saw was the deep depths we hide from ourselves and must be explored if we are to discover our true desire.
The workshop has been amazing for us. Thank you!!
Karen knows her stuff and presents in a supportive, entertaining way.
Awesome! Great and well organized. Something I can actually implement.
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.
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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