About Linda

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Author, Psychotherapist, Body Work Therapist, Self-Care Coach, Workshop Leader, Speaker, Developer of 5 Minute Helpers.

For over 30 years, Linda Tumbarello has specialized in body-mind healing, and working with trauma.

Utilizing a wide range of physical, psychological and spiritual healing tools, Linda’s training and credentials include:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Certified Body Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher
  • Certified Dynamic Embodiment Practitioner
  • Moving for Life™ Teaching Associate
  • Somatic Movement Therapist

Linda has developed a powerful way of working with the body and mind using hands-on work, body-centered psychotherapy and movement. She has worked with many people wanting to heal from injuries, illness, accidents, body image issues, physical and emotional trauma, childhood abuse, and those who want to enjoy moving and staying vital, especially as they age.
Linda was a student of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen while Bonnie explored and developed the basic principles of Body-Mind Centering®. For the following 25 years, Linda was a faculty member in The School for Body-Mind Centering’s Practitioner Training Program in Amherst, MA ,Berkeley, CA, and in Amsterdam.

She taught all facets of this embodied and integrated approach to hands-on work, movement and mind. In addition, she was Program Coordinator and Student Advisor for many years.

Since 1991, Linda has taught in the Dynamic Embodiment Training Program in New York City with Dr. Martha Eddy.  This program is   a form of somatic education and movement therapy that integrates skilled touch, movement and compassionate dialogue.

In 1992, Linda received her license in Mental Health Counseling.

For more than 20 years, Linda developed and taught continuing education workshops for bodyworkers and massage therapists including skills to work with survivors of trauma, and integrating the Chakras and Endocrine Glands. She also provides supervision to bodyworkers.

Linda’s book, The Heart of Self-Care: A Women’s Guide to Joyful Living and Well-Being is described on the book page.

She is the founder of Linda T’s Products, where she began selling and developing effective, fun and innovative uses for large Physioballs over 20 years ago. She also sells other wellness tools including  hot water bags.

Linda loves to move, walk, and dance. She helped to found and produce Dance Spree, a freestyle dance event for all ages in Northampton, MA.

She enjoys the outdoors and puttering in her garden. She lives with her husband and 2 cats in Florence, MA.