This energy healer promotes the innate health in others and herself
Photo by James M. Patrick
“Our body is a metaphor for how we live.”
Background: Judith Lee Cohen’s work as a critical care nurse led to her current practice as an energy healer, craniosacral, massage and peri- and pre-natal therapist. “I saw in the hospitals that they only looked at one layer of health—fighting disease,” she says. “I work to support the health that underlies the ‘dis-ease.’ Support the energy that wants to be healthy to achieve balance.” Cohen is originally from New York, and landed in Tucson via Chicago in 1995.
When She’s Working Out: Six years ago, Cohen fell off a horse and broke her right femur. While learning to walk again she asked herself, “What are these legs that I stand on in the world?” How she stands, what she stands for and who stands with her were all considerations when she was healing. She developed a neuroma on her left foot that kept her from her regular exercise. She was reluctant to have a doctor cut into it and she eventually healed it with the help of Heel Homeopathic Medicines, yoga, and Pilates. She regularly practices yoga and Pilates using DVDs at home and she attends group classes. Cohen enjoys walking on the Rillito River path and around her neighborhood.
When She’s Not Working Out: Cohen loves to garden, read and visit nearby beaches. “Tucson is the beach without the water,” she says. “The water is the sky.”
Staying Motivated: Forty-one years ago, Cohen’s mother died of Alzheimer’s disease. She was only 52. “I began to say what do I need to do to not have that happen to me,” she says.
At Meal Time: “I think food is important,” says Cohen. “I eat as many colors as I can in a day.” Cohen tends to eat more in the mornings and less in the evenings, and natural, unadulterated foods, grown locally when possible.
Goals: Cohen wants to see her practice continue to help Tucsonans, and do more workshops with groups. “The workshops help people get past obstacles they can’t get through alone,” she says. Cohen wants to live to 104—twice her mother’s age when she died—and stay active. “I want to be an old lady walking on the beach,” she says.