Peer Group Mentors:

The peer group mentors will each be leading a peer group of 4-6 participants. Over the course of the program, they will host at least five peer groups which will be opportunities for you to connect with other participants in the program, ask questions, and receive support for integrating the work into your practice. Additionally, they will be available to you to for program support and work closely with the instructor to support your success. Attendance in at least four out of the five peer groups is required.


Eileen Doody


Originally based in Ireland and now living in the UK, Eileen has been in practice since 1994. Upledger CranioSacral Therapy is my her core modality. She also practices aromatherapy, reiki, reflexology, and uses flower essences as a supportive adjunct for emotional healing. She spent a number of years studying Family Systems (constellation) work. Eileen writes, "SIBT has been liberating for me - the approach of working with patterns and systems is helping me to deepen and integrate my experience and has given me a framework to best support my clients."

Chosen time for Eileen's Peer Group:

Monday @ 9:00 am (CA time).


Erin Ingleheart Finzen, LMT, Cst-D, CLT


Erin has been working in therapeutic massage since 2001. She has worked in both Texas and Pennsylvania, and founded Indiana Massage & Lymph Clinic, LLC in 2015. In 2016, she took her first CST course with UI and is a teaching assistant and study group leader. In 2018, she took her first CranioSacral working with Chronic Depletion. This class was pivotal in both her practice and life. Systems Informed Body Therapy now largely influences each client session and her own personal life.

Erin loves learning new things and you can often find her reading, hiking, boxing, painting, hanging with her dog, throwing axes competitively, or just being curious about the world.


Chosen Time for Erin's Peer Group: 

Tuesday @ 8:00 am (CA time)


Trisha Schmalhofer


After graduating with a Bachelors in Psychology in 1993, Trisha Schmalhofer entered the complementary health field in 1996 with a license in Massage Therapy in Florida. She discovered Upledger CranioSacral Therapy in 2000 and felt drawn to the work and dove deep into the curriculum- especially the glial and immune system classes. Trisha brought CranioSacral into spas, salons, fitness centers, medical offices, herb/supplement shops, and then opened her private practice in Florida. She took Eric’s virtual Chronic Depletion class in 2020 and loved the new paradigm so much she continued on the SIBT track. Trisha incorporates this new framework into her current private practice and has seen amazing results with herself and her clients. Working with her, you can expect to share, connect, laugh, talk about energy and be in awe of Inner Wisdom at work in everything we experience. And if given a chance, she’ll play her 32-inch gong for you as well.

Chosen time for Trishs'a Peer Group:

Wednesday @ 11:00 am (CA time)


Michelle Shandy


Michelle has been a healing arts practitioner since 1995 with practices in San Jose, CA and now LA, California. With a diverse background, she focuses on CranioSacral Therapy and Systems Informed therapy in her private practice in Studio City, CA. Coming from a systems-informed approach has helped broaden her view of ways of working with clients. She loves how SIT offers a more holistic lens to the bigger patterns operating in a client's life - a perspective that allows for creativity in therapy and growth.

In various pools around the LA area, she also specializes in Aquatic Bodywork. Michelle enjoys bringing CST and SIT into her aquatics practice. Her passion and skills are in working with trauma. She has done a multi-disciplinary study of trauma and is also currently working on her Somatic Experiencing certification. In CranioSacral therapy, she is a certified practitioner, teaching assistant, and study group leader. “One of the things I have really appreciated about our healing communities is all the support I received from teachers, mentors, and colleagues. Their support and encouragement has been invaluable to my growth as a practitioner and a human being.  I am thrilled to be able to give back and support my fellow healing arts practitioners in return!”

Chosen time for Michelle's Peer Group:

Saturdays @ 4:00 pm (CA time)