Jennifer Hudson, RCST®, LMT, BCTMB, MNLP
"I have known Jennifer for nearly a decade as a body worker and holistic practitioner. Though I have received and given body work at the Esalen Institute in California to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, I have never experienced the knowledge, attention to detail, the care and awareness of the body that Jennifer provides in every session. I highly recommend Jennifer to anyone who wants to feel fully embodied."
Gary Haraldsen, JD
"As a longtime Boulder athlete, massage therapist and spiritual seeker, I have received regular massage of all kinds for over 25 years. Jennifer's considerable skill in a range of modalities from integrative bodywork, to somatic emotional release, to cranial sacral, combined with her deep personal presence and unrivaled intuition have made her my all-time favorite practitioner. Her work is effective, impactful, and transformational. She is the best of the best!"
Stephanie Ehret, CMT
"I began seeing Jennifer for cranial-sacral therapy and lymphatic massage following treatment for breast cancer including chemotherapy and bilateral mastectomy. I was also experiencing sciatic pain from a herniated disc at that time. One of the most immediate benefits I noticed was the soothing of my nervous system, which allowed me to discontinue relying on vicodin and lorazipam to sleep. Regular treatments continued to produce relaxation and wellbeing, as I found Jennifer to be a tremendous support for releasing the traumas to my system, integrating the changes in my body and my life, and moving forward into increased health and vitality."
"Jennifer Hudson is the most talented and dedicated practitioner I have ever known. Specializing in vast and diversified healing modalities, I couldn't be more blessed to know her as a person and be one of her lucky clients. With deep love and focus, she has helped me face and heal from back surgery, breast cancer (surgery and treatment), general stress, loss, grief, fear, anger and so much more. She has kneaded and manipulated my body, reminding it to let go of pain and tightness. She helped me to trust in my physical and emotional process, whatever may unfold. She has helped inspire me to learn, to embrace, to be grateful for all that life has thrown at me. She has helped me to work through challenge (both physically and spiritually) with grace and joy.
Having been a therapist myself for many years, I have very high expectations of the "work" of others and believe in my heart that this woman is so very special. I hope you too have the opportunity to know just how talented, humble, heart-centered, generous, present, funny and strong Jennifer is. Thank you, Jennifer for everything!"
"For the past three years we have been blessed by the healing hands of Jennifer Hudson. Jennifer's expertise as a cranial sacral has changed our lives. She has brought us in touch with our bodies and helped us to heal from very difficult traumas and genetic difficulties. Jennifer's professionalism is beyond compare. her soothing presence and positive energy can not be expressed in mere words."
Leonard and Rhonda Romano
"In my life-long search for wholeness (as someone who suffered from early-life trauma), I have worked with many therapists and healers, but no one has ever directly connected me to that wholeness in the way that Jennifer has. Jennifer embodies that wholeness for her clients.
I met Jennifer when I was going through breast cancer and pretty serious depression...I was not sure that I wanted to live.
Jennifer has a special gift of being incredibly present with her clients. She has the ability to be very tuned-in, gentle, and attentive through each stage of the healing journey. Her skill and presence allow the space for deep healing to occur.
Jennifer patiently and lovingly guided me back to my true self in a way that has created a lasting change. My work with Jennifer has allowed me to regain my strength and to love life again. I have grown and thrived more from my work with Jennifer than any healer/practitioner I have ever known. She is superb at what she does and a beautiful gift to those who need her."
"I have been seeing Jennifer Hudson for over a year now. I started to see Jennifer while I was under Chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Jennifer was so helpful in helping me heal while I was undergoing chemo and after. Jennifer cared about what I was feeling in between my appointments as well as during my appointments. I would highly recommend Jennifer for anyone who is looking for healing both mentally and Physically."
"As someone who has lived with chronic pain for a long time—and as a result has worked with many dozens of body workers and healers--my experience with Jennifer has been noteworthy, poignant, and meaningful. She brings to her work a truly rare blend of wisdom, empathy, experience, intelligence, generosity, skill, groundedness, warmth, vulnerability and confidence, all while being able to hold the container for me to have my personal experience, whatever that may be. Because chronic pain has impacted my life in myriad ways, I have valued beyond measure her unique ability and willingness to meet me variously on the physical, neurological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual levels—because chronic pain operates on all those levels. I would describe her as a psycho-spiritual body worker. She has—over and over again—helped me to find the well-being in my system and my life. And she herself is a gift that I have genuinely treasured on my journey."
"Jennifer Hudson of Optimizing Presence has helped me focus more on my body and my mind—how everything is connected and related inside my body and how I am connected and related with the world at large. Not knowing what to expect with Diodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, I was very surprised and strengthened by sessions with Jennifer. I remember one session in particular where I was actually standing straighter after her treatment. That feeling has stayed with me, making me conscious of my posture and how my whole body tightens up when I don't keep my skull, spine, and legs aligned. In 1978 I was rear-ended by a drunk driver, and suffered severe whiplash. Even though my neck has healed, Jennifer was able to find an area in my neck that had what I call a "body memory" of the accident. After she worked on that specific area, I could feel a relaxation I hadn't felt in years."
"I’m a frequent flyer between Colorado and Switzerland and have been for many years. Every trip I religiously follow all the guidelines like: doing exercises during the flight, drinking lots of water, avoiding coffee and alcohol, moving around as much as possible. But every trip, I still arrive with ankles the size of grapefruits. Days before my most recent trip I had my first session with Jennifer. The unexpected side effect was that I arrived, after 16 hours on airplanes, with gorgeous ankles! I couldn’t get over it, they looked fabulous and felt great. Even on the return trip a week later they looked and felt great. Her work is so much more subtle, yet deeper than other types of bodywork. I highly recommend her deep intuitive work."
"I have been blessed to receive Craniosacral Therapy from Jennifer several times. She has helped me to process, move through, and heal various physical and emotional issues I had been holding in my body and nervous system for years. Her skills and competence have exceeded my expectations and have brought impressive results in my healing process. Her soothing presence have been a balm for my soul when I needed it most."
"Jennifer is a well qualified and experienced Craniosacral Therapist. As a professional body worker in Boulder, CO for a decade, I have had the privilege of receiving her work and thus know her expertise from experience. Her hands are, in short, Brilliant!
Not only are Jennifer's skills some of the best that I have experienced, but her relational skills as a professional are impeccable. Her attunement to her patient's needs and ability to listen to their issues is open, grounded, and compassionate. She also has the ability to relate to her patients in a personal way and works well with other health care providers to share insights and glean further understanding for the benefit of her clients."