Jill VanNostrand, R.N., graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude, ’76, with a degree in psychology, and then from Newport Hospital School of Nursing, ’83. She has been a medicinal herbalist, teacher, author, and also a primary home birth midwife, certified through the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance in 1987, following a ten year apprenticeship. Since 2000, she has become an advanced practice colon therapist with a focus on gut regulation and refreshing the micro-biome. She is currently studying Somatic Experiencing, a body based trauma healing method rooted in autonomic nervous system regulation. Her skills and experience in helping people move stuck energy through the first chakra are extraordinary.