I invite you to uncover your intrinsic freedom and well-being through establishing a daily practice of self-acceptance.
I have been exploring and studying the body, breath, heart, mind and spirit for over three decades. Having traveled extensively, I've learned a broad range of healing modalities which strengthen wholeness, love and compassion.
I have studied meditation in India for seven months and am a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I have utilized both ancient and modern techniques to empower, re-balance and enhance the well-being of clients.
My mission is to facilitate your re-connecting with yourself in ways that broaden your foundation of self-acceptance and to take action towards the full expression of your joy of being alive, as you appreciate each moment 'as it is'.
— Russell Strelnick, MSW, LCSW
Academics & Achievements
Education and Certification
2016 - Advanced Motivational Interviewing - U. W. Madison
2010 - Men's Leadership Training - Level II
2004 - EMDR Hypnosis: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Certified Level I
2001 - Wave Institute for Transformation - Certified in Breath-work Therapy
1995 - LCS W State of Wisconsin
1985 - Certification to Teach Kripalu Yoga and Meditation
1983 - MSW University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
1976 - BS in Education University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1976 - Certified to Teach K-3rd Grade State of Wisconsin
2012 - present Meditation Instructor - Angel's Light Healing Center Elm Grove, WI 2012 - 2014 - Meditation Instructor Medical College of Wisconsin - HR Dept.
2010 - present Mindfulness Meditation Instructor- Tosa Yoga Center - Wauwatosa, WI 1991- present Self-employed Psychotherapist - Specializing in Stress Reduction
1992 - Co-facilitator Personal Empowerment Series - Singing Wolf Center
1990 - Co-facilitator Men's Weekend Retreats, Detroit MI
1987-1989 - Psychotherapist-Friends Psychotherapy - MKE, WI
1985-1990 - Instructor- Psychodrama Retreats MKE, WI and Detroit, MI
1983-1984 - Group Facilitator - The Counseling Center of Milwaukee - Crises Intervention, Individual, Couple and Family Psychotherapy
1971-1975 - Teaching Assistant - Early Childhood Center - UWM Developed and Implemented Curriculum for Model Day Care Center
Achievements and Formative Experiences
1996-1997 Attended Vipassana International Academy - Igatpuri, India - Receive Meditation Instruction from S.N. Goenka
1989-1990 Study Yoga, Ayurvedic Healing and Meditation - Rashneshdham, India 1984 Granted Permission to Lead Inipi Ceremony (purification sweat lodge) Pine Ridge Reservation, Wanblee, South Dakota