The Work of Allison F. Winters Fisher, PhD, BC-DMT, E-RYT

Healing Arts Resource

UCLA Healing Arts has a wonderful resource section on their website where you can find therapists, groups, classes, listserves, articles and more.  They just recently added my research article to their library.  Check it out!


I am offering free essential oil consultations for a limited time.  Consultations can be in-person, on the phone, or via email.  Contact me to set up an appointment.  I look forward to hearing from you.


In the spirit of mind-body medicine, I’d just like to take a moment to bring some attention to the use of essential oils.  Essential oils are both versatile and cost effective.  A little really goes a long way.  I’ve been using essential oils more and more around my home for many purposes.  You might actually be surprised by all their uses.  I’ve used essential oils for aromatherapy, for various ailments, cooking, even to clean my house.  And ultimately, it’s just a healthier choice than many of the chemical alternatives out there.  Inform yourself – you have the right to a healthy lifestyle.

If you are interested in learning more about essential oils and their uses, please feel free to contact me or check out my website:

Mind-body medicine has become the focus across the US military.  All the major military medical centers are working to integrate this approach on both the patient and staff levels.  Commands across the nation have been implementing yoga, meditation, accupuncture, and the creative arts therapies, just to name a few.  The main reason for this shift in focus is that the rising cost of healthcare has forced employers to search for “alternative” healthcare options for their employees.  The solution?  Put the power in the hands of the patient.  Teach them the wellness skills they need to live healthy lives and to not have to solely rely on a doctor’s prescription.  That is not to say that modern medicine does not have a place.  However, if people, especially military and veterans struggling with the hardships of reintegration into civilian life, are more in tune with their mind-body connection and are given the tools to participate in their own healing, then there is less pressure on medical personnel to “fix the problem.”  These mind-body approaches have been used successfully for thousands of years within many cultures around the world.  In our quest to advance medicine and technology we have lost sight of these basic, natural remedies.  The current research is now catching up to what has been known for centuries: A mind-body approach to healthcare works.  As a mind-body medicine practitioner working with military patients, I am excited to be a part of this paradigm shift and am hopeful for the future of military medicine.

The US military is using mindfulness meditation to prepare Marines for the stresses of combat.  Mind-body medicine is at the cutting edge of research.

I have created a new web forum for holistic healers supporting soldiers.  It is a place where we can discuss, ask questions and share ideas.  There are many of us out there, but it isn’t always easy to find each other. Please feel free to share this forum widely.   Let’s start connecting!


Check out the recent ADTA newsletter, chock full of great info about dance therapy and social media, arts advocacy in the government, inovative research, and lots of reflection about the recent conference in Albuquerque, NM.  You can read about my specific contributions on pages 8 and 21.

Start the new year off on the right foot…join Psychology Today’s new blog on dance/movement therapy!

Free Yoga for Vets

This is a wonderful website that allows you to search for studios and yoga teachers that offer free classes for veterans.  Check it out!

Please endorse my nomination.

If you feel so moved, please endorse my nomination for the WEGO Health Activist Award.  Thank you for your support!