Awakenings Wellness Center, Portland Oregon

Counseling, Body Work, Energy Healing and more...

Awakenings Wellness Center is a community of therapists committed to expanding and sharing our knowledge and skills in a variety of traditional and alternative healing arts. Awakenings was founded by several practitioners in 1998 and has evolved into a peaceful, healing place where you can explore and benefit from a variety of therapeutic practices, including acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, massage, counseling, Reiki, sound healing, Shiatsu, Shamanic Healing and more!

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Today's Events

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Te School Qigong

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Elderberry School

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Recent Articles by our Therapists

Relationship is Everything

By Marc Otto, MA, RSMT/E

We're all seeking the most nourishing relationship our heart's can imagine. To nourish means to feed and to sustain, and it also means to cherish and encourage. Nourishing food provides the essential ... [more]

Learning from the Body

By Breema

Breema returns to Awakenings again this year at a complimentary Experience Breema Evening on Wednesday, October 4. Denise Berezonsky, a Senior Staff Instructor from the Breema Center in Oakland, CA, w... [more]

Hope after Heartbreak

By Anita Kress

Losing love is one of the most painful experiences we can have.

When our heart has been broken, its hard to trust again. Its hard to be vulnerable. Its hard to believe in love. We expect t... [more]

Jackhammers & Meditation

By Kat Lui

Meditation often conjures up lukewarm ideas in the mind of the public: deep relaxation and vegetable soup. If this is what you think, be ready for surprises: meditation can be a dramatic raising of th... [more]

The Power of Herbal Infusions

By Emily Light

Its that time again, where the air is turning a little crisp, after the warmth of the afternoon sun fades away. The hi octane summer energy is still here, but we can all sense whats on the ho... [more]

Craniosacral Therapy: The Dance Between Science and Spirit

By Amy J. Stark, LMT, LC

"First thought, best thought"

We began Craniosacral Therapy: Introduction by entering a space that was clearly intended to invoke mindfulness and attention to the senses. A double-circle of ... [more]

Men, Power and Vulnerability

By Tom Fuller

Men, Vulnerability and Power By Tom Fuller, M.A.

I've been leading men's groups in Portland for two years and what continually keeps coming up is the topic of vulnerability. Sometimes I brin... [more]

Massage Update

By Leah Hansen

Summer Came and Went, Experiencing a Lovely Indian Summer, Kids are back to School, Time to support your Immune System..... Before the Holidays (Helladays) arrive

There have been some ... [more]


We currently have a part-time room open at Awakenings. If you are interested, please call Jim at 503-48-AWAKE or email

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About Kuan Yin

In the Buddhist tradition, Kuan Yin is the Celestial Bodhisattva of Compassion and Healing.

A bodhisattva is someone who does spiritual practice with the goal of achieving full enlightenment, but just before arriving at that point, makes the decision not to receive full enlightenment until the rest of the world has as well. Then she steps into the world and works to alleviate suffering and to awaken beings to their true nature.

Kuan Yin is well known for healing powers and a compassion that is without judgment and reflects the pure force of universal love that is innate in every human being.

We have selected this image of Kuan Yin for our site to honor our committment to compassion and healing work. The cracking edifice also reminds us of the internal work we all face in deconstructing our sense of self so that we may open to our full potential.

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Awakenings Wellness Center

Counseling ~ Body Work ~ Energy Healing ~ Movement
1016 SE 12th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
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DISCLAIMER: Awakenings Wellness Center is a cooperative effort of healing practitioners with individual businesses at 1016 SE 12th Avenue in Portland, Oregon (hereafter knows as "Awakenings"). Despite the cooperative nature of our healing community, each practitioner at Awakenings is a sole proprietor and not liable for the practices of, or potential claims against, other practitioners at Awakenings or against Awakenings LLC. Awakenings LLC is a property management company that leases offices at Awakenings to healing practitioners, and rents the studio and other facilities to instructors and other facility users. All facility users, instructors and practitioners operating at Awakenings are sole proprietors, and Awakenings LLC is not liable for their activities or any claims that may arise therefrom. Furthermore, use of this website is for informational purposes only and contingent upon acceptance of the conditions spelled out in this disclaimer. Awakenings LLC and the Awakenings wellness community do not warrant its accuracy or reliability.