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About Transformational Techniques

Transformational Techniques is the online gateway for both the private practice of Althea Northage-Orr as well as The Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing, and Glastonbury the 80 acre wooded sanctuary. The contact number for Transformational Techniques events at the Chicago Center and Glastonbury is: 773 596-5012.

The Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing (CCPH)

The Chicago Center is a busy school and clinic located at 1622 West Devon Ave in East Rogers Park, a neighborhood in Chicago. Located within walking distance of the lake and close to public transport, the Center has a large room for teaching events and four treatment rooms, and an in house herbal pharmacy. Because of space considerations the workshops held at the center are necessarily limited in the number of attendees possible. Supporting members will always be given first priority for Quarterly events, and provided that they sign up by the deadline, they will be guaranteed a place. Clinical Services include: Acupuncture, Structural Therapy, Cranial-sacral Therapy, Shiatsu, Energy Healing, Spiritual Direction, Tarot readings, Astrology Readings, Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, Herbal and Nutritional counseling. The contact number for clinical services at CCPH is: 773 764-0960.


Glastonbury is an 80 acre wooded sanctuary in Northern Indiana, approximately 2 hours from Chicago, Il and one hour from South Bend, Indiana. Glastonbury has been named a United Plant Saver Botanical Sanctuary and is home to a diverse collection of herbs, many of them endangered species. It possesses a campground for guests with a bathhouse, screened pavilion and a large indoor space with kitchens and dormitory style sleeping for those who prefer not to camp. Weekends typically include a potluck feast on Saturday night with a campfire afterward for those who like to sit up and socialize. It is home to many wild animals and has nature trails through its woods, as well as numerous sacred sites, including a ritual maze, medicine wheel, a Qabalah garden, a Goetic circle and groves dedicated to both the divine masculine and divine feminine. Glastonbury hosts groups of school children, herbal students and a lively community of spiritual seekers who gather to explore various aspects of spirituality via the Sacred Steps Mystery School and seasonal gatherings at the Equinoxes and Summer Solstice. It also hosts various workshops in plant cultivation and will in the near future be hosting educational events for the creation of alternative energy using wind, geothermal and solar energy. Glastonbury has been a sanctuary for 24 years, and serves as a learning center to promote active cooperation and interaction with the spiritual forces of nature.

In addition to scheduled weekends supporting members can schedule their own retreats at Glastonbury by contacting the owner, Althea Northage-Orr, and requesting permission to use the campground facilities. This is generally acceptable unless a closed event is scheduled for the weekend in question. Members will be responsible for their own camping supplies, food and entertainment.