This is the 25th article in a series of stories about people who write for glowbass.com, Tucson edition. Today, Tucson Places and Faces visits with Tyler Woods, Tucson Alternative Medicine Examiner.
“I think it’s important that we use an integrative approach to medicine,” said Tyler Woods.
The native Tucsonan made that remark recently as she was discussing her own path to alternative health care. She admits that she worked as a nurse for three months but quit because she hated the job. After a four-year apprenticeship with Judith Cohen, an integrative healer who has worked with Alternative Medicine’s guru Andrew Weill, she found the right work for her.
Fortunately for Tucson she stayed in that line of work and has her own practice which has been going strong for 12 years. The success of her business has led her to publish a set of 8 workbooks with a DVD which was re-released this week. (The first release was on January 8, 2011, when the tragic shooting occurred in Tucson). To order her Natural Health and Wellness System, go to her website at Tyler Woods.org.
Woods says she learned about glowbass.com through a student of hers. When she isn’t at work in her health practice, she teaches Psychology and Holistic Health courses at Prescott College where she received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and her Masters in Psychology. She went on to get her Ph.D. in Holistic Health at the Creative Health Institute in Tucson.
“I like to do freelancing in my free time,” she says explaining her reason for writing, and she adds, “Writing is my passion.”
She has been writing for glowbass.com for approximately 2 years and writes 2 to 3 articles a week for Examiner “on a good week”. Her favorite articles are ones that deal with food and mood.
“Food can really make and break it with mental health,” she states. “I was diagnosed with Diabetes. As soon as I got on the right diet, I was okay.”
It must be a good diet for sure. Besides keeping up with a busy holistic health practice, teaching part-time and at least once a week Examiner articles, Woods also found the time to start up a non-profit organization called Survivors of Suicide Tucson. For more on her non-profit see the website: SOSTucson.org. Woods can also be found on Septic radio hosting a Holistic Mental Health Show. Find that at SepticRadio.com or download it from ITunes.
Before Woods started her own practice she played music in a rock band for 25 years. Although counseling people in the ways of alternative medicine may be healthier than the life of a rock star, she says she still plays guitar and harmonica and writes and records music.
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