About

Gerri Ravyn Stanfield, L.Ac., MFT-A

Gerri Ravyn Stanfield, L.Ac., MFT-A

Ravyn is a healer of body, mind and spirit; an inventive author and international educator; dedicated to liberating the sacred leadership abilities and super powers within each of us. She  provides counseling, acupuncture and herbal medicine in Portland, Oregon with a focus on helping people survive cancer, chronic pain and traumatic experiences while fulfilling their commitment to being embodied during these interesting times. She uses her background in the realms of social justice, Taoist, Chinese and other traditional medicines, Jungian psychology, environmental activism, earth based spirituality, creative writing and theatre arts to coax more of the extraordinary into the world through the cracks in Western civilization.

Ravyn is  an aspiring cultural alchemist, seeking to transform the heartbreak of living in our industrialized modern world, revealing the gold in all that may seem worthless.  She creates ceremony and ritual art, weaving poetry, music and performance into contemporary offerings of the human imagination.  Many of her original songs and chants show up in rituals and songbooks worldwide.  She has facilitated retreats, workshops and intensives all over the globe with her style that blends healing techniques, mythology, expressive arts, social activism, musical improvisation, conflict resolution and intuitive leadership skills.  She has developed trainings for universities and non-profits and taught within the Oregon prison system.

Ravyn has always been a lover of the sacred, those sublime truths and experiences which inspire human potential to exceed all expectations of ourselves and others. She is a lifelong student of earth based traditions. She is deeply influenced by the work of Starhawk, Resmaa Menakem, Joanna Macy, Suzanne Sterling, Lidia Yuknavitch, Marshall Rosenberg, Kai Cheng Thon, Lorie Dechar, adrienne maree brown, Rose May Dance, Joy Harjo, Jeremy Taylor, David Abrams, and others who are inviting the world to use a visionary and unifying lens through which to view our healing.

Ravyn lives in community within the temperate rain forest of Portland, Oregon amidst loved ones, amazing food and the seasonal dances of rain and sun.  This is an ideal location to plot the delightful alchemical transformation of modern culture into a life giving renaissance and a divinely inspired way of inhabiting this planet.

Ravyn is  an aspiring cultural alchemist, seeking to transform the heartbreak of living in our industrialized modern world, revealing the gold in all that may seem worthless.  She creates ceremony and ritual art, weaving poetry, music and performance into contemporary offerings of the human imagination.  Many of her original songs and chants show up in rituals and songbooks worldwide.  She has facilitated retreats, workshops and intensives all over the globe with her style that blends healing techniques, mythology, expressive arts, social activism, musical improvisation, conflict resolution and intuitive leadership skills.  She has developed trainings for universities and non-profits and taught within the Oregon prison system.

Ravyn has always been a lover of the sacred, those sublime truths and experiences which inspire human potential to exceed all expectations of ourselves and others. She is a lifelong student of earth based traditions. She is deeply influenced by the work of Starhawk, Resmaa Menakem, Joanna Macy, Suzanne Sterling, Lidia Yuknavitch, Marshall Rosenberg, Kai Cheng Thon, Lorie Dechar, adrienne maree brown, Rose May Dance, Joy Harjo, Jeremy Taylor, David Abrams, and others who are inviting the world to use a visionary and unifying lens through which to view our healing.

Ravyn lives in community within the temperate rain forest of Portland, Oregon amidst loved ones, amazing food and the seasonal dances of rain and sun.  This is an ideal location to plot the delightful alchemical transformation of modern culture into a life giving renaissance and a divinely inspired way of inhabiting this planet.

WRITING

Ravyn is author of Revolution of the Spirit, a vibrant call to action for all spiritual seekers searching for a guide to create sacred space in their lives and a priceless resource for practitioners who want to dive into the mystic while maintaining their professionalism.  Her essays and short stories have been published in magazines, newsletters and anthologies.  She is currently working on her first novel.

COUNSELING

Ravyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in biological psychology from the University of Kentucky.   She worked as a medical social worker serving adults and children with disabilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University (expected graduation Spring 2023). Ravyn is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (MFT-A) at Quest Center for Integrative Health and has a private practice in Portland. She specializes in somatic therapy, trauma informed recovery, and helping to heal attachment challenges in relationships. Her work includes treating PTSD, depression, complicated grief, chronic pain, and rewriting old, tired narratives that individuals are ready to transform.

ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL MEDICINE

Ravyn was awarded a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2002.  She specializes in the treatment of pain, trauma and stress disorders including anxiety, insomnia and depression. She also works with sexual health disorders and reproductive health issues such as menstrual difficulties, pregnancy, and menopause.  

She owns and operates Forest Spring Acupuncture in Portland.

ACUPUNCTURISTS WITHOUT BORDERS

Ravyn has worked with Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB), a non-profit that teaches acupuncturists to create healing centers in response to traumatic events and natural disasters, for over a decade. In 2013, she participated in a World Healing Exchange trip with AWB and traveled to Nepal to provide acupuncture to women and children who had been rescued from sex trafficking.  She went on to serve in AWB’s education department, providing disaster relief and trauma-informed care training to other acupuncturists around the world.

From 2017-2019, she served as Executive Director of AWB.  She was instrumental in developing the curriculum for a signature year-long trauma-informed care certificate program called Repairing the Shattered Heart.  She continues to work as a trainer and consultant for AWB today.