Merkaba Center for Healing, LLC

Integration of Mind. Body. Spirit.

Kendra Bratherton, OTA/L, PBP, CBIS 

Owner of Merkaba Center for Healing, LLC


Associate’s in Occupational Therapy,  B.A. in Psychology.

Certified Practitioner in Bowenwork®, Tensegrity Medicine™, Shamanism & Reiki.

Nationally certified as a Brain Injury Specialist. 


 Instructor for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program at Linn-Benton Community College.  

Founder/Facilitator of the Pacific Northwest Head Injury Support Group

 Head Injury Support Group.

President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (BIAOR) and presenter at the Annual PNW Head Injury Conference in Portland, Oregon. 

This fall Kendra will be entering Tensegrity Medicine Teacher Training to teach Level 1

 and Level 2 Tensegrity Medicine.

Kendra believes we are all capable of healing from within, with the presence of compassionate witnessing and facilitation. She has recovered from countless experiences throughout her life including spinal and skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, PTSD, and early childhood trauma. Through her many years of self-discovery, she found pathways to heal from within. She brings forth her personal and professional knowledge to her life’s work and has a passion for helping others discover their own resilience and healing. Kendra has 3 daughters, 2 dogs and 1 cat. She loves being outdoors and cherishes moments with her loved ones. She has a passion for breaking through barriers that hold humans back from their limitless potential, connecting to earth and animals, for teaching and travel. She aspires to become an inspirational speaker and to write a book one day.


Tensegrity Medicine™ as my overall approach

How this approach differs from traditional methods ?

  • No longer relies on outdated biomechanics model for assessment, instead looking at 3 dimensional balance.
  • Is not trying to find symmetry but explores the unique expression of the client.
  • No longer depending upon the approach that the therapist is the 'fixer', however, facilitates the clients own self healing mechanisms.
  • Is not operating from a disease model, but a wholeness paradigm.
  • Is not about treating the 'site of pain' but the system as a whole.
  • Is not therapist driven, instead utilizes the client's 'body wisdom' to guide each unique session.