Penny Honeycutt, E.D., earned her doctorate degree in Human Development Counseling from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She also has a master’s degree in special education with a concentration in working with children and youth who exhibit emotional behavioral challenges. Penny has completed extensive training in trauma-informed care and has worked in collaboration with numerous professional development organizations to bring resources to mental health providers and schools to create safe and therapeutic environments for youth and adults. She has been a student of Continuum Movement for the past 15 years, participated in the Wellsprings Practitioner Training in 2008 and completed the Continuum Teacher Training Program in 2018. Penny looks forward to bringing Continuum Movement to schools and organizations interested in becoming more trauma sensitive and responsive to the needs of children and youth.
Over the past four decades, she has been actively engaged in the development, implementation and supervision of dynamic experiential therapy programs that include: brain-based services, neurofeedback, sensory integration, mindfulness, equine therapy, animal assisted therapy, outdoor recreational therapy, service learning, West African Drum and Dance and other arts integration initiatives. She has spent most of her career serving as the Director of Education and principal of a K-12 school for students in residential treatment centers, including helping to establish a nationally-recognized AmeriCorps national service program.
Penny looks forward to expanding opportunities to bring Continuum Movement to children, youth and the adults who care for them. Her own experience with Continuum has enhanced her somatic awareness and helped her to become a more grounded advocate in support of creating safe and nurturing environments for youth in residential treatment and schools. Her engagement has helped her navigate with a more open fluid system that keenly recognizes the contribution adults can make on youth behavior and the creation of safe healing environments. She feels that Continuum has emerged at this time in our evolution as human beings to be a catalyst in the paradigm shifts from our blind participation in fear driven, mechanistic dominator models, toward more heart aligned open systems that nourish our capacities to honor each other as human beings and our sacred relations to all life forms.