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“Trauma is a fact of life, it does not however, have to be a life sentence”
-Peter Levine


What if I'm not sure I have

“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness” 
-Peter Levine

“Trauma” is simply a fancy word for chronic stress, and likely, there has been at least one period of time in your life where things have felt too fast and too overwhelming. Signs of chronic stress can include: anxiety, depression, paranoia, PTSD, problems with sleeping or eating, chronic pain, panic attacks, or even sometimes autoimmune conditions. Bodies are wildly resilient and we can understand more about what you’re experiencing to help you begin to get relief.

Somatic Experiencing®helps us begin to access our body’s wisdom, in order to identify and access the thwarted energy of our own self-protective responses that may have been inhibited during a traumatic event.

Somatic Experiencing®is based on the theory that traditional talk therapy, which primarily engages the pre-frontal cortex of our brain (thinking and meaning-making) leaves out the part of us where stress and trauma often live – the body. Dr. Peter Levine spent decades of his life dedicated to the research and study of this method and later created Somatic Experiencing®,as a way to restore balance to the nervous system after stressful or traumatic experiences.

Somatic Experiencing® is a body-based, intuitive and naturalistic approach to healing trauma.

Through a gentle and collaborative process, we will begin to learn the language of the body and to not only learn tools for self-regulation, but to integrate and restore the natural equilibrium of the nervous system. This not only allows us to live in a greater and more expansive emotional range, but also helps us exist in a way that feels more embodied – and more human.

Rachel has also completed several trainings with Dr. Kathy Kain and Dr. Steve Terrell: Touch Skills for Trauma Therapists and Somatic Resilience and Regulation. She has also taken master classes with various faculty including Dr. Peter Levine. 

These focus on healing our earliest and scariest developmental traumas, utilizing co-regulating touch. She often utilizes touch as a way to support capacity building with the physiology of our nervous systems. Rachel is currently a coordinator and assistant for Somatic Experiencing® trainings throughout the country as a part of it’s post-advanced program. She is able to provide personal sessions and consultations for credit to students enrolled in the Somatic Experiencing training. She loves being able to help students deepen SE principles to embody and integrate the SE material in a deeper, more personal way.

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Finding the path to healing can feel impossible, and you don’t have to navigate this journey alone. I will walk every step of the way with you, until you no longer need me.

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