3 Month Online Direct insight/ self leadership and empowerment program
“Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort. Their bodies are constantly bombarded by visceral warning signs, and, in an attempt to control these processes, they often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside. They learn to hide from their selves. ― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
In these integration sessions I offer provide a non-judgmental space for support to those who are seeking healing, resourcing and integration. Many clients come to this work with unintegrated traumatic experiences, and have ongoing stress in their bodies, minds, and breath. Some examples of client experience ....come from unhealthy attachment styles, lack of education around healthy nervous system regulation, and faulty boundaries and containers in their personal relationships to self, and to other. Full Circle Integration sessions help clients live happier, healthier and more connected lives by focusing on the whole person. No pathologizing, blaming, or diagnosing. Looking at our maladaptive trauma responses with compassion, and release to move into more embodied living. Over three months we work together to identify the intention for our work together. We work to empathize, and understand the obstacles in the Self's way of more embodied understanding and leadership. We work together to identify strategies, choices, and habits that take energy from our vital resources and find new ways of using this energy to infuse Self with new life and choice. And we work together to create the life that best supports an individuals deepest growth and purpose.
I believe that at some point in our lives, most of us feel misunderstood, isolated, disconnected, stuck, ashamed or frustrated, yet it can be intimidating to reach out for support. Integration and resourcing sessions often provide relief that comes from having the space to talk, receive validation, and be heard. In addition to using evidence-based interventions to help you improve your emotional health and feel better, I strive to provide services with compassion, non-judgement, mindfulness, collaboration, safety and commitment to your healing. I am not a clinically trained psychologist. I do have a multitude of training in different trauma therapies, art processing, embodiment and yoga practices. My influences come from a more holistic approach to healing. Seeing what is "right" about a human being, and not what is flawed. And finding the parts of us that may hold us back from living our most fulfilled lives.
“BEFRIENDING THE BODY
Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies. Being frightened means that you live in a body that is always on guard. Angry people live in angry bodies. The bodies of child-abuse victims are tense and defensive until they find a way to relax and feel safe. In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them. Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past.
The mind needs to be reeducated to feel physical sensations, and the body needs to be helped to tolerate and enjoy the comforts of touch. Individuals who lack emotional awareness are able, with practice, to connect their physical sensations to psychological events. Then they can slowly reconnect with themselves.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
WHAT ARE SIGNS OF TRAUMA? Feeling helpless and out of control Anxiety in all areas or specific areas of life Depression symptoms Difficult memories resurfacing throughout the day/night Difficult emotions resurfacing throughout the day Feeling disconnected, isolated Difficulty in trusting others
TRAUMA CAUSES PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS AS WELL Sleeping patterns are thrown off. Inability to fall asleep and/or nightmares Difficulty focusing Body aches, Fatigue Inability to make decisions Irritation Fast heartbeat
Post-traumatic growth is possible. This is the goal. The path. The desire. Post traumatic growth is where someone has been affected by Trauma, and finds a way to take new meaning from their experiences in order to live their lives in a different way than prior to the trauma. Examples of areas for growth include personal strength, appreciation for life, new possibilities in life, spiritual change, and deeper more transparent relationships with others.
I am now accepting new clients. Please send email to email@example.com for in session form to see if we are a good fit to work together.