See below for more information about each of the modalities at the foundation of my healing practice. Get in touch to learn more and start a conversation about how this body of knowledge can support you, too!
Somatic Experiencing is a trauma resolution process developed by Peter Levine, PhD. It focuses on the body’s natural ability to recover from the effects of traumatic experiences and stress disorders, helping the system to integrate, heal, and move forward.
This gentle healing process is the result of a multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics. I became a Certified SE Practitioner in 2013 and I continue as a training assistant in this truly amazing approach to restoring calm to an over-stressed system.
The Martha Beck system of coaching is beautifully simple -- clear away the obstacles that are blocking your best self. We add nothing, we simply subtract what isn’t working. The essential self that remains is far more sophisticated, intelligent, and beautiful than anything we could dream up.
My training with Martha Beck initiated me into a powerful tribe of coaches and healers. I was certified in 2015 and have experienced the profound life-shift that can happen with the support of an inspired life coaching process.
The 4-Dimensional Wheel
Dr. Gina Ogden developed the 4-Dimensional Wheel after seeking a template that could hold the totality of the experience of being human. The 4- D Wheel’s four quadrants honors that our experience is much more than just physical—it is multi-dimensional: encompassing body, mind, heart, and spirit. I trained with Gina in 2015, and while her work is primarily focused on sex and sexuality, I use it with my clients working with issues around money, chronic pain/health issues, relationships, self care and more. This powerful tool is useful for all aspects of personal growth.
The 4-Dimensional Wheel serves as both a map and a mirror during a session inviting us out of our chairs and moving around The Wheel exploring each quadrant in relationship to the issue/question at hand. This is where experience enters the uncharted territory, often leading to clarity and revelation. Moving around the Wheel, we tease apart the issue and questions to fully understand where you are and what your next steps can be.
The magic of Gateless Writing awaits to support you! Suzanne Kingsbury is an author and writing coach who has uncovered the radical idea that if you support people in their body, mind and heart, they can access a deep well of creativity -- the power of this is both liberating and transformative.
Gateless Writing is a method of teaching the art and craft of writing using creative brain science, ancient non-dual teachings and highly-effective craft tools. As a Certified Gateless Teacher, I can work with you to allow your creative impulses to flourish -- without judgement, without criticism, simply free expression that will amaze you.
We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely get sufficient profound rest. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. Deep relaxation benefits all the organ systems of the body, and can reduce blood pressure while strengthening the immune function. Through a series of simple, gentle poses, are bodies are led to let go and relax in a whole new way.
As a certified Advanced Rest and Renew Restorative Yoga teacher, I incorporate these poses in my yoga classes, workshops and in personal sessions.