As a somatic / contemplative practitioner, trained specifically to treat trauma, my therapeutic techniques draw from over 35 years of meditative practices both personal and interpersonal. Combined with clinical skills, in my private San Rafael office, I employ skills of Somatic Experiencing, Contemplative Psychotherapy, and decades of spiritual and somatic personal work to help reduce stress and symptoms of trauma. I draw on my study of yoga, qi gong, somatic movement and awareness practices as well as decades of body work trainings including Rosen method, cranial sacral, and feldenkrais practice. I have taught at Naropa for the Contemplative Psychotherapy department, specializing in Maitri space awareness practice, a practice of posture/ color and direct experience of our wisdom qualities that rise up coemergent with conditioned reality (samsara)
Thru these techniques I can assist your healing journey – healing as the movement of all life towards wholeness. When held in the cradle of safety, when assisted to resource instead of constrict, once natural self-regulation is begun and embraced in awareness, the embodied response is an organic movement to wholeness and well being. We can unwind from stuckness and old patterns of constriction and fragmentation. Allow the body to discharge it’s bound energy and embrace what is, the organisms natural self regulation. Relax. Breathe.
I offer individual sessions for all stress and trauma related issues. (See about Sakti for more detailed information).
I enjoy assisting somatic experiencing trainings and am authorized to give consultations and individual sessions on all levels for SEPs in training.