Rooted Bliss Integrative Somatic Healing helps you come home to your body.

It’s your innate human right to feel the joy and freedom of being alive.

“Trauma is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence.”

-Peter Levine, Ph.D

A Body-Mind Healing Modality

Rooted Bliss is the only trauma-focused bodywork offered in Evansville.

I incorporate Somatic Experiencing (SE) Trauma Resolution and therapeutic touch, along with other skills.

SE is unique in the field of trauma work. It does not require the re-telling or re-living of traumatic events. Many chronic physical symptoms are actually stuck survival energy, creating chaos in the body.

We all have trauma. Trauma is not just the result of major disasters. It does not happen only to some people.

An undercurrent of trauma and stress runs through ordinary modern life, with its constant changes and challenges to which we — and our bodies — must adapt.

And our bodies do adapt, with the same survival energy that has helped our species persist over millennia.

SE helps engage, resolve, and complete (in a slow and supported way) the fight, flight and freeze survival responses that were aroused at the time of a stressful event.

This resets the nervous system, restores inner balance, enhances resilience to stress, and increases people’s vitality, equanimity, and capacity to engage in life.

I offer a safe environment of compassionate support to facilitate this shift.

Who do I help?

I help people using tailored dialogue, safe & boundaried touch when appropriate, breathing & mindfulness skills, and movement.

You might be struggling with…

  • chronic stress

  • chronic pain

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • numbness / hopelessness

  • gut disturbance

  • sleep disturbance

  • abrupt mood swings and over-reactions

  • extreme tiredness and loss of energy

  • feeling disconnected from friends and family

  • feeling like you’re “just going through the motions”

  • turning to addictive behaviors or substances in order to manage

Rooted Bliss integrative somatic healing can help you rediscover a sense of home within yourself.

Perhaps your doctor has prescribed pills or surgery, or you are already in talk therapy, or you are seeking natural healing. Rooted Bliss can complement the work you are already doing and help you get better results overall.

Imagine finally breaking through and moving forward into your life with a renewed sense of vitality, hope, and real inner peace.

I can help you reconnect to your body, heal old patterns of destructive self-talk, and address physical symptoms naturally.

I also welcome individuals seeking greater wellness, even if there is no specific issue you need to resolve!

Services Offered:

Kate Hartman, C-IAYT, SEP

It is my passion to help others get their lives back. I believe that healing is a human right, and that not only recovery, but resilience, is possible. I work with your body-mind and your nervous system so that you can access the fullness of your own vitality, creativity, and joy. Why should you trust me? I’ve been there! Read my story.
I offer in-person work in Evansville, Indiana and distance work via Skype/Zoom.
If what I offer isn’t right for you, I can refer you to a variety of other practitioners so that you can find the healing you deserve.

Why Rooted Bliss?

Rootedness: A sense of real safety and grounding

Bliss: A sense of inner peace, well-being and joy

Every session starts from the viewpoint that you already have wholeness inside you. No human is too far gone to find resilience and thrive. Your symptoms, rather than being pathological, contain the roots of healing. You CAN begin anew.

See what others have to say about Rooted Bliss!

Kate is very intuitive, she has a broad set of skills and understands the concept of “the body never lies.” Kate was able to hold me in the best possible way. I felt safe to go to places I usually don’t go, after my first session.
Steve B, Online Client

Thank you! That was wonderful. I loved being supported, and I felt trusting. Kate – you are a great listener!

Carol B.

It was a beautiful session, and really insightful. I felt comfortable opening up. It really helped me to embrace my younger self and have compassion for her. Kate, I hope you never have any doubt how wonderful you are at what you do!

Cheri H.

This session was one of the deepest experiences [I have had] regarding barriers emotionally holding me back from being more at peace and loving myself. It helped me sense what was hindering me emotionally. It was excellent, as usual. Thank you, Kate!

Mike F.

I appreciate Kate’s warm welcome. I am surprised how open I was about my feelings after only a few minutes with Kate. I feel positive and more relaxed, and the session made me feel it’s okay to have my thoughts – good or bad – and I feel my mind is free of the burden of trying only to have good thoughts.

Lorraine M.

Kate really helped me to discover where different tension points were that my body held. She also helped me to understand the emotional attachments and reactions I have to those different tension points. I feel more open in my throat, chest, and shoulders; those were areas I needed to expand. Kate is really good at getting at the problems – really helpful!

Leah C.

Kate has a wonderful and calming presence. It is a very comfortable and safe practice, very relaxing and grounding. I always feel connected to my body afterwards.

Ben R.

I feel that this was a much-needed reset. I was able to surrender for a time in order to let subconscious & spirit come forward. You made this a very comforting experience.

Cassandra H.

Kate has a calm and peaceful demeanor, which made me feel very relaxed and safe.

George B.

I enjoy the safe space and the permission to be fully aware of myself, my comfort and my thoughts. Kate encourages me and helps me vocalize and realize things I wouldn’t otherwise even be aware of or acknowledge. At the end, we gather up everything and connect points, helping me see it in a cleaner fashion.

Juliana C.

Kate really helped me tap into an unhealed part of myself. The session helped me to become aware of the tension in my body, and helped to let go of the tension. This was my first session, and it exceeded my expectations. I received physical relief as well as mental relief.

Jessica H.

Excellent! Really beyond what I thought it might be. Compassionate and caring therapy. I got insight into a long standing issue and a different way of looking at it. Kate, you’re obviously on the right path with this work!

Melissa K.

I feel more connected to my body, with less build-up in certain areas. Kate does a wonderful job asking good questions which lead me to truth and healing. It’s a healing experience.

Melissa D.

I really appreciate Kate’s ability to listen and see what’s going on, and having really good instincts to go in a particular direction. I’ve been coming every week for a while and it really helps me!

Joe H.

“Traditional psychotherapy can take years, but somatic therapy is effective
in a short amount of time. The body can hold unconscious memories and patterns
that are not released through traditional talk therapy. Addressing body
sensations and patterns creates relief from suffering on a deep level.”

-Michelle Pate, California Somatic Institute

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