Who is helped by Rooted Bliss?

My mission is to help adults who are affected by trauma:
→ reconnect to body and earth
→ heal self-destructive patterns
→ address physical symptoms naturally

Greater wellness and trauma healing is available with the right support. Somatic Integration works well alongside other treatments including medical treatment, psychotherapy, and holistic approaches.

I support people using varying techniques (suited to the individual).

Often, trauma includes a profound lack of safety. So we usually start by building, and learning to reliably access, an internal sense of safety and connection in the body. Everything else builds off of that. Other techniques I use include but are not limited to the following:

  • Somatic emotional awareness, processing, containment, and grounding
  • Mindfulness, breath practices, and intentional movement
  • Working with parts (internal family systems), attachment, ancestral patterns, and modern societal patterns to illuminate the origin of symptoms

Somatic Integration works with a variety of conditions including but not limited to:

  • Psychosomatic symptoms including undiagnosed / chronic pain, GI symptoms, and others
  • Major and minor single-incident traumas, including car accidents
  • Brain injuries / TBI symptoms
  • Complex trauma (C-PTSD) and early childhood trauma
  • Addictions and addictive/compulsive behaviors

Please access the menu on this page to learn more about each modality I practice, or keep reading to see a list of trainings & certifications I have completed. Contact me to set up a free consultation or click here to schedule an appointment.

My Training

  • C-IAYT Yoga Therapist; Completed certification 2019, in private practice since 2016. Member, International Association of Yoga Therapists
    • 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training through Holistic Yoga School
    • 300-hr Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training through Phoenix Rising
    • 600-hr Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist certification
      • Levels I, II and III, 20 days
      • Supervised Practicum for 1-on-1 therapeutic sessions, 9mos
      • Yoga Philosophy, 5 days
      • Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Therapists, 6 days
    • Additional IAYT courses through Phoenix Rising:
      • Group Facilitator Training, 8wks
      • Chakras and the Subtle Body, 9wks
      • Introduction to Ayurveda, 13wks
      • Additional Mentoring for Yoga Teachers, 3mo. supervised practicum
      • Yoga for Arthritis with Steffany Moonaz PhD, 5 days
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, completed certificate 2019
    • 250+ hours including 12+ personal sessions and 18+ consultation hours
    • Faculty: Linda Stelte, Joshua Sylvae PhD, Raja Selvam PhD, Dave Berger and Lael Keen
    • Additional consultations completed with Peter Levine PhD, Twig Wheeler, Ana Do Valle
  • Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate PhD and Sat Dharam Kaur, 9mos, 2019
    • Completed training & part of supervised practicum
  • Touch trainings:
    • Reiki Level I and II, 2 days, 2014
    • Seido Bio-Energy Therapeutics Level I, 5 days, 2013
    • Introduction to SourcePoint workshop, 2hrs, 2016

.Further Education

  • Additional yoga courses:
    • Nectar of Nidra with Kaya Mindlin C-IAYT, 8 weeks, 2021
    • Illuminating Karma with Kaya Mindlin C-IAYT, 2 weeks, 2021
    • Chakras Illuminated: An Investigation into the Original Function of the Chakra Systems of Tantrik Yoga, 4 weeks with Christopher Wallace, 2021
    • Practicing In the Curve: Community Conversations with Molly Lannon Kenny (ongoing) 2020-2021
  • Advanced Somatic Experiencing courses:
    • Yoga and Psyche with Marianna Caplan PhD, 3 days 2017
    • Advanced practitioner Integration with Kathy Kain PhD, Maggie Phillips PhD and Caryn Scotto D’Luzia, 2 days, 2016
      • The Neurophysiology of Early Trauma
      • Repairing Early Trauma by Working with Fragmentation
      • Neurobiology of Shame and Somatic Shame Resolution
  • Other courses:
    • Healing Cycles of Harm with Rosa Cabrera, Tony Olivier and Sage Hayes, 8 weeks, 2020
    • Animist Psychology with Daniel Foor (Ancestral Medicine), 8 weeks, 2020
    • Before we were white: Ancestral recovery for collective liberation (White Awake), 6 weeks, 2020
    • Certified Graphoanalyst through IGAS, 1 year, 2009
    • Safe and Sound Provider Certificate through Integrated Listening Systems, 3 hours, 2021
    • SEGAN The Sensory Mosaic of Healing: A Portal Into Transformation with Ana do Valle, 5 days, 2021

My Certifications

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