I love helping others achieve wellness because of the compassionate healing I have received. I know vitality exists on the other side of struggle and pain, because I’ve been there! My journey to becoming a practitioner started in 2014 when I was attacked by a stranger. I feared for my life, and though the physical injuries healed within weeks, for months afterward I was unable to leave the house or go about my normal daily activities.
I had all the symptoms of PTSD: feeling helpless and disconnected, frozen and distracted, with bursts of intense flashbacks and waves of uncontrollable emotion. I had sleep disturbances, noise sensitivity and even panic attacks. I tried trauma-oriented talk therapy, and although I liked my therapist, the process of trying to talk about what happened actually made my symptoms worse. I began searching for alternative healing methods, and that’s when I discovered somatic work.
My first somatic session as a client was a revelation to me. I didn’t have to talk about the story of what happened. Instead, we focused gently on body sensations arising in the moment. The practitioner offered gentle, over-the-clothes touch to help my body feel safe again. After only one session, I felt like a Human Being for the first time in months! After only 15 sessions, I felt better than I had before the attack happened. Somatic healing gave me my life back, and completely resolved all my PTSD symptoms as well as other symptoms that had plagued me for years.
I knew then I had to pay it forward and share this work with the world. I soon began training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). With the ancient wisdom of yoga and the modern gifts of body-oriented, trauma-informed and neuroscience-backed modalities, I believe I can offer a well-rounded approach that brings mind and body together for lasting wellness.
In 2019, my husband and I moved from Colorado to Evansville, Indiana, and I opened my office here. I have continued to add to my training; read about my qualifications below. Click here to read more about each modality and see my mission statement.
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