Who are you, really? Could your beliefs about yourself be real, but not true? Might it be that there's nothing wrong with you? And that perhaps you could learn to live with more self-compassion, freedom and joy? It all starts with arriving in the present moment: a shift in perspective can open a whole new world to wellbeing. I believe that within us, we each have a part of us, deep down, who is quite wise, who we can access to help guide us through our journey. Dr. Peter Levine of Somatic Experiencing says, "trauma is a fact of life but it doesn't have to be a life sentence." I know this to be true from my own personal experience. And I also know trauma doesn't have to be what people call "big T" trauma - an accident, assault, or natural disaster - it can also be developmental: that our needs as a child weren't met in the way we would have liked & needed to feel safe, secure & soothed. But we can learn to "titrate" or dip our toe into the water, slowly & gently, through a trusted holding space, to address some of these very young, wounded, overwhelmed, and/or angry & frustrated parts so they can be transformed & healed - & so they no longer get so easily triggered in your daily life.
We can co-create this space with the use of mindfulness meditation, through noticing what's happening in the body through Somatic Experiencing and/or creative writing exercises in memoir/poetry. I'm a certified meditation teacher, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (in training) & poet/writer. I aim to deeply listen, support & create a trusted holding space to explore a full range of experience & empower & educate you with information about how the nervous system & neuroscience of the brain works, so you begin to understand you aren't just the "stories" about yourself that you may believe to be true.
Many of us live in the past or the future. We ruminate & regret, or we have anxiety & worry about what may happen next in life. By learning how to regulate your own nervous system & by understanding what external "triggers" affect you - you can learn to tolerate life's ups & downs in a new way, with fresh eyes, embodied presence, & an open, empowered & courageous heart. We can discuss what you would most like to address in a free phone consult. I can work with you in person in Brooklyn, and/or via video on Zoom at a time suitable to your schedule. I would love to join you on your healing journey.
Sexual Orientation: Inclusive of all sexual orientations, heterosexual and members of the LBGTQIA+ community.
Ethnicity: Inclusive of all races and ethnicities.
Trauma and PTSD