My Approach to Helping
Sometimes talk is not enough. If you experience emotionally overwhelming moments with unwanted and uncontrollable reactions to everyday events, then you may be experiencing implicit emotional memories from past trauma. These emotions are not conscious, so they occur without mental awareness or control. I begin by helping you regulate your bodybreath system to enable mindful awareness, then focus on the present-day patterns of problematic reactions to identify the change you want and need.
In thirteen years of practicing and training yoga therapy, I have advanced skills to help stabilize your nervous system and mindfully notice your moment-by-moment experiences - inside and out. Through this process, you learn these skills of self-regulation to practice in your everyday life as trauma reactions are triggered. You also learn to achieve a state of dual awareness (a.k.a., mindfulness) which will allow processing your trauma triggers without the need to narrate the details of those events and risk worsening your symptoms through re-trauma. We move at your pace, whatever that needs to be to remain on the safe side of your edges of "ok" and keep you in a present-moment perspective that will allow learning and change to happen.