The Roots of Whole Body Somatic Wisdom – Healing Support & Embodied Rest – Soften Defensive Body Armouring – Access Unresolved Trauma Held in the Body – Unravel the Symptoms of Chronic Traumatic Stress, Emotional Patterns and Symptoms – Break the Cycle of Inherited Family Trauma.
Let’s nurture the deepest places in your body and begin to recognize it as home. Allow yourself to move from inherited family trauma dynamics into embodied ease and empowered wholeness. Let’s shift to a new normal – unravel the pain and the struggle that you are holding – to find healing at the roots.
Create a new dialogue from your mind to your body – in all of its beauty and energy – your fluids, skin and neurocellular patterns – notice how you move and when you are still. This practice of awareness is subtle, soft and light – all the way from your skin to your fascia, muscle, organs and bones.
Let’s provide space and time for your body to soften, feel supported, feel safe and release the deeply held, undischarged chronic stress responses that your body may be holding.
Let’s get to the roots and release the cause of what disturbs your nervous system and emotions – creating feelings of chronic stress and overwhelm. In the deepest sense, being with deeply held emotions held in the body, can free us.
Co-Regulating Touch Bodywork for Trauma acts as a pathway to increased health and vitality by allowing space and support to resolve and heal past, often hidden trauma and liberate your life force. This process enables you to understand who you are and the effects of trauma on your life, your choices, and your relationships. This work reduces pain, anxiety, depression, and loneliness while also getting to the roots and resolving chronic illnesses. This enables you to make deep lifestyle changes that result in health, well-being, and wholeness.
Offering a unique combination of integrated relational and somatic bodywork, as well as early developmental trauma somatic healing, Somatic Experiencing, Family Trauma Imprint Healing, Somatic Resilience & Regulation, Internal Family Systems resonant work, Family Constellations Therapy, Body-Mind Centering, Continuum, Open Floor Movement, Somatic Wisdom and other body-centered techniques – such as Craniosacral Therapy – to help break and shift cycles of pain, illness, and fatigue. The end result is greater aliveness and well-being on every level of being within yourself and within all of your relationships.
Our Window of Tolerance is each person’s flexible range of activation and settling. Inside it, they can maintain emotional regulation, think clearly, and function effectively. One person might be comfortable with a wide range of strong emotions and chaotic environments, knowing that they can return to a calm state. Another person might be overwhelmed by a much lower level of inner distress or external disruption.
Feeling securely attached in relationship with others expands the window of tolerance by providing ongoing feelings of support and safety. When we have not received enough nurturing care, support and compassion from our parents or caregivers, we may struggle with ongoing emotional and physical sensations of traumatic stress.
An experience is traumatic when we get pushed too far out of our window of tolerance and we lack the support to recover. If there was too much trauma and not enough safety growing up, we might habitually live outside our window of tolerance.
As we heal, we learn to recognize our window of tolerance, stay inside it when we can, and find it again after feeling overwhelmed, anxious or frozen.
As long as hidden trauma remains unconsciously held in our bodies, we are drawn to unconsciously fulfill expectations that may have little to do with who we are. Our true selves can remain hidden and unconsciously stuck for our very survival, adhering to patriarchal values and the conditioned values and standards from our mother and father – for example: our weight and appearance, measuring up at home, work or school, we have to be ‘strong’, not vulnerable and not cry or struggle – at least not so anyone can see it.
Let’s do it together.
Here are some of the processes we will do together:
7) Uncover the patterns in your family history and learn more about how early developmental trauma affects your relationships, body, work and life.
2) Support your nervous system’s capacity to tolerate strong sensations, responses, and especially those you may resist or want to feel.
3) Learn and practice – tolerating sensations and emotions that arise from the inside – and allow a soft space to experience and release sensations and emotions held in the body.
– Release trapped emotions in your body and heart – including inherited emotions that may not be what you’ve directly experienced, and have been passed along to you from your parents, grandparents and great grandparents.
– Release trapped emotional energy that is holding you back.
– Practice feelings of embodiment and compassion towards your body and your self.
Sessions integrate modalities that are focused on Nervous System Regulation & Reorganization, Discharging Traumatic Stress, Releasing Muscle and Fascial Tension/Bracing, Restoring Primitive Reflexes, and Clearing Energy Blockages. I specialize in working with clients who have Early Developmental Trauma (In Utero & Birth), PTSD/Trauma, Anxiety/Depression, Physiological & Psychological Syndromes, Stress Disorders, and Chronic Stress & Chronic Pain.
Somatic Experiencing, Co-Regulating Touch Bodywork for Trauma, Transforming the Experience Based Brain, Somatic Resilience & Regulation and Touch Skills for Trauma and Transforming Touch® (Early Developmental Trauma, Birth Trauma, Pre & Post Natal Trauma & Primitive Reflex Protocols), Craniosacral Therapy and Energetic Protocols which can enhance completion and integration of long held body and pain patterns related to trauma.
Immediate symptoms may include sleep or appetite problems, mood disturbance, irritability, hypervigilance (constantly scanning the environment for safety), a sense of helplessness, emotional detachment, isolation or numbing. If the trauma is chronic or occurred early in life, there can be a profound impact on the ability to trust others and to regulate emotions (affect regulation).
Over time, adaptive strategies may develop in an effort to manage the symptoms, such as self-injurious behaviour, substance abuse or dissociation. While seen as useful in the short-term to avoid emotional pain and manage symptoms, they can take over and cause difficulties with functioning – at work and with intimate relationships.
Working from embodied presence—the awareness in us that is already awake, open, and naturally compassionate. From the silence and patience of an open heart, we will invite in difficult issues, emotions and suffering, and welcome them as doorways or portals to a deeper wisdom within. From here, we will unravel the learned, historical self, to reveal a deeper dimension of a true self.
We will touch in to the infinite intelligence of all there is. This healing work is not a quick fix – it takes time. I want to support your nervous system towards somatic healing from chronic traumatic stress that you may have been experiencing since birth, early childhood or before birth, or due to inter-generational trauma.
This work is for anyone who longs to more fully inhabit their bodies, their relationships and this life, and for anyone who senses the need for more authentic, embodied engagement in the world we share.
NEW OFFERING – WOMEN’S PRACTICE – SOMATIC HEALING – BEFRIEND YOUR BODY – EMBODIED RECOVERY for EATING DISORDERS & DISORDERED EATING offers a somato-psycho-social model – expanding beyond the current bio-psycho-social model to include the role of the body as the missing link to effective treatment for disordered eating. The core principles of this approach address the intersection between somatic organization, the subjective experience of self, and our basic human need for attachment/bonding and protective defenses. The science behind the process is supported by the contributions of pioneers such as Peter Levine, Dan Seigel, Stephen Porges, Pat Ogden, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Allan Schore.
AUDITORY LISTENING PROTOCOL – THE SAFE & SOUND PROTOCOL (SSP) is a five-hour auditory intervention for adults and children – using headphones – that is intended to accelerate the effectiveness of other modalities by preparing the client’s emotional and physiological state. Dr. Stephen Porges (developer of The Safe & Sound Protocol & of The Polyvagal Theory) explains that we need a calm autonomic/physiological state for health, growth and restoration, and achieving this becomes the foundation of an effective therapy. The Safe & Sound Protocol is a way to support a change in your physiological state; opening the system to further neural change and improvement for other therapies that follow. The process is designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. The intervention uses prosodic vocal music that has been filtered to train the middle ear muscles to focus in on the frequency envelope of human speech. You’ll find you are better able to feel calm – less chronically stressed and/or anxious. Clients who have experienced long-held trauma and are healing from PTSD, troubling chronic health concerns, chronic pain and troubling chronic emotional responses, can experience an increased sense of safety in their physiological state.
Other Offerings – NURTURE SURROUND HEALING SESSION– 90-minute In-Person session. Allow yourself to slow down and experience deep healing. You are deeply supported on the table with weighted blankets, soft pillows and bean bags on your body – you choose what is most comfortable for you – providing soft, nurturing care – feeling supported and held – with choice. We will take time to attune to your body’s core needs and comfort at a deep level. Your needs are important. I will use a variety of touch skills with you – and invite you to place a hand wherever you would like to on your body – and to pause, slow down and notice what you feel.
Using mind-body skills to stabilize your nervous system – befriending, grounding, slowing down, tracking and resourcing. We will listen to your body’s narrative while utilizing body-mind emotion dialogue. We will explore biological survival strategies and process historical trauma by creating moment-to-moment interpersonal experiences of safe connection. We will utilize non-cognitive senses of relational connection – auditory, visual, movement, and touch – co-creating manageable ways to defuse internal feelings of pressure, anxiety and stress.
FAMILY TRAUMA IMPRINT – (2 hours)- in-person or online Zoom session – an opportunity to get to the roots of intergenerational trauma patterns & begin a path towards relational & relationship healing.
DISCOVER THE INNER MOTHER – Healing the Mother Wound – uncover your family dynamics and trauma history – this is an opportunity to strengthen your internal relationship with your mother, father and extended family – in ways that contribute to healing – get in touch to schedule an online or in-person session – email@example.com / www.kimcochrane.ca
Sessions for Individuals & Couples – an invitation for you – to slow down and feel the strength of a supportive resource, move beyond blame and notice how our nervous system states inform our interactions with our partner, feel present in your body, to unwind patterns of anxiety, depression, anger, hopelessness, chronic stress & pain, trauma, regulate your nervous system, to cultivate trust in your moment-to-moment experience, your naturally wise heart, and your capacity to connect to yourself, those you love and the love that surrounds us.
Somatic Body Learning & Practice and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Co-Regulating Touch Bodywork for Emotional, Relational & Early Developmental Trauma sessions are available for you now. Waking you up to Somatic Resilience & Regulation – the innate wisdom of your body, healing inherited trauma patterns, feeling yourself below the level of thought, and accessing your full beingness in flowing, fluid motion.
Get in touch to learn more about Embodied Recovery for Disordered Eating, The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP), Nurture Surround & Family Systems Imprint Sessions & Individual Body-Focused Therapy Sessions, and Co-Regulating Touch Bodywork for Trauma, NeuroAffective Touch – The Anxiety, Stress & Trauma Restorative Clinic – in-person and/or online – and to set up a time to work together: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Anxiety, Stress & Trauma Restorative Clinic:
Creating Well-Being Through Nervous System Regulation.
Heal Relational Trauma – Break the Cycle of Inherited Family Trauma.
Nurturing Connection, Attachment, Restoration & Building Resilience.
Easing the Body ~ Calming the Mind ~ Opening the Heart.
Somatic Experiencing ~ Somatic Practices ~
Co-Regulating Touch SomaFlow Bodywork for Emotional, Relational & Early Developmental Trauma ~ Movement Practices.
Whole Body Systems Approach for Healing Chronic Illness & Inflammation.
Somatic work can be done effectively online, as well as in person – online sessions are available for those who would prefer not to come in to the office at this time, for those who live far away from the office, or prefer to work from your own home – email@example.com
Working together enables everyone who is willing to do the work an opportunity to decrease feelings of anxiety, pain, depression, chronic stress, pain or illness – as well decrease the chatter in the mind, and ground your mind and body with the depth of the intelligence found in the body. Experience lasting somatic transformation and feelings of calm, peace and wholeness – within your own body and within your relationships.
You will learn to feel and by doing so, you will move towards whole body health and well-being that you can feel within you.
Somatic Practice – Inhabit your entire back – press your back against a wall or the floor and notice how each part of your back feels as you press it against the surface – your shoulder, your shoulder blade, spine, hips, upper back, middle back, lower back – go slowly and notice each area – soften your breath and slow down to notice. Take your time. There’s no way to do this wrong.
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firstname.lastname@example.org / www.kimcochrane.ca