I have been deeply involved in learning how relational healing happens for over 20 years. I bring a unique blend of science, the actual understanding how our minds work relationally, and embodied experience of how this looks and feels in real life.
I’ve found in my own process and in my work with others that this combination of understanding what’s happening and having an embodied experience of attunement leads to deep and lasting healing.
The work I've done through attuned physical play with literally tens of thousands of children has given me clarity on how childhood patterns of stress and disconnection create the patterns we live out as adults. I've learned how to guide adults to untangle and reweave those patterns so they can return to the authentic and natural relatedness each of us is born with. I have been fortunate to have personal mentorship and in depth studies in Interpersonal Neurobiology with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, one of the leaders in the field. My training in embodied attunement includes studying with master teachers of a wide variety of mind/ body disciplines including my performance mentor Scott Kelman, who's life work of mindfulness based performance greatly influences my healing work.
My own experience of exploring this process with thousands of adults and children has given me confidence that healing can happen - that it is a natural process that unfolds of it’s own accord given the elements it needs:
Presence, understanding, gentleness and genuine care.
How does the process of Embodied Relational Healing work?
We'll meet once a week for 90 minutes sessions either at my studio in SE Portland or over Skype if you do not live in the Portland area.
I do 90 minutes sessions because this allows time for talking, experientials and integration. I’ve found this the ideal length for this work.
I recommend meeting weekly because research has shown that during the re-patterning process, the system stays open for about a week. My experience is that the re-patterning happens much more quickly when meeting weekly and slows significantly when meeting less often. It’s an intensive schedule that is optimal for the process. I recommend three months as a minimum amount of time to discover and strengthen new pathways.
You will also receive:
The process of embodied relational healing is for individuals that want to significantly heal their relational challenges and are committed to doing so.
The cost for this program is
$120/ session or
This is an investment in your quality of life for years to come.
How to get started
If you want to feel you are moving forward in your life and relationships, I want to help you make that happen.
The best way to start is to email me
to set up a no cost initial session.
We can meet in person or over Skype.
I can answer your questions and give you a clearer picture of how this process might work with what is happening in your life.
Click here to email me with your questions or to set up your no cost initial session.