Somatic Trauma Resolution

For Peace, Ease and Aliveness

I see clients in Portland, Oregon and online for nervous system-based healing and empowerment through leading modalities in the fields of embodiment and resiliency: Organic Intelligence® and Somatic Experiencing®. This work is of tremendous support in healing disregulation in the nervous system caused by shock and developmental trauma, reconnecting ourselves to the present moment and to our bodies, experiencing aliveness and creativity, and a sense of wholeness and wellness.


Somatic Experiencing® (SE) was developed by Peter Levine, PhD, as an answer to the question: why is it that animals in the wild face continual threat, but do not show the lasting, devastating symptoms of trauma like people do? We've come to understand that we too have the natural ability to restore wellness—under the right conditions and with the right support. This naturalistic method is taught to healing professionals across the globe. Click on the ABOUT page, or visit the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute's website for more info: 

Organic Intelligence® (OI) is a unique theory and clinical practice of human empowerment, resiliency, and compassion to resolve the devastating effects of chronic stress and trauma.  This approach works to gradually increase an individual's capacity to process energy in the nervous system and its responses to life experiences, as well as increase one's capacity to enjoy healthy human pleasure, more and more often. Click on the ABOUT page, or visit for more info. 


I see folks who come from a variety of backgrounds, some who have experienced trauma, including abuse and/or neglect, and many who suffer from symptoms related to our often isolating modern culture, including chronic stress, depression and anxiety. In a session together we will talk, explore imagery, feelings and sensations, and at times work with (small, authentic) movement and gesture.