” I feel like I’ve got puzzle pieces lying about, and each week
Sara puts together more pieces of this puzzle.”
– T.H. client
Sara’s work is gentle and effective for healing trauma, whether an every day sort or more extreme: Car accident; a bad fall or major impact injury; childhood abuse—sexual, physical, verbal, emotional; earthquakes; rape; witnessing Twin Towers collapse. (Sara has limited experience working with war veterans, but if you are one, please be in touch to learn more or to ask for referrals).
If you have just been through a traumatic event, consider a somatic (body-based) therapy session or two to support your body’s return to regular functioning and innate resilience.
If trauma occurred a while ago, it’s not too late to heal. Know, however, it will take some time to re-set your body’s nervous system, self-regulation, and functioning, because these patterns have been going on for a number of months if not years. Healing trauma is a more complex process than releasing a tight muscle.
When a person is overwhelmed by an event or series of events, usually she, he, or they bounce back relatively quickly and return to everyday feelings and regular functioning. On occasion, that doesn’t happen. The person’s nervous system acts as though it’s locked into the time and place when something terrifying happened. The body cannot access “now.” Psychotherapy and drugs are commonly prescribed to help with upsets, anxiety, sleep, nightmares, focus, and so on.
These symptoms, however, originate in the body’s physiology, and it is there that one finds keys to unlock and resolve trauma patterns. As Sara skillfully addresses the nervous system, glands, limbs, and injured places, she is addressing trauma symptoms at their source, without re-traumatizing the system. The body then naturally turns off the alarm bells, re-orients to present-time safety rather than past danger, and restores its natural resilience, functioning, and healthy self-regulation. Working through the body can bring about deep and lasting healing of trauma.
Sara supports your recovery from these common trauma symptoms:
- Anxiety, fears, nightmares
- Hypervigilance, always being on alert
- Tension, pains
- Digestion issues
Clients healing trauma report:
- Becoming more even-tempered, less reactive
- Sleeping well, waking up refreshed
- Feeling safer in the world
- Being able to relax more often and calm oneself
- Enjoying being present and re-associating more quickly
- Regularizing digestion and eating habits
“Sara moves around me and puts me together. She shows me how to use the parts of me that work. She is letting the stories out of my kneecaps and my elbows and my belly. One day she held me by the leg and told me to imagine what happened to me flowing out my leg and out my toes. So I did. Right out my toes and out her windows and whispering to the periwinkles outside.”
– R.B., adult recovering from childhood traumas
If you’d like to feel more put together, please, call Sara now to discuss your concerns and learn how she might help you. 510.526.5414
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