Trauma Informed Embodiment (TIE)™
a somatic therapy approach
Complex, Intergenerational, Attachment, & Relational Traumas
What is Trauma Informed Embodiment (TIE)™?
It is a gentle body centered mindfulness therapy approach for people who live with the impacts of Complex Trauma.
It begins with learning ways to regulate the nervous system with simple and practical exercises, many of which take less than one minute to do and that you can do anywhere.
Next is boundary and body reclamation work. So many of us who live with complex trauma never knew what it meant to have our bodies be our own, to our boundaries respected. Learning this is an important part of our process.
Then presencing – learning to be in the current moment and to tolerate uncomfortable feelings (emotions & sensations) without going into a state of overwhelm.
Next is acknowledging our resources – inner & outer, intimate & communal – to help us recognize our support systems and see how not alone we are.
That is the foundation we build before moving into the deeper work of being fully present for and curious about our body and the sensations and emotions you are experiencing in the now.
Ultimately TIE™ is a way to shift from a state of fight/flight/freeze into a calmer, more grounded way of being in the world. It is a way to move from a state of constant survival into a state of thriving and experiencing the whole of life as it comes.
If you’d like to learn more and see if the TIE™ approach is right for you, I’d love to connect with you for a 30-minute consultation.
Collective Relational Trauma
It is the experience we all having living in our current culture.
A culture where only white, able-bodied, CIS, heterosexual, Christian, upper-middle-class (or more) men are deemed as human and worthy of respect, justice, love, and success.
A culture where the majority of us are abused (psychologically, physically, and sexually), oppressed, gas-lit.
A culture that wants us isolated and alone, constantly competing and tearing each other down.
A culture that wants to keep us all small and quiet, complacent and complicit, obedient and leashed.
A culture where speaking up and out is an act of defiance.
A culture where taking care of our self, by setting boundaries, utilizing our consent, listening to our intuition, is an act of political warfare.
A culture that we must question, disrupt and resist in order to find our Self.
A culture we must breathe fire on to bring about justice and liberation for all people.
So we can all remove our leashes and rise up, together.
I connect the dots and examine the intersections of culture, history, personal experience, and trauma.
So we can heal and dismantle and disrupt and dislodge.
And ultimately burn it all down and rise from the ashes. Together.
Self Actualization + Social Liberation = Being Unleashed
Circles, Retreats, & Workshops
I deeply believe in the power of community.
That in community we truly find our ways to healing and dismantling and dislodging.
That in community we learn to support others and to be supported in each of our own unique journeys to self actualization and contributions to social liberation.
Because of this I facilitate multiple online and in person circles, retreats, and workshops throughout the year.