Guidelines for the Trauma Informed Embodiment (TIE) Facebook Group
This is a FREE Facebook Community for discussion and basic support around processing trauma, soothing the nervous system, and embodiment work.
This is an amazing and fast-growing Facebook Community that’s safe and supportive and we want to keep it this way, which means we’ve implemented some rules and regulations.
And, we stick to them.
Key People in This Group
Gwynn Raimondi, MA, LMFTA, Therapist specializing in trauma, grief and embodiment and the creator of this group. Also the creator of the Trauma Informed Embodiment protocol. She facilitates many different groups throughout the year, all utilizing portions of her TIE protocol, as well as offers individual therapy work. If you would like to learn more about her individual work you can go here, and if you are interested in what groups she is currently offering you can go here.
Toi Smith, Online Business Manager of gwynnraimondi.com
To make the most of your time here, and to help you understand the ‘why’s’ and ‘what’s’, take five minutes to read the following guidelines and to also watch the nine-minute video.
What This Group Is For
1 – I started this group to spark up curiosity, conversation and to educate on the importance of connecting to and soothing the nervous system, processing trauma, neuroplasticity, and embodiment.
2 – As this is my baby and my creation, I will use this space to let you know about my free training resources and materials that I produce on a weekly basis (Facebook Livestreams; vlogs; blogs; webinars; etc.)
3 – I will, from time to time, pop into this space to offer wisdom on staying in the present moment and staying biologically embodied.
4 – I will post articles, TED talks and other materials related to soothing the nervous system, processing trauma, somatic therapies, grief, and embodiment.
5 – This work is my livelihood. I run paid online programs and maintain a small private practice with clients, which means that while I want this group to be predominantly for education, sharing and discussion, from time to time, I will let you know about my paid online programs, individual work, and live events.
Now, The Rules
A) When commenting on people’s comments, please slow down and THINK before you comment. Even FEEL before you comment. Ensure your comment is coming from a place of empathy and humanity. No need to offer pity or sympathy for people’s struggles and troubles, we all have them – but empathy is the most important essence here.
B) I’m all for people sharing ideas, experiences and tips and tools that have helped them heal and become healthier in body, mind, soul and nervous system, but please DO NOT use this forum as a way to sell your own personal products and/or services unless you’ve received explicit permission from myself, Gwynn Raimondi.
C) Even if you are a practitioner in my fields of trauma, grief, embodiment, and/or somatic therapies, and consider yourself a colleague, unless we have had a personal dialogue and I’ve given you the green light to promote your services and/or products and what you do here in this forum, please do not or I will delete your comments.
D) WHAT IS OK TO SHARE: If you have information that you’d like to share because something, or someone, has helped you — by all means, share your experience and how it helped YOU — but do not assume it’ll be the right method for another person who has a similar problem/illness etc. If you do share a blog post or video from a source that isn’t via myself, or my pool of colleagues, please ensure you have read through the post and that it is coming from a reputable source.
E) Please do NOT post advice on dietary recommendations or nutrition. We know that you may have found some dietary or nutritional approach that was supportive for you, but the effectiveness of dietary advice and nutrition is highly individual and is also not what we are focused on in this group devoted to nervous system soothing, trauma processing, or embodiment.
F) If I see something that I fully disagree with, or that I know is contraindicated or harmful when working with processing trauma and the like (or that can be risky), I will offer a *strong* cautionary note, and/or I’ll delete. I’ve been around for several years in the trauma, grief, and embodiment worlds and while I do have a very open mind and use many other practices myself (even esoteric ones), I reserve the right to make a strict mama bear call if I’m opposed to something.
G) Please do NOT ask people to PM (private message) you for “more information.” If you do this, me and my team WILL delete that comment and if you continue to do this, you’ll be removed and blocked from this group.
H) PLEASE, hold the intention that everyone here has the capacity to heal, so we can move pass surviving and go towards thriving.
In rebellious solidarity, always,
Gwynn Raimondi, MA, LMFTA
Therapist specializing in Trauma, Grief, & Embodiment
This group is not a replacement for medical advice and/or somatic therapeutic work you’d get from an individual trained in these domains (general medicine; medical specialities; approved somatic therapies such as Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Hakomi, just to name a few.)
While I understand this might seem paradoxical because you may very well be here because the general medical community and/or other alternative forms of mind-body medicine have let you down in finding your best health and/or recover from chronic illness, it’s important to understand that this group is for DISCUSSION and not treatment.