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I believe that there is a deep wisdom in the body which most of us in the current Western culture have been cut off from. In essence, the mind and body have been split so that current methods for healing psychological, emotional, or physical illness have us focusing on a wide-range of symptoms each requiring a different pill, diet, or intervention to elicit change. As a result, we may find ourselves feeling fragmented and unsure about where to put our focus when it comes to our overall health goals. An integrative approach to healing addresses the complex interplay between the biological, behavioral, psychological, spiritual, relational, and environmental factors that contribute to internal and external disharmony. Integrative healing honors the internal wisdom of all living systems and trusts that healing power and intelligence is within us all.
I am a somatic (soma meaning “body” in Greek) psychotherapist who has been studying the mind-body-spirit connection since 1998. As a body-oriented psychotherapist, I offer a wide-range of modalities to facilitate change. My work is informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology (Dan Siegel), Polyvagal Theory (Stephen Porges), Traumatology (Peter Levine), and Attachment (Pat Ogden). I am also a current student of Energy Medicine and Body-Mind Centering. I am particularly interested in the way emotional and physical pain are held in the body and influence the physiology of regulation. I draw from modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Relational Bodywork and Somatic Education, Transforming Touch, Body-Mind Centering, and Safe Sound Protocol in my work rather than traditional talk therapy.
My approach is compassionate, affirming, and straight-forward. My goal is to support you in reconnecting to the body and in your innate capacity to heal.
Paula (She, Her, Hers)