Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions do I need?

The body requires time and space to process and integrate the work we do together. How much time is required for your body to re-organize depends on your individual nervous system. You know your body best, and you set the pace for your personal healing.

What is trauma?

Our bodies are wonderful vehicles. Within us, there are hundreds and thousands of processes happening, helping to keep us functioning and furthering our momentum in the world. Unconsciously, our bodies and minds are seeking balance; homeostasis – every second, every moment, every day. Part of maintaining this balance is to consistently ask if we are safe. We are instinctually programmed for fight or flight when danger is perceived.

When faced with an overwhelming, stressful or threatening situation, the nervous system becomes activated so we may fight or run, or the body is triggered into immobility, a state of freeze. This is a natural physiological response to stressful stimulus, and once the threat is passed the nervous system returns to a more regulated state. However, it is not uncommon in our modern day, for these traumatic or stressful experiences to get stuck in the body.

How do stress and trauma affect the body?

All forms of stress, including trauma, are experienced differently by every person. Trauma and stress may be chronic, or could be so overwhelming, fearful, or threatening that emotional and spiritual development are affected. With stress and trauma, it is not uncommon for the body to hold the charge of those experiences. This often creates behavioral and physiological patterning that we may not be conscious of. Over time, symptoms may become evident, or coping mechanisms that were utilized in the past may not serve as they once did. Living in this prolonged physiological state can contribute to illness, pain, and dis-ease. Combining different therapeutic techniques can bring about change on a deep level and disrupt the patterns; physical and otherwise, that are affecting you.

Some of the symptoms that can be addressed through the therapies offered:

  • Stress
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Sense of Constriction in the body
  • High or low muscle tension
  • Pain
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty relaxing
  • Digestive issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anger
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Tendency to worry
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Poor immune system function
  • Injury
  • Sense of being stuck
  • Sense of chronic misfortune
  • Not feeling like yourself
  • Limited range of motion
  • Post surgical Issues
  • Physical or emotional pain