My friend, you are not a problem to be solved, simply a paradox to be managed.
And it's actually the how of that management process which constitutes the difference between,
being at war with yourself, or in communion and coherence with yourself.
And if you're ready to choose the field of befriending over the battleground, well then,
you're in the right place.
to get back
TIME TO RISE
WILD BEINGS LEADING,
WISE BODIES HEALING
Welcome, to the place where.... we learn to understand you, and all parts of your Self, in a way that doesn't move from a place of "fixing," but instead:
From true honor, compassion & gentle pattern interrupts, at both the level of the -
top-down higher order mind and the bottom-up physiology.
Because the truth is: Trauma is both....
The meaning, story & context that the rational mind made past events, circumstances, relational ruptures, situations, mean,
What the body is still holding onto; the physiological patterns and survival energy still stored in the body itself (what we call the somatic imprint aspects of trauma).
And we must work with both ends of this bidirectional inner conversation to enact true healing -
what I call patterning a psycho-physiological state of somatic coherence as more your default,
so you can move as a more unified will in the direction of your best, purpose-driven life stories.
And trauma is why…
You’re comfortable as all hell with not being fully seen (even if or as you say you want to be fully met).
You’re purposeful in the convenient hiding place(s) that unsuitable, unfulfilling roles and identities afford you (even when or if you complain about being a victim to them).
You’re secure in the safe distance from your own history by only reading about different therapies or techniques, but not directly engaging in them (not yet or not again).
You’re accustomed to the safety that not fully expressing yourself provides and even if you wanted a change, wanted to take a step towards a different experience or reality, every part of you shuts it right down.
And you know what?
This is all exactly as it should be.
Your nervous system, and all your creative adaptive, contrasting coping mechanisms, beliefs and behaviors, are working just as they should be -
to aid in your continued survival & protection from pain based on your lived experiences and developmental history.
So I hope you can you start to see how or why...
an approach with any kind of intrusive, judging “fix it” attitude doesn’t ever truly work sustainably or long-term to move us in the direction of the fulfilled, harmonious life and lived experiences we desire.
Being seen, heard and known first,
is the critical foundation that must be laid before you try "changing" or "fixing" anything...
This is true reciprocity and connection -
the physiological opposite of trauma -
which means, this is also exactly where healing truly begins.
So maybe you're looking to create deeper impact in your business or that version of you that magnetizes attention and commands the room or more potent devoted relationships...
In all ways, I'm here to tell you that this world that stirs and stills is
waiting for your soul that dances and dares.
As a somatic therapist/ coach, I'm in the business of helping conscious women live their truth & express their gifts -
- by integrating trauma & limiting stories through somatic therapy & intuitive readings,
which is a type of both and intersectional work of healing of the mind’s story (meaning and context its made),
and the body’s memory (somatic imprint/ physiology, that remains in the body and nervous system from various experiences, threats and woundings) .
I see my role as a trauma-informed practitioner, and investor in human potential, as a two-fold process of helping you unearth & integrate your own answers by:
1 | Helping you understand yourself better (through the lens of techniques like Parts work & Polyvagal Theory);
2 | Holding a co-regulated, deeply attuned space as a caring, empathetic, non-judgemental witness in which you can discover and catalyze your own unfolding (with the practice of Somatic Experiencing & mindset mastery tools & journeys to train your interoceptive - ie. felt sense - capacity).
Drawing from an eclectic background of undergraduate and Master's degrees in pre-med and anthropological disciplines,
a former professional career as a dance performer and decade of consulting work with startups in Silicon Valley,
I facilitate nervous system-led upgrades remotely with clients 1-on-1 and in small groups, as well work locally guiding in-water somatic experiencing sessions for clients with higher trauma burdens in the body that need deep safety re-stabilizing in order to heal.
My somatic coherence blueprint enables anyone and everyone to build the capacity -
- to presence sensation and complete the thwarted survival responses necessary for living a whole, healthy, resilient personal & professional life full of possibility, power and depth.
My training includes:
Master’s degree in Anthropology (UMiami) &
B.A. in Biology - pre-med studies (Goucher College) -
- both of which gift me a knowledge of the human body & interpersonal dynamics of people,
Somatic Psychotherapy CE Program (Antioch University),
120 hours in-water therapy sessions,
25 year background in professional dance,
100+ hours of training & personal study in Polyvagal Theory and Somatic Experiencing,
150-hour certification in leading immersive visualization journeys from the Academy for Guided Imagery,
Coursework in traditional Tantric healing methods of wholeness with Luna Leona.
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Back to that truth thing for a 'sec though: This isn't about me. I founded my private practice to accelerate women leaders towards their next quantum leaps in the world. Because let's be honest, the world needs wild women to rise (like yesterday).
That's why I lead deep somatic engagement journeys, in and out of the water to:
Release old patterns & past traumas,
Complete & clear unfinished nervous system cycles,
Re-stabilize the mind-body-spirt unit,
Build resiliency & architect possibility,
Create, manifest, shape and enact whatever life they can dream up.
To that end, this business is as much you as it is me love; us soft-fleshed, beating-hearted, big-dreaming human beings housed far too often in our layers of tiresome armor constructed over a lifetime to protect us but that in truth, simply impedes us from our own harmonic greatness and life's truest fullness.
Here's what our journey looks like together:
Here's what some of my incredible, courageous, candid clients have to say about working with me: <3
(but trust me, the privilege and honor to guide these women is truly all mine.)
New York, NY
"As an engineer by day and Broaway performer by night, I found myself often caught in a cycle of sympathetic, "stuck on" mode. So much of my identity was built around the hustle of accomplishing and when I first came to Christine, I was very concerned about this healing work taking away my ability to be productive. Funny to look back at those early sessions now!
All I can say about this somatic coaching and Christine is nothing but great things. She guided me continually and safely deep into parts of my psyche, that felt like some otherworldly trip (but without drugs!)
I felt the shift from the very start, identifying what was causing various modes of operating and survival strategies that kept me burned out but "successful."
And that also kept me tapped out and not fully feeling or present with those I loved and cared about.
Now, on the other side of a 4 month container with Christine, I feel so clear and truly whole. I had a deep core wounding of "not enough" that feels now totally resolved.
What's more, I'm writing music again with an ease and flow like I've never felt. This is the best thing I've ever done!"
"I've been on that merry-go-round of health practitioners costing me upwards of $35,000 over the past few years in an attempt to heal the root cause of persistent pain and mysterious physical symptoms.
Christine helped me understand that non-trauma informed doctors can and will often misdiagnose somatic manifestations of physical illness and symptoms as 'all in your head,' when that couldn't be further from the truth.
In fact, all the illness and physical symptoms I was having were in the nervous system physiology and Christin helped me profoundly shift that, giving me my life back.
Everything I tired in the past just didn't work or made my experience worse. I'm so grateful to have found Christine and her work.
I was able to truly resolve root nervous system level stuff that was the key to recovery. I have my life back and such profound gratitude for this somatic integration work.
It was a privilege to work with Christine. A must try! "
Monarch Beach, CA
"I tried in-water somatic therapy and was nervous. I love the ocean so I went into the experience with an open mind.
Christine is an absolute water angel! Her kindness and presence made me feel safe to try this new healing modality.
Her pre-water coaching to set mindful intentions for the session made the experience feel sacred & ceremonial. She gave a thorough overview of what would take place during our session to make me feel at ease.
As soon as I laid back and floated in her arms, listening to soul soothing music being played from UNDERWATER, I literally felt myself relax into another dimension of tranquility!
The bliss and peace I felt was like nothing I’d experienced before!Honestly, it felt like a sacred birthing or baptism into the new golden era. My body felt so calm as she moved me into different positions- almost felt like underwater tai chi/ballet moves.
I had amazing meditative visions as the underwater soundtrack changed rhythms. When she gently sat me back up from floating, I couldn’t believe 50 minutes went so fast. I could've stayed with her in the pool all day!
Honestly I’ve tried almost every holistic healing modality out there, and my somatic integration experience with Christine out of and then in the water was by FAR the most transformative experience yet!
WITH ALL MY HEART, I highly recommend sessions with Christine!"
Beaver Creek, CO
"My healing journey has included many diverse modalities, but none have compared to the time I spent with Christine exploring somatic experiencing and in-water integrative therapy. I have suffered from severe illness due to faulty breast implants for the last decade, and recently diagnosed lyme disease, of which the symptoms have been debilitating and insidious.
Traditional talk therapies and supplements had not done much to relieve my struggles, but I have a profound connection with the water which drew me to Christine's somatic healing work.
The time we spent in sessions was soulful, explorative and thought-provoking; and my body and mind were easily opened to healing current and past issues through discovering the links between both.
Christine helped me to identify where in the body I was storing past traumas and how they have been affecting my current experience.
During sessions, both in and out of the water, she incorporated movement to help release emotions that surfaced and threatened to stagnate my progress. She was always very aware of changes in my voice and body position and offered help exploring those changes and bringing them to my attention for healing.
This experience pivoted my healing in a profoundly positive manner and has catalyzed the physical repair and healing aspects necessary for my full recovery after having met, felt and released much of the stored toxic stress and survival physiology that was greatly impeding my healing process. Christine is an amazing healer and I look forward to working with her more and seeing more of what she does and can help others in the world with too!"
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune
without the words -
And never stops - at all.
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