Understanding trauma and how to help heal it has been quite a journey. My work in this field began 20 years ago with my clients who wanted to heal their earliest traumas. I didn't even know that babies in utero could experience trauma let alone have it appear as a constant throughout life. Since this journey began, our therapeutic world has exploded with ways to work with trauma and memory, recognizing that the body remembers our earliest beginnings, and traumatic events can stamp our ancestral line so hard it will cross over into the next generations. Its has been such an amazing time to witness our therapeutic and medical world accept that babies do indeed have memory of their time in utero, during birth and the first year of life, and that children can have Adverse Early Experiences, and that families can thrive if they have support, guidance and healing from the start.
The work at Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts integrates trauma resolution approaches that include touch and verbal skills. Open inquiry and quiet presence allow the client to slowly become aware of places where they need to heal. Somatic Experiencing work also helps clients heal from overwhelming events, and the integrated bodywork that is offering is intelligent, thoughtful touch for chronic pain, and for your whole being to rest and be attended to.