Victoria is a Tampa, Florida Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and is certified in four somatic-based yoga styles: Hatha, Raja Yoga, Yoga Nidra (guided meditation), and Yoga Therapy. She combines these gentle and transformative healing processes to private groups and in private sessions, using an open, encouraging and intuitive style. She also offers private concierge services (immersion weekends) to interested clients.
Regardless of what is happening in your life, know that it will be ok. With Victoria as your guide, it’s possible to remember your wholeness and return back to it again
Somatic Experiencing

SOMATIC EXPERIENCING

The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The Somatic Experiencing approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.

THE SE APPROACH

Offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. It provides effective skills appropriate to a variety of healing professions including mental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, bodywork, addiction treatment, first response, education, and others.
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THE SCIENCE

Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived life-threat or as the end product of cumulative stress. Both types of stress can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease. Trauma may result from a wide variety of stressors such as accidents, invasive medical procedures, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, neglect, war, natural disasters, loss, birth trauma, or the corrosive stressors of ongoing fear and conflict.

HOW IT WORKS

The SE approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.
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A Safe Private Setting for Somatic Experiencing

Your Somatic Experience is offered in a safe private setting at Victoria’s Tampa location. You can also inquire about private immersions where you will experience all of the Somatic Experiencing healing modalities:

This gentle and transformative immersion is designed for your individual needs and is held in an inviting space that will allow you to open your heart and experience the beautiful world that resides inside of you. Please contact me to see if Somatic Experiencing is for you or to schedule your private session. My sessions are help in Tampa, but many of my regular clients come from Wesley Chapel, Westchase, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Brando, Florida to enjoy the benefits of Somatic Experiencing. You can also join my beautiful tribe by subscribing to my emails and receive inspiring blogs, hear about healing offerings or be the first to learn about uplifting events.