Victoria is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and holds certifications in four somatic-based yoga styles consisting of Hatha, Raja, 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.
With these mindful, embodied skills and through gentle inquiry, Victoria meets you where you are holding a sacred and empathetic space. She encourages you to explore your inner world, bringing awareness to your deepest and most uncomfortable feelings to release and transform pain, fears, stress, anxiety, and overwhelm – also known as trauma. The answers you seek are available by accessing your inner knowing, your own innate wisdom.
You may feel broken, but you are not broken. No matter what is happening in your life, it is going to be okay. With gentle contact to this present moment and a compassionate embracing of yourself, Victoria offers guidance, helping you to remember and experience your wholeness, the feeling of coming home to yourself.
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 os successful clinical application. The SE 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.
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.