Virtual sessions are 55 minutes. Please call for rate. Sliding scale options.
What to expect in a virtual session:
Virtual sessions combine tools from Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), Kathy’s Kain’s Somatic Practice, sensorial attunement practices from the Danis Bois Method, and my socio-historical, embodied approach to holding space in the therapeutic encounter. This cumulative approach offers a framework for sensing and feeling into where a person is “stuck” psychophysiologically, be it at the level of one’s narrative descriptions of self and the world, or via the ways in which one’s body/nervous system responds/reacts to stress in the environment, past or present. Sessions can be described as a practice in deep, relational co-attunement and listening, facilitated by pausing at intervals for slowing down and tracking dysregulated nervous system states that inhibit the experience or awareness of what’s actually occurring in the immediate present. The intention is to build resilience through nervous system regulation, so that one’s physiology builds nuanced capacity to emotionally and physically expand and contract in alignment with the context at hand.
Integrated into all sessions is a socio-historical approach that integrates socio-cultural abolitionist/decolonizing anthropology and trauma-focused somatic therapy. This approach engages the whole person, meaning equal attention is given to individual/familial experiences and the broader socio-historical worlds in which individual/familial experiences are lived, collectively and intergenerationally. ‘Socio-historical worlds’ refers to unrecognized and non-repaired historic events and specifically the collective/cultural community and oppositional trauma responses to such unreckoned historic events: imperial conquest; slavery; colonialism; genocide; forced and voluntary migrations and refugee phenomena; indenturement; cultural and institutional enforcements of binary sex and gender normatively; cultural, institutional and national practices of racialization and ethnicization; cultural and institutional practices of ability normatively; loss of citizenship and community from geo-political border shifting; war and environmental crises; etc. The intention is to not separate or hierarchize individual/familial experience from the broader social-historical events in which current life is culturally and legally situated; rather, the approach is to understand how they equally impact every human’s day-to-day life experiences.