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“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”

Toni Morrison

 

Social Justice-Centered  Somatic Therapy for Adults

Somatic Experiencing®

Polyvagal theory-informed nervous system support

Anxiety and depression tied to PTSD and CPTSD

Early/developmental trauma and attachment support

Adult children of addicted/alcoholic parents

Autoimmune and chronic illness support

Stress management

Sensory and pain management support

Grief & loss

Moral injury

Judicial & institutional betrayal trauma

Inter/trans-generational trauma

Socio-historical & collective trauma

Systemic violence (Race, Gender & Sex, Class, Age, Religion, Ability, Citizenship)

Shock trauma support for unexpected life events (accidents, near death experiences, medical procedures, detainment/imprisonment, emergency migrant/refugee status, discriminatory violence, wars, and disasters)

BIPOC & QTBIPOC

PRO BONO WRONGFUL CONVICTION, EXONEREE & TORTURE WHILE DETAINED SUPPORT

Self-Inquiry Support

Processing systemic violence

Existential support

Professional, life & identity transitions

Consulting for Somatic Therapists:

Within the dyadic somatic encounter, liberal, dehistoricized manifestations of intimacy recreate white/western universalisms that render the very work of somatic therapy complicit in the reproduction of social injustices, such as racial and intergenerational cultural harms.  Consulting supports somatic awareness of the content and magnitude of the historic fields – and the fraught relationships between/among them – that relationally bind the client-practitioner/therapist encounter and thus impact what’s possible in therapy and in the world at large.   

KESHA FIKES
SOMATIC THERAPIST

Recovering Anthropologist (Ph.D.) (zero pun intended)

SE Practitioner (SEP)

ISMETA Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT)

Danis Bois Method Practitioner (Somatic/Perceptual Psychoeducation)

CMT #35274

(She/Her/Hers)

The Center for Sensorial Bodywork & Movement Therapy

Online sessions & courses

thecsbmt.com

info(at)thecsbmt.com

650-933-8227

*The CSBMT respectfully acknowledges its operation within unceded Ohlone territory.

 


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    “Restoring unity between mind & body, between thinking and feeling, between action and attention.”   

    Danis Bois