I'm Kawena, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Tempe, Arizona. I want to help you find healing from your trauma and to help you feel more at home in your body.
"I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a profound catalyst for awakening - a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation."
- Peter Levine, PhD, creator of 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 SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is the key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of healing emotional and early developmental attachment trauma."
"Somatic Resilience and Regulation focuses on understanding the effects of Developmental Trauma on the child, as well as the developing adult. This cutting edge program opens the door to working in the milieu of nonverbal trauma. By understanding the neurochemistry of early trauma, and rebuilding developmental platforms through regulation, clients begin to move from a high-cost-of-doing-business system to a smoother and less stress-oriented system."
"Somatic Skills for Trauma Therapists provides methods for working somatically with clients to support their recovery from trauma, as well as supporting their somatic change process."
"The primary focus is on tactile skills, somatic awareness, and other touch-related skills in the context of working with the resolution of trauma."
"Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing."
"IFS (Internal Family Systems) is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome.
IFS is a movement. A new, empowering paradigm for understanding and harmonizing the mind and, thereby, larger human systems. One that can help people heal and helps the world become a more compassionate place."
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavior therapy. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others. DBT is derived from a philosophical process called dialectics. Dialectics is based on the concept that everything is composed of opposites and that change occurs when one opposing force is stronger than the other, or in more academic terms—thesis, antithesis, and synthesis.
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