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My passion is bringing awareness to the innate intelligence that is.
I work with individuals and groups, shifting our experience of what's here and now, and calling in new possible futures.
As we move through the impacts of personal and collective trauma we begin to actualize our potentiality for personal and collective liberation creating a culture of mutuality, reciprocity, and care.
My practice is based on diving into the mystery together, listening to the wisdom that the body and field reveals,
and following this wisdom in the work we do together.
I train Somatic Coaches, Therapists, Facilitators, Artists, Scientists, and leaders of all kinds in bringing somatic awareness and embodiment into their work.
I also work with individuals and couples interested in deepening a felt sense connection to eros, animism and living a meaningful life.
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What is Somatic Experiencing ®?
Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) was developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD to address the effects of trauma. Levine developed this approach after observing that prey animals, whose lives are routinely threatened in the wild, are able to recover readily by physically releasing the energy they accumulate during stressful events. Humans, on the other hand, often override these natural ways of regulating the nervous system with feelings of shame and pervasive thoughts, judgments, and fears. Somatic Experiencing aims to help people move past the place where they might be “stuck” in processing a traumatic event.
Kristen's practice focuses on somatic and contemplative practices which bring us into greater aliveness, presence and choice in our lives. We move from our structural conditioning towards an embodied path of personal and collective liberation.
Workbook in process!
Kristen is currently developing a workbook bridging the work of Somatic Experiencing®, attachment repair, character structures, and de-colonizing practices. The workbook will highlight the physiological underpinnings of inter-generational & developmental trauma and include exercises for working with these elements.