pre & post surgery
I have a special passion for working with people pre and post surgery to support the nervous system while lessening the possible impact of surgical trauma and overwhelm.
My goal in this work is to help my clients feel more at ease and empowered as they approach surgery by providing education and skills to calm and support the nervous system. After surgery, it can be helpful to work through any overwhelm that is endured through the entire surgical process, and to cultivate a more loving and trusting relationship with the body so that people can truly heal.
In September of 2017, I was diagnosed with melanoma on my right thigh and underwent a significant surgery. Through this journey, I was working closely with my own therapist who specializes in Somatic Experiencing. I believe that directly supporting my nervous system through somatic work helped me to stay grounded, assert what I needed, feel empowered and trusting of the process, and allowed me to work through what could have been a scary and traumatic experience. This was so powerful for me, that I am currently volunteering as an assistant in Somatic Experiencing trainings to further specialize in this work, and to give back to the community that has been so important in my own healing.
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you." -Rumi