In person & Video sessions
Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner
Kathy Kain's Touch Skills
CPT, DBT, CBT
iRest Yoga Nidra,
Personal Sessions for SE Students
(Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced levels)
Individual Case Consultations for Beginning SE Students
Somatic Contemplation &
iRest Yoga Nidra
Somatic experiencing® 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, a form of alternative therapy aimed at relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental and physical-related trauma health problems. The SE™ approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. SE offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. This helps to facilitate completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root case of trauma symptoms. Sessions involve a client tracking their own experience & offer a bottom up approach by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions. Sessions also often involve touch work to help further facilitate movement in the physiology towards healing.
iRest® ~ Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra Meditation is an evidence-based form of guided meditation that has been shown to resolve symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The simple steps of iRest (which have been tested in clinical trials) calm the nervous system, release stress, increase resiliency and restore a sense of balance and control. iRest is a meditation practice based on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra and adapted to suit the conditions of modern life and was created by clinical psychologist Richard C. Miller. When practiced regularly - a little and often - iRest enables you to meet each moment of your life with unshakable peace and wellbeing, no matter how challenging or difficult your situation. iRest can be offered in both group and individual practices.
NeuroAffective Touch® is a polyvagal-informed model that uses intentional mindful touch to bring the unconscious memories held in the body into conscious awareness. Working with the polyvagal nervous system, NATouch™ helps establish a new somatic foundation from which to rework trauma-based unconscious behavioral responses and rebuild self-awareness and identity. NAT uses touch as a vital bridge to body-mind integration. By highlighting the primary role of the body and emphasizing its equal importance to the mind, NeuroAffective Touch® addresses emotional, relational, and developmental deficits that cannot be reached by verbal means alone.
Kathy Kain's Touch Skills: The primary focus of this workshop series is on developing tactile skills, somatic awareness, and other touch-related skills in the context of working with the resolution of trauma.
Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP)-nutritional and integrative medicine can work alongside and even replace medications to alleviate symptoms and support mental health, and look into the complex relationship between what we eat and the way we think, feel and interact with the world. "Let food be thy medicine." -Hippocrates
Traditional Psychotherapy Approaches: provide practical skills to manage mood and gain control of thoughts, increase capacity for emotional regulation & improve interpersonal relationships from a Top Down approach.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: (DBT) is an effective combination of cognitive and behavioral therapies. The goal of DBT is to transform negative thinking patterns and destructive behaviors into positive outcomes, It focuses on increasing capacity for better Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness & Mindfulness skills.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): is one specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is a 12-session psychotherapy for PTSD. CPT teaches you how to evaluate and change the upsetting thoughts you have had since your trauma. By changing your thoughts, you can change how you feel
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns. CBT places an emphasis on helping individuals learn to be their own therapists. Through exercises in the session as well as “homework” exercises outside of sessions, patients/clients are helped to develop coping skills, whereby they can learn to change their own thinking, problematic emotions and behavior.
Motivation Interviewing: It is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence.
Mindfulness Based Interventions: Designed to deliberately focus a person’s attention on the present experience in a way that is non-judgmental, mindfulness-based interventions address the symptoms associated with many commonly experienced mental health challenges and/or emotional concerns
Somatic Experiencing Personal Session Provider for Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Students- *please contact me for reduced rates