I showed up an eager student ready to start my three year training with Steve Hoskinson. I showed up, stressed, anxious, and terrified. I had recently had a surgery that had gone bad; I was awake and felt everything, my father suggested that I go and take Peter Levine’s trauma training. So why not! The first session happened before class actually started. This woman wanted me to tell her what was going on in my body.
WHAT???? Finally someone was going to listen to all of the crazy shit that was happening to me on the inside. I felt a rush of heat!! A heat that I had known for many years, a heat which when people pointed out to me usually meant, I was either in trouble, sick, or mortified.
At this moment the practitioner was telling me to ride the wave of heat, I truly thought I was going to die. My need to control my environment was so detailed and so deep in my system that I really wasn’t sure whether I was going to die in that moment or not. So began my Somatic Experiencing journey.
A journey that has led me from one session a week for the past 8 years, to a private practice where I am taking the tools I have learned from Mentors Like Dr. Drue Bogdonoff and Berns Galloway.
I truly believe that continuing my personal work has led me to the practice I have now, where I can successfully begin to help other people begin to explore their nervous systems.