Resilience Coaching

Resilience Coaching utilizes Somatic Experiencing®, Qigong and Yoga therapy, and guided TRE if appropriate.

These 1:1 sessions are incredibly valuable, and can help you to restore a sense of safety in the body that may be eluding you, due to past trauma or long term anxiety. Kali guides you into connecting with your resources and rewiring the nervous system to find more resilience. She gives you experiences and tools to go on with.

Some techniques may include the ‘Inner Smile’, ‘3 Minds into 1 Mind’, ‘Full Yogic Breath’, and may be coupled with SE techniques.

Please note: Kali is still completing her training in SE, and is not yet a qualified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

bullet Below is a description of Somatic Experiencing® (SE):

SE attempts to promote awareness and release physical tension that remains in the aftermath of trauma. This occurs when survival responses (which can take the form of orienting, fight, flight or “freeze“) of the ANS are aroused, but are not fully discharged after the traumatic situation has passed.

SE involves a guided exploration of the physical dysregulation that is harbored in the body as a result of trauma. Sessions often do not focus on talking about traumatic experiences. Clients are educated about how the body regulates stress and learn to track the related physical sensations, feelings, thoughts and images that arise from traumatic memories.

Techniques include “titration” of the client’s experience. Titration allows the client to experience small amounts of the event’s distress at a time in order to release the stored energy and allow their nervous system to return to balance. The client is not retraumatized and can experience successful resolution.

Another element of SE therapy is “pendulation”, the movement between regulation and dysregulation. The client is helped to move to a state where he or she is dysregulated (i.e. is aroused or frozen, demonstrated by physical symptoms such as pain or numbness) and then iteratively helped to return to a state of regulation. The goal is to allow the client to resolve the physical and mental difficulties caused by the trauma.

“Resources” are defined phenomenologically as anything that helps the client’s autonomic nervous system return to a regulated state. This might be the memory of someone close to them who has helped them, a physical item that might ground them in the present moment, or other supportive elements that minimize distress. In the face of arousal, “discharge” is facilitated to allow the client’s body to return to a regulated state. Discharge may be in the form of tears, a warm sensation, the ability to breathe easily again, or other releases of energy which demonstrate the ANS returning to its baseline. Through this process, the client’s inherent capacity to self-regulate is restored.

Somatic Experiencing is useful for shock trauma and developmental trauma. Shock trauma is loosely defined as a single-episode traumatic event such as a car accident, natural disaster such as an earthquake, battlefield incident, physical attack, etc. Developmental trauma refers to various kinds of psychological damage that occur during child development when a child has insufficient attention from the primary caregivers, or an insufficiently nurturing relationship with the parent.

(Source: Wikipedia)