body-based healing

Break free from all that’s kept you stuck and experience long-lasting healing through Somatic Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Breathwork. We’ll use compassionate curiosity to learn the language of your body and nurture the skill of anchoring yourself within.

About Me • About Me • About Me •

How Integrative Healing Cultivates Security, Serenity, and Self-Connection

Hi! I’m Claire, a Certified Integrative Trauma Practitioner and holistic healer. I believe that healing should go deeper than the mind and into the body to help you break through barriers and step into your brilliance. 

You may be at the point where you’ve invested time, money, and energy on “end-all-be-all” solutions that still don’t meet your needs… I’ve been there, too. But it wasn’t until I felt something was missing in talk therapy that I perfected my method for lasting and effective healing backed by Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, ancient practices, and holistic health. Even though I was crystal clear on why I was the way that I was, I’d repeat the same behaviors and experience the same triggers. Through feeling like I was different, hopeless, and wondering if I’d ever feel whole, I felt overwhelmed with the options for healing and the lack of structure around them. What I didn’t know at the time was that the thing keeping me stuck was my Nervous System state.





 It wasn’t until I addressed my triggers on a bodily level that I was able to finally break free from them. 

Through somatic (body-based) work, I was able to control my reactions to triggers, establish a loving connection with myself, and build the life I’ve always dreamed of. From overcoming attachment issues, anxiety, addiction, and more, I know that I can not only handle anything but be anyone I want. Now, I’m here to help you experience more embodiment and less suffering.

If you’re looking for an intuitive, shame-free, loving space to work through your traumas at your own pace, you’ve found your home! My specialty lies in helping my clients work through anxiety, post-breakup healing, trauma, attachment styles, substance abuse, self-esteem issues, limiting beliefs, and anything else that comes up – we’ll embrace the full spectrum of human experience during our time together.

Once we co-create a custom blend of holistic healing practices that meet you where you are in your journey, we’ll navigate your pain with both compassion and determination. You will be empowered to take control by tapping into your body and processing all that you learn about your system’s cues. It is my greatest pride and joy to hold this safe space for you to transform into your highest self and realize the power that’s been within you all along.

Certifications

Integrative Trauma Therapy
Yoga (RYT-200)
Sound Healing 
Usi Reiki
Hypnotherapy
Breathwork
Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University 
Studies in Polyvagal Theory, Somatic Movement, Trauma Healing, and EFT

You already possess everything needed for healing—it's within you. Yet, the complexities of the human experience often lead us to become entrenched in our thoughts, distancing us from our body's innate wisdom. My role is to help bridge that gap, reconnecting you to your internal power through a tailored combination of Somatic Therapy, Breathwork, and Hypnotherapy. These tools are specifically chosen to address trauma, recalibrate your nervous system, and turn challenges into opportunities for growth. Together, we will explore new possibilities and deepen your connection to your inner strength, fostering an environment of heightened curiosity, greater openness, love, and profound healing. 

Breathwork is a powerful self-healing practice that helps you transcend the rational mind and access your subconscious, exploring non-ordinary states of consciousness. Many individuals experience significant breakthroughs and discover a newfound sense of clarity by releasing deep-seated tensions, traumas, and blocked emotions such as grief and fear. This process involves grounding, emotional release, and a gradual return to calm, all conducted in a nurturing and controlled environment. 

If you're seeking to deepen your spiritual connection and achieve profound emotional healing, Breathwork could be the transformative experience you're looking for.

Hypnotherapy is a powerful healing modality that guides you into a trance-like state, bypassing habitual mental patterns. This opens you up to transformative suggestions that replace limiting beliefs with empowering ones, particularly beneficial for those with anxiety, obsessive thoughts, or insecurity.

Neuroscientific research supports hypnotherapy's effectiveness. In our sessions, I help you quiet the default mode network (DMN) of your brain, often overactive in anxiety and depression. This network usually amplifies worries and negative thinking. By enhancing regions for focused attention and sensory processing, hypnotherapy reduces unproductive self-talk and narrative loops, creating an optimal environment for therapeutic suggestions. We'll identify and affirm new beliefs during this 'magic window' of receptivity, leading to significant changes.

 If you're ready to break free from ingrained patterns and embrace a life of presence and clarity, hypnotherapy could be your key to transformation.

Somatic therapy, drawing from principles in Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges, and insights from Bessel van der Kolk, offers transformative tools for managing emotional responses and self-regulation. It fosters a deep connection with your body, aiding in rewiring your nervous system and reducing trauma symptoms without re-traumatization.

In our sessions, we'll focus on fostering a new relationship with your physical experiences, processing emotions through the body and learning its language. This enables effective management of emotional reactions, paving a pathway toward recovery and strength. Integrating these approaches can significantly improve both emotional and physical symptoms of trauma, fostering lasting healing and personal empowerment.

Learn to liberate yourself from the grip of fight, flight, freeze, and shut-down responses by reconnecting with your body and rewiring your nervous system

My holistic healing approach encompasses both somatic therapy with 1-on-1 coaching where we’ll craft a plan to liberate you from triggers, anxiety, and shut down. This will include somatic therapy sessions combined with at-home neural exercises that help you optimize your daily habits and entire lifestyle. 

We'll work together to craft a lifestyle plan that nourishes your nervous system, you’ll be able to connect with. a deep sense of security and maintain conscious contact with your highest self.

"She has helped me move through challenges that I felt very stuck in, and helped me reconnect with my own body and feel like myself again. Claire has such a grounding, compassionate presence and doing breathwork and somatic sessions with her regularly has led to noticeable shifts in my life—feeling more alive, positive, hopeful, and confident."

- Lisa, breathwork client

Are you ready to reshape your reality and reclaim control?

My Body-First Healing Approach

...for the emotionally curious.

Neutralize trauma and reset your Nervous System for more presence, openness, love, and embodiment. Once you take the first step to healing on a bodily level, transformation isn’t just possible, it’s inevitable.

“Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past.”

― Bessel A. van der Kolk
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Let go of overthinking, break free from negative thoughts, and heal by tuning into your body. Those with trauma (anything that overwhelmed your system at the moment!) often experience a sense of perceived danger. Their past haunts them through persistent inner turmoil. As you move forward, traumas live within you, your body responding to triggers without your consent (you may know you have social anxiety and how it formed, but still sweat while introducing yourself). You remain at the mercy of your body. You constantly experience somatic (bodily) alarms, leading you to ignore instinctual cues and suppress your sensations to regain a semblance of control. The past leaves its mark on every moment or meeting. Body-based healing modalities can set you free from years of struggle – even when nothing else has worked. Changing your thoughts can only go so far until you heal on a bodily level. Releasing the bondage of past triggers will allow you to live life in your body instead of doing cartwheels in the mind and move forward with purpose. 

You’ve found your safe haven if… 

 No matter how much you invest in healing, you feel like you’re just scratching the surface, feeling incomplete and lacking true fulfillment.

It doesn’t matter how self-aware you are if your body is still calling the shots.

ARE YOU...

In need of uplifting guidance during a transitional phase?

You’re fully engaged with loved ones, no longer plagued by thoughts of abandonment.

You’re more than fulfilled and in constant alignment with your higher self.

You savor the good things that come your way with ZERO guilt.

You lead the way in your life’s journey. 

You’re finally in harmony with the person in the mirror.

You have clarity on your purpose and faith in your timing. 

Feeling out of touch with your most authentic, higher self?

Struggling to build and maintain loving, lasting bonds with friends & family?

Feeling stuck in your mind and at the mercy of your body’s unpredictable responses?

Feeling that something is missing in your healing journey; something hasn’t ‘clicked’ yet?

Longing to nurture deep-seated childhood wounds with tenderness?

PICTURE THIS...

"I had previously tried traditional therapy, but it felt superficial to me. With Claire’s gentle understanding, compassion and guidance, we have uncovered the root of the traumas in my life, and reprogrammed new beliefs in. I felt a major shift within the first week, and now… I have strongly reconnected with my self-worth and purpose."

- molly B.

“I had been feeling so burnt out with my content and literally one session with Athena changed everything.


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