Feeling Safe, Secure and Belonging
Although NARM is the primary modality I use, with pre-perinatal traumas (e.g. difficult birth, unwanted pregnancy or mother really stressed) and/or attachment wounds such as neglect and mis-attunement, I may offer Transforming Intentional Touch. This is a healing modality that supports repair of early attachment ruptures through co-regulation and building somatic trust to expand our window of tolerance for aliveness.
When traumas happen so early, muscles aren’t developed, it’s deep in the viscera (organs) etc. Both in-person and remote, clients feel a deep settling in their physiology when I support their brainstem (related to hypervigilance) and kidney/adrenals (related to alarm & stress hormones), as two examples.
I use tools from these two teachers:
Kathy L Kain, PhD & Stephen J Terrell PsyD's Somatic Resilience Regulation, in the milieu of nonverbal trauma by understanding the neurochemistry of early trauma, and rebuilding developmental platforms through regulation.
Stephen J Terrell PsyD's Transforming Intentional Touch for fetus/infant trauma, for physiological regulation & working with primitive reflexes.
"Brianna's support has been invaluable on my own healing journey with pre-verbal trauma. Not only has my experience been educational and instructive, but deeply experiential and relationally supportive. We do the work with my nervous system in real time during our sessions together.
I've learned skills and tools to regular my infant nervous system and have felt deeply validated and understood in regards to my attachment patterns.
Brianna's Presence is felt strongly and is a big part of the healing in our work together. I am grateful for you, Brianna, and the wonderful work you do."
L.K., Therapist & Coach