Somatic Trauma Therapy

Somatic Trauma Therapy, or Havening, helps your ability to process traumatic events, and their associated emotions, which are harming your body and mind. It combines gentle, specific touch, developed to literally rewire the traumatized pathways of the brain, and vivid, guided imagery in a meditative setting.

Havening was developed by Medical Doctors and Neuroscientists using the latest research on the effect of traumatic events on our brain and bodies. It creates large concentrations of Delta Waves, the most restorative and reparative brain waves, which are most commonly generated during deep sleep and trance-like meditative states. This allows you to process the trauma without the need to do talk therapy. Significant triggers specific to the traumas can be dramatically diminished, if not completely removed, as the brain learns it is no longer in danger. Scientific and intuitive, this latest method in trauma therapy creates a safe haven for your brain and body to heal.

During each session, you are asked to recall a traumatic event, without having to share any details… you share only how those recollections make you feel. Your licensed therapist will then verbally take you through a series of guided imagery and mental distractions to calm the sensitive nerve cells in you brain. You will learn how to locate different areas in your body where these negative emotions are creating discomfort and disease. Havening quickly and significantly decreases triggers to traumatic events, allowing the survival and primal part of your brain to be less sensitive, less defensive, and less painfully vulnerable.

Each session lasts between 45-60 minutes, and can be highly effective when talk therapy is either an intimidating option, or has ceased to help you move forward. Many patients find significant decrease in emotional triggers within 1-6 visits. Due to the fact that this therapy physically repairs parts of your brain, you can experience a more successful and permanent recovery from your traumatic past. 

Emotional HealingSelf-sabotage, inner critic, ego, overwhelming negativity can take control of our lives. Havening offers recovery from events that continually interfere with your ability to enjoy live and reach your personal goals. You will learn tools to help you remove painful emotions, uncovering your healthy and stable self beneath.

Stress ManagementStress seeps into every area of our life. Negative stress creates disease-producing inflammation, disrupts our personal relationships, causes emotional outbursts, interrupts personal control, promotes constant and irrational fear, creates sleep disruption patterns, and so much more. Havening teaches you stress-reducing techniques available to you at any time, anywhere.

Chronic PainIllness and injury can be confusing and fuel painful emotions like regret, shame, and embarrassment. Chronic pain syndromes without a specific diagnosis can be unnervingly frustrating, making you possibly question the stability of your mind. Havening gives you the validation, hope, and clarity you need to manage chronic pain syndromes confidently.

Self-Help Tool: You will learn the specific, Delta Wave producing Havening touch, so you can apply restoration to yourself at anytime. It can become a daily dose of stress reduction, affirmative confidence building, and an empowering tool to help you master your individual healing journey.

Our Havening Therapist:

Rachel Skinner is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Certified Havening Practitioner, and Holistic Healer. She specializes in Thai and Yoga therapies and uses Havening as another technique to help her clients experience emotional vitality. She combines Western Science and Eastern Medicine to heal the physical body, while educating her clients on disease prevention, aging gracefully, and living consciously. Rachel specializes in helping people who consider themselves highly empathetic and sensitive. She devotes her practice to people who suffer from debilitating stress and chronic pain. Email her at racheldskinner@gmail.com

More information at Havening Techniques.

Dr. Bobbi Jones, D.C. is currently completing her licensing in Havening Techniques. She is excited to combine her years of healthcare experience and patient relationships with this powerfully, emotionally transformative therapy. Being treated with Havening herself, she can attest to its life-changing abilities, especially when talk therapy has reached a limit. She has a passion for helping new parents, worried expectant mothers, those suffering from anxiety, depression, childhood abuse, eating disorders, and physical trauma. Dr. Jones is calm, nurturing, and compassionate, and she will patiently guide you through your deep, emotional healing journey. Email her at drbobbijones@gmail.com.