Trauma Informed Alternative Care

Helping you heal the mind-body from the effects of trauma.
Overwhelming traumatic life events or experiences of implacable stress have lasting mental and physical effects on the body as well as our nervous system functioning.

Distressing events like this may include:

  • Physical trauma as in car accidents, sporting accidents, surgeries and medical interventions
  • Inescapable attack, violence, threat of violence, abuse of any kind, rape, incest, torture, war or conflict
  • Natural disasters, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis
  • Unrelenting stress, bereavement, divorce, loss of a loved one, loss of a job or loss of financial security.
  • Childhood neglect or abandonment, betrayal or other trauma
  • Birth trauma, severe illnesses, high fever, drowning or choking experiences
  • Witnessing any of these events

After traumatic events or prolonged periods of stress, the mind-body can respond with physiological changes including hypervigilance – being on ‘red alert’ all the time, panic attacks, tremors, anxiety, disturbed sleep, fatigue, and various other illnesses or health challenges. For centuries, holistic medicine has provided relief and healing for a wide variety of these bodily problems.

Rituals for Recovery uses specific trauma informed approaches to allow the autonomic nervous system to relax, reset and re-regulate itself. These alternative holistic practices will invite you to let go of stress responses safely, offering other ways to cope with current and future stress in a healthy way.

Mind-body Approaches for Trauma Recovery

Trauma Informed Holistic Care Services

Vibrational Healing & Sound Therapy

Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy (VAT) is a science-based treatment that uses mild sound and gentle vibrations to reduce stress, relieve pain, restore balance, and enhance the quality of life. The introduction of healthy vibration of the cells into the body is experienced using specially designed sound and music while lying down on a custom massage table. Sessions are designed to meet specific client needs. For example, we have programs for stress relief, pain management, emotional release, meditation, and journey work.

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Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

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Bio-Energetic Harmonizing Therapy

Applying the Quantum Physics of Sound, we use the pioneering technique sound reiki vibration to restore health on a cellular level. Specializing in root causes of disease, this system traces diseased neuropathways back to their origin.

Combined with a crystal sound bath we harness the reverberating sounds and vibrations of crystal bowls to harmonize the whole body and lull you into a peaceful and mindful state of being.

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Myofascial Release Therapy

Myo refers to muscle; and fascia is the network of connective tissue that surrounds and includes your muscles. Restricted fascia and soft tissues lead to often undiagnosed pain, exhaustion, and immune system dysfunctions. Hardening of the fascia occurs in response to physical or emotional trauma. Fascial release improves the slide and glide of your tissues and hydrates them through the act of compressing and releasing, like a sponge.

Myofascial Release is a safe and highly effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. MFR is necessary for recovery and can be done with a therapist or by self-directed learning through Self-Myofascial Release and Movement Practices.

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Somatic Therapy

Somatic describes any practice that uses the mind-body connection to help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance. Somatic movement therapy helps people increase bodily awareness through a combination of movement and relaxation.

Many people who have trouble expressing difficult emotions find it easier to convey them through movement. This may include various forms of movement stretches, exercises or practices such as dance or yoga.

Somatic psychotherapy is a mental health treatment approach that addresses the physical effects of trauma, anxiety, and other issues.

A somatic therapist will use more physical approaches to treatment, including relaxation techniques and meditative or breathing exercises, along with traditional talk therapy. The goal of somatic therapy is to help you notice the physical responses brought up by memories of traumatic experiences.

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Yoga Nidra

Nidra also called yogic sleep, or sleep with awareness – is an ancient practice that induces full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.

This state of consciousness is different from standard forms of meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. While some forms of meditation require you to shut out the world around you, iRest® practice gives you the opportunity to be proactive with your physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts. It allows you to treat them as messengers informing you of what wants to be seen and heard inside of yourself and in the world.

iRest Yoga Nidra is a guided form of deep relaxation and meditation that provides a supportive path through the healing process. It is an effective tool for overcoming post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, depression, fatigue, and insomnia.

Whether you want to try Yoga Nidra to help you relax and release stress, or you want to gain access to creating real positive changes in your life, the practice can help you reach your goals.

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Restorative Yoga & Breathwork

The purpose of restorative yoga is to provide support in recovery using props, promoting relaxation through stillness of the body. A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, that are held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends.

In these passive poses, the focus is on ease and release. You may even fall asleep. This can be a sign that the nervous system is recalibrating to a “rest and digest” state vs. “fight or flight.”

Clinical research into restorative yoga has found that it can decrease depression in cancer survivors; improve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and pain symptoms in cancer patients; and help patients manage the toxicity of cancer treatments.

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