The Neurobiology of Trauma

According to the National Council for Behavioral Health,

    • 70% of adults in the U.S. have
      experienced some type of traumatic
      event at least once in their lives.
    • More than 33% of youths exposed
      to community violence will experience
      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a very severe reaction to traumatic events.
    • There is a direct correlation between trauma and physical health conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure.

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines trauma as “any disturbing experience that results in significant fear, helplessness, dissociation, confusion, or other disruptive feelings intense enough to have a long-lasting negative effect on a person’s attitudes, behavior, and other aspects of functioning.

I would go a step further and say that this is an

embodied state

that the the body/mind/spirit continues to hold on to until it is addressed.


Current science shows us our brains are neuroplastic —they can  change in response to experience. And an amazing environment for those changes to take place is in a nonjudgmental, agenda-less presence.

I provide a safe space to help clients achieve self-mastery regardless of their past circumstances so they can move FORWARD into the life they truly are meant to live.

The essence of trauma is a disconnect from the self.  Therefore the essence of healing is not just uncovering one’s past, but reconnecting with oneself in the present.