Working with Allison using somatic therapy has been a true gift to heal my anxiety stemming from childhood and trauma from a bike accident. I was introduced to Allison after having a pretty severe bike accident, resulting in facial breaks, a concussion, and a very overactive nervous system. She helped my body slowly tap into the trauma and fear from the accident in a safe and controlled way. The process of experiencing small amounts of difficult memories at a time helped me revisit the event by focusing on listening to my body and its sensations, with the goal of relieving pain and calming my nervous system. We have been able to take a very pivotal event in my life (ie. The bike accident) and allow that to dive far back into my own grief of my father’s passing 14 years ago. We worked on grounding myself by using “tools” to allow my “up energy” (that’s how I experience my anxiety) to move down and out of my body, which in return gave me more stability emotionally and mentally.
It feels important to mention we did all of this work together virtually.
I now live with a calmer nervous system and am able to tackle life in a way I have never experienced for over 35 years. I am less charged and reactive, I am more focused, and I have healthier relationship boundaries. Being an artist, a lot of my unhealthy childhood relationships had shaped and formed major walls that affected me creatively. With all the work I have done with Allison for 3 years, she has helped me break down these creative walls and allow myself to fully engage and create in ways I have always dreamed. I no longer stand in my own way of becoming my best self.