It is not possible to process trauma without addressing the body. This introduction to the body is meaningful work. Trauma often hijacks our ability to feel safe and cultural systems have encouraged or demanded us to disconnect from ourselves in order to survive. The healing work of repairing your relationship with your body starts with getting to know it again, spending time noticing and describing your experience. As you feel more trust and safety in your body it will support you in moving through your trauma. We will use mindfulness, guided imagery, and sensorimotor resources to identify what your body needs.

Reconnecting to the Body

When we have survived many painful events, whether medical or emotional, we often disconnect from our body very easily. This group is an introduction to finding more resources and safety in the body by using Sensorimotor methods and mindfulness. Each week you will explore 2 different resources and each week you will find something that supports you, even if it is small.

What will I gain?

  • Increased mind/body connection
  • Building language for internal experiences/sensations
  • Increase sense of safety and trust with the body
  • Practice attuning to the body
  • Identify resources in the body
  • Strengthening window of tolerance with the body

These groups would be supportive for people experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Struggling to connect to their body
  • Feeling lost, dissociating/Disconnected from the body or self, or numb
  • Feeling unsafe in your body or hypervigilance, or high anxiety
  • Struggles to ground or come back to the present
  • Difficulty to identify or communicate what is happening in your body
“This group is a great way to connect with your body and bring about more realization of the mind/body connection.”
“This experience is, contrary to popular belief, necessary to thrive as a human. Men, especially western men, need this. I am a case in point.”
“This is the perfect experience to assist in letting yourself identify your needs, understand them more deeply, and to express them however you feel is necessary for yourself.”
“This group gave me so many more tools to learn how to reground and connect to what my body was feeling…”
  • Time: 6 weeks, 1 hour each
  • Cost: $85/session; or $510 total

Led by Noel D’Avy LPC, Sensorimotor Level 2

2023 Upcoming Dates


  • Tuesdays – Optional in person/virtual:
    • Jun 20 – Aug 1 (off 7/4) | 5:30 pm
  • Tuesdays – Virtual group :
    • Jun 20 – Aug 1 (off 7/4) | 11:00 am
  • Tuesdays:
    • Oct 3 – Nov 14 (off 10/31) | 5:30 pm

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    Resilience in the Body

    Even after most of us have done a lot of work in therapy and have many tools, we can still feel overwhelmed or stuck with intensity in our body when we experience triggers. This is often an ongoing pattern that can be very frustrating and makes us feel powerless.

    After you complete Reconnecting to the Body, and find safety and trust in your body, this 4 week sensorimotor workshop is an empowering next step in noticing the options your body can take to support you when triggers come up. After having more trust and contact with the natural resources of your body, you will be able to identify and practice ways to move through distress.

    “It was a really helpful time to learn new ways of taking notice of my own internal world. I loved getting to learn new tools and resources to help me connect to myself in non-judgemental ways.”
    “A great place to give yourself space and permission to be curious about your body. You’ll hear better afterwards.”
    • Time: 4 weeks, 1 hour each
    • Cost: $85/session; or $340 total

    Led by Noel D’Avy LPC, Sensorimotor Level 2

    2023 Upcoming Dates


    • Thursdays:
      • Jul 13 – Aug 3 | 5:30 pm
    • Wednesdays:
      • Sep 27 – Oct 18 | 10:00 am

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