Here’s the thing: Life can be really freaking hard, and trauma from our past can make us feel stuck in the present. But one wonderful thing about human beings is that we all have the capacity to change — and the simple act of being seen, heard, and validated plays a vital role in the healing process and our ability to be present in our lives.
As a trauma survivor myself, I know the huge impact it can have on your mental well-being and day-to-day life. But when you’re around people who feel safe, your nervous system can settle; it feels safe to feel your feelings, empowering you to create meaningful and lasting change in the here and now. I hope you’ll join me as we create that community here, together.
By tuning into your internal experience, you can find healing and come home.
When you allow yourself to be curious, you open yourself to new opportunities for healing.
Trauma is truth to the nervous system: if it feels traumatic to you, it’s trauma.
You’re not alone, and whatever you’ve experienced isn’t your fault.
“Thank you so much for all of the wisdom this past year. Your thoughts have been a great companion to the work I’m doing in therapy.”
As a fellow therapist, one skill I learned in my courses with Danica and have taken with me throughout my own clinical work has been to value the importance of the therapeutic relationship when it comes to trauma healing.
I have taken many courses with Danica on a variety of topics! That said, some things that remain consistent throughout all her courses would be her passionate and empathetic presence. Regardless of what the topic is, Danica’s zeal for mental well-being and trauma healing remain.
I’ll never forget her words—as therapists, we are vigorously intervening on our client’s side, even when they aren’t on their own side. I also learned that the only way we can really do that is to make sure we have already laid the foundation of safety and containment within the therapeutic relationship. I have carried this skill with me for every single one of my clients, and I can’t imagine doing therapy any other way.
I have loved and gained so much knowledge from all the courses I have taken with Danica, and eagerly await future ones!
I've learned that my body makes sense, and I make sense.
I am more aware of my body than I have ever been, and that's helped me heal in ways I didn't know were possible.
Somatic work has helped me to meet myself with curiosity rather than judgment.
Danica helped me understand the value of being gentle with myself, and that has changed my relationship with my body.