Integrative Somatic Wellness
Trauma Informed Pilates and Trauma Resolution Sessions in Encinitas, CA
Integrative Somatic Wellness (ISW) combines numerous modalities of movement and trauma resolution techniques to support the systems of your body in finding their innate, natural and desired states of regulation.
Chronic stress has become an accepted condition and is almost considered a “badge of honor” in life today. However as we come to learn about the lasting negative effects of chronic stress, we are looking for ways to lessen those negative effects on the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
If you have been experiencing symptoms of stress (insomnia, anxiety, or others) and are seeking relief from those symptoms, ISW may be helpful for you.
I woke up the day after and felt like the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz. Remember the scene where he is rusted and can’t move? But, then a little oil gets him moving. That’s exactly how I felt! Hips feel fluid and it seems like a little energy is circulating. 100% improvement. Even after 10 hours of driving, I still feel great. Even walking is easier.”
– Mike W.
Facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.
Katina Tsakopoulos SEP®, PMA®-NCPT
My education and training includes: UCSD – B.S. Political Science, certifications as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, Somatic Practice® Touch Practitioner, Somatic Resilience and Regulation®, Pilates Method Alliance National Certified Pilates Teacher, Fascial Stretch® Therapist, and others.
I was pretty broken after several emergency, life threatening surgeries. I did not hold out much hope for ever regaining my core strength and a pain free daily existence. After several attempts to find a unique and whole experience with restorative Pilates, I was lucky enough to find Katina’s individual and personalized attention in a one on one session which immediately gave me hope. Within only a month the difference is miraculous. I walk and sit with new alignment, pain free. I feel strong and motivated again to pick up my favorite outdoor activities Katina is not only highly trained but more importantly, she is an intuitive healer, paying deep attention to your body performance and movement in each and every session with guided correction and therapeutic results.”
– Cathleen S.
Schedule Your First Session
Your first session includes an initial review and discussion of health history.