Welcome, Luminous One!
I’m so glad you’ve landed here! I’m Kate, and I help women shift into freedom after emotional abuse and religious trauma. We make these shifts through holistic body attunement and emotional resolution techniques.
In 2015, my mind was awakening to a new awareness and understanding of emotional and psychological abuse. How to spot it. How to refuse it. How to stay away from it. This cognitive awareness and understanding was a foundational part of my healing. I was so thankful for the therapy, coaching, and support I received during a time when I would’ve otherwise been very much alone.
My emotions and body, however, still seemed to often get “stuck” in areas of my personal life where I really needed to move forward. I had such incredible freedom in my new awareness about relationships –– why weren’t my emotions cooperating? Complex PTSD is not only frightening, but at times it can feel frustratingly hopeless and debilitating.
A couple years later, I discovered somatic processing techniques. With the help of a practitioner and a therapist, I began taking authentic, brave steps more naturally. I began to make brave decisions, and my thoughts even changed more easily. I could feel my body coming into alignment with my truth. There were still ups and downs, but I had tools now. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to shift out of a frozen state into flow and forward movement again. I was overcoming challenges I didn’t think possible –– all because of the shifts and changes that I was experiencing through somatic techniques and practices.
I loved how tender, sacred, and so personal this work was. So I pursued training and certifications in the modalities I found most effective, and eventually began working with women. Sure enough, I witnessed the same life-giving, transformational results with my clients!
One thing is very clear to me: Somatic practices and embodiment coaching are desperately needed by post-trauma survivors to move forward with their dreams, goals, and relationships. Through these practices, survivors develop skills to gently re-sensitize the internal felt senses, resolve the intense charge of emotional triggers, build trust with the intuition, and align with sacred body-wisdom.
I created Somatic Luminary as an emotional-embodiment haven for survivors. A place to come and find this healing, when you are ready. Somatic techniques and embodiment practices here address inner relationship from a trauma-informed awareness of insecure attachment systems, abusive relationships, and oppressive institutions. You’ll fall in love with the programs if you are:
recovering from emotional abuse or religious trauma
not sure what to do about your attachment strategies
releasing internalized patriarchy and misogyny
deconstructing & revisioning spiritual beliefs
creating a new life of embodied intuition
So in this space, we are about the tender work of allowing our body-wisdom to illuminate our path forward.
If you’re ready for your next steps post-trauma, I hope you’ll check out our programs and see if there’s something here that may fit your needs. I want you to experience your own body as your safest place to come home –– a place where your needs will be met, and your guiding light can be trusted. It is possible to rewire your body and brain post-trauma.
Rising with you,
Somatic Attachment Therapy Practitioner
Aroma Freedom Practitioner
Give Her Wings Survivor Advocate