Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator. Somatic Experiencing trainee.
TCTSY-F, RYT, Ph.D. MSW, H.Dip Psyc. Studies, B.A. Int.Call Now
Rebecca’s relationship with movement and the body began at the age of 4 when she attended her first dance class. Movement was then to play a significant role in her life for 20 years. She completed senior level training with the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance before her curiosity and interests shifted towards the mind and human experience in context. Her early 20’s focused on training and practice in clinical cognitive western based approaches to human stress and distress and understanding the social and inter and intra relational dynamics which can prolong these. Having completed training in psychology and social work, Rebecca spent the next 15 years working alongside people who have experienced trauma and stress in their lives. Her interests then turned to combining cognitive ‘top-down’ approaches with somatic based approaches and she was drawn towards the work of Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Bessel Van Der Kolk and the work of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment led by David Emerson and Jenn Turner. Currently Rebecca runs Somatic Sense Brighton offering therapeutic somatic practices in the recovery of trauma. Rebecca offers a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your individual needs and for you to determine if she may be someone you would like to work alongside. Therapeutic somatic practices offered include TCTSY and somatic experiencing techniques. Sessions last 50 mins and a sliding scale payment scheme is also available. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your situation further.
TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), developed by David Emerson in clinical consultation with Bessel Van der Kolk at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute. The TCTSY program earned inclusion in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the United States. In addition to yoga, TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience. Rebecca is currently in the intermediate year of training with SOS Internationale working towards full accreditation as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. As a trainee she offers reduced rate sessions of SE for PTSD, single incident trauma and complex trauma. Please get in touch to discuss further.
Rebecca holds qualifications in psychology, social work and parental mental health and children's wellbeing. She is a qualified TCTSY-F. She is currently in her intermediate year of training as a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner with SOS Internationale. Rebecca has experience of working with survivors of sexual assault, domestic abuse, CSA, substance misuse and individuals who have experience, dissociative disorders, PTSD and/or complex/relational trauma.
- Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)