The Be Free Healing Center
I offer 75min body oriented talk, & experiential therapeutic sessions for healing trauma, managing stress, regulating the nervous system, and reclaiming joy and happiness in the body, mind, & spirit.
Hi Friends! My name is Alexandra! I am excited to be here on Heal.me sharing my love of Somatic Experiencing® with you. I grew up in Wisconsin where, as a kid, I loved riding horses, adventuring in the woods, & writing poetry. As a teen, I experienced sexual trauma, went through a period of self harm, & struggled with body image, addiction, & depression. After college I moved to Colorado where, on my 26th birthday, I discovered the healing power of the Be Free Breathwork process. I like to say that it was during this experience that I first discovered I had a body. This was also the beginning of my personal healing path. I then began to seek out spiritual healing containers to address the trauma, anger, pain, & disconnection that lived in my body.
Over the last 10 years I have been working with individuals and groups through the modalities of Massage Therapy, Yoga, Be Free Breathwork, & Shadow Work. When 2020 happened, literally everything for everyone shifted. For me. what landed after the storm was the desire to support people in their healing in a much deeper & more trauma informed way. It was then I enrolled in Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training with the International Institute for Trauma Healing.
I am here to support you in creating more safety & connection in your body, finding internal resources to help you create more regulation in your nervous system, & to unwind the stories of stress and trauma held in your mind, body, & spirit.
"Love is the strongest medicine." I hold clients in a container of loving kindness & believe that all parts of us deserve love. I will meet you where you are at & offer choices along the way. Would you like your edges lovingly pushed? Or do you prefer a soft place to land & rediscover safety? We will always begin with regulation and I promise to be the guardian of your Nervous System; inviting us back to safety as much as is needed to digest the deep work discovered in our sessions.
At your first session you can expect that I will show up with love, kindness, & curiosity. I will start our session by asking about what is going well in your world, or about your favorite things and places. We will utilize SE tools to deepen self regulation, & then I will ask about your pain points. I will ask you many questions throughout and guide you into creating more connection to yourself, your body, emotions, & Nervous System. We will end with regulation, & a plan for continuation.
I consider myself a Teacher more than a Healer. I believe that YOU are your own healer. I educate & open the door for you to walk through. I always wanted to be a teacher. I went to 3 semesters of graduate school to become a teacher before dropping out to carve my own path. I desire to be of service & to make a difference. My depression & trauma inspired me to seek modalities beyond traditional western mental health offerings to heal myself. SE is the piece that has made the most difference.