Clea: (458) 202-9189 | Cody: (541) 362-4856
Clea: (458) 202-9189 | Cody: (541) 362-4856
We offer Body and Mindfulness-based interventions to target, reprocess, and transform one's outcomes of trauma. This work helps our clients focus into life's conflicts, to weather the storms, and begin to let them drift away.
Supporting our clients to cultivate strength, resilience, and fearlessness in the midst of turmoil. Working to create a space where one is an agent in their healing, growth, and change.
We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
So much of suffering emerges from a disconnect from and avoidance of pain held in the body. Many have learned to cope with pain and discomfort with numbness and distractions, fighting oneself from within. We offer a chance to step into your physical awareness, observing the messages the body has been communicating.
Everyone has experienced overwhelming events in their life. Bessel van der Kolk writes, regarding trauma, "the body keeps the score". Some people struggle day to day, gripped by the terrors of the past, showing up as tension and grasping in the body. Observing the past as physical sensations in the present, one can finally begin to let go, resting in the moment.
Body-based mindfulness practice offers a tool and a means for strengthening one's connection to the world around and within them. As one develops the ability to cultivate and harness awareness in the present moment, they offer themselves leverage in accepting the past and moving forward.
A potentially powerful and life-changing experience, brainspotting allows one to tune into the activation held in the body, often tethered to memories and sensations that connect to traumatic experiences from one's past. In connecting with this somatic activation, we support you to explore your inner-universe, seeing where the profundity of awareness takes you. In reconnecting with the body in a resourcing environment, one may discover they can let go of something burdensome that they were carrying.
Called TCTSY for short, this is a specific, trauma-informed model of yoga for a therapeutic setting. As facilitators, we invite you to try yoga forms, offering A-B choices and a chance to begin to tune into and observe internal, physical sensations.
Sometimes it can be helpful to step into intangible thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a non-verbal way.
In an increasingly technological world, nature-based counseling offers a chance for one to reconnect with the heritage of their primordial self. Listening to the wind, feeling sunshine on your eyelids, sensing the water within us... all are chances to observe one’s experiences.
Coming from the root words, ‘beyond oneself’, the transpersonal is characterized as that which is ineffable. Peak experiences, spiritual knowing, and flow states may all be words to describe the indescribable. Transpersonal Counseling draws upon this human potential to connect with something beyond the fabric of oneself, and in doing so discovering the ultimate resource.
Each moment comes with an invitation to observe, and to cultvate awareness of oneself as one is. In gaining awareness, along with liberation of the stresses the body carries, one is granted the choice to accept oneself exactly as one is.
A graduate of Naropa University in Clincial Mental Health Counseling, Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy, Clea has 10+ years wilderness therapy experience, as a field guide, and more recently as a Lead Therapist with New Vision Wilderness.
A graduate of the Naropa University Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, concentrating in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy, Cody specializes in helping clients connect with the body and reprocess the physical, emotional, conceptual, and transpersonal activation associated with physical, relational and variously internalized trauma. He practices brainspotting, along with several mindfulness-based interventions.
Van der Kolk, Bessel. The body keeps the score.
Bessel van der Kolk
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Outdoor, wilderness, and video sessions are available.
377 Southwest Century Drive, Ste. #205, Bend, Oregon 97702, United States
Clea@BendSomaticCounseling.com (458) 202-9189 or Cody@BendSomaticCounseling.com (541) 362-4856
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