Being a student of life, Sue believes in our innate ability to heal, be present and find self-compassion. All that she does revolves around that. Whether it is being a parent, somatic therapist, yoga teacher or companion. Sue is a Provisional Somatic Experiencing Provider which is the groundbreaking work of Peter Levine, one of the world’s leading traumas specialists. She has also been teaching Yoga since 2008. Before that, she was a public school Art Teacher with a Master's Degree in Secondary Education. She is a Yoga Alliance E-500RYT certified teacher and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. Sue has had the honor to study with Seane Corn, Rod Stryker, Bo Forbes, Hala Khouri, Alanna Kaivalya and many more lead teachers in the Yoga community.
Sue created the yoga program in the Patchogue Medford School District and the Somatic Movement and Mindfulness Program in the South Country Central School District. She has also brought her work of trauma-informed care/education to Hauppauge Central School District and the Brentwood Union Free School District. Her work through Eastern Suffolk BOCES has enabled her to work with the McKinney-Vento homeless population in local shelters.
Somatic Therapy can help you find the calm in everyday life. It is a holistic, body-centered approach to therapy that helps you release the effects of stress and trauma. Sessions can weave together the tools of Somatic Experiencing and the science of trauma-informed yoga to help you rediscover your innate ability to heal.
Somatic Experiencing™ is a body-oriented therapeutic model and it is the life’s work of Dr. Peter Levine. The SE approach works to release traumatic shock and help manage highly stressed nervous systems. It offers a framework to see where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides tools to resolve these physiological states. The sessions are created to provide a safe container for you and are welcoming to everyone. She can guide you, through somatic awareness and possible movements, to help you build your capacity to find greater clarity, calmness and a sense of presence. Together, you can delve into topics such as anxiety, depression, boundary work, stress disorders, self-care practices, resiliency - anything that will bring you back to YOU.