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Trauma Informed
Hako
mi
mindful body-based 
PsychotherapY

The way I work

My approach to healing is about creating the safe container in which we observe what is arising in the moment without judgement.

 

Through facilitated self-enquiry and guidance, we will gently 'overhear' parts of yourself that hold keys of wisdom. We will cultivate practices that help you to acknowledge and embody those parts, and ultimately help you to come into alignment with your purpose and unique gift to the world. 

Working together

Following in the mentorship of my supervisor, Dr Paris Williams PhD, I work collaboratively in a ‘power with’, rather than a ‘power over’ dynamic.

 

I love this way of working, seeing you as the expert of your life-story, walking alongside you as we both become acquainted with your unique character strategies that have supported you to this point.

 

It is my job is to apply the right conditions of safety, curiosity, non-judgemental awareness and kindness, to bring forward your own inner healing.

As we develop the capacity for curiosity to what is arising in the moment, we are able to turn towards that feeling and hang out with it. 

This is called somatic resilience; where your nervous system is able to regulate itself with new information. It is the key to transformation.

Transformation is a natural unfolding of who you truly are.

Through facilitated self-enquiry and guidance, we will gently 'overhear' parts of yourself that hold keys of wisdom. We will cultivate practices that help you to acknowledge and embody those parts, and ultimately help you to come into alignment with your purpose and unique gift to the world. 

Working with trauma

 

I offer trauma-informed therapeutic support for individuals who are seeking to process their experience of life, in a holistic framework, using mindfulness, loving presence, body-centred awareness, and self enquiry as tools for healing.

 

Trauma-informed therapy means I can support your process and track your nervous system regulation. The trauma response of flight-fight-flop-freeze happens when we have moved beyond our window of tolerance to process an experience or event.

 

We will establish a "base-camp" for your nervous system. As we invite attention towards uncomfortable feelings, I’ll be tracking your body language and responses to support you to stay within your window of tolerance and therefore be 'in choice' with your process. 

We will cultivate a safe therapeutic container, establishing your sense of 'safe' so your body recognises it, tracks it, and deepens into this state before approaching any trauma stored in your body.

 

This way of working ensures you are in a resourced and embodied state when and where needed. This will enable you to process trauma at a pace that wasn’t previously available to you and to access your own innate healing ability.

Integration of our traumatic experience brings us to PTG (Post Traumatic Growth) - the embodied and lived experience of acceptance and resilience. PTG has its own timeline; as Gabor Mate says "we must each live out our story fully".

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“We are all faced with great opportunities disguised as impossible situations”

What my Clients say

Thank you Ahly for holding space for me, I needed that reminder that I can find peace, even during these troubling times.

Ambika

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