Body-Centered Healing

Content: Issues that you can expect help with → Building new internal resources → Costs → Description of the work → Note

Issues That you Can Expect Help With:

  • Unexplainable fears and anxieties and feeling unsafe in the world
  • Explainable anxiety or fear; knowing its source doesn’t make it stop
  • Strong emotional states with no apparent source or reason in present time
  • Feelings of deep isolation, sometimes even when you’re in connection
  • An inability to settle your nervous system, feel calm or rest fully
  • Hyper-vigilance (being on alert towards people and/or your environment)
  • Feelings of disconnection from God/Source/Divine
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Feeling lost, unwanted or ungrounded
  • Unexplainable or unresolvable grief or sadness
  • Difficulty connecting with or staying connected to others
  • Feeling engulfed and/or overwhelmed in relationships or in life
  • Inability to feel present in your body-e.g., feeling spacey or checked out some or all of the time
  • Emotional reactions to life/people that are out of proportion to the event in present time
  • Issues that have not been touched or resolved in talk therapy, often because they are pre-verbal or non-verbal
  • Healing and resolution of abortions, miscarriages and other womb losses

Building New Internal Resources:

Body-Centered Healing focuses on what you are holding in your body-system (includes your physical and energy body), and goes at your pace. Your body-system remembers everything that ever happened to you as far back as when you were in the womb growing your body. The focus on your body-system is what helps your earliest pre-verbal core imprints to shift. This healing work continually supports the building of new and necessary internal resources, such as the following:

  • Understanding the origins of your beliefs about life and people so that you can have a choice about the lens through which you perceive
  • Reconnecting with your instincts and intuition through mindfulness-based body practices
  • Enjoying the feeling of enhanced wellness and equilibrium that comes with the integration of formative early experiences in the womb that may have been traumatic, stressful and dysregulatiing
  • Development of a coherent narrative
  • Exploring, understanding and healing your attachment issues and styles for improved relationships
  • Improving and exploring your parenting (see parenting and attachment support for a more direct focus on your child and your family’s dynamics)
  • Feeling more centered and having the ability to return to your center at will. We all get knocked off center in life; it’s having the ability to get back to center ASAP that’s important
  • Understanding tension and stress holding patterns in your body both as a stress-reduction practice and as a way of understanding yourself more deeply and having more choice
  • Learning to have a settled nervous system and to return to equilibrium quickly when you are unsettled or anxious
  • Good self-care especially of the little ones inside who act up causing you to feel triggered if you don’t listen to them

Your body is communicating with you constantly and can become your best friend. It is your feedback system about yourself and about what is going on around you. Your body is also a phenomenal parenting resource that gives you constant feedback about your children. Apart from healing and resolving trauma and integrating early imprints Body-Centered Healing teaches you how to listen to the incredible resource that is your body – your home in this life. Simultaneously you will grow new internal resources and reach a deeper understanding of who you are and why you are here.

Are you ready to come home to your self?


Sliding scale $220 – $130 sessions are one hour

In-person and Worldwide video sessions  (Zoom, Face Time)

Debit cards, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and PayPal are accepted

PLEASE NOTE: A 24-hour notice is required to cancel or change an appointment; otherwise, the full fee is charged

For the first time in my life, my nervous system is set at neutral and I am consciously and fully embodied. Everything is different. EVERYTHING. After a tenuous entry into the world as a newborn, and being raised by people who were deeply wounded, I am becoming who I was always meant to be. Thank you Karen. You are helping me and helping all the women, babies and families I will touch now, and in the future. Forever grateful ...

Melanie C. - Doula & Midwife Consultant


Very gentle, respectful, fully-clothed hands-on healing that works with the body-system (physical and energy body) to heal and integrate disconnection, isolation, trauma and patterns that are no longer working in your life.

Have you lost contact with your body/soul wisdom?

Integrate body, mind and soul with deep and gentle, but powerful, hands-on healing in which physical contact is negotiated and respectful at all times. Body-Centered Healing perceives your energy and physical bodies (body-system) and your soul’s journey and purpose, as integral to bringing about permanent deep change, and health on all levels. Your deepest core places will be heard as we somatically access old beliefs, thoughts and attitudes, trauma and pre-verbal imprints.

Do you want to reconnect with your intuition and felt-sense instincts?

Build new internal resources for your life now by reconnecting with your body, the home of your instincts and intuition.

Are you feeling disconnected from yourself due to trauma or ongoing stress that made it painful or difficult for you to stay present in your body? You can feel comfortable and relaxed in your body and learn to understand its communications with ease. Sustainable, deep change is possible when the power of the body-mind-soul connection is harnessed.

Emotions, stress and imprints stored in your body can manifest physically, affecting your health and well-being. Body-Centered Healing can help you to make sense of the energetic and emotional meaning of physical symptoms. You have defenses for a good reason and they must always be respected as they are lovingly integrated and transformed. Expect to make sustainable major shifts in your old patterns.

Karen Melton has the capacity and skill to work with deeply ingrained patterning like no one I have ever come across. I spent many years in therapy, but until I met Karen, I didn't have the understanding of the core of my issues and how to unwind them. Karen’s love, clarity, intuition, strength, intelligence and depth have truly impacted and changed my life.

Nicteha Cohen - Sonoma County


I am not a licensed psychotherapist and I am not practicing counseling or psychotherapy. I am happy to work with people who are in therapy, although this is not a requirement to work with me. I enjoy collaborating with psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and other practitioners in your support network. Practitioners are welcome to call me to discuss the suitability of referring a client to me.