In person and Skype sessions | Professional Consultations | Intensives 2+ days
Sliding scale $220 – $130 for a 1¼ hour session.
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Early imprints, from the preconception through newborn period, affect our lives profoundly. Often our impressions from the womb, or from our birth, are running our lives and relationships. We are mostly unaware of this, but we can become conscious of these influences and have more choice. Our development from conception, through pregnancy and birth is profoundly formative, and very eventful. We are laying down our foundations, and we often need some help to make sense of that time in our life, to integrate it, and explore how it is affecting us now. Early imprints can be integrated, healed and re-patterned successfully with somatic work.
Becoming more conscious of the soil in which we grew, and of the personal spiritual and Soul adventure that we have taken to be here in our body, is a profound experience for each of us. Many common problems and relational and attachment issues originate from our very early life.
Contact me for a free phone consult to discover if we are a match, and to get your questions answered.
I came across Karen's Phenomenal Work after two cycles of In-Vitro-Fertilization. I conceived both times - the last one ended in miscarriage and I didn't understand why. Through Skype Karen helped me to recount my conception and birth narrative which brought much healing. I am so grateful for her presence in my life and her important work healing imprints and trauma in the womb!
Kimberly, Bethesda, Maryland
Most of us don’t remember early imprints cognitively and consciously because, as prenate’s and newborns, we are imprinted somatically and in our limbic brain (the emotional brain). These early imprints are, however, very easy to access and require no techniques. Early imprints are no less powerful for their lack of cognition. They are very pervasive and express themselves in how we feel about the world, life, others, and ourselves. They show up a lot in our relationship and attachment patterns, and health issues. They affect us at all ages, on all levels.
Early imprinting doesn’t get re-patterned by talking about it. Talk therapy may help you to discover more about the story of what happened, but it won’t change the imprinting itself. This is why somatic work is so important for this work to be successful. It really makes the difference. Early imprints are in the body – both the physical and energetic bodies.
I loved working with Karen. She is deeply compassionate and was able to hold the space for me to go into my oldest pre-verbal wounds. After over 10 years of working as a doula and childbirth educator, I healed my own birth experience and was able to evolve to a whole new level of working with my students and clients. Let's just say that Karen helped me rebirth myself.
Rachel Yellin, Childbirth Education, Yoga, Counseling/Depth Hypnosis, Marin and SF
As we heal, and re-connect with, our journey into life, it is important to build new internal resources where we previously didn’t have any help or connection to another. Isolation and separation are common feelings that we live with when we have early trauma. Loving, empathic connection re-patterns the imprints because it breaks the isolation we felt ‘back then’. Support and new resources are added to our system allowing us to build new neural pathways, take better care of ourselves, and to feel more connected. Building our internal adult skills is important too. We all need a competent, loving adult self who can take care of our younger selves when they need care.
Some examples of internal resources are: having the ability to orient to where you are inside yourself (e.g. in a young part, in your adult, triggered into an imprint, resourced, etc), to feel more embodied, being able to notice when you are out of your body, and have the ability to come back into your body when you want to; having the ability to soothe yourself and recognize when you are triggered into an imprint; able to have a more developed sense of an internal adult/caretaker self so you can take really good care of yourself, especially when triggered.
Karen is masterful in her ability to reveal early imprints and facilitate their healing. Whether it was softening my heart, protecting me from my father, or connecting with my mature self. Karen's work is transformative as she guides with sensitivity, strength and compassion. I’m blessed to have worked with her.
Thomas Dockery, Sales Executive, Marin, Ca
• Better understanding of yourself, your patterns of behavior, and how you relate to others, including your children.
• Locate the source of compulsive habits like overeating.
• Experience a sense of wholeness, and coherency in ‘your story’.
• Vastly reduce your anxiety, fear/terror levels, and ‘panic attacks’.
• Feel more confident and connected to your self.
• Have a healthy pregnancy and a fulfilling and empowering birth.
• Make parenting choices from a clear and resourced place inside of your self.
• Achieve more intimacy in relationships.
• Feel more connected to Spirit/Divine/God.
• Reduce and understand stress levels and tension holding patterns.
• Explore health issues for their possible prenatal/birth origins.
• Change and improve your parenting style.
• Achieve a feeling of enhanced wellness by integrating your earliest formative experiences.
• Feel more relaxed and in control.
This work is hands-on, and experiential and involves gentle, negotiated physical contact.
I was constantly angry and anxious, stimulated by something unknown within. My time in the womb was difficult and inaccessible. I wanted free of that trauma, so I could be present in my life, but I felt stuck in the womb. After working with Karen I feel like I have been born, maybe for the first time. I can live, function, and thrive in the world. In my preparation to be a parent, it is a blessing to finally have the internal resources to parent myself first. Karen has a special gift, way beyond her training. I have met many practitioners and with her compassion, insight and integrity, Karen is among the very best.
Andrew Fynn, Marin, Ca
I’m happy to work with people who are already in psychotherapy, although this is not a requirement. I am not licensed and don’t practice psychotherapy or counseling. I welcome being in contact with your therapist and other members of your support team. Practitioners are welcome to contact me to discuss referring clients to me.