Page Contents: Cost/Contact → Benefits of Healing Early Imprinting  → Imprinting, Memory and Somatic Healing → New Internal Resources → Cost/Contact

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


Sliding scale $250 – $160/one-hour session. PayPal, Venmo and cards accepted

In-person and Worldwide Zoom/FaceTime sessions

To schedule a FREE initial phone/video consult call (707) 829 1764 or email starbear@sonic.net

PLEASE NOTE: 24 hours notice is required to cancel or change an appointment otherwise the full fee is charged

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 as a doula and childbirth educator, I healed my birth experience and was able to evolve to a whole new level 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

Benefits of Healing Early Imprints:

  • Better understanding of yourself, your patterns of behavior and how you relate to others, including your children
  • Getting to the roots of compulsive habits like overeating
  • A sense of wholeness and coherency in “your story”
  • Reduced anxiety, fear/terror levels and “panic attacks”
  • Feeling more confident and connected to your self
  • Higher chance of having a healthy pregnancy and a fulfilling and empowering birth
  • Making parenting choices from a clear and resourced place inside of your self
  • Achieving more intimacy in relationships
  • Feeling more connected to Spirit/Divine/God
  • A reduction in stress levels and tension holding patterns
  • Understanding possible prenatal/birth origins of health issues
  • Improving your parenting style
  • Enhanced wellness from integrating your earliest formative experiences
  • Feeling more relaxed and in control
  • Deepening your connection to your body, intuition, and instincts
  • Resolving birth and birthing trauma

This work is hands-on, fully clothed and experiential and involves gentle negotiated physical contact.

I came across Karen's Phenomenal Work after two cycles of In-Vitro-Fertilization. I conceived both times and didn't understand why the last one miscarried. 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 from the womb!

Kimberly, Bethesda, Maryland

Imprinting, Memory and Somatic Healing:

Most of us don’t remember early imprints cognitively and consciously because, as prenates 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 in 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 us to discover more about the story of what happened back then but it won’t change the imprinting itself. This is why somatic work is so important to resolve and re-pattern early imprints because they live in our Soul Body, not in our intellect. See my article The Soul Body for more information.http://karenmelton.com/other/the-soul-body/

New Internal Resources:

Alongside reconnecting with early imprints we’ll be building new internal resources into places where there may have been lack or deficit back then. Isolation and separation are common experiences when you have early trauma. Loving, empathic connection re-patterns imprints and breaks the isolation that we felt “back then”. Support and new resources are added to our system building new neural pathways so that we can take better care of ourselves and  feel more connected. Building our internal adult skills are important too so that we can better parent ourselves. We all need a competent loving adult self who can take care of our younger selves when they need care. Initially we need the support of being in a therapeutic relational field so that we can heal our relational wounding. This also contributes to building new internal resources so that our Little Ones within are no longer running our lives. Some examples of internal resources:

  • Learning to orient to where you are inside of yourself, e.g. I’m in a young part – I’m in my adult self – I’m triggered into a prenatal imprint, etc.
  • Becoming more embodied and present requires tracking skills – the ability to notice when we’re out of our body. In addition we would have the resources to return to our body
  • Having the ability to recognize when we’re triggered into an imprint. This tells us that we’re not operating in present time reality and that we need to return our nervous system to calm
  • Developing a stronger sense of an internal adult/caretaker/essence self so that we can take really good care of ourselves, especially when we’re triggered or challenged

I was constantly angry and anxious, stimulated by something unknown within. My time in the womb was difficult and inaccessible. I wanted freedom from that trauma so I could be present in my life, but I felt stuck in the womb. After working with Karen 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's 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

To schedule a FREE initial phone/video consult call (707) 829 1764 or email starbear@sonic.net

NOTE: I’m not licensed and I don’t practice psychotherapy or counseling. I’m happy to work with people who are in psychotherapy although this is not a requirement. I may want to talk with a new clients therapist to provide the best support. Referrals are welcomed and practitioners can contact me to discuss whether a client would be suitable for my work.