I Shine Healing
Somatic and Psychedelic Healing and Integration
Power of Somatic Experiencing for Healing
The Somatic Experiencing method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. The SE approach releases traumatic shock and restores connection, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. SE offers a framework to assess where you might be “stuck” in the fight, flight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological response states. SE works closely with the Autonomic Nervous System known as our survival system. SE supports the ANS to complete protective motoric responses and release thwarted survival energy bound in the body and nervous system supporting the body in returning to a greater ability to experience life.
Psychedelic journey's are revolutionary and life changing experiences. Whether you had a profound mystical experience or a harrowing experience into the shadow land, the psychedelic journey will affect the very core of your being in profound ways.
New awareness's and insights will be gained, however if one does not do the important work of integration, these can become nothing more than a fond memory.
Integration is the key to ongoing, lasting transformation. Integration is the process of weaving the experiential tapestry into everyday life. When combined with the toolset of the Somatic Experiencing therapeutic method, the insights gained become part of your Being resulting in lasting new healthy patterns of existence. Although there is no one way to integrate, using the Somatic Experiencing method with a skilled practitioner is considered in the therapeutic world one of the best integrative methods available today.
“I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening—a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation."
I highly recommend working with Ari. With her facilitating, I feel safe to explore memories and traumatic experiences that would otherwise overwhelm my system. Unlike other therapies I’ve tried, I don’t feel completely exhausted or depressed for days after a session. In fact, most of the time I feel more peaceful. Depending on what’s needed for the situation and how my nervous system is responding, Ari asks the right questions and gives the right prompts to either move me deeper into or shift me away from the experience at hand. I trust her to guide me and respect my feedback. She is kind, understanding, and nonjudgmental. Best of all, since working together, my capacity for intensity and for safety has expanded and overall I feel more aware of my body and sensations — things I could not say before. My recommendation: work with her, you won’t regret it!
Arianne, SEP, CIS, is a Somatic Experiencing and Psychedelic Integration Practitioner. Her desire for finding joy and happiness began at a young age when she noticed joy and laughter occurring at her friends home, while anger occurred at her own. This began her life long quest for understanding the root of suffering and the cause for happiness. As a young adult, Arianne immersed herself in the Self Development world and became a Life Coach. After some years she left that world feeling something was deeply missing in the understanding of how difficult experiences of the past, could continue to effect someones life in the present. Ari went and spent some time in India and learned about the spiritual principles of life through Seva (selfless service) and daily spiritual practice.
Upon returning home, she became a Crisis Intervention Specialist working directly with folks all over the State of Oregon supporting them through periods of high crisis. During this time, Ari specialized in becoming a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in order to work directly with trauma and the resolution of it. In the last few years, Ari has helped many in their healing journey. With her gentle, personalized touch and intuition, Ari guides the body's own innate healing intelligence to gently release and resolve difficult experiences from the past, (or current) which naturally allows more space for the body's natural and spontaneous sense of Self and joy to emerge.