Although the primary way I work is using language to track the nervous system, this style of touch therapy restores aliveness to the body in a way that has to be experienced to be believed.
Children are born without an internal “map” for safety. The blueprint for that map comes from co-regulating in safety with their primary caregiver in the early weeks and first few months of life. Therefore, safety is learned, it is not in-built. When creation of the child's internal safety blueprint has been disrupted, this can be repaired through touch.
Everyone’s experience is different, and it’s difficult to put into words, because 'touch' lights up the sub-cortical (implicit) structures in the brain (the place in the brain where there are no words). Some clients have a distinct sensory experience and feel the effect of being touched through all the layers of their conscious and unconscious body-mind-energy system.
Excellent for all types of development and shock trauma, trauma touchwork particularly supports the release of in-utero and pre-verbal trauma - things you might not have any words for...or any mental awareness of...but you can feel them as stuck or held places in your body.
I have been placing my hands on the body since I was 12 years old, so healing and energy work is really natural for me. No matter how 'natural' touchwork feels to me, this way of working is the most profound technique I have encountered.
"I have been quietly trying to heal my sexual abuse trauma for many years through so many modalities, both traditional and metaphysical. The combination of Raquel’s expertise and insight as a trauma therapist, combined with her peaceful, calm nature and depth of understanding of our energetic body is nothing short of miraculous. Her approach, with its subtlety and gentleness provided the tenderness and space required for the healing of deep traumatic experiences. My capacity to hold my light, body wisdom, and energy has evolved beyond my imaginings. Raquel is an unparalleled holder of compassionate space and is my trauma healing angel." ~ M.F. (group facilitator and psychic channel)