What is trauma-informed personal training?
A history of trauma can mean many different things. It can be an acute event, like a car accident, that shows up in a history of injury and pain in a specific part of the body. Or it can mean a history of child abuse, that shows up in deep shame that emerges whenever a person tries to do core strengthening exercises. Sometimes the most simple movement can trigger a surge of intense emotion that seems to have no words, no language, no story, and no sense as to why it is there.
It’s all ok.
I am honored to provide a safe container for whatever comes up. This is an opportunity to heal. When we meet our stuck pain from the past with openness and curiosity, and without judgement, then it can move through us, as it was meant to. In its wake it leaves us stronger, more compassionate, and more open to life than ever before.
This is not trauma therapy and I am not a therapist. I provide a safe and supportive space for people to reconnect with their bodies. Each client is unique, with their own history, needs, and goals. I individualize each person’s workout program to help them meet those goals. I prescribe exercises around what they need to get there, while also factoring in the unique challenges a history of trauma can present.
To do this, I draw on my academic education, professional training, and personal experience in healing from trauma, addiction, and eating disorder. I strive to provide each client the tailored exercise program and positive experience they need in order to tap into their own inner strength to heal and live their fullest life possible.