my work with individuals.
The primary modality I use is craniosacral therapy. Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on healing approach that uses several kinds of techniques to support your healing. These techniques may include touch, movement, visualization, talking, and mindfulness-based awareness. The primary goal of Craniosacral Therapy is to support and help engage your own body’s healing resources. I first encountered craniosacral therapy when my daughter received this support as an infant. I have studied craniosacral therapy since 2005 with The Milne Institute and Upledger and Body Intelligence. I am also trained in the Global Somatics process and have learned from Generative Somatics T1 and T2.
Sessions are 90 minutes long. People I work with have come for sessions to focus on held trauma (individual, collective, generational and historical), on pain management and cessation, on shifting held patterns in the body, and for emotional and/or physiological integration. I can support birth parents and their babies during the first three months after birth. One, two or three sessions can make a big difference as your bodies begin to integrate newness.
I offer a sliding fee scale for a 90 minute session ($80 to $125) with $95 being the regular cost for a session.
I currently practice at the Sabathani Center in room 206. To find out more, you can contact me through this website or at raffo95 (at) gmail.com. I am often full (gratefully) and it is always worth checking in.
Mentoring/coaching - virtual and in person
I offer somatic coaching/mentoring sessions. These are sessions for people looking for support in their bodywork practice, for support on going into healing work or in bringing a healing justice frame to their work, support for people in leadership trying to shift their own patterns so they don’t hoist them on the people they work with, and for general "I am stuck help me get unstuck" kind of support. My training for this work includes the trauma integration elements of bodywork, Generative Somatics, and training through Coaching Essentials. It also includes 16 years of a practice focused on individual and collective bodywork. As I was putting together this section for my website, a beloved person in my life said, hmmmm, this section doesn’t fully explain that thing you do and why it’s powerful and why it matters. So here is what else I can say: this is time when I get to sit with you and listen for the histories that are showing up in your life, the places where deeply held beliefs that are older than insight are getting in your way, and support you to be right there, smack dab in the middle of your own life. If you are curious about this, contact me. I am often full (gratefully) and it is always worth checking in.
Death and dying support
I have been apprenticing for a few years with a number of people who work as death doulas. I will be writing more about this on this site, but for now, if you are interested in learning more, feel free to contact me.