Are you ready to release stress, metabolize trauma and initiate healing?
Trauma Alchemy is an 8-week live-virtual course that will teach you somatic practices to physically release tension, stress and trauma and empower you with mind-body tools to begin alchemizing trauma into hope and healing.
TRAUMA IS NOT JUST IN YOUR HEAD...
Trauma is in your body. Generally, when you experience something threatening or stressful, your body physiologically responds by activating a primal protection system. Your heart rate increases, breath becomes short and shallow, eyes dilate to scan for danger, digestion shuts off, muscles tense, blood rushes to your arms and legs, and your body is flooded with a cascade of stress hormones designed to mobilize you in the face of danger.
These natural bodily responses are designed to be temporary. However, traumatized bodies can get stuck in survival states which can result in chronic fatigue, pain, muscle tension, depression, anxiety, digestive issues, insomnia, and more. Beyond mobilized patterns of fight or flight, we can also get stuck in protective patterns of freeze, fawning, immobilization, and dissociation.
To effectively resolve trauma, it's important to address not only what is psychological, but also what is physiological.
Does this sound familiar?
- Have you experienced trauma that is negatively impacting your life?
- Do you feel stuck in patterns that aren't serving your health or growth?
- Do you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, isolated or overwhelmed?
- Do you struggle with feelings of shame?
- Do you lack boundaries or feel like others don't respect yours?
- Do you experience pain or tension in your body?
- Do you feel numb, frozen or disconnected from parts of your body or from life?
- Do you struggle with procrastination and can't seem to get anything done?
- Do you struggle with getting a good night's sleep?
- Do you feel tired all the time or struggle with chronic fatigue?
- Do you have unwanted thoughts or uncomfortable physical sensations?
- Have you tried talk therapy, but didn't get the results you wanted?
- Are you interested in finding safety within yourself but don't know where to start?
If you said yes to any of the above, you are not alone.
Our nervous system speaks to us in a myriad of ways – through bodily sensations, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Yet so often, we miss these important cues and signals until we reach a tipping point and our body's whisper becomes a roar.
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT OUR NERVOUS SYSTEM IS INCREDIBLY RESILIENT. WE ARE WIRED FOR HEALING AND RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE.
This course was created to teach you how to listen to your body, build capacity in your nervous system, and develop a compassionate way of self-relating that fosters embodied safety, growth and connection.
What if you could...
- Begin tapping into your body's innate healing wisdom
- Experience an embodied sense of safety, strength and resilience
- Feel more present and connected to your life and those around you
- Experience more ease in your body and learn techniques to physically release deep muscular patterns of tension, stress and trauma
- Understand how trauma impacts the body and mind and learn how to address it in a compassionate way that fosters healing
- Learn how to begin making your nervous system your ally
- Sleep more soundly and have more energy
- Feel more confident in setting and expressing your boundaries?
- Feel more whole, integrated and empowered
- Learn an evidence-based method of behavior change to help you turn the tools you learn in this course into tiny habits
WHILE NO SINGLE COURSE CAN OFFER A MIRACLE SOLUTION TO THE COMPLEXITIES OF TRAUMA RECOVERY, TRAUMA ALCHEMY PROVIDES A SOMATIC FRAMEWORK AND TOOLKIT TO BEGIN (OR DEEPEN) YOUR HEALING PATH.
HERE'S WHAT'S INSIDE:
LIVE COACHING CALLS
There are eight 90-minute group coaching calls, which take place weekly on Tuesdays at 12pm PST. Calls are recorded if you're unable to attend live and you will have access to the recordings for 60 days after the course ends.
There are eight, 60-minute live-virtual somatic movement practices, which include TRE®, yoga, primal mvmnt, breathwork, and other somatic techniques to help support physical and emotional release, integration and embodiment.
The Trauma Alchemy Course workbook includes journal prompts, Alchemy Action Steps, and mind-body exercises to support you on your healing path.
SOMATIC VIDEO LIBRARY
Receive access to a bonus somatic video resource library that includes lectures on the polyvagal theory, nervous system foundations, and more; video tutorials of various somatic tools and practices to support self-regulation and vagal tone.
Receive additional support with our private online community course portal. It's a space to ask questions, share challenges, celebrate wins, access bonus content, videos and resources and receive encouragement along the way.
All live coaching calls and somatic movement practices will be recorded if you're unable to attend live. This allows the course to be taken in a self-paced way. Recordings will be available for 60 days after course ends.
When you know the language of your body, your body speaks to you! The Trauma Alchemy Program was an illuminating experience with Liz as our guide & lantern into the deep caverns within! I finally felt safe to explore my body’s biography! Through shaking, self massage, sounding, breath work, & other techniques, I have renamed, renewed, & reclaimed MY story.
I know this, the Trauma Alchemy course released and eased my pain levels like nothing else I have tried since 2011. I believe these things are showing up on divine time. I am sure there is a connection between how my body and nervous system process stress and what works best for me to release the trauma. It is extremely clear that the somatic exercises and work you do make a drastic difference for somebody like me; a unicorn.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
This program is...
- A method to support your body in releasing deep muscular patterns of tension, stress and trauma.
- A polyvagal-informed framework to understand your nervous system and help it work for you instead of against you.
- A coaching method that supports healing and long-term behavior change through small, daily actions
- A supplement to therapy or counseling
- Somatic tools for resilience-building and self-regulation
- Tools to empower and support your trauma healing journey
- A brave community offering encouragement and the space to heal in connection with others
- A starting point
This program is not...
- Medical advice, a diagnosis, or a treatment plan for any medical or psychiatric condition
- A substitute for psychotherapy, psychiatric treatment, or counseling with a mental health professional
- A "quick fix" or magical cure. Healing is not linear and recovery looks different for each person.
Meet Your Guide
ALOHA, I'M LIZ. A SOMATIC COACH, YOGA TEACHER, TRE PROVIDER, SSP PROVIDER AND NERVOUS SYSTEM ENTHUSIAST.
When I was five years old, my family lost everything we owned in a flood. We had to flee our home in the middle of the night by boat. The trauma left an indelible impact on my developing nervous system, teaching me at an early age that I wasn't safe in my own home.
As an adult, this feeling of danger was reinforced, albeit in a different form, when I ended up in several abusive relationships. Home never felt safe. I never felt safe.
I didn't trust myself or those around me. I was hypervigilant, anxious, angry, and felt deep shame for feeling so out of control. I had constant nightmares and panic attacks and was later diagnosed with panic disorder and agoraphobia.
When I learned that my rage, panic and self-sabotaging behaviors were all ways my body was trying to survive, it gave me permission to let go of the shame and pain I was holding and opened up the space for healing, connection and transformation.
Today, I help others reclaim their own safety and healing using somatic tools and practices from a polyvagal perspective.
"THIS PROGRAM IS LIFE CHANGING."
I learned so much about myself, about trauma, the nervous system and how to listen to myself/my body to identify my emotions, vagal state, and most especially, how to effectively employ tools to heal myself. I've been doing years of therapy and a lot of other things to help with my depression, grief and trauma, and while those have all helped, I never realized that there was a missing piece – and this program was that missing piece.
MARKETING PROFESSIONAL & YOGA TEACHER
What We'll Cover...
Navigating Your Nervous System & The Neurobiology of Trauma
Learn about the neurobiology of trauma from a polyvagal perspective and how trauma impacts the body and mind.
Wired to Survive
Learn how to identify triggers and adaptive survival responses and begin meeting them with curiosity and compassion. Develop tools to help you release guilt and shame for ways you've learned to survive. Learn somatic practices to begin discharging nervous system activation while offering your body ways to complete built-in survival responses to help you metabolize stored stress and trauma.
The Science of Safety
Explore ways to create safety in your nervous system. Learn tools to help you shift your nervous system away from patterns of protection (i.e. survival defenses) and move toward patterns of connection.
Co-Regulation & Creating Healthy Boundaries
Learn how to feel into your body to identify the difference between a co-regulator and a co-dysregulator. Begin reclaiming self-trust and explore embodied practices to help you create and maintain healthy boundaries.
Harness the Power of the Vagus Nerve
Explore why the vagus nerve is arguably the most important nerve in the body and learn somatic practices (including breathing techniques, self-massage and vocalization practices) to improve your vagal tone and support your nervous system in building capacity for safety, trust and connection.
Learn a powerful somatic practice called TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) to help you physically release tension, stress and trauma from your body and support yourself in moving from freeze to flow.
Design Habits to Support Your Healing
Begin putting it all together and learn a research-backed method of behavior change that will empower you to turn the tools you are learning in this course into new healthy habits that stick.
This final week offers the opportunity for a group Q&A. Ask questions about your own healing process, get clear on course concepts, celebrate your wins and continue charting a healing path forward.
This course was the definition of what I needed and yet didn't know existed. The tools provided a monumental shift for me. Honestly, I had started to think that forward movement would never come but this course made me realize it is in fact very possible immediately. I don't think I've ever felt such a safe environment or just carried in the way that you did. At a time when my world felt rocked and survival mode and PTSD kept kicking into high gear, I've been able to use many of the things you've shared to bring balance back into perspective.
I am so, so glad I made the leap and signed up to this course as I learned more in those 8 weeks than I have in 10 years of therapy and healing. The weekly movement practices were absolutely wonderful and I experienced some very profound shifts (more than I have in a very long time). The weekly Tuesday sessions gave me something to truly look forward to and kept me feeling grounded and calm. She really did make me feel hope again and I was desperately looking for proactive and practical ways to help my healing and she 100% gave us that so much more.
I felt safe to be vulnerable and open in this program, which is what has helped me to heal parts of my mind/body traumas. I also became armed with knowledge, tools, and most importantly How and When to use these tools! It has greatly impacted me positively and I have already eagerly shared this with my clients, friends and family. Thank you Liz, for as I heal I can then pass the healing to others! For my triumphs will be the stepping stones for others to Triumph Over Trauma!
TRANSFORMATIONAL HEALING COACH
I've completed a number of courses and trainings that have discussed the nervous system, and I can definitely say this is the single most comprehensive and helpful program that I have taken. I was truly amazed at the depth of information and the number of tools and practices covered in this course, but the information was always presented in a clear and organized way that did not feel overwhelming. I left the course feeling empowered with really practical tools that immediately helped me shift my nervous system and move past a lot of my trauma stories without re-engaging with them. Although talk therapy is a useful tool, in many ways, the tools provided in this course helped me make strides far beyond what I've made in talk therapy. Liz is an extremely knowledgeable teacher and graciously holds space for trauma survivors. If you are struggling with feeling like you are stuck in certain patterns or narratives around trauma, I wholeheartedly recommend you try this program.
WRITER & YOGA STUDENT
I move through the world lighter, clearer, more confident, and more compassionate having been through this program. Liz offers so much knowledge, and so much of herself in this course. I felt so safe and so empowered each time. This course is for anyone who needs a space to learn and practice really powerful tools for self healing.