The Back Story:
After years and years of putting my very scary trauma on the very top shelf in the back room of my psyche, an emergency surgery on my vulva re-activated everything I’d been avoiding, and forced me to get professional help.
I’d been suffering for years in many silent ways. Consistent pain in my vagina. Sexual choices I wasn’t proud of that didn’t serve my soul or true desires. Secret addictions. Consistent blockages around emerging into my true capacity as a leader and business person. Hidden anger and rage. Excruciating sensitivity and fear in the face of minimal offenses. And ultimately, hard to pin-point but deeply embedded beliefs that somehow this spiraling stuckness was all my fault.
I now know the secret science behind the trauma spell and why it lingers. I also know that with educated and directed help, it’s a spell that can be broken. And on the other side of that broken spell, is the life you’ve been struggling to have. One of confidence, safety, joy, aliveness and pleasure.
I’ve worked with some of the very best trauma practitioners, coaches and shamans, as well as trained with one of the best trauma specialists in the nation (Brigit Viksnins), and I’m honored to be here offering this intimate, safe one-on-one experience where I can pay forward the healing and learning that quite literally gave me new life.
“Working one-on-one with Rachael doing touch work has been transformative. In five years of working past trauma, I’ve never found anything that has been as deeply healing as the in-person work I’ve done with her. Rachael creates a space that is permissive and open, constantly checking to help you understand where trauma is stored in your body, and how it’s manifesting. I go into every session a little nervous about what parts of my body we’ll unlock in this session, and leave deliciously exhausted, feeling cleansed of past experience and full of power. Rachael is pure magic. Work with her.” – T.P., Washington, DC
How We Work Together:
We always start with a complimentary 40 minute feeler call.
I care deeply that you get the best-fit care for where you are in your life, right now. I also care deeply that the people who sign up for this program are right-fit clients for me. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and I’ll be in touch within a few business days to schedule a 40 minute consult call, where we can test the waters with each other, at no cost.
After that, we begin with a 2-hour Intro Session, either by skype or in-person in San Diego, CA.
Our Intro Session will be an opportunity for you to share your story (only if you want to), learn techniques for releasing trauma from your body heart and mind, and experience deep embodied shifts around the places you’ve felt most chronically stuck. It will also be an opportunity for me to offer you a metaphor for your current way of being, as well as outline the specific developmental muscles that would be in service to you shifting and growing into a new way of being–a way that can experience resilience and greater capacity in the face of challenge and difficulty.
If we decide we’re a good fit for ongoing work together, my immersive packages begin at $3000, with monthly payment plans available. (Most people end up paying $650-$1300/month for 2-4 sessions/month, plus in-person immersions). Most ongoing clients work with me for 4-9 months.
In our ongoing sessions, you’ll bring your latest trigger or stuck-point to our sessions, and I’ll meet you with whatever tool is best fit to help you release the deeply embedded fears that are holding you back.
Each session, you’ll walk away feeling more empowered, free and confident in the area where you were feeling stuck, broken, ashamed or triggered. We’ll also consistently thread in your current way and new way metaphors (created during your Intro Session) as anchor points for evaluating your growth, transformation and progress.
2-4 day in-person immersions are also available, where I guide you through an in-depth 1-on-1 experience, combining Alchemical Alignment Trauma Resolution sessions, threshold crossings, and rituals for whole-self reclamation. Many ongoing clients include immersions in our work together. Immersions are held in San Diego, CA.
What you can expect from me and this program:
- The highest forms of confidentiality and professionalism
- Life-changing education about creating resilience, health and power in your nervous system and emotional systems
- Opportunities to cultivate embodied and emotional freedom as you learn to walk through the world liberated from the stronghold of trauma that can keep you looping in emergency patterns
- Compassion, compassion, compassion and zero judgement about any part of your past or present
- Techniques for stabilizing your physiology when emergencies do arise, modeled by my own stability, trust and presence
- A grounded structure that makes safe space for you to shed, grow and emerge ever-more powerful
- Unending belief in your health, highest self, and capacity for resilience and pleasure
- No pushing, ever… and ample practice asserting your boundaries and requesting your desires with someone who is safe, professional and rooting for your empowered voice to take hold
- 100% respect for every part of you
- The experience of seeing yourself with enough objectivity that you can make choices that are in service to your healing, your wholeness, your power and your health–repeatedly, in a way that truly and fully, breaks your trauma spell
Who’s a best fit for this program:
- People who’ve previously been to a coach or therapist of some sort
- People who are committed and ready to experience significant healing
- People who struggle with knowing or keeping their boundaries and are needing something more than psychological approaches to shift the pattern
- People who feel stuck around emerging into the next-level version of themselves, and who’ve experienced interpersonal violations in their recent or early-life past
- People who are open to exploring and excited about learning the science of embodied change
- People who know they can’t put off this work–that there’s too much magic inside that’s stuck of stifled–and they just can’t bare to bury it any longer
Want to have that feeler call?
What Others Are Saying:
“Simply put, working with Rachael has been magical and life changing. Before working together, I was struggling with issues in my relationship. I felt like I was broken and that the anxiety, insecurity, and hopelessness I had about being in a healthy relationship would never go away. I had been in traumatic relationships before, and didn’t even realize that those traumas were being carried with me still. Rachael helped me see that with gentleness, forgiveness, and most importantly – empowerment.
Since working with her, I’ve felt more at ease, comfort, and love with myself and who I am. The anxiety has waned. The insecurity is fading. I’m not afraid that I’m broken anymore. In fact, I feel like I’m approaching the world in a stronger mentality than I could have ever imagined.
If you’re feeling broken, anxious, or insecure the way that I was – Rachael is the woman for you. The healing she’s brought into my world is true and real, and I truly believe that every person she touches will experience that too.” –A.N.
“I’ve been doing a lot of internal work for a long time and I’ve come a very long way in the past 10 years. But the work I am doing with Rachael feels like… going deeper. I’m tapping into my own arousal as a way to make choices and decisions, and focusing on the places in my body where it doesn’t hurt as a way to experience myself as being okay. I’d truly say any woman who has experienced any kind of trauma, whether with a capital T or a small t, would benefit significantly from working with Rachael.” — K.A.
“Rachael takes you to the edge of what you’ve allowed yourself to explore and then gently guides you deeper–safely, even if it’s scary. Together, we touched the places that I was too terrified to touch on my own and I’m experiencing new glimmers of light I never thought I would. I am forever grateful for her wisdom, love, and magic.” — L.C.
“Having Rachael in my pocket is like having a secret superpower – a wise, compassionate voice full of fierce love to remind me how powerful, beautiful and human I am. It’s the best medicine.” –A.S.
“Rachael’s capacity to create a space that feels truly safe is one of my favorite things about working with her. She never pushes too fast. And in allowing me to be in that safe space with her, she’s guided me to go deeper with processing traumatic events than I have in five years of traditional therapy. Her gentleness makes the access available.” –T.P.
I am a professionally certified Co-Active Coach and Alchemical Alignment trauma resolution practitioner. I’ve also been trained in mindfulness meditation facilitation through the Awakened Leadership Institute, and was a teacher with the Courageous Living Coach Certification for 3 years.
I bring a mash-up of the many modalities and tools to each of the Breaking the Trauma Spell clients I work with, including Alchemical Alignment trauma resolution techniques that incorporate Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral and embodied meditation. I also use transformative breath work, movement and dance, Co-Active coaching principles, Integral coaching principles, intuitive card readings, nature work and soul contract renewals with most of my clients.