Feed the body to fuel body.
Relearn the body and all it needs
to experience functional wellness and nutrition
through holistic meal planning
Your body has the power to do and to move.
Feel what your body can do. Feel your body move.
Guided embodied movement brings you back to your body
as you learn to love it again.
Sensory Somatic Practices made for you
to breathe into the body to feel the body.
Your senses will revisit and rewrite
the body's responses to your trauma,
bringing empowered awareness to your environment.
Redefining the roadmap back to your body
means coming back to the place
where you can enjoy it again.
Sacred sexual pleasures framed & supported
by guided trauma survivor partner support practices
allow the body exploration to unfold with delight again
In a country where 81% of women have reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime, there is so much still missing in the trauma survivor support system.
Survivors are not supported or informed on how to take our bodies back following sexual assault-
We feel removed from our bodies, not knowing, in the future,
how to be intimate again,
how to have sex after trauma,
or even how to enjoy sex again
Even our partners of survivors aren't fully taught how to provide the right trauma survivor partner support.
We end up feeling lost, broken, invalidated
Without a healthy & established trauma survivor support system,
how can we relearn in order to return to ourselves?
Vanessa's legacy is to empower & guide
survivors that are right where she once was,
to learn how to engage in healthy relationships after abuse,
to develop skills to better navigate your experience,
to learn who you are outside of your trauma,
to take back your voice, your power and your body,
and learn the words to express your experience to others
Being a trauma survivor herself, Vanessa has learned through experience what it means to heal only your mind--
without healing your body of trauma,
the trauma brain will always win.
Vanessa developed the techniques that helped her
reclaim and reconnect to her intuition,
rewrite her body's responses,
and redefine the roadmap bringing her back to her power & destiny.
She is here as the trauma survivor empowerment you've needed to achieve all that for yourself as well.
To feel your body again,
and to feel good in your body again,
begins with how its fed and fueled.
Just as with the Embodied Nutrition
in the BEing Well program,
those in BEing Seen will be given and guided through holistic meal planning
that include the working elements of
Archetype Body Type diets
Movement that heals
found in the embodied movement practices
suited for all bodies
designed for all stories
Movement & Embodiment Coaching
can be found through the activating practices
Dance & Song
Accessible, Inclusive Fitness
Self Care Body Rituals
Somatic therapy modules and sensory practice let the body talk,
and be heard.
Unpacking trauma can be done through the senses-
your senses can help explain the trauma,
to revisit and rewrite your body's response.
Sensory grounding exercises are given to
become fully present in your physical environment -- and to learn to trust it
Developed after recognizing
the lack of guidance & content
on how to take back your power,
sensually and sexually,
after intimate partner violence, and rape.
These are the tools Vanessa utilized to reconnect with her mind, body & spirit.
It is 10 years of professional experience
with 2 years of her own healing journey,
transformed into a 9 week/session workbook to start the healing process
Taking their body back response from the act of processing the trauma
takes effort -- and that needs support.
These practices help partners
support trauma survivors
as they begin body mapping -
taking their bodies back
feeling safe feeling seen
Exploring your senses through
the somatic sensory practices
gets you back to sensing your body-
to feeling your body.
Its possible to feel good in your body again.
This Sacred Sexual Guidance will allow you
to explore your body deeper,
to relearn giving yourself sexual pleasure,
how to receive pleasure from your partner.
We endure, and endure,
to then come back to a body that feels caged by the trauma-
it makes sense why so many survivors look at themselves thinking,
"I don't feel like this body is even my own"
We feel foreign in our own skin,
especially when forced into a traumatic experience
that leaves us feeling removed from our bodies
with no guidance on how to ever come back
Vanessa has been right there too.
Her trauma kept her disconnected, disempowered, & disoriented.
There was no trauma & rape survivor support system
in place & accessible
so she found her own way,
and redefined the roadmap back to self
so she could guide other survivors
as the Rape Survivor Empowerment coach
she & all trauma survivors deserve.
To be successful?
You can be vulnerable and feel safe working with a woman
who has been where you are-
she's just giving you the guidance that she saw missing
The documentary, "This Hits Home", reveals the invisible and silent epidemic of permanent traumatic brain injury in women from domestic violence.
Sharing the stories of survivors, paired with medical evidence, this documentary provides insights into the trauma of interpersonal violence and its lasting impacts on women and children.
Vanessa saw how much was lacking in the realm of trauma and rape survivor support and empowerment. BEing Seen was developed for those who feel removed from there own bodies, as if they dont fit in, even within themselves.
So, yes, you do fit in the program. It was made with a space for those like you who have experienced trauma and need the support that will help them back to their bodies and guide them to taking their power back.
Yes, your story will be heard and understood. Vanessa's personal experience showed her what was needed to support and guide those that have gone through similar experiences/traumas. Her own story is what led to BEing Seen being developed and tailored specifically to those who are already on, or ready to begin their healing journey.
This is different because this program isn't confined to just a therapist's office.
You may have already tried therapy but something brought you to this website. Vanessa offers 30 minute consultations to ensure it's a good fit and you're going to receive the service from the energy you need.
This is how Vanessa is different- she doesn't take on just any client. She selects clients to work with to ensure she is the most qualified to address your needs-- this is why trauma therapy with Vanessa looks like therapy, nutrition guidance, embodiment practices and spiritual self-care.
Send a message with the required information filled in one of the contact forms. Once received, Vanessa will reach out directly to you to schedule an intake consultation
Diet in this sense is not diet like we see advertised to us. The holistic diet meal planning is addressing how your body is fed every day.
Research shows us how trauma deactivates the digestive system due to the fight or flight response, therefore eating a diet that re-activates your digestive system is a key to treatment. Trauma, especially acute and long-term trauma, results in acute inflammation in the body and some of the ways we reverse these effects are with an anti-inflammatory eating plan, supplements, and physical activity in many forms.
Yes. The meal plans crafted with and for you are all anti-inflammatory & ayurvedic inspired. Personalized holistic meal planning allows room to remove any foods or accommodate dietary restrictions.
Embodied Movement, like the holistic meal planning, is tailored to you, your needs, and your abilities. There will be movement you can do, and there will be the movement that will motivate you to expand even further into what your body can do once the trauma is lifted from holding onto your body.
No, not necessarily. We will be mostly discussing how to support partners during trauma activations, therefore if you don't have a current partner, but are comfortable with sharing your experience for connection and education, then all are welcome
There is so much research on the positive benefits of the orgasm, which is why this is an important part of the program but not mandatory.
Sacred Sexual Guidance isn't just about sex, it's about reconnecting with your body in a sensual way, so if or when you want to exchange your energy in that way you're comfortable. But again, you dictate your experience, therefore you can choose to not include this in your program.
Vanessa will reach out to establish an intake consultation
to ensure the best fit possible for your needs to be met.