Intuitive, compassionate bodywork for sensitive people struggling with the effects of physical or emotional trauma.
NOTE: I will be offering online sessions only until the COVID-19 pandemic and risk of transmitting the virus have abated.
Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Perhaps you were in a car crash last year, or you endured abuse as a child, or you’ve sustained a devastating loss. Your body and spirit show signs of the strain – persistent headaches, nagging injuries, troubled sleep, ongoing anxiety or depression. You’ve seen your doctor or therapist, and read lots of books, but you’re still searching for healing.
As a healing practitioner, I will
- Honor where you are now – acknowledging that all your actions are your best efforts to survive and flourish.
- Honor the past – calmly bearing witness to the effects, emotions, and tales of trauma.
- Honor transformation – bringing awareness to tension, and then offering your body forgotten pathways to relaxation and strength.
- Honor your Self – with excellent boundaries and utmost respect.
My bodywork can help you find your balance and reclaim a joyful life.
My listening hands and attentive presence will help you regain awareness of the blocked places in your body, and gently release the built-up tensions that have helped you cope in the past, but that are adding to your stress in the present. Over time, you’ll breathe more freely, sleep more peacefully, and address your life with awareness and grace.
Sonia Connolly, LMT, Reiki Master – helping people heal from trauma since 1999. Based in NE Portland, Oregon.
I have experience supporting survivors in recovery from incest, rape, assault, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, ritual abuse, domestic violence, and other assaults on the body and spirit that lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I welcome survivors of extreme abuse, extreme trauma, and Complex PTSD. I also have experience helping people with whiplash injuries, migraines, repetitive strain injuries (RSI), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, CFIDS), environmental illness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), HIV, cancer, and other forms of chronic pain and illness.
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Sundown Healing Arts is size-friendly, diversity-friendly, queer-friendly, and trans-friendly. Persons of any body size, color, sexual orientation, and gender are welcome.