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Massage for Abuse/Trauma Survivors


Massage for Abuse/Trauma Survivors

Creating a national list of therapists that are specially trained to provide services to people surviving various traumas including domestic violence and sex abuse and/or people suffering from PTSD.

Location: National Headquarters is in Oakland, Ca.
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2016

Discussion Forum

How can trauma release therapy be marketed/ 2 Replies

Started by Mimi Rhys. Last reply by Mimi Rhys Nov 4, 2011.

Special training? 12 Replies

Started by Martha Kay. Last reply by Tina Allen Jun 1, 2011.

Veterans and PTSD 6 Replies

Started by Salvatore Daino. Last reply by Salvatore Daino Jan 21, 2011.

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Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on January 27, 2014 at 11:51am

Energetic Trauma Release and Mind Body Self Care Strategies workshop, Lafayette, La. March 1 & 2nd, 2014. La LMT's get 12 approved CE hours. Open to all. Learn an energetic trauma technique for yourself, loved ones, clients. Mind Body Self care strategies offers a wonderful day of taking care of yourself, walking the labyrinth and much more.

Sue is available for private sessions offering energetic trauma release techniques.

wwwSynergistic Healing

Comment by Chris Reynolds on February 23, 2013 at 12:59am

Hey Char,

Thank you for the input. Loved your website! I will definitely check back with the website to see about classes for 2013. Would probably have to take the class sometime late summer or early fall as I'm currently enrolled in EMT training.

Comment by Char Huber on February 18, 2013 at 7:35pm

Hi Chris,

One of the biggest programs availablefor trauma resolution right now is Somatic Experiencing, developed by Peter Levine; author of Waking the Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice. From that foundation there is now - Somatic Trauma Resolution, developed by Sharon Porter. I have personally been treated by Sharon with tremendous results so went on to learn the work from her and become a teacher myself. More information is available on the web for both of those incredible people; and my website as well A hands-on approach is also taught at Colorado School of Healing Arts that is called Trauma Touch Therapy.

Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on February 17, 2013 at 5:52pm

I do an energetic trauma release, which is not a massage but deals with re patterning the memory center of the brain which holds memories and traumas and controls our fight or flight responses.  A group of us learned this technique after hurricanes Katrina and Rita that drastically affected our area.  We were able to do this for disaster relief workers, national guard, doctors and nurses and anyone who had helped with these catastrophic events.  Later Volunteers of America continued these sessions and some were done at the National Guard Armory.  There are volunteers still working at the armory doing this type of work. I am approved by the Louisiana State board of massage to teach CE classes for La. LMT"S.  One of the approved workshops is energetic trauma release.

There was a recent study using Healing Touch and guided imagery for PTSD with good results.

Comment by Chris Reynolds on February 17, 2013 at 2:42am

I'm interested in learning what type of trauma release therapy training is out there and what the qualifications of the people teaching the classes are. I was in Iraq from July 2005-Oct 2006 on my days off I volunteered at the AirForce Trauma Center on base, performing massage on Dr's, Nurses that had worked 16+ hours per day as well as soldiers and civilians suffering from physical/mental injuries of war. I would like to get back into working with people in need of this work. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

Comment by Tina Allen on January 15, 2013 at 11:22am

Liddle Kidz Foundation 2013 dates for Infant and Pediatric Massage Certification have been updated online on the official website:

Training courses include:


Touch Therapy for Pediatric Trauma

Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT)

Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT)

Touch Therapy for Autism

Touch Therapy for Cancer

Touch Therapy for the NICU

Tuch Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

All courses NCBTMB approved, AOTA approved, Physical Therapy Approved, Approved in many states inlcuding FL, NY, TX, NE and more

Comment by Tracy Dorele Thiem on November 29, 2012 at 5:41pm

Hello All, I am glad to be a new member of this group. I specialize in working with trauma and abuse survivors and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, North Bay.  I am currently looking for a center where I can provide some Trauma Touch Therapy, TTT  sessions.  Does anyone know of a treatment center that embraces bodyworkers who assist with these issues?  Thank you. :)

Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on November 3, 2011 at 6:36am
Unique and Exciting Exploration of your chakras and aura

            EXPLORING CHAKRAS-Nov.12 & 13 9AM-4PM, Lafayette, La.

                     $225 includes 2 aura photos and lunch-12 CE hours

When our chakras (energy centers) are in balance, we function at a much higher rate of health and well being.  An exploration of the energy field will assist in learning about any imbalances that may contribute to problems in our lives and how we can return to a state of balance.

This knowledge is valuable in understanding the mind, body connection with our families, our clients and our selves. An energetic technique using light touch will be learned during this 2day class.

Aura photos will be taken before the class starts and after having energy work done the second day.  Amazing transformations!

This class will give you a toolkit of suggestions, techniques and practices that will give you a deeper, and richer, relationship to life. 

                           Personal transformations are possible!


Comment by Char Huber on June 27, 2011 at 10:21pm

Hey Dave,

Your last sentence says it all. Keep trusting that.


Comment by Dave Brower on June 26, 2011 at 10:42pm
Thanks again Darcy, I'm good with it.     -Dave

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