Somatic Therapy

​​Using a body-based inquiry, exploration and discovery process, you can identify, access and track your body sensations and awareness--and directly engage and participate with your own self-healing process.

Combining Ozone and Oxygen Therapies with Somatic Therapy gives you a sensory awareness advantage and allows you to track how your body is responding, more precisely understand what your body is telling you, and make more integrated and better informed decisions about how to navigate the intricacies of your own unique self-healing process.

Somatics & Self-Healing
Somatics & Trauma Resolution

Learn life-changing, self-empowering, practical life skills while healing unresolved traumas and the triggers they haunt you with. Learn to recognize, resource, reframe and rewire your triggers and hardwired, pre-programmed body responses into more choice, option and empowerment in all your relations.

Unresolved trauma is held in the body. I support you to discharge the trauma from your body in very safe, integrated and non-cathartic ways.

I provide personal experiential sessions that help you to identify, access, discharge and resolve traumas and accumulated stress on the most primary body levels in which they are stored. Through safe integrated somatic practices you can become more resolved, empowered and energized. When these charges are too big to resolve and rewire yourself, I can help you to:

  • Receive the personal attention, specialized support and professional guidance you need to navigate and resolve traumatized, stuck places within you

  • Learn basics of self-regulation, co-regulation and collaboration, and become more truly self-empowered

  • Learn to access, work with, discharge and organically resolve your traumas without having to relive them as they were

  • Learn how your body gets triggered, how much survival energy is trapped in your body, and how releasing it can profoundly affects all of your relationships!

 

Scheduling Sessions

Sessions may be scheduled by phone or email. Please indicate whether you would like to schedule your session at the Sebastopol office location or on Zoom. Upon scheduling your first session, you will receive by email an Intake and Memo of Understanding form. Please print, fill in and bring with you to your first session. For ongoing session work, I recommend that you find a day and a time that works for you and get into a rhythm with it.

 

Preparing for Sessions

I strongly encourage you to prepare for sessions. Any time you can give to considering what is going on with you and what is most important to work on in session is very helpful. In doing so, you prioritize, orient and ripen yourself for intentional session work.

Please take at least 5-10 minutes just prior to the session to sit quiet, tune in to your body, and notice what is going on. This way, when you start the session you are, for the most part, settled as you can be and ready to work with an organized idea of what is most important for you to work on.

Session Work

I use a body-based inquiry, exploration and discovery approach. The less you talk, the more you will experience. The more time you spend attending to your bodily senses in session, the more productive your session will be. It is good to remember that our traumas and issues are in our bodies, not in the stories we tell. The overall goal is brain-based behavioral changes, neural integration and increased joy and contentment.

In our session work together I help you identify your triggers and symptoms, track reactions and responses, slow down and spread out nervous system charges, and settle and integrate your changes.

Sessions usually include working with your sensations, images, affects, meanings and behavior. We work together to support you in:

  • Cultivating a practice of mindfulness (detached observation)

  • Developing sensory awareness (tuning into and regulating your body’s cues)

  • Gaining impulse control (skillfulness handling two conflicting feelings or thoughts at the same time)

  • Accessing internal and external resources and new states of being

 

We will look at the stories you have about trauma and learn to use them as portals to the nervous system since trauma lives in the nervous system, not in the story.

With this approach, you can access and work directly with the deeper subconscious parts of you that are holding the trauma or stuck pattern in place — bringing relief from unresolved traumas including early pre-verbal trauma that is not accessible by standard  psychotherapies.

Post Session Integration Time

The neural changes you set in motion during session work will continue to integrate for at least a couple of days. The more slowed down and less taxed your brain and body are, the better able your system is to integrate. Drinking lots of water and going easy will allow you to maximize the benefits from each session. It is best to stay away from any substances that may impair your integration process. Post session integration time is a time of great harvesting, learning and growth. I encourage every client to plan for as much time after each session as possible.

Prices & Packages
  • Standard Hourly Rate: $150 per hour

  • 5 Hour Package Rate: $130 per hour

  • 10 Hour Package: $100 per hour

  • 15+ Hour Package: $80 per hour

 

*All packages are paid in full up front & used within 3 months

*First session can be converted into packaged rate if purchased in same week

*Additional 10% off if paid in cash

For more detailed information about my Somatic Therapy Practice visit:

 

www.innate-intelligence.com

Meet Me

Hello! I am Polla Pratt. I am an Ozone, Oxygen and Somatic Therapist. My passion is stimulating, balancing and nourishing our innate self-healing capacities using 100% natural therapies. I have been in private practice for over 20 years in Northern California.

Professional & Academic Credentials

Member of American Academy of Ozone Therapy (2020)

Ozone Therapy Certified; by Dr. Frank Shallenberger, Ozone Therapy Inc. (2020)

Liveo2® Exercise with Oxygen Therapy Certified; Whole Health Network (2015)

Somatic Movement Therapist; International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Assoc.(2004)

 

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution Practitioner; Foundation for Human Enrichment (1999)

 

Attachment Mastery Certified; Diane Poole Heller (2015)

 

Neuro Affective Relational Model Training; Larry Heller (2016)

 

Over 900 hours of Continuum® Movement Training with Emilie Conrad & Susan Harper (1996)

 

Permaculture Design Consultant Certified, Permaculture Institute of Northern California (2002)

 

Graduate of the Environmental Forum of Marin Master Class (2008)

 

Bachelors Degree in Business, Minor in Economics; Washington State University (1988)

 

Masters Degree in Whole Systems Design; Antioch University (1999)