EP 36 – Freedom from Trauma & Tension with Erika Neil


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What are some efficient ways of working with trauma energy?

How can we choose the modalities that will work for clients?

What are the future possibilities for changing the trauma and tension in the world?

Tune into another amazing episode of Kaleidoscope of Possibilities which will introduce you to Licensed Clinical Social Worker Erika Neil, whose life experiences, dramatic career change and vision for the future led her to discover some potent and life-changing ways of working with stress, trauma, and tension with methods that enhance creativity and post-traumatic growth.

Erika also guides us through a powerful exercise of immediate relaxation and stress relief.

In this episode:

  • Erika’s story and career transition
  • Havening
  • EMDR
  • The origins of EMDR
  • Trauma and the body
  • Amygdala potentiation
  • Somatic Experiencing®
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Knowing which modality to use
  • Having agency
  • Post-traumatic growth
  • MRI studies
  • The Flash Method
  • Calming exercise
  • Vision for the future and all of humanity

Resources mentioned in this episode:

About Erika:

Erika Neil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area who helps clients overcome the limiting effects of trauma and other difficult life experiences so that they are free to live the life they want. Erika attended Harvard University, Columbia University Law School, and Catholic University School of Social Service. She has specialized training in the treatment of trauma. managing stress and difficult emotions, and strengthening positive emotional states. Erika is a Havening Techniques Trainer and is also a practitioner of EMDR (Eye–Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), Reiki, Quantum Touch, Emotional Freedom Technique, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, the Flash Technique, and Brainspotting. Erika emphasizes mind-body awareness practices to increase capacity and resilience. Prior to becoming a social worker Erika was a lawyer for abused and neglected children in Washington DC. Havening techniques have brought about dramatic change and growth in her clients and in herself. Erika's style is collaborative, warm, and solution-focused. She was trained by the creator of Havening and was the first certified Havening practitioner in the Washington, DC area.

“It’s like alchemy, you can transform it from feeling distressing and constricted to being expansive and radiant.”– Erika

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Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.

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