Julie's Education

Julie calls herself a Somatic Practitioner & Educator. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), certified DARe Practitioner, Body Mind Centering Informed Somatic Movement Educator (SME) and Upledger Techniques Certified Craniosacral Therapist (CST).

After receiving her yoga teacher training from the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health in the USA in 2005, Julie has continued to study with renowned yoga teachers and movement educators such as Donna Farhi, Martha Eddy, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, completing advanced studies in Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Anatomy and the Body-Mind Centering (BMC) and Body-Mind Dancing (BMD) embodied approach to teaching yoga using Somatisation and Experiential Anatomy and Physiology.

Julie's desire to combine both touch with movement to heal the body, mind and soul, led her to study for many years with the Upledger Craniosacral curriculum and Julie continues to be active as an assistant at Upledger training. Julie went on to study Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing (SE) in order to build her skills for working with clients healing from trauma, and since 2015 she continues to be guided by a somatic and attachment based approaches for working with trauma. Julie has specialised in an attachment based approach to working with developmental trauma using touch and movement with continued touch skills trainings with Kathy Kain and Stephan Tyrell and becoming certified as a DARe Practitioner, using Dianne Poole Heller's principles of Dynamic Attachment Repatterining.

In her 10 year journey with Somatic Experiencing, Julie has completed or assisted at SE-related trainings with Peter Levine and the following SEI faculty: Maggie Kline, Berns Galloway, Linda Stelte, Ariel Giarretto, Kathy Kain, David De Rosenroll, Dea Parsanishi, David Berger, Abi Blakeslee, Diane Poole Heller, Alicen Halquist, Raja Selvam, Kavi Gemin, Efu Nyaki, and Lael Keen.

Greetings from Julie

Kia ora!!

Congratulations for finding your way to an embodied approach to working with trauma.

Thank you for your interest in my work and here is important information about my Scope of Practice:

As a Somatic Practitioner and Educator, my scope of practice is to support people to build their skills around body awareness and regulation. We also create opportunities to repair attachment ruptures and complete incomplete survival responses. We may use your cognitive narrative, not for the purpose of psychotherapy or counselling, but as a means to support you to deepen your relationship with your body and your somatic narrative. We work with developing co-regulation and self-regulation and building a felt sense of safety and comfort as well as building your capacity to feel uncomfortable sensations. We work with uncoupling traumatic memories and recouping healthy associations, by working with touch and movement. I am not certified as a mental health practitioner, and I reserve the right to refer out, should we not be a good fit or if the work is outside of my scope of practice. I am passionate about creating a transparent and consensual relationship where I can fully disclose and share with clients the methodology and somatic approaches that we can use to support the body to heal from trauma.

Please download my intake form & agreements for working together here.

Look forward to connecting with you.

Warmly, Julie