Embodiment Therapy Videos and Resources for Trauma, Grief & Loss

Are you suffering from grief or loss? It's easy to be disconnected. But by reclaiming your own life in your body you can start to accept the loss and feel good about continuing life as it is.

Each of these videos offers a different embodiment exercise or tip that will help you on your way.

How to help yourself when you get flooded by emotions and thoughts
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How to Help Yourself When You Get Flooded by Emotions and Thoughts

Make your body and brain work together to aid healing and end suffering. There is peace in difficulty. You need to make a bridge between your brain and body.

Express Righteous Anger and Relieve Grief
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Express Righteous Anger and Relieve Grief

When my son died I had to get acquainted with lots of emotions happening quickly. One that was hard to accept was anger. But then I learned about righteous anger and how to keep it from festering.

Are you having horrible feelings after a shock or traumatic loss
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Are You Having Horrible Feelings After a Shock or Traumatic Loss?

When my son died I initially blocked out all feelings. But, as the shock subsided, an avalanche of feeling grew. This little video tells you how I was able to navigate those overwhelming feelings I could go on with life.

Choosing life after the death of an adult child
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Choosing Life After the Death of an Adult Child

When my 36 year old son died suddenly I really didn't know how I would go on. I felt I could lose myself in sadness. I came to a fork in the road when I knew I had to choose life.

What has allowed me to go on is my daily embodiment practice. It allows me to feel my emotions and the beauty of life.

Embodiment and somatic movement have given me my life back. If you or anyone you know is struggling with loss or sudden loss, I can help.

Somatic Movement Therapy for Trauma, Loss and Grief

There is space for peace and joy to co-exist with the intense pain of loss and grief.

I understand grief and loss, and I am ready to help you through the depths of your loss. I also offer profoundly supportive tools to guide you in the new world you have found yourself in.

Work with Donna online or in Pioneer Valley, MA.

Explore More Resources to Help You Deal With Trauma, Grief and Loss

My Podcast With Josh Summers on The Yoga of Grief, Trauma & Loss

Donna's Podcast With Michele Larwence of Inner Peace Yoga

In this special episode, I share how the death of my son, Michael, shapes my teaching and approach to working with grief and loss.

Podcast interview with Donna on the Aware Athlete

Learn what Somatic practice is and how somatic education can help with learning new skills, improving movement, reducing pain, improving athletic performance. How somatic therapy can help with Grief, trauma, depression and inner difficulties of all kinds.

Finding Space in the Midst of Grief

Approaching grief is anchoring me in the here and now with all its paradoxes. Currently, grief is like a rock in the pit of my stomach. It is dense, hard, and immovable as it sits heavily. My tears wear away at this rock. My tears, the flow of my own water -especially the salt water -will perhaps, over time, wear this...

Interoception Offers Highly Sensitive People (HSP) Help

Interoception offers Highly Sensitive People (HSP) help. This can be help for overwhelm, emotional flooding and focus. Interoception is a tool you can use when your sensory system get overwhelmed. Let's back up. Highly Sensitive People (HSP) need help because we are often overwhelmed by thoughts, sensations and emotions. But, anyone and everyone feels , at times, that life is...

Trauma is Really Strange

by Steve Haines

Grief and Loss are often experienced as a traumatic event. This is a great resource for learning what trauma does to your brain and how to help it.

The Smell of Rain and Dust

by Martín Prechtel

This book has been an invaluable resource after the death of my son. Covering all types of loss and grief it challenges us to see loss and essential to our humanity.

The Keening Tradition

Keening was a vocal ritual performed at the graveside in mourning of the dead. Keens are said to have contained raw unearthly emotion, spontaneous word, crying and elements of song. Vocal expression that comes from the gut has helped me grieve.