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formerly the Center for Sensorial Bodywork and Movement Therapy

*Definition: Extimacy - a Lacanian term disrupting the space between the personal and the social.

“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”

Toni Morrison

 

Pedagogy & Process Support for Cross-Racial Solidarity Communities

Social Practice-Centered  Somatic Therapy for Adults

Somatic Experiencing®

Perceptual Psycho-Education

Polyvagal theory-informed nervous system support

Anxiety, depression, stress management & PTSD

Early/developmental trauma & attachment support

Grief & loss

Moral injury

Judicial & institutional betrayal trauma

Inter/trans-generational trauma

Socio-historical trauma

Systemic violence (Race, Gender & Sex, Class, Age, Religion, Ability, Citizenship)

Shock trauma support for unexpected life events (accidents, near death experiences, medical procedures, detainment/imprisonment, emergency migrant/refugee status, discriminatory violence, wars, and disasters)

BIPOC & QTBIPOC

PRO BONO SUPPORT FOR WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS, EXONEREES & THOSE TORTURED WHILE DETAINED

Group- & Self-Inquiry Support

Activists processing early/developmental trauma

Processing systemic violence

Existential support

Sensorial Introspection

Professional, life & identity transitions

Process Consulting for Therapists & Facilitators:

Within group and dyadic encounters, dehistoricized manifestations of intimacy recreate white/western universalisms that render any somatic processing complicit in the reproduction of social injustices, such as racial, racial-gender, and intergenerational cultural harms. Process consulting supports somatic awareness of the content and magnitude of the historic fields – and the fraught relationships between/among them – that relationally bind encounters (client-therapist/group-facilitator) and thus impact what’s possible in therapy, facilitation, and in the world at large.   

KESHA FIKES
SOMATIC THERAPIST

Recovering Anthropologist (Ph.D.) (zero pun intended!)

SE Practitioner (SEP)

ISMETA Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT)

Danis Bois Method Practitioner (Somatic/Perceptual Psychoeducation)

CMT #35274

(She/Her/Hers)

Center for the Practice of Somatic Extimacy

Online sessions & courses

somaticextimacy.org

kefikes(at)gmail.com

650-933-8227

*The CPSE respectfully acknowledges its operation within unceded Ohlone territory.

 


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    “Restoring unity between mind & body, between thinking and feeling, between action and attention.”   

    Danis Bois