As a Certified Traumatic Stress Aide, Susan helps individuals cultivate resilience following a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. By providing coping strategies that include mindfulness mediation, breathing techniques and other relaxation protocols, the individual’s needs are met to help stabilize and address methods for adaptation and healing. Crisis intervention and prevention strategies for secondary trauma are also utilized, for those who are caregivers or have experienced the trauma vicariously.
In addition, Susan is an Ayurveda Practitioner and health educator. Using the traditional ancient modality of Ayurveda for palliative and purification purposes, the individual seeking treatment is given easy to use protocols based on their specific mind and body proclivity. Each client is treated as a respected partner in establishing the care best suited for their needs. The treatments may include but are not limited to; herbal therapy, aromatherapy, sound therapy and dietary recommendations.
Practicing and teaching Yoga for over forty years, Susan uses Yoga Therapy to help those overcome physical injuries. With a background in sports training and experience with a ride range of populations including, the aged, children and athletes, Susan provides both assisted stretching and strength training to help stabilize joints and bring balance to the muscles. Utilizing all three modalities in the context of providing compassionate care is the main priority at SEVA Health and Wellness.