Her healing, safe touch and calming presence made all the difference, and has taught me how to calm myself.
“I was referred to Melinda right as my marriage was falling apart. I had been talking in circles in therapy about my thoughts and feelings for 28 years. I had first sought out help at the age of 17-years old for depression and intrusive thoughts and images. Nevertheless, I brought my childhood issues and trauma into my marriage, sabotaging a chance at closeness. Right from the beginning, my experience with Melinda was different. When I decided to explore the somatic healing protocol of touch, it was initially challenging for me, to be honest. It was scary and weird at first, but I took a chance and trusted her. Soon I could feel my body learning to relax and soften. Her kindness was palpable. Slowly I learned to be kind to myself. My trauma began to process passively through my body and my mind, a little at a time, but this time with a loving guide at my side. Her healing, safe touch and calming presence made all the difference, and has taught me how to calm myself. I am even able to get close to others and trust now. I used to think all the time I had spent staying in bed hiding from my feelings was wasted time. I used to complain about that a lot; but now I know that behavior was necessary for my survival at the time. It was an adaptation to the trauma I had experienced. My shame is mostly gone and replaced with gratitude and healing light. Melinda would point out she didn’t do it, she helped me heal myself. I believe she can help you heal yourself too.”