Testimonials

 
 
 
“Paula is the consummate eating disorder professional whose passion and skill as a clinician is equaled only by her keen ability to comprehend, organize, and teach complex concepts. Paula’s in-depth understanding of the interplay between body and mind, her ability to integrate concepts from multiple fields of study, and her application of current research findings in the field of eating and attachment disorders, neuroscience, and trauma is unparalleled. Her approach is creative, elegant, innovative and on the cutting edge of treatment for those who struggle with eating and body image issues. I highly recommend it.”

Anita Johnston, PhD
Author, Eating in the Light of the Moon
Director, Anorexia & Bulimia Center of Hawaii

 

“I signed up for the Embodied Recovery course because I wanted to learn how developmental movement patterns influenced my clients’ abilities to get what they want and need. I learned and integrated so much – including how to recognize fight-flight-freeze patterns, how to support the nervous system to allow desired experiences, and how to tailor embodiment resources for specific attachment styles.The pace of the course was spacious and the teaching style was an effective combination of instructive and experiential. If you are interested in deepening your somatic, attachment, or trauma skills, I highly recommend this course!”

Angela Savitri, OTR/L, RYT, CIMI®, RCST®

 

“As a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, I am constantly searching for new ways to help deepen a client’s understanding and awareness of what is being stored in their body. Even the term “embodied recovery” has opened and expanded my own awareness of my responsibilities as a clinician in working with this population. I am not only there to understand and assess how a traumatic history can become manifested in a client’s behavior and beliefs, but also how I can help them embody their own recovery from these procedurally learned patterns and fixed gestalts. It’s a dynamic and well thought out approach to guiding such recovery by using the language of the body to inform and educate the client during their process of transformation, while also encouraging mindfulness throughout. Even Rachel’s training approach is embodied, and includes engaging, contactful techniques that can deepen the client’s understanding of attachment issues! Don’t miss this opportunity!”

Rodney B. Freeze, LCSW, BCPP

 

“The Embodied Recovery training was a rejuvenating experience on a personal level and immediately offered insight into how I can help my clients in a different, effective way on their recovery journeys.”

Anna M. Lutz, MPH, RD/LDN, CEDRD
Raleigh, NC

 

“After over 20 years as a specialist in the field of eating disorders, the Embodied Recovery training has given me a brand new lens through which to view this work. On a daily basis, I draw on language, concepts, and strategies, which I learned in the training, that helps my clients rapidly and clearly access connection with their bodies, in ways that other modalities either cannot reach or take much longer to achieve. I find this work to be an invaluable addition to the training of any eating disorder professional, whether one is a therapist, dietitian, psychiatrist, or residential staff member.”

Clare Stalden, LCSW, CEDS
Durham NC

 

“I really appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Embodied Recovery in a fun, safe, interactive group with two highly trained, intuitive and skilled clinicians. I would recommend this training to anyone working in the field of Eating Disorders as valuable adjunct education!”

Sandra Wartski, Psy.D., CEDS

 

“Paula is a soothing, thought provoking, accomplished educator who inspires and empowers you to look within for change. Her years of experience in the eating disorder field enable her to shed light on nuances that could have an impact on our ability to change. No matter how many times I hear Paula talk, I never tire of listening to what she has to say and always glean some new information from her presentations.”

Franca B. Alphin, MPH, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CEDRD
Associate Professor
Director of Nutrition Services
Duke Student Health

 

“Paula and I have been colleagues for nine years and I find her to be one of the most effective teacher/trainers in my midst.  She is an expert in the treatment of eating disorders and has cultivated a new exciting approach to healing disorder eating.  She is deeply committed to teaching others in a well thought-out, thorough manner and she brings an engaging, exciting approach to her trainings.”

Libby Webb, LCSW
Duke University
Counseling & Psychological Services
Koru Center for Mindfulness