I'm Bríd, it is an Irish name pronounced "Breed". I was born in County Tipperary, Ireland where my ancestral roots are from. I moved to Ventura California in 2000 with my husband and have raised two children here. My private practice is at The Holistic Healing Center in Ventura, California. I also share my time working at addiction and mental health recovery centers as well as assisting with Craniosacral Practitioner Trainings for Body Intelligence.
Bríd is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist RCST® BCST and Registered Somatic Experiencing Practitioner SEP®. Having a deep interest in holistic modalities as well as complementary medicine over a 20-year span has helped shape her into the therapist she is today. Bríd integrates Somatic Experiencing® techniques routinely into her Craniosacral Sessions.
“SE(Somatic Experiencing) provides the basic natural healing and core nervous system skills for all the work I do, and its natural mindfulness as well. It helps clients attune to what's happening in their bodies, slow down and pause fast energies, wake up and balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Learning to consciously titrate gives clients a boost in self-awareness, and confidence in their capacity to change and heal. These basic and natural SE practices and tools help clients re-enter a traumatized or dissociated body slowly, at their own pace, and gradually (for some) more safely.”
I've been on my own healing journey utilizing many different holistic modalities for the past 20 years. By healing my own past trauma, I have learned how to hold a safe and gentle space so others can heal too.
If you would like to tune into, connect, and comprehend the language that your unique body is speaking to you, then please consider me to help you on your own personal journey.
I invite and welcome clients of all races, genders, identities, abilities, and backgrounds to my practice.
BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is derived from Osteopathic Medicine. It uses therapeutic light touch to orient to health and restore wellness in the body. It is a unique form of educated, gentle, non-invasive soft touch therapy that helps to create and maintain health in the human system by relaxing tension patterns held in the tissue of the body. Craniosacral Therapy also supports nervous system regulation and allows the resolution of conditions resulting from physical or emotional stress, pain and trauma. It is a deep listening from the practitioner’s hands to the ever-present expression of health within the client’s system.
RESOURCING & SUPPORTIVE VIRTUAL SESSIONS
My virtual sessions are a combination of tools from my Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy work, a wide range of somatic therapeutic skills integrating Somatic Experiencing Therapy, and meditation practices.
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Caoimhe, July 2020
I can highly recommend CST with Bríd. I've been working on embodiment for a while and recently finding myself in deep resistance causing physical pain in my body as well as emotional turmoil. Bríd guided me into a deeply relaxed meditative state where I was able to find the root causes. She held the space beautifully as I started to uncover and release ancient trauma along with present day patterns and protection mechanisms. I felt safe and comfortable throughout due to Bríds grounded professionalism and compassionate observance. I received deep healing and much needed clarity. I am eternally grateful! Thank you Bríd