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April Elliot

Ed.S, SEP, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

MY APPROACH

I specialize in a somatic trauma-informed approach to healing and utilize Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Attachment Therapy, Yoga Therapy and Eco-therapy as hallmarks of my practice. While I specialize in working with stress and trauma, the modalities I use are beautiful heart-centered approaches that can help us all be more connected human beings.

In sessions, my hope is to support you in slowing down to feel, connect with yourself, and use our time together in ways that are most meaningful to you. While we will of course be talking during sessions, we will also be listening for the stories your body and psyche are asking us to care to more deeply heal. It's this wisdom that holds the capacity to transform trauma into healing, constriction into ease, and pain into empowerment. I approach this process of befriending yourself and becoming a more conscious participant to your life with deep reverence.

I encourage you to consider your healing journey as a deeply rewarding process of the self-discovery that you deserve. Committing to your own healing and wellness is a radical form of self-care. My hope is to support you through any pain and suffering and guide you towards greater freedom and connection. I invite awareness around how our ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and socio-economic backgrounds might influence the space between us; I hope to be an ally on your journey.

​I currently offer sessions online. Much to my initial surprise, it is a format I love connecting through and works well for many people. I also offer sessions outside near Lambertville, NJ for those who resonate with being with nature as a pathway to healing and more conscious living.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES

Ed.S (Masters +) School Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA  

 

B.A., Psychology. Education Minor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 

CERTIFICATIONS:

 

Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), International Association of Yoga Therapists

 

Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 500), Yoga Alliance

 

Permaculture Design Certification 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

Somatic Interventions for Chronic Pain & Syndromes with Dr. Peter Levine

Attachment Theory: An Embodied Approach with Dr. Maureen Gallagher

Positive Psychology with Katie Curran, MAPP

 

Restoring Resilience and Healthy Sexuality with Ariel Giarretto

 

Making the Invisible Visible: Healing Transgenerational Trauma with Dr. Peter Levine

 

Body Exercises and An In-Depth Review

of Psychological Discharge with Dr. Abi Blakeslee

 

Psychedelics & Somatics with

Camille Barton

 

Yoga as a Neurobiological-Based Therapeutic Strategy with Joann

Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT

CERTIFICATES:

Trauma Healing:

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Somatic Experiencing International

Attachment & Relationships:

Dynamic Attachment Repatterning (DARe) Level 2 by Diane Poole Heller with

Alicen Halquist

 

Somatic Attachment Therapy (60 hrs.- Currently Enrolled) with Dr. Maureen Gallagher, Karine Bell & Dr. Scott Lyons

Yoga Therapy: 

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy:

  • Yoga Therapist Training (900 hrs.)

  • Yoga Teacher Training (approx. 32 hrs).

  • Group Facilitator Training (370 hrs)

Yoga: 

Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training (300 hrs.)

 

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (200 hrs.)

Restorative Yoga 

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Jilllian Pransky:  Level 1 & Level 2 (31.5 hrs.)

Trauma-Informed Yoga 

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with BodyWise Institute (50 hrs.)

 

Trauma-Sensitive Restorative Yoga Training with BodyWise Institute (25 hrs.)

Eco-Therapy & Earth-Based Practices: 

Eco-Therapy Training with Earthbody Institute & Ariana Candell- Level 1

 

Whole Systems Permaculture

Design Certification

 

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Instructor Training

Bodywork

Thai Bodywork Training  with BodyWise Institute (75 hrs.)

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Contact me to schedule a FREE 20 minute consultation to discuss how we may best work together.

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