My training within the realm of somatic therapy is many faceted. It would be easier to tell you that I simply took a specific training and received a clear credential; however, that is not the case. Please check out the about page for more info around my training and education.
What I offer is a combination of 2 decades of education, study, embodiment, experience and mentorship which I have come to call, The Boutler Method. The Boutler Method is powerful lineage that was passed down from my mentor, Hal Boutler to me through years of private mentorship and study. Hal was a Somatic Therapist who had over 10,000 hours of one-on-one client sessions alongside hundreds of hours of group workshop, process and healing. In his final years, I had the incredible privilege to learn from Hal, mentor with him and inherit the deep teachings he accumulated over his lifetime. In his passing, Hal requested I find ways to keep the teachings going and pass along what I learned; one on one sessions, group processes and breathwork are some of the ways I am currently doing this.
In the therapeutic method I offer, and call, Somatic Therapy; because truly there is no better name for it, we are always working with what is present and alive in the moment, alongside bringing deeper understanding and awareness as to how what is present has been informed by the past. The work is a synthesis
This work is a body based therapy which encourages the deep listening and tuning in with the body as a basis for meeting yourself. Sessions begin with a check in as to what has been present for you, then you lay down on the floor or yoga mat to orient to your body and connect to the "felt sense". This felt sense acts as the platform for our work together and where the session leads us each time. When done in person, sometimes there is touch to help aid the process; this can look like working with pressure points to release tension and physical holding patterns, etc. Touch is beneficial, but not necessary for this work to be effective for someone. The premise is that when loving, compassionate awareness can be brought to an area of holding, the body can release this tension: physically, mentally and emotionally; we can let go.
Sessions are typically 60-75mins long. I currently offer clients a sliding scale payment method of $80-150 per session based on income. Payment can be paid to this email address - it will auto deposit into my business account, Chanté Ishta. Alternatively, I can invoice you if you would prefer to pay by credit card.
~ Client Testimonials ~
"Over the past year, Reanna has supported me through somatic therapy. These conversations, her insights, her professionalism, and at times her directness, have helped me to find deeper understanding of my self and my struggles. Gratitude and appreciation are not sufficient to describe the indelible mark this work has had on my life. Her patience and timely question asking helped me to arrive at the answers I was looking for, when I was ready for them (even if some where obvious to her from the beginning!). After many different types of therapy over many years, this has been by far the most impactful. Thank you Reanna".
~ Previous Client