Trauma doesn't live in the conscious & cognitive mind
The effects of traumatic events are stored in the subconscious, the nervous system, and the energy body. All of these levels must be addressed on the path to healing. Popular trauma work focuses on addressing the nervous system and the psyche for healing - and these aspects are fundamental. We must also address healing at the energetic and soul levels in order to return to a sense of wholeness, liberation, and personal power. Incorporating soul work into trauma healing leads to a more holistic and comprehensive return to self.
The what & why of soul retrieval
Trauma occurs when something is too much, too soon, and/or too fast for our system to tolerate. This can be a one time event that shocks the system, or something more longterm like childhood emotional neglect. These situations can overwhelm all levels of a person's system from the brain, nervous system, mental and emotional processes, musculature, as well as on the soul level. Shamanic traditions recognize that when a trauma occurs, a piece of the soul - or a person's essence - will separate in order to protect itself. This is known as soul loss or soul fragmentation. This is a survival strategy to shield against overwhelming emotional or physical pain, so that a person can overcome an experience. However, after the experience has passed, the soul fragment must be retrieved in order for full healing to occur.
Soul retrieval is the process of reclaiming the lost parts of the self in order to return to wholeness. This is a journey of fully coming home to the self.
Signs you may benefit from soul retrieval work:
Soul loss, or disconnection from essence or nature, is extremely common. Some symptoms are:
You feel chronically mentally or physically fatigued for no medical reason
You feel like a different person after a shocking event
You feel empty or like a part of you is missing
You are living life according to other people's desires and expectations
You long for wholeness and a sense of belonging
You feel unworthy of being loved
You are very self-critical and feel certain parts of you are unacceptable
You feel emotionally numb or disconnected
You struggle with long periods of depression or anxiety
You feel stuck and unable to move forward in life
You don't feel connected to your body
In this 5 week course, you will get to explore the soul retrieval process from a psychological, biological, and spiritual lens. This is a holistic journey that builds on the wisdom of multiple schools of thought.
The course includes of 4 group meetings, and 1 individual session with Katya. Each week builds on the last to create a solid foundation for wholeness and healing. This course weaves information with experiential processes for a dynamic and multidimensional approach to trauma healing.
Week 1: What is soul fragmentation? Overview of shock trauma & developmental trauma Why soul retrieval work? Overview of the soul retrieval process Guided group process to prepare the nervous system, psyche, and energy body for soul retrieval
Week 2: The body as home to the soul Overview of the nervous system How nervous system dysregulation relates to soul fragmentation How to work with emotions to transmute energy Guided group process to prepare the nervous system, psyche, and energy body for soul retrieval
Week 3: Group soul retrieval Structure of a soul retrieval journey What to expect during soul retrieval Feeling empowered in the process Guided group soul retrieval
Week 4: Individual sessions Personalized soul retrieval process
Week 5: Integration How to anchor in wisdom & wholeness Q&A Group completion process
What others have said
"I wanted an inclusive, holistic kind of therapy, in which there was an integration of mind, body, and spirit. This was the kind of transformational therapy I was seeking. I now have a deeper understanding of the different parts of my psyche and how they work together and what has led them to develop in the ways they have. The self-trust and self-compassion I’ve gained are key anchors that guide me along my healing journey. " ~ Heather
"Katya is an amazing spiritual guide that has been of tremendous help to me. I got results faster with her than any other therapist/counselor I've worked with. I felt blocked from realizing my full potential...from fully accepting and loving every fiber of my being...from feeling freedom to fully express myself and experience life through that freedom. I have learned so much, have a much stronger perspective and understanding about myself, and have become more patient with myself." ~ Michael