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Understanding Human Trauma to Empower your Perspective

EMBEING®  was formed to normalize understandings of the bio-psycho-social realities of trauma that manifest in our collective psyche, institutions and lives. When we witness the patterns in ourselves and others we are empowered to pursue an embodied freedom that affords increased agency in our lives, families, communities and the larger world. 

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What is

Human Trauma?

Trauma is a pervasive problem. It is a direct result from exposure to an incident or series of events that are emotionally disturbing or life-threatening with lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, and/or spiritual well-being.

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Urban youth experience PTSD at nearly twice the rate of returning veterans.

1  in  4

1  in  6

One in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.


Having an A.C.E score of two or more doubles the likelihood of developing an autoimmune disease.



Two-thirds of Americans  experience a form of big "T" trauma.

Services & Workshops

Trauma-Informed Systems Analysis

Embeings® Trauma-Responsive Workplace and Systems Analysis recognizes: 

  • There are often unwitting practices that limit human potential, they are nuanced, subtle and often overlooked. 

  • We have inherited a dominant worldview that privileges  fear-based, “power-over’ practices and norms.  

  • Employee wellness and satisfaction is key to the success of a company in a new world order typified by creativity, vision and collaboration.

  • Workplaces need to unearth and re-imagine practices, policies and permissions in order to improve outcomes.

  • Our blindspots have the potential to become our blessings. 

Workshops &

Embeing® offers a wide-range of workshops on the kinds of trauma-responsive practices that best support human well-being. For a full list and descriptions email: Workshop topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • When your Job brings Trauma: A Prevention Approach

  • Our Power in Response: The Biology of Survival and Reaction

  • Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

  • Trauma-Informed Mindfulness: Cautions for Police, Teachers and others who Serve

  • Societal Trauma in our Individual lives

  • Understanding how the Stories we Author Help or Heal: A Physiological Awareness

  • Restorative Circles as Transformative Circles: Understanding the role of Trauma

  • Diving Deep: Psychic Patterns and What They Look Like in Our Daily Lives

  • The Truth about Inter-generational Trauma: Beyond the Hype 

  • The Science of the Mind and Body in Healing Trauma

  • The Science of Empathy: Embodying Compassion or Oppression 

  • Understanding the Different Therapeutic Approaches: What kind of Therapy is Best for You and those You love?


Embeing® works with clients one-to-one in an empowered approach, fusing mindful and embodied practices with psycho-social education.


Embeing's specialty is not only offering somatic tools for supporting nervous system regulation and wellness-but I also believe exploring neurophysiologic understandings and unpacking harmful social narratives are key to personal freedom and agency.


Trauma causes distress "bottom-up" and "top-down."

*On-going private client roster is limited, priority offered to young people 16-29 years old. 

One-time consultation option:

What therapeutic approach is right for you?


We will explore types of therapy and what you need from a clinician, support group and/or body work. You will leave prepared to ask questions of a therapist that will help you know if they will be the right fit for you. 

Please NoteThe majority of Therapists and Medical Doctors are NOT educated in Trauma. 

Insights from Our Founder

Trauma education is about honoring our interdependence. When we acknowledge our interdependence we can witness how trauma passes through the human collective more powerfully than any other virus.

Melanie Brown,  founder  Embeing®

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