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Understanding Human Trauma.

EMBEING®  was formed to normalize understandings of the bio-psycho-social realities of trauma that manifest in our collective psyche, institutions and lives.

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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

Embeing® Trauma-Informed Systems Analysis recognizes: 

  • There are often unwitting practices that limit human potential.

  • 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. 

Workshops &

Embeing® offers a wide-range of workshops on the kinds of trauma-informed practices that best support human well-being.  Workshop topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Biology of survival and response

  • Vicarious and secondary trauma

  • Exploring the utility of different breathwork practices  and their applications

  • ABC’s of self-care, focusing on resilience

  • Trauma-informed mindfulness

  • Sociological realities of trauma

  • Understanding schemata, story-projection and harm manifestation.

  • Trauma-sensitive, Walls of Personhood Restorative Circles

  • Understanding inter-generational trauma

  • Embodiment and Cognition

  • Embodied Oppression

  • Political action to alleviate individual and collective trauma


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 we 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."

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™


"Melanie is a bright light in a world that is often unwelcoming to our struggles in the mental health field. Melanie was engaging, informative and compelling as to why it's important people talk about how their work affects them and the importance of living life where there is a focus on your own wellness. Melanie's presentation provided staff with valuable tools to help combat burnout and compassion fatigue while validating the importance of meeting your own needs."

Wendy VanVoorhis
Community Health Link,

Director of Family Support and Training

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