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Amy Rebekah, M.A., L.M.T., S.E.P., C.S.T., R.Y.T., C.B.D., C.C.E.

 

"My professional practice has been an ever-evolving offering of bodywork, yoga, meditation, somatic trauma healing, childbirth education, labor and birth doula support, lactation education and newborn care, ceremony, healing circles, rituals, herbal and nutritional counseling, deeply rooted in my own evolving personal practice of self-care, personal reflection, generational and personal healing, and transformation.  My capacity to hold space for others as they fight cancer, give birth, accept death, end or begin a marriage, job, or parenthood, or dive into their own trauma-informed patterns, beliefs, addictions, and behaviors is the foundation of my leadership experience of walking with people through navigating change"

 

Amy Rebekah is a visionary leader, facilitator and healer with over 20 years in practice as a licensed massage therapist, craniosacral therapist, doula, childbirth educator and doula trainer, a community herbalist, circle keeper, a story steward and story-teller, a speaker and author, a researcher and trainer of Trauma-Informed and Healing-Centered leadership.  

 

From 2017-2022 Amy enjoyed the experience of weaving her practical lived experiences with the theories and scholarship inside of a doctoral program in leadership and change through Antioch University.  This academic journey increased Amy's capacity from supporting individuals and couples going through intense change or healing, to supporting groups and organizations working for change by supporting them in their capacity to practice a more authentic, responsible, embodied, and collaborative leadership culture through engaging a trauma-informed approach.

 

In 2020 Amy founded ReStoryative Somatics, LLC to share her services and train other professionals in Trauma-Informed and Healing-Centered leadership. She is passionate about supporting leaders and those who support others in learning the practice of self-regulation of their nervous systems in service to co-regulation as a leadership practice.  

 

In 2022 Amy’s vision of a shared services interdisciplinary perinatal and parenting support co-operative was  conceived as T.R.I.B.E. Co-Op; Trauma and Resilience -Informed Birth Education Perinatal and Parenting Co-operative. With the support of a community initiative grant through the Northwest Dayton Partnership, and a Community Initiative for Racial Equity Grant through Kellogg foundation, Amy has been able to train 18 interdisciplinary perinatal and parenting support professionals in trauma informed care and somatic oriented healing centered practices, while the members of the pilot in return are offering parenting peer support circles and interdisciplinary wrap-around care to pregnant women and families in Northwest Dayton.

Currently, Amy and her daughter Modjeska are also joining forces to create a collaborative company called CommuniTEA Love, a company dedicated to facilitating connection within the community through access to herbal tea blends and herbal education for ANYONE to begin or deepen their journey as an herbalist.

 

 

 

* This work is informed by the theoretical frameworks and embodied practices of somatic experience, somatic trauma resolution, neuro- affective relational model, community resilience model, women writing for change circle facilitation, shadow work, non-violent communication, the Be Present empowerment model, medical massage therapy, visionary craniosacral therapy, reiki, a doctoral program in leadership and change, and over twenty years lived experience of supporting birth, death, parenting, healing, grief, growth, and transformation. *

EDUCATION

Antioch University

School of Leadership and Change

Goddard College

Sinclair Community College

Trauma - Informed Somatic Oriented Professional Certifications & Continuing Education  

Facilitation

Holistic Massage Therapy/

Manual Therapy

Birth Support/Postpartum Care

Yoga/ Meditation

Herbal Medicine Certification

  •  2016- 2022 doctoral research into trauma informed care in the perinatal and health and human services fields through the lens of leadership and change.

  • 2013 Master’s Degree Integrated Health Arts & Science

  • 2011 Bachelor’s Degree Integrated Health Arts & Science

  • 2003 Associates degree in science in Medical Massage Therapy

  • Relationship, Rupture, and Repair a Developmental somatic approach (2022)

  • Community Resilience Model (2019)                                            

  • Neuro Affective Relational Model (2017-2019)

  • Somatic Experiencing (2016-2020)

  • Somatic Trauma Resolution (2005-2006)

  • Be Present Empowerment Model of dialogue across race, gender, class, and power (2015- Present)

  • Women Writing for a Change; Conscious Feminine Leadership Training (2019)

  • Co-Facilitate Community based "Red Tent" circles, and healing circles (2006-2016)

  • Myofascial bodywork for optimal fetal positioning (2010)

  • Reiki (2004)

  • Adult and Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy (2004)                     

  • Baby’s first massage instruction (2004)                                        

  • Massage Therapy for pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum (2003)

  • State Medical Board of Ohio Licensed Massage Therapy (2003)

  • Homebirth Midwifery Apprenticeship (2010-2012)                            

  • Birth Emergency Skills Training (2011)                                           

  • Spinning Babies (2010)                                                             

  • Birthworks Childbirth Ed. Training (2006)                                        

  • Lactation Educator Certification, ICEA (2004)                                  

  • ICEA Childbirth Education (2004)                                            

  • Birth Doula Hospital oriented, OH. CAPPA (2000)          

  • Birth Doula, homebirth-oriented, WA. DONA (1997)

  • 200 hr. Registered Yoga Teacher Training (2013)                    

  • Trauma Informed Yoga Training (2009)                                       

  • WholeBirth prenatal yoga, meditation, group facilitation (2004)

  • Herbal Medicine for Women w/ Dr. Aviva Romm (2013)        

  • Herbal Teacher Training with Rosemary Gladstar (2009-2011)          

  • Foundations Therapeutic Herbal Medicine w/ David Hoffman (1997-98)

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