SE TRAUMA INSTITUTE PRACTITIONER DIRECTORY

Paula Josa-Jones CMA, RSMET, SEP

SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant

My background is as a dance and theater artist and performer.  I have taught in the dance programs at Tufts University, Boston University and at universities, colleges and dance festivals nationally and internationally. For the past 35 years, I have explored alternative, embodied approaches to body-mind learning, including Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, Tellington Touch Equine Awareness,  Body-Mind Centering, and Authentic Movement.  I am a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSMET) accredited by the ISMETA, the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.

For the past 22 years, I have worked with horses as a rider, choreographer, educator, and therapist.  My book, Our Horses, Ourselves: Discovering the Common Body, was published in 2017 by Trafalgar Square Books. In my experience, I find that horses can help us with whatever needs helping. They can illuminate issues or give us insights into the places that we are stuck - places of resistance or habits of body and mind that have become obstacles to our opening fully to our desires. Often that information is stored in the body. It can show up as pain or stiffness or a lack of feeling and joy.

I bring an SE-based, improvisational, intuitive, movement-based perspective to all of my work with both humans and horses. I teach privately in my movement studio in Kent, CT or at the stable with my beloved horse partners, Amadeo and Capprichio, in Rhinebeck, NY.

 

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Adults abused as children
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Equine-Assisted Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hospice
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

SEP, CMA (Certified Movement Analyst), RSMET (Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator), Tellington TTEAM Practitioner

Professional Certifications

SEP, CMA, RSMET, Tellington TTEAM Practioner