Sille Borstad


Sille Borstad

Somatic Educator, LMT, SEP, RCST®

Sille’s practice blends the non-invasive hands on approach of Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy and SE Touch Work skills for autonomic nervous system regulation.  In addition she incorporates verbal guidance and hands-on skills from her SE training as well as five other modalities. They include <span style="text-decoration: underline">DARe</span> (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience) and <span style="text-decoration: underline">Touch Skills for Trauma Therapists,</span> <span style="text-decoration: underline">TEB</span> (transforming the experience based brain) -touch skills for early developmental trauma, <span style="text-decoration: underline">SRR</span> (Somatic Resilience and Regulation) and <span style="text-decoration: underline">Alchemical Alignment</span>.  <strong>W</strong><strong><em>hile listening to the story of the body</em></strong> Sille supports the body to have a voice and supports it’s story to be told through somatic sensations. Movements might emerge spontaneously and might want to be expressed.

Sille is <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline">not</span></strong> a psychologist or a psychotherapist or any other kind of mental health care practitioner and<strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline">does not provide</span></strong> cognitive therapy or “ talk therapy”.

She is a licensed Massage Therapist in the District of Columbia (#37) and brings 39 years of experience as a Somatic Educator.

She creates an atmosphere of <strong><em>connection and collaboration</em></strong> that supports her clients moving towards a greater sense of well being. This is created by cultivating a sense of safety, non-judgment, attunement, a resonant field and holding the inherent and intrinsic belief that everyone can heal. This is not regressive therapy. Sille's work <strong><em>supports the body’s/nervous system's ability to self regulate and return to it’s organic nature. </em></strong> This in turn can facilitate change and you might experience more resilience and a <strong>greater capacity to be with the challenges and stressors of life.</strong>

An important aspect of SE  is placing your attention and noticing on <strong>what is happening in your body in</strong> present time and what does your nervous system need in this m moment ?We spend time on noticing <strong>what is working</strong> in your body and nervous system. The SE model supports working with your nervous system and soma(body) not the story. The story comes out of the <strong>nervous system response</strong>, this is <strong>what we explore!</strong>

This is done with support and awareness and by familiarizing yourself with your own nervous system and it's states and knowing where you are in each moment in the ANS-map - the Autonomic Nervous System Map. We also work on developing your sensory awareness and vocabulary. It is an interactive process. Sille incorporates self-help exercises to support the nervous system which you can use at home.

This work can allow for the rediscovery of parts of your self that you might have lost connection with. SE Touch Work has the ability to change life long patterns that no longer serve you. The work Sille offers will over time support your autonomic nervous system to move towards a greater sense of  <strong>SAFETY</strong> and <strong>CONNECTION</strong>.  When moving into a greater sense of safety as well as greater sense of connection with self and others,<em><strong> experiencing<em> </em>the pleasure of being ALIVE</strong></em><b><i> and the felt sense of JOY is possible.</i></b>

Sille is a member of the following professional organizations: <span style="text-decoration: underline">AMTA</span> (American Massage Therapy Association), <span style="text-decoration: underline">BCTA/NA</span> - The Biodynamic Craniosacral Association of North America - RCST® #3,  Associate member of<span style="text-decoration: underline"> USABP</span> (United States Association for Body Psychotherapy), <span style="text-decoration: underline"> EMPA</span> - Energy Medicine Professional Association and holds a Lifetime Membership with the <span style="text-decoration: underline">Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute</span>.

<em>“<strong>Collaboration and connection is key. We are not meant to go-it alone”</strong>  </em>

<em>Berns Galloway</em>

<em><strong>"We are all inherently hardwired to heal - we have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma and unleash the core aliveness we all possess."</strong> </em><em>Diane Poole Heller</em>



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