Meet Shannon Knorr
Body and Soul Centered Therapy
Shannon has been a somatic educator, movement and wellness coach and facilitator for twenty years. After helping people with chronic pain while healing from injuries and illness, she realized that teaching about functional movement was of course helpful, but, the pain and postures of the body were just the symptoms of the underlying causes of many times unaddressed trauma with emotional and spiritual roots that need tending to. Following her own roots back as she recovered from her own spiritual and health crisis recovering from unprocessed trauma and her journey with cancer, Shannon began uncovering deep underlying core beliefs as she explored her own intergenerational and personal traumas and began to rewrite the stories that she inherited.
Shannon believes in the innate wisdom of the body and that we all have access to this primal intuition and instinct and that the body ultimately longs and knows how to heal itself. We are a part of the living natural world and reclaiming ourselves, our bodies and our belonging is the first step to healing. The body is the terrain we will navigate together, the body not just a vehicle for our soul, but our bodies are expressions of our soul. Shannon believes in this place of sensation, memory and flesh, here we meet what lies beneath, the depths of our beings, so that we can begin to unravel our conditioning while returning and coming home to self, remembrance of who we truly are so that we can express, connect and relate from this deeper place of knowing, changing how we relate to others, our lives and ourselves.
Shannon uses a holistic and body centered approach of therapy, which is client centered and collaborative, she follows your lead and honors your innate knowing while deeply listening to what needs tending to in body, heart, mind and soul.
Shannon is in her third year of graduate school at Meridian University, in practicum as a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at Axis Mundi under supervision of Elysha Martinez LMFT #93493. She has experience with and continues to study...
Body Centered and Somatic Therapies
Expressive Arts/Tamalpa LifeArt Practitioner
Polyvagal Theory and Psoas Integration
Intergenerational Trauma and Ancestral Healing
Trauma Recovery and Trauma Healing
Plant Spirit Medicine and Herbalism
Depth Psychology and Dream Tending
Rites of Passage, Ritual and Ceremony
Soul Tending and Spiritual Psychology
Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga
Shadow-work and Jungian Psychology
Internal Family Systems and Parts Therapy
Why Body Centered Therapy?
It can help with
Movement Changes your Brain
Rewire neural patterns and move out of habituated patterns of relating, thinking, behaving, postures and gestures, while addressing deep core beliefs, which are often unconscious
Stress and Trauma are Housed in the Body
Talking about stress and trauma often stresses and re-traumatizes the system, body centered therapies follow the lead of the body while helping to heal and recover from stress and trauma
Stress, Emotions and Thoughts Affect our Body
All of the above can have drastic physiological affects on the body, and can be addressed through the body not just the mind
Deeper Authentic Connections
Our bodies are with us from day one and building a relationship with our body can help us foster deeper intimacy and relationships to others. Most of us long for connection, and this begins with how we relate to ourselves and our own body. Returning to self, and learning that we don't have to be anything, except ourselves. Remembrance of deep knowing that our selves are also deeply woven and linked to the greater world around us. We find ourselves first and then weave ourselves back into this web of life
Sensations are the language of the body, re-learning this language is key to gaining self agency. The body and soul speaks in images, sensations, emotions, words, rhythm, memory, dreams and archetypes
Our body has its own intelligence which is quite different than the mind's. The body holds wisdom and answers to many of the questions that we hold. The mind thinks yet the body knows