About Paula Scatoloni

Paula’s Expertise

PAULA (she/her) is a Healing Arts Practitioner, Somatic Educator, and Sound Healer blending modern neuroscience with ancient methods. Her unique approach supports personal, ancestral, and collective healing. She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Hawaii, at Manoa and has worked as a Clinical Social Worker for three decades. Paula combines her understanding of body-oriented psychology, transpersonal psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, traumatology, and movement education, with her embodied experience in Eastern philosophical approaches energetic methodologies. She has led clinical teams at Duke University and has collaborated to develop projects such as The Embodied Recovery Institute and The Ai Pono Outpatient Treatment Center in Hawaii. She currently serves as a mentor and consultant for Unyte-ILS to expand the field of health in its understanding of how to use sound and vibration therapeutically. Her offerings are designed for individuals who wish to participate in the shared healing of the planet through their own embodied consciousness. Paula believes that embodiment is a journey of returning to a felt sense of safety, remembering our innate worth, and restoring our personal power and agency to transform suffering. She believes that sound and vibration are portals for the transformation of emotions, relational templates, body narrative, and energy systems that hold our personal, ancestral, and collective wounding as well as our innate capacity for resilience.

Paula’s work draws from following embodiment approaches:
  • Biofield Tuning
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Sound-Energy Healing
  • Bodywork and Somatic Education (BASE)
  • Transforming The Experienced-Based Brain (TEB)
  • (J. Fisher)/Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • BodyMind Centering
  • Embodied Recovery (ERED)
  • Yoga (Life Force Yoga)
  • The Creative Arts
Presentations & Published Work
Paula’s has been at the forefront of the field of eating disorders and embodiment for over three decades. Although she is not presently engaged in the treatment of eating disorders, she has taught extensively about the etiology and treatment of eating disorders for many years. Paula’s cutting-edge perspectives on eating disorders influenced her to co-develop The Embodied Recovery Institute with Rachel Lewis. She and Rachel have aired on numerous podcasts worldwide. She is published in the book, Trauma-Informed Approaches for Eating Disorders, where she writes about Somatic Experiencing and the body as the missing link to eating disorders treatment.
For more information on the Embodied Recovery Institute go to: www.embodiedrecovery.org

Paula is currently the lead author of the SSP-SE Guidelines published through Unyte-ILS. https://integratedlistening.com/somatic-experiencing/. She serves as a member of Unyte’s Clinical Advisory Team and offers experiential mentorships on the SSP in a small group setting.

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Personal Journey

“I have come to understand that our body holds our deepest knowing of who we are and our authentic expression of ourselves. Our body holds our learned patterns from our experiences and is the bridge to understanding how consciousness affects healing.”

– Paula Scatoloni