Meet Paula Marie

With over three decades of experience in modern psychology, neuroscience, somatics, and various healing and contemplative practices, Paula offers a unique blend of knowledge and intuitive wisdom. Her commitment to healing the mind, body, and heart is rooted in a deep understanding of the complexities and beauty of the human experience.

“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 Marie Scatoloni

Below you'll learn how Paula Marie bridges disciplines as a practitioner, guide, intuitive sound healer, somatic coach, writer, mentor, and speaker.

Bioenergetic and Sound Healer, Guide, and Teacher

Since the age of 17, I have been on a path to conscious embodiment and mind-body healing. Today, I bring together my understand on the intersection of consciousness and embodiment through the lens of psychology, bioenergetic and acoustic healing, somatics, movement, and spiritual wisdom. I offer a unique perspective and expertise in how our beliefs and behaviors are shaped by our physiology, movement patterns, and relational templates. Through a blend of vibrational healing and psycho-somatic coaching, I help individuals develop more self-love, compassion, and embodied presence while enhancing their capacity for intuition, joy, and nourishing relationships. Our immersive retreats and courses are designed to provide a relational ecosystem to engage in deep, sustained healing at the individual, ancestral, and collective levels with others who are seeking personal growth.

Although I am primarily a vibrational healer, I draw from my understanding of training in Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Therapy, parts work, DARE, TEB, BASE and Embodied Recovery in my online courses. I am certified in The Safe and Sound Protocol and Biofield Tuning and offer individual programs for those who are seeking consciousness expansion through sound. Previously, I co-developed treatment programs for eating disorders with Dr. Anita Johnston and professional training programs such as The Embodied Recovery Institute with Rachel Lewis.

Whether you are intuitive, sensitive, a deep thinker, an activist, a Wayshower, an embodiment coach, a seeker of consciousness, or simply someone who is curious, this space is crafted for you. Together, let's strive for a world where we can all hold space and celebrate our uniqueness while developing the capacity to restore our interconnectivity and universal mission.

Facilitator

Paula has been facilitating didactic and experiential workshops for over 3-decades bringing together her knowledge of human development, mindfulness, trauma, and authentic movement principles with her intuitive wisdom and connection to non-western or mystical teachings.

Healing Arts Practitioner

Paula has a natural resonance for using sound, vibration, and movement as part of her intuitive healing services. She is trained in contemporary acoustic methods such as Biofield Tuning and The Safe and Sound Protocol. Paula is dedicated to supporting transformation and growth by offering these forms of sound healing in an individual and group setting.

Guide

Paula has a natural connection and deep respect for non-Western perspectives and ancient wisdom. Paula supports individuals in reclaiming the split off aspects of the psyche in the healing of trauma and coaches individuals so they can access their creativity, intuition, and dreamtime states. She is committed to restoring our reciprocal relationship with the earth and invites ancestral and collective transformation to occur in the shared spaces she co-creates.

Somatic Coach

As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Paula has a deep understanding of the nervous system and the physiology of stress. Certified since 2016, she has training in advanced models of SE that focus on the early relational imprints such as BASE, TEB, DARE, and somatic parts work, which she incorporates into her individual and group services.

Writer

Paula provides a weekly Blog post for curious people. Paula has contributed to publications such as Trauma-Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders. She is the lead-author of the Unyte-ILS SE-SSP manual.

Mentor, Leader, Speaker

Paula provides personal growth mentorship for professionals who are seeking professional development through their own personal growth using mind-body-spirit approaches. Paula has co-created The Embodied Recovery Institute training program and developed an outpatient treatment program with Dr. Anita Johnston, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon. Paula and has taught and led clinical teams at institutions such as Duke University. She has presented at conferences and taught courses remotely and in-person since 2001.

Facilitator

Paula has been facilitating didactic and experiential workshops for over 3-decades bringing together her knowledge of human development, mindfulness, trauma, and authentic movement principles with her intuitive wisdom and connection to non-western or mystical teachings.

Healing Arts Practitioner

Paula has a natural resonance for using sound, vibration, and movement as part of her intuitive healing services. She is trained in contemporary acoustic methods such as Biofield Tuning and The Safe and Sound Protocol. Paula is dedicated to supporting transformation and growth by offering these forms of sound healing in an individual and group setting.

Guide

Paula has a natural connection and deep respect for non-Western perspectives and ancient wisdom. Paula supports individuals in reclaiming the split off aspects of the psyche in the healing of trauma and coaches individuals so they can access their creativity, intuition, and dreamtime states. She is committed to restoring our reciprocal relationship with the earth and invites ancestral and collective transformation to occur in the shared spaces she co-creates.

Somatic Coach

As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Paula has a deep understanding of the nervous system and the physiology of stress. Certified since 2016, she has training in advanced models of SE that focus on the early relational imprints such as BASE, TEB, DARE, and somatic parts work, which she incorporates into her individual and group services.

Writer

Paula provides a weekly Blog post for curious people. Paula has contributed to publications such as Trauma-Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders. She is the lead-author of the Unyte-ILS SE-SSP manual.

Mentor, Leader, Speaker

Paula provides personal growth mentorship for professionals who are seeking professional development through their own personal growth using mind-body-spirit approaches. Paula has co-created The Embodied Recovery Institute training program and developed an outpatient treatment program with Dr. Anita Johnston, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon. Paula and has taught and led clinical teams at institutions such as Duke University. She has presented at conferences and taught courses remotely and in-person since 2001.

My Story

I am a second generation child of English and Italian immigrants. I was raised in Southern CA in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Looking back now, I see that dance and music were my primary anchors for understanding the connection between embodiment and consciousness since early childhood. I was born an empath and highly intuitive with no framework for understanding these gifts and struggling with the complexities of developmental trauma. I was a dancer until the age of 13 and when I stopped dancing, I subsequently was thrown into a dark period of dis-embodiment for over 8 years managing like many, by dis-engaging from the body in creative and sometimes painful ways.

Thankfully, in my young adulthood, I relocated to Hawaii where I engaged in Eastern and Western explorations of consciousness through ancient and scientific perspectives that included experiential body-based therapies, movement practices like the 5-Rhythms, women’s groups, Siddha Yoga, and the traditional Sufi dances.

Through many years I came to heal my inner wounds and deepen my connection to Self (source) energy as I came to understand that we all have suffering and we are all trying to make meaning of our existence and purpose in the world.

After completing a Master in Social Work, I spent two more decades studying how life experiences shape our capacity for connection to self, others, and the world around us.

I spent a decade studying body-based trauma approaches so that I could better understand how adverse events and stress impact our biology, physiology, emotional capacity, relational interactions, and connection to our creativity and sense of ourselves as divine spiritual beings.

Today, I refer to myself as a “bridge” between science and spirituality. I help translate “symptoms” into a language that allows for a more expanded version of ourselves as humans so we can have a better experience of ourselves through our emotions, our relationships, our bodies, and our energy systems.

I have come to understand that our body holds the key to the deeper wisdom of who we truly are and who we are meant to be. Our body holds our learned patterns from our experiences and is the bridge to understanding how consciousness affects healing.

If you are currently on a path toward a deeper sense of consciousness through embodiment, feel free to contact me for a discovery call.

Warmly,

Paula

Credentials

Biofield Tuning Practitioner, 2022
Reiki I,II, III, 2022
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, NC from 2006
Safe and Sound Protocol Certified, 2019
Co-creator Embodied Recovery Institute, 2018
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, from 2016
Advanced SE Models, 2017-2018
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, 2 years
Certified Leven Institute, SYS Movement Teacher, 2006
Adjunct Faculty SW School, UNC & Smith School of Social Work, 2006-2015

“Healing is not about “fixing” or being “cured”. Rather, it is about re-membering - aspects of the CORE self, our ancestral narrative, our collective lineage that hold both our pain and our inherent joy. Healing in and through the body, allows us to engage with our learned patterns and defenses as we bring awareness and compassion to these unmet places - where our joy, spontaneity, and creative freedom reside”.

Let's Connect

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