"For most of us enlightenment isn't a sudden awakening, but a slow process of shining the light of consciousness onto those rejected, forgotten, and denied places within"
-  Toko-Pa Turner

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATIVE LIVING

Masterclass: Embodying the Unified Self

Rebirthing Ourselves through Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
A Contemporary Sound Journey for Inner Child Healing and Reunion with the Self

"For most of us enlightenment isn't a sudden awakening, but a slow process of shining the light of consciousness onto those rejected, forgotten, and denied places within"
-  Toko-Pa Turner

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATIVE LIVING

Masterclass: Embodying the Unified Self

Rebirthing Ourselves through Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
A Contemporary Sound Journey for Inner Child Healing and Reunion with the Self

Embodying the Unified Self

Most of us are out of tune with our deeper selves. We are disconnected from our body and its needs, dissociated from our creativity and intuition, and constricted in our access to our emotions, including expanded states of joy, spontaneity, compassion, and unconditional love.

Embodying the Unified Self is an archetypal journey to support the awakening of the inner child and the healing of the core wounds that occurred in our formative years. Many of these wounds can also have intergenerational patterns to them.

What is the Self?

The Self is our true essence. It is connected to the deepest most authentic expression of our truth, stripped away of conformity, accommodations, and traits that we embody throughout our lifetime as a result of cultural norms, relational ruptures, environmental stressors, trauma, and social conditioning.

The reunion with the self begins when we agree to embark on an epic journey to tend to our core wounds as we reclaim, restore, and re-embody our sense of aliveness, vitality, and joyful living.

Embodying the Unified Self

Most of us are out of tune with our deeper selves. We are disconnected from our body and its needs, dissociated from our creativity and intuition, and constricted in our access to our emotions, including expanded states of joy, spontaneity, compassion, and unconditional love.

Embodying the Unified Self is an archetypal journey to support the awakening of the inner child and the healing of the core wounds that occurred in our formative years. Many of these wounds can also have intergenerational patterns to them.

What is the Self?

The Self is our true essence. It is connected to the deepest most authentic expression of our truth, stripped away of conformity, accommodations, and traits that we embody throughout our lifetime as a result of cultural norms, relational ruptures, environmental stressors, trauma, and social conditioning.

The reunion with the self begins when we agree to embark on an epic journey to tend to our core wounds as we reclaim, restore, and re-embody our sense of aliveness, vitality, and joyful living.

4 Principles

Transformative Harmonics weaves together 4 principles to support healing and transformation:

Moving from the Head to the Heart

The Power of Relationships

Reconnecting with the Wisdom of the Body

Returning to Our Roots

At the heart of this inward journey is the re-establishment of an internal sense of safety and freedom in being “You”.

4 Principles

Transformative Harmonics weaves together 4 principles to support healing and transformation:

Moving from the Head to the Heart

The Power of Relationships

Reconnecting with the Wisdom of the Body

Returning to Our Roots

At the heart of this inward journey is the re-establishment of an internal sense of safety and freedom in being “You”.

What is Sound Journeying?

“The Body is the Shore on the Ocean of Being”
-anonymous Sufi writer, Autobiography of Trauma


Sound is an ancient healing practice that has been used for centuries to create deep healing in the physical, emotional, and subtle energy systems. John Beaulieu, Ph.D notes that we can travel through consciousness on sound. In fact, the Australian Aboriginal people use a didgeridoo to create an inter-dimensional sonic window so one could travel through the sound current.

Embodying the Unified Self is a sound journey using modern technology (Safe and Sound Program) for traveling through the unconscious to meet the core wounds of the inner child.

This sound lab is both a reflection of the mystical path that has been set before us for centuries in the ancient traditions. It is also a reflection of the visionary work of my modern day mentors in the body-based therapy world. This marriage of science and spiritual wisdom is the foundation and structure that set the container for these group healing experiences to organically unfold.

With a focus on healing the hearts of humanity, the elements of the container are very similar to what would be created in a shamanic, spiritual, or psychedelic journey.

Why Try The Unified Self Course?

What People Say:

"There is less fear and noise in my body and nervous system."

"I am more spontaneous and playful."

"I have a greater capacity to manage life's stressors."

"I feel more connected to my authentic self."

"I have more compassion for myself and others."

"I feel more connected to the natural world, its rhythms, and heartbeat."

"I have less need to use food, TV, or distraction to regulate my nervous system."

"I can belly laugh again."

"I have more clarity on my boundaries."

"As a meditator, I have more access to Self-energy."

"I have more mental clarity and executive functioning."

"My intuition and deeper ways of knowing are sharper."

"I can express myself with more ease and less fear."

"I am more embodied and present in my relationships."

"I find myself more easily reaching for connection and support"

"My sleep is deeper. I am dreaming again."

"I am starting to feel states of joy."

Why Try The Unified Self Course?

What People Say:

"There is less fear and noise in my body and nervous system."

"I am more spontaneous and playful."

"I have a greater capacity to manage life's stressors."

"I feel more connected to my authentic self."

"I have more compassion for myself and others."

"I feel more connected to the natural world, its rhythms, and heartbeat."

"I have less need to use food, TV, or distraction to regulate my nervous system."

"I can belly laugh again."

"I have more clarity on my boundaries."

"As a meditator, I have more access to Self-energy."

"I have more mental clarity and executive functioning."

"My intuition and deeper ways of knowing are sharper."

"I can express myself with more ease and less fear."

"I am more embodied and present in my relationships."

"I find myself more easily reaching for connection and support"

"My sleep is deeper. I am dreaming again."

"I am starting to feel states of joy."

Why Would You Join This Course?

To better know and understand your deeper Self

We all have internal programs and beliefs that unconsciously guide us and can get in the way of our experience of self-love, joy, and inner freedom to connect to our true essence or Self.

When we engage in deep Self-discovery and attunement to our sensations and emotions, we free ourselves from limiting patterns by becoming conscious of them. These patterns are often held in our physiology, our bodies, and our nervous system.

To have more nourishing and satisfying relationships with others

Our relationship with ourselves greatly impacts how we engage in our intimate relationships. To improve our experience of connection with others, we need to look at our unconscious patterns. Most unconscious patterns start in our formative years of life or are inherited intergenerationally or collectively. Sound can be a portal for engaging with these patterns and exploring consciousness.

Transformative Harmonics provides new options and choices for us to explore consciousness, release unhelpful patterns, and improve our capacity to feel safe in relationships, so we can restore our deeper sense of trust in ourselves, others, and the world around us.

To enhance your experience of joy, creativity, and inner wisdom

The more healing we engage in around our emotional wounds, the more embodied we become, and greater capacity we have to live from our fullest most authentic version of ourselves. When we do the deeper work on ourselves, we not only process our pain, but we gain access to our states of joy, spontaneity, and creative expression. 

Why Would You Join This Course?

To better know and understand your deeper Self

We all have internal programs and beliefs that unconsciously guide us and can get in the way of our experience of self-love, joy, and inner freedom to connect to our true essence or Self.

When we engage in deep Self-discovery and attunement to our sensations and emotions, we free ourselves from limiting patterns by becoming conscious of them. These patterns are often held in our physiology, our bodies, and our nervous system.

To have more nourishing and satisfying relationships with others

Our relationship with ourselves greatly impacts how we engage in our intimate relationships. To improve our experience of connection with others, we need to look at our unconscious patterns. Most unconscious patterns start in our formative years of life or are inherited intergenerationally or collectively. Sound can be a portal for engaging with these patterns and exploring consciousness.

Transformative Harmonics provides new options and choices for us to explore consciousness, release unhelpful patterns, and improve our capacity to feel safe in relationships, so we can restore our deeper sense of trust in ourselves, others, and the world around us.

To enhance your experience of joy, creativity, and inner wisdom

With so much focus these days on fixing symptoms, there needs to be a place where we can tap into real options for deep and long-lasting healing through the organicity of the body and its biological imperative to move toward wholeness and health.

You Will Benefit If...

You are interested in a blending of modern psychology, Somatic Experiencing, and sound healing with earth-based practices and ancient wisdom.

You have engaged in somatic work, energy healing, shamanic journeying, sound healing, movement explorations, or breath work.

You are seeking tools to build your capacity for soulful embodiment, regulation, and attuned relational presence.

You want more access to states of joy and creativity.

You want to empower yourself by deepening your access to intuition.

You think and engage holistically in the world.

You understand that collective work is personal work.

Recent Reviews

"One of my hopes and intentions for being a part of this experience was to overcome discomfort I've had with intimacy as well as other challenges with belonging within group settings. I was so amazed at how safe the space felt for me and how deep I was able to go into the process and during our time together, even connecting with others in the group across our differences. My participation in the group gifted me with such a rich experience that I find it difficult to articulate with words just how healing and meaningful it was for me.

I found myself making connections more easily with my life experiences to better understand all that's shaped who I am currently, expanding my capacity to be kind to my inner child and able to recognize when it is her who is showing up as compared to my adult self (or other selves), and communicating my needs in an assertive and empowered way with very little hesitation. It was like meeting and getting comfortable with a new version of myself, a more victorious one.

I will carry with me and cherish this experience and the opportunity to be a part of it as I explore all the parts of me I have yet to discover. I am so proud of the version of me that this program has supported me in becoming."

LA Adkins, LCSW

Paula offers a beautiful space of exploration, connection, containments and wisdom as one takes the embodied journey using SSP. I not only grew in my own skills to offer and lead but also got to nourish my own being. It’s been a beautiful experience filled with kindness, wisdom and support to stay connected to my authentic and whole self.

Jenna Little
MA, MS, LCMHCA, RDN, LDN, RYT-200, SSP certified

"As a person who has done a lot of healing work through the decades using various modalities in various settings and groups, I was not expected to be surprised by the experiences that arose in this transformational process in Paula's community for healing through sound. The group's relational safety combined with the alchemy catalyzed by sound revealed unresolved material in a contained way. I experienced fast moving images, emotions and sensations that resolved quickly and didn't leave me overwhelmed. I landed in a very integrated place, feeling safer in relationships, and a more authentic version of myself.”

Inge Sengelmann
LCSW, SEP, RYT

Paula has a gentle, supportive, intuitive way of holding space for participants to explore and practice attuning to the messages of their body and respond effectively. This course felt like an unfolding. It allowed me to hone my resiliency skills, clear away the noise that gets in the way of yielding into the present moment, and illuminated clarity for my path. As a fellow therapist, I was grateful for a healing space that didn't feel like I got too involved in other people's process, but rather could focus on my own journey with the group energy fortifying the container. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking a shift towards receptivity and the embodied feminine.

Heidi Andersen
LCMHC-S, RYT, Certified Body Trust Specialist, Certified Safe and Sound Protocol Provider

Recent Reviews

One of my hopes and intentions for being a part of this experience was to overcome discomfort I've had with intimacy as well as other challenges with belonging within group settings. I was so amazed at how safe the space felt for me and how deep I was able to go into the process and during our time together, even connecting with others in the group across our differences. My participation in the group gifted me with such a rich experience that I find it difficult to articulate with words just how healing and meaningful it was for me.

I found myself making connections more easily with my life experiences to better understand all that's shaped who I am currently, expanding my capacity to be kind to my inner child and able to recognize when it is her who is showing up as compared to my adult self (or other selves), and communicating my needs in an assertive and empowered way with very little hesitation. It was like meeting and getting comfortable with a new version of myself, a more victorious one.

I will carry with me and cherish this experience and the opportunity to be a part of it as I explore all the parts of me I have yet to discover. I am so proud of the version of me that this program has supported me in becoming.

LA Adkins, LCSW

Paula offers a beautiful space of exploration, connection, containments and wisdom as one takes the embodied journey using SSP. I not only grew in my own skills to offer and lead but also got to nourish my own being. It’s been a beautiful experience filled with kindness, wisdom and support to stay connected to my authentic and whole self.

Jenna Little
MA, MS, LCMHCA, RDN, LDN, RYT-200, SSP certified

"As a person who has done a lot of healing work through the decades using various modalities in various settings and groups, I was not expected to be surprised by the experiences that arose in this transformational process in Paula's community for healing through sound. The group's relational safety combined with the alchemy catalyzed by sound revealed unresolved material in a contained way. I experienced fast moving images, emotions and sensations that resolved quickly and didn't leave me overwhelmed. I landed in a very integrated place, feeling safer in relationships, and a more authentic version of myself.”

Inge Sengelmann
LCSW, SEP, RYT

Paula has a gentle, supportive, intuitive way of holding space for participants to explore and practice attuning to the messages of their body and respond effectively. This course felt like an unfolding. It allowed me to hone my resiliency skills, clear away the noise that gets in the way of yielding into the present moment, and illuminated clarity for my path. As a fellow therapist, I was grateful for a healing space that didn't feel like I got too involved in other people's process, but rather could focus on my own journey with the group energy fortifying the container. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking a shift towards receptivity and the embodied feminine.

Heidi Andersen
LCMHC-S, RYT, Certified Body Trust Specialist, Certified Safe and Sound Protocol Provider

Teacher * Guide * Writer * Speaker * Earth-Based Practices * Modern Mysticism

Paula is a leader in the field of psychology, somatics and sound bringing together her practical understanding and embodied wisdom on the relationship between the mind, body, and heart. Paula has hosted healing circles and facilitated groups for over 30 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Healing Arts Practitioner trained in Somatic Experiencing, Biofield Tuning, and The Safe and Sound Protocol. Her approach draws from most cutting-edge perspectives such as Interpersonal Neurobiology, Sensorimotor Therapy, Bodymind Centering, Embodied Recovery, and Biofield Tuning. Her somatic and sonic sound journeys are a unique blend of science and spirituality that offer individuals transformational experiences through explorations of consciousness, embodiment, and mindful attunement. Paula uses sound and somatics as her primary portals of personal and spiritual exploration.

She is the co-developer of the original Ai Pono treatment center in Hawaii and the co-creator of the Embodied Recovery Institute in NC. Paula's work is featured in publications such as The Safe and Sound Protocol, The SE-SSP guidelines, and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Eating Disorders. Paula is also known for bringing cutting-edge perspectives on eating disorders treatment programs at institutions such as Duke University.

Teacher * Guide * Writer * Speaker * Earth-Based Practices * Modern Mysticism

Paula is a leader in the field of psychology, somatics and sound bringing together her practical understanding and embodied wisdom on the relationship between the mind, body, and heart. Paula has hosted healing circles and facilitated groups for over 30 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Healing Arts Practitioner trained in Somatic Experiencing, Biofield Tuning, and The Safe and Sound Protocol. Her approach draws from most cutting-edge perspectives such as Interpersonal Neurobiology, Sensorimotor Therapy, Bodymind Centering, Embodied Recovery, and Biofield Tuning. Her somatic and sonic sound journeys are a unique blend of science and spirituality that offer individuals transformational experiences through explorations of consciousness, embodiment, and mindful attunement. Paula uses sound and somatics as her primary portals of personal and spiritual exploration.

She is the co-developer of the original Ai Pono treatment center in Hawaii and the co-creator of the Embodied Recovery Institute in NC. Paula's work is featured in publications such as The Safe and Sound Protocol, The SE-SSP guidelines, and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Eating Disorders. Paula is also known for bringing cutting-edge perspectives on eating disorders treatment programs at institutions such as Duke University.

What is Included?

The Unified Self
7 Self-Paced Modules

Module 1

The Power of Community: Developing A Group Container
Sound Healing: Ancient Principles
Contemporary Sound Healing: What is Psychoacoustics?
Safe and Sound Protocol
Preparing for Listening

Module 2

Strengthening Mind, Body, Heart Connection
The Evolution of the Self: Archetype of the Inner Child
Reclaiming Our Power through Conscious Embodiment
How Relationships Shape Our Capacity for Regulation
Limiting Belief: How States Become Traits
Traditional Wisdom: Our Core Wounds

Module 3

Yield: From Separation to Belonging
Yielding into Relational Connection
Traditional Wisdom: Trusting the Mystery & Learning to Sit in Stillness
Awakening Intuition
Awakening the Dreamer
Crown Consciousness: Deeper Ways of Knowing

Module 4

Push: Remembering Safe Existence
The Nervous System in Defense
Traditional Wisdom: Conception and Governing Vessel
Awareness and Expression of Boundaries
Awakening the Breath
Connecting the Earth’s Pulse
Root Consciousness: Embodied Groundedness

Module 5

Reach: Reclaiming Our Needs
Traditional Wisdom: The Hara Center
The Energy of Emotions
How We Defend Against Emotions
Finding Joy through Play and Spontaneity
Sacral Consciousness: Joyful Living

Module 6

Holding: Restoring Our Power
The Power of the Heart: Finding the Courage to Love Deeply
Traditional Wisdom: Kidney Adrenal Complex
Cultivating Embodied Presence
Embodied Communication
Solar Plexus Consciousness

Module 7

Pulling: Returning to Love
Self Love: The Gift of Compassion
Listening From the Heart
Cultivating Gratitude & Appreciation
Traditional Wisdom: The Power of Forgiveness
Developing Reciprocity with the Natural World

Paula joins the Mind Bod Adventure Podcast with Jeff Warren and Tasha Schumann to discuss Psychoacoustics and Safety:


Paula was recently a guest on "The Soul of Life" Podcast. It discusses the use of sound vibrations to reset hyper- or hypo-active nervous systems after trauma.
This method is called psychoacoustics, and Paula uses a tool called the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) to stimulate the tiny muscles of the inner ear, "massaging" the polyvagal nerve, and activating the body's safety, belonging, and relaxation system. SSP has been shown to relieve symptoms of dissociative depression, and anxiety. SSP was originally designed to treat Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) but has been widely used to treat a range of mental health and health symptoms.

Schedule Options

Available Cohorts

  • Aug 22nd to Oct 3rd
    Thursdays 12:00pm-2:00pm ET
    Registration Closes on August 15th
    Online Access Starts Aug Aug 8th
    Orientation: Aug 22nd
    Listening Lab: Aug 29th, Sept 5th, Sept 12th, Sept 19th, Sept 26th
    Closure: Oct 3rd
    Minimum needed 10 participants
    Maximum in course is 12 participants
    * Paula is co-leading this with Meryl Fields, SEP
  • Special Addition: Unified Self and Ancestral Healing

    This special edition of the sound journey will bring in additional elements to support ancestral healing.

    Paula will co-teach with Lotty Ackerman Mayer, SEP. As Master Level Reiki Teachers we will bring together our experiences and knowledge in working with ancestral patterns in this special edition of the course.

    Aug 27th-Oct 8th
    Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm ET
    Registration Closes on Aug 12th
    Online Access Starts Aug 12th
    Orientation: Aug 27th
    Listening Lab: Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st
    Closure: Oct 8th
    Minimum needed 10 participants
    Maximum in course is 12 participants

What is Included?

Transformative Harmonics
7 Self-Paced Modules

Module 1

The Power of Community: Developing A Group Container
Sound Healing: Ancient Principles
Contemporary Sound Healing: What is Psychoacoustics?
Safe and Sound Protocol
Preparing for Listening

Module 2

Strengthening Mind, Body, Heart Connection
The Evolution of the Self: Archetype of the Inner Child
Reclaiming Our Power through Conscious Embodiment
How Relationships Shape Our Capacity for Regulation
Limiting Belief: How States Become Traits
Traditional Wisdom: Our Core Wounds

Module 3

Yield: From Separation to Belonging
Yielding into Relational Connection
Traditional Wisdom: Trusting the Mystery & Learning to Sit in Stillness
Awakening Intuition
Awakening the Dreamer
Crown Consciousness: Deeper Ways of Knowing

Module 4

Push: Remembering Safe Existence
The Nervous System in Defense
Traditional Wisdom: Conception and Governing Vessel
Awareness and Expression of Boundaries
Awakening the Breath
Connecting the Earth’s Pulse
Root Consciousness: Embodied Groundedness

Module 5

Reach: Reclaiming Our Needs
Traditional Wisdom: The Hara Center
The Energy of Emotions
How We Defend Against Emotions
Finding Joy through Play and Spontaneity
Sacral Consciousness: Joyful Living

Module 6

Holding: Restoring Our Power
The Power of the Heart: Finding the Courage to Love Deeply
Traditional Wisdom: Kidney Adrenal Complex
Cultivating Embodied Presence
Embodied Communication
Solar Plexus Consciousness

Module 7

Pulling: Returning to Love
Self Love: The Gift of Compassion
Listening From the Heart
Cultivating Gratitude & Appreciation
Traditional Wisdom: The Power of Forgiveness
Developing Reciprocity with the Natural World

Paula joins the Mind Bod Adventure Podcast with Jeff Warren and Tasha Schumann to discuss Psychoacoustics and Safety:


Paula was recently a guest on "The Soul of Life" Podcast. It discusses the use of sound vibrations to reset hyper- or hypo-active nervous systems after trauma.
This method is called psychoacoustics, and Paula uses a tool called the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) to stimulate the tiny muscles of the inner ear, "massaging" the polyvagal nerve, and activating the body's safety, belonging, and relaxation system. SSP has been shown to relieve symptoms of dissociative depression, and anxiety. SSP was originally designed to treat Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) but has been widely used to treat a range of mental health and health symptoms.

Schedule Options

This course is offered for both practitioners and non-practitioners. There are also several scheduling options you can choose from that includes sound healing from Paula with support from one her assistants who is supporting the group processing aspect of the course (see name listed below). Click here for more information about the assistants.

Available Cohorts

  • Aug 22nd to Oct 3rd
    Thursdays 12:00pm-2:00pm ET
    Registration Closes on August 15th
    Online Access Starts Aug Aug 8th
    Orientation: Aug 22nd
    Listening Lab: Aug 29th, Sept 5th, Sept 12th, Sept 19th, Sept 26th
    Closure: Oct 3rd
    Minimum needed 10 participants
    Maximum in course is 12 participants
    * Paula is co-leading this with Meryl Fields, SEP
  • Special Addition: Unified Self and Ancestral Healing

    This special edition of the sound journey will bring in additional elements to support ancestral healing.

    Paula will co-teach with Lotty Ackerman Mayer, SEP. As Master Level Reiki Teachers we will bring together our experiences and knowledge in working with ancestral patterns in this special edition of the course.

    Aug 27th-Oct 8th
    Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm ET
    Registration Closes on Aug 12th
    Online Access Starts Aug 12th
    Orientation: Aug 27th
    Listening Lab: Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st
    Closure: Oct 8th
    Minimum needed 10 participants
    Maximum in course is 12 participants

Tuition

Investment: 
1 payment of $1200, or 2 monthly payments of $600, or 7 weekly payments of $172.

Alumni Rate:
Alumni receive an additional 10% off. Please use coupon code alumni (all lower case letters)

Refund Policy:
Refund of full tuition paid minus $100 available if cancellation is made up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the course. A refund of 50% of tuition paid minus $100 is available if cancellation is made between 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. No refund is available if cancellation is made within 7 days of the start of the course. The fee may be applied to a future cohort.

Prerequisite:
This course requires a common interest in the mind-body connection and some experience in tracking the nervous system or internal states. As this course can involve the experience of emotions and physiological shifts, participants who have experience in self-exploration through experiential group processes are encouraged to apply.

Registration Is Open! 
Apply to be in the practitioner or non-practitioner cohort starting in April 2024!

Tuition

Investment:
1 payment of $1200, or 2 monthly payments of $600, or 7 weekly payments of $172.

Alumni Rate:
Alumni receive an additional 10% off. Please use coupon code alumni (all lower case letters)

Refund Policy:
Refund of full tuition paid minus $100 available if cancellation is made up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the course. A refund of 50% of tuition paid minus $100 is available if cancellation is made between 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. No refund is available if cancellation is made within 7 days of the start of the course. The fee may be applied to a future cohort.

Prerequisite:
This course requires a common interest in the mind-body connection and some experience in tracking the nervous system or internal states. As this course can involve the experience of emotions and physiological shifts, participants who have experience in self-exploration through experiential group processes are encouraged to apply.

Registration Is Open! 
Apply to be in the practitioner or non-practitioner cohort starting in April 2024!