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My name is Michele Lee Nieves and I am the founder of The Thrivers School of Transformation. I'm also an author, a Trauma Informed Life Coach and Trauma Recovery Coaching Instructor. I specialize in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Childhood Trauma and Complex PTSD.
I combine my ICF training with both cognitive and somatic modalities in my practice. I've found that by using the two together, is what truly helps individuals shift from who they HAD to be due to the trauma, into who they truly are! You can not recover from trauma with 'words alone or logic' nor can you recover with JUST somatic modalities and no understanding - it's really the combination that yields lasting results!!
Some of the modalities that I offer as part of my coaching package are:
- Releasing Trapped Emotions via Kinesiology: to identify and release trapped emotions. When we suppress emotions - they stay stuck in the nervous system and the 'weight' of them often holds us back from accomplishing our goals. This is a non-invasive, holistic healing modality that helps us to unload that emotional baggage.
- Trauma Release Breathwork: Trauma does not reside in the cortical regions of the brain - it is subcortical. The theory behind TRB is that it calms your default mode network (which acts as a restraint on your limbic network). With the restraint removed, our brains are free to explore more unconscious material. Childhood memories and many others that were long forgotten can come up - giving us the ability to add information, process and release.
- Somatic Experiencing (year two): We cannot release trauma that is trapped in the unconscious, in the body - using logic! We need to bring the nervous system INTO the session with us - this is a powerful modality to help release and retrain the nervous system in real time!!!!
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"I searched for help for narcissistic abuse recovery for 2 decades! It wasn't until doing Michele's 3 month deep dive that I was able to locate where my nervous system was 'stuck' and take back control of my life. Some of the things we did together were not what you would think of as 'conventional' but they work!! One of the most powerful things we did together was reparenting via somatic experiencing. In my career life I had been stuck as the 12 year old that was shut down as a kid. I've broken out of that mold and my career is blossoming. I am so grateful."
"My journey has been long, hard and humbling. BUT Michele really helped me to understand the importance of letting go of 'time.' As a guy I just wanted to get over it! But it doesn't work that way. I felt like the narcissistic abuse I dealt with as a child had destroyed me from the inside out and the recovery was about rebuilding from the ground up - not an overnight thing for sure. What I appreciate about working one on one with Michele is that she doesn't 'tell you what you need to do', instead she shines the light down that dark pathway in your soul and then with the utmost positive regard and compassion, she takes your hand and travels the journey with you. I highly recommend working with her."
While I am proud to be a Trauma Informed Recovery Coach & Recovery Coaching Instructor the truth is...
The reason I am so passionate and dedicated to this recovery journey of others is because I too had to travel down the same path and let me tell you - it was NOT easy!!
Trauma leaves an imprint in your nervous system... all the way down to your DNA - and the recovery journey often feels lonely, misunderstood, painful and... difficult.
Sometimes it feels like you are paddling and paddling and yet staying 'stuck' in the same patterns, the same relationships, the same painful core beliefs.
I've been there. I understand what it's like to not only hit rock bottom - but I also understand the strength, courage, patience and compassion that's needed to rise back up ... not to where you were - but rather to where you WANT to be!
One of the hardest lessons I learned was the fact that TIME... while it heals many wounds.... it does NOT heal trauma wounds. The nervous system, your subconscious beliefs and the changes to your brain due to trauma - do not 'snap back' once the wounder is gone or the trauma has ended. Until we do the deep inner work to recover and heal the trauma wounds - the trauma lives on in the body and unconsciously controls and limits you in life.
But trauma is NOT a life sentence and I am dedicated to helping people to not believe MY words - but to experience that reality in their own lives!!
Whether you are still needing personal assistance on your own healing journey or whether you are ready to use your post traumatic growth as a catalyst to help others - check out the 3 resources below!