Neurobiology creates compassion for profound growth
THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF RESILIENCY & POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH
I’m Ruby Jo Walker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Post-Traumatic Growth Somatic Therapy™. For the last 30 years, my work has evolved from offering psychotherapy services into helping other helping professionals. I host trainings and supervision groups for therapists, healthcare workers, spiritual care leaders, bodyworkers, human services workers, advocates, educators, and anyone wanting to learn more about trauma. As an expert in interpersonal neurobiology, psychotherapy, and trauma treatment, my trainings, consultations, and therapy work incorporate cutting-edge principles of polyvagal theory, neurobiology, attachment-based perspective, resilience, and a somatic lens. These concepts are proven to better assist clients and patients as they develop resiliency and deep transformation in all areas of life.
Ruby Jo Walker, LCSW
Founder of Post-Traumatic Growth Somatic Therapy™ Certifications
Certified Somatic Experiencing™ Therapist, Hakomi™ Certified Therapist,
and Organic Intelligence™ Somatic Therapist, Expert Level
Three Areas of Service:
How can you support your client’s journey of expansion? In addition to having the latest information on neurobiology, it’s a simple, profound truth that the more you work on yourself as a therapist, the more you can help your clients better themselves. With a gentle, fully supported, non-threatening approach, these formalized therapy trainings are designed to help you do just that by incorporating principles of attachment, neurobiology, polyvagal theory, resilience, somatics, and mindfulness.
Supervision groups are intended for practitioners who work with therapy or bodywork clients and are interested in applying neurobiology perspectives to their work, including polyvagal theory and somatics. If you are a therapist practicing mindfulness-based or somatic psychotherapies, or you have an interest in Hakomi or Somatic Experiencing and would like to engage expert supervision for this process, these supervision groups are an excellent fit for your personal and professional development. Bring your cases and questions, and we’ll gently explore options for working with various client presentations. My goal is for you to feel seen, heard, supported, and equipped to intervene with your clients in more innovative, compassionate ways.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years and find that a somatic-mindfulness approach is the most effective and rewarding way toward healing and transformation. Our sessions together integrate Somatic Experiencing™ andOrganic Intelligence™ and are informed by the Hakomi developmental model, as well as my Post-Traumatic Growth Somatic Therapy model. I work from a non-pathologizing perspective and rely on the strengths of an individual's innate knowing and the inherent capacity to heal that is found in each of us.
AS A LEADER IN THE TRAINING AND APPLICATION OF POLYVAGAL THEORY, POLYVAGAL THEORY INFORMS EVERYTHING I DO.
During my 30-year career as a therapist and therapy trainer, Polyvagal Theory has become one of the biggest game changers in impacting psychotherapy interventions. Developed by Dr. Steven Porges, PV Theory influences both how we treat trauma and shapes our understanding of the neurobiology of being human.
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"I am so grateful for the professional growth I have experienced during my association with Ruby Jo and the investment she has made in me as a fellow human. Her life experience resonates with her ability to be direct yet compassionate and her loving sense of humor. Trainings are filled with laughter, reflection, and aha moments."
– Michelle Trosclair, LPC, CHT, New York