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Our Story: Survivors of a Traumatic Pedestrian Accident

Updated: Sep 28, 2023


For our first blog post, I want to introduce you to Exhale & Paws and share a bit more about my story, what I do, and how we can help you.



If you’ve explored our site a bit, you’ve probably met my right-hand man, Bachelor: The Certified Good Boy, Philosophical Meditation Guide, and my Adorably Fluffy Pup/Co-Founder of Exhale & Paws.

But Bachelor is only in our lives because of an unexpected stop on my life’s journey.

In 2021, my husband and I were involved in a traumatic pedestrian accident that changed our lives forever. He was struck by a drunk driver from behind while we were jogging on the sidewalk. Our lives changed in an instant. We could no longer relax, play, or live the same.

Soon enough, trauma did its thing, and PTSD set in. I was living in absolute fear and panic. My body and mind didn’t feel like a safe place — until, finally, I began my healing journey.


Where My Healing Journey Began

I started exploring alternative therapy methods, slowly discovering the true power and capacity we have within us.

It all began with a release.

From movement therapy to brainspotting, I finally started to exhale. No more holding my breath. No more rushing through each day. It was time to pause — and eventually, it was time to paws.

My therapist recommended animal-assisted therapy. Soon enough, we found Bachelor — the goodest boy who’s helped calm my nerves, restore my hope, and ground my emotions.


Where Your Healing Journey Begins

Now, this is where you come in.

Trauma can rewire our brains and bodies in an instant. It holds us back. Makes you feel stuck in the past and scared of the future.

We relive these experiences again and again, and fear, anxiety, and depression begin to run our lives.

Yet, trauma puts us in a state of fight or flight — A.K.A., Survival Mode.

We’re here to push reset & refresh by releasing & relieving.

Taking my experiences and knowledge, I’m here to guide you through to your inner healer:


Animal-Assisted Therapy

It all starts with the pause — or, as I like to call it, the paws. Using positive reinforcement, you can train your tail-wagging best friend to help you cope with anxiety, panic, and depression.



Brainspotting


Using an innovative eye movement technique, you can bring unprocessed trauma to the surface, finally releasing the memories you’ve held inside.


Movement Therapy

Find peace and presence in gentle movement like yoga, pilates, and breathwork — not just to strengthen your body, but heal your mind.

Reset your body. Refresh your mind. Recharge your healing.


Book a complimentary 20-minute consultation with me

I can’t wait to exhale and pause with you.

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