SHARON PORTER, RPP®, SEP®, RCST®
Travel Cell: 970-946-4879
Practitioner and Teacher of Energy Medicine: Somatic
Experiencing® and Somatic Trauma Resolution* Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (Bodywork) UPolarity Therapy
(Bodywork) U Self-Care/Yoga
Office in Marina
del Rey, CA
(near Los Angeles airport ).
Please see Calendar
for courses, lectures, and locations.
Sharon Porter is a Health Practitioner,
Bodyworker, and Body-Centered practitioner gifted with broad experience, skill, compassion, and humor. She
maintains a private practice and has trained holistic practitioners since 1974. Her approach includes the
has spent the last 20 years studying and further developing an understanding of the nervous system—how it is affected
by trauma, and how best to heal it. She now integrates Somatic Experiencing® (SE) techniques with her own experience in this field, calling her trauma work Somatic
Trauma Resolution (STR). In STR, she teaches the client how to track his or her own internal bodily sensations,
which in turn opens the neural pathways that allow safe discharge of trauma from the nervous system. Discharge
often includes the completion of truncated impulses that help transform trauma into empowerment and healing on
all levels. Trauma
is defined as anything that is overwhelming to the nervous system of an individual, which may include birth, drugs,
surgery, accidents and injuries, emotional or physical shock, and abuse, or more ordinary experience. We find the trauma resolution work to be effective
both in person, as well as in phone and skype sessions.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
occurs if trauma-bound energy is not discharged following trauma, causing havoc to one's health. The associated symptoms may include poor digestion, pain, sleep problems, reenactment of the trauma, rigidity,
dissociation, chronic conditions, psychological and relationship problems, and more. Although STR is highly effective for PTSD, the best way to prevent
chronic problems is to see an SE or STR Practitioner soon after the accident, fall, abuse, or emotional shock or
loss—before PTSD has had a chance to set in. Please note that the goal of STR is not to relive or analyze
the trauma, but to regain full function and a vibrant life.
Craniosacral Therapy is
extremely helpful in treating head
and spine injuries or misalignments, neurological disorders, emotional stress, falls, pain, dental issues, and
In the Biodynamic style of cranial work, the lightest touch can bring profound changes in physiology, alignment,
and state of mind. Consciousness expands in ways that connect the client to lost parts of self, resulting
in healing at all levels of body, mind, and spirit. Sharon Porter is approved by the BCTA/NA to teach their
2-year Foundation Course and Advanced courses. Graduates of her Foundation course may apply for the RCST®
from the BCTA/NA (see craniosacraltherapy.org) Her approach is also informed by earlier advanced cranial
studies with the Upledger Institute.
a broad range of bodywork touches, bodywork, energy-efficient exercises, foods, body/mind awareness, and
a profound understanding of how the body’s electromagnetic fields function. Polarity's aim is to locate and
dissolve energy blockages that affect health at every level. Polarity is extremely efficient for dissolving pain and depression, and for
turning around chronic conditions.
This direct experience of one’s energy system gives people hope, enthusiasm, connection, and a “spring in the step,”
as well as providing motivation for changing one’s diet, lifestyle, and attitudes.
Self-Care. For 35 years Sharon has been a passionate advocate for Self-Care everything you can do
for yourself to move
energy, correct posture, enhance immune function, strengthen and balance the spine, regain flexibility in the feet,
aid digestion, and expand imploded power into healthy boundaries, creativity, and joy. She has trained practitioners in several countries to use movement,
sound, and breath along with efficient positions and reflex contacts. She is expert in Hatha Yoga, Polarity
Exercises, and other jewels she has picked up from clients and teachers. Her Trauma Resolution work includes
the use of gymnastic balls and balance equipment that clients can use at home. Additional areas Sharon incorporates
into her private sessions and teaching include gestalt therapy, diet, herbs, homeopathics, flower essences, humor,
and inner child work.
In Private Sessions, Sharon employs whatever modalities will be most helpful for the client. Bodywork
ranges from the lightest of touches, to deep contacts into densely crystallized areas, to rocking movements.
Exercises are given as needed, in sessions and as homework. Clients experience a profound relaxation and connectedness that they describe as feeling whole, new, and more alive than they thought they could be.
Sharon has always been fascinated
by the body-mind relationship and has developed her own unique ways of bringing her clients to greater understanding
and empowerment. Treatments are often filled with laughter, as well as education and deep cellular exploration. It is not uncommon to release shock, anesthesia,
and other drugs that
have been inhibiting the system. Sensation tracking and dialoguing then clears the cellular memory and brings
about deep empowerment, with emphasis on enhancing
the client’s strengths and resources.
In a session with Sharon, you will
feel like a partner on a grand adventure to explore and appreciate the wonder of life. You do not have to
have a serious problem to have a session. You can simply enjoy the experience of your own energy system flowing as you access your own health and internal intelligence.
Sharon’s experience includes work
with physical and emotional
pain from incest, abuse, birth trauma, auto accidents, strokes, injuries, arthritis, addictive behaviors, depression,
headaches, back and foot problems, dental work, and stuck emotional patterns. Clients are referred to her by therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors,
dentists, coaches, healers, intuitives, and M.D.’s. Sharon is happy to work together with the referring
practitioner for the good of the client.
“Sharon connects you to your own internal wisdom
and then empowers you to follow it. The work is amazingly effective.” —Psychotherapist recovering from a
“Over the last forty years I have experienced
drug intervention, and a wide variety of psychology, psychotherapy, and bodywork. What made Sharon
Porter’s work unique were the quantum leaps I have experienced since working with her. Thanks for facilitating
these profound changes in my life.” Client, Denver CO,
“Thank you for all of your help in resolving the severe headaches from which
I was suffering. I have not had any recurrence since I last saw you! You were a godsend. You have a unique
ability to recognize deep and subtle aspects of inner body dynamics and hold space for them such that harmony within
the human energetic system is restored.” Joe Curcio, L.Ac., Stillpoint Acupuncture and Herbs, El Segundo
For further testimonials please see
our testimonial page.