Although all military service personnel (active & veteran) are welcome to join in all group healing sessions, Trauma Release for Troops is reserved solely for those who have served or are serving in the United States military.  A diagnosis is not needed to participate nor is there a time in service, combat served or character of discharge required. You only need to be willing to show up in all the glorious fuckedupedness that you feel to watch it vanish. 

Groups are gender segregated can be held in one day, full weekend or weeklong formats.  And they are always free.  As is all follow-up.  I won’t leave you hanging as you walk through your own transformation.

Each group is formatted to fit the collective need and create a safe space for release & healing at every level--physically, mentally and emotionally.  Although the work I do is not yoga or TRE, elements of yogic & meditative breathwork as well as  ‘shaking medicine’ are combined with hands on work with a focus on the body as the mechanism for healing & emotional release.

Through the course of our time together, you will also learn techniques useful for addressing how to navigate future emotional triggers, transform anxiety to useful energy, and alleviate patterned physical, mental and emotional responses to stressors. 

Depending on the community partners hosting the work & available space, bodywork is sometimes combined with other movement, safe story-telling opportunities, and other communal activities (such as hiking, canoeing, horseback riding and shared meals) as needed and as facilities allow. 

My style of work is not for everyone but it works for everyone.  I’m occasionally crass and am an admitted smart-ass with a sense of humor that helps alleviate fear, tension & makes healing something fun rather than fraught with angst. My language is course, philosophy is simple, and my love is fierce. 

To ask a question or help me organize a troops-specific event in your community, please contact me here.

”I’m not the person I was when I walked in your door.”

”I don’t know how you do what you do but this is just supernatural.”

”This may make you rethink a few assumptions you made about life ages ago.”

“It just works.  No bullshit.”

“I can’t thank you enough for the work you do. Even after our very first phone call I felt better: lighter, freer, a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. And since our healing session I’ve been happier and happier, more vital and alive. For me your healing has been a warm hug, a quiet voice whispering "you’re safe" over and over until I now believe it too. I know this is not always the case with your healings, that some are thrown into turmoil, but for me the turmoil had been going on for too long before i met you. You bought me back to the earth, to ground, like a lost, wandering bird finally recognizing the ancestral nesting grounds.”


Ingrid Oliphant:

Seer, shaman, weaver, wisdom-keeper

Walking with Ancestors & the Ancients