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Trauma and Parts Basics

for Body Workers
Training Information

Offered By Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment

Who would benefit from this training? Massage Therapists and Body Workers will learn self-regulation, steps to create safety, develop resources, and provide psychoeducation to allow for further exploration and distress tolerance. Participants will better understand their client’s current distress/symptoms/negative beliefs as related to earlier life trauma(s), with the ability to follow back and connecting to root experiences. Finally, participants will learn steps for relief and transformation for their clients.


Refund Policy for Trainings: All requests received in writing via ground mail or emailed to at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the date of the start of the workshop/series will receive a refund, less a 15% administrative fee & applicable credit card/merchant fees which are typically non-refundable. Requests made 13 to six days prior to the start of the workshop/series will receive a refund less 30%. Requests received 5 days or less prior to the first day of the workshops/series will result in a forfeiture of the attendee's investment. There are no full or partial refunds once a workshop series begins. Please note that this policy applies to all circumstances causing a registrant not to attend a workshop including, but not limited to late arrival, sickness, family/personal emergencies, traffic problems, car problems, getting lost, work concerns, et cetera. Registrations are non-transferable and must be used for the original date and time.


Registration ends 7 days prior to the training

Payments: Payments are processed at the time of registration via secure payment portal on our website.

Training Location

This interactive training will be held entirely online. 

Accommodations for Disabilities

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodations, please contact us. 

Contact Us

Riverbend Integrative

Trauma Treatment

172 S Pantops Drive, Suite C Charlottesville, VA 22911

phone: (434) 961-2555

fax: (434) 961-2556

About the Trainers

Kris SantaMaria, LCSW


Kris has been in the mental health field since 1994. She provides individual psychotherapy for adults dealing with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, somatic issues, depression, anger, and adjustment issues. She also provides clinical consultation for therapists looking to develop their skills in the use of EMDR therapy and the treatment of Dissociative Disorders.

Kris uses a variety of effective treatment modalities including EMDR Therapy. EMDR therapy is a highly effective modality for working with past/recent trauma and anxiety, depression and somatic issues related to trauma. Kris believes in helping her clients to deeply learn about and appreciate their whole selves. She helps them develop essential regulation skills, and recognize and use their internal resources to help themselves. She believes we are all meant to be well and with the right support we will find our healing path.

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Jackie Emm, MPH, RCST®

Jackie has been practicing biodynamic craniosacral therapy for over 13 years. She uses a combination of craniosacral therapy, vagus system regulation, and pre and perinatal psychology to help integrate trauma and restore balance to the whole system. She has assisted infants, children, and adults with a range of physical and emotional issues. Jackie uses compassionate listening skills and gentle inquiry to meet clients where they are in their healing journey.

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