About Me

Inge Sengelmann, LCSW, SEP, RYT-500

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Dialectical Behavior Specialist

ParaYoga Level I Teacher

Colorado Lic. No. CSW09923364

Florida Lic. No. SW9606

NPI No. 1700118106

 

As a clinical social worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and registered yoga teacher who integrates body, mind & spirit to heal the effects of acute or chronic stress on psyche and body, I offer a benign rather than pathological interpretation of your symptoms, along with a dialectical perspective and embodiment strategies to facilitate healing. I believe in the innate intelligence that resides in you, ever-present and guiding you toward wholeness, and in the power of creative choice and conscious embodiment to create lasting change. With sensitivity, intuitive wisdom, unconditional presence, and compassionate curiosity, I counsel, coach and train clients to help them build on their strengths, identify and achieve life goals, and become more resilient through the changing seasons of life. Weaving ancient and modern wisdom, I integrate the latest developments in the field of neuroscience with time-tested mindfulness and yoga practices to help clients transform their lives. 

 

As a body-centered psychotherapist grounded in attachment, neuroscience, and trauma theories, I work within a mindfulness framework to offer individuals the skills to regulate their emotions using DBT/mindfulness skills, Somatic Experiencing to release and resolve the residue of past trauma and enjoy post-traumatic growth and resilience.  I also teach Tantric Hatha Yoga to harness the power of energy and mind and achieve ultimate fulfillment. My ParaYoga classes combine poses, breathing, visualization, and meditation with mantras. The intelligent application of breath, subtle energy and awareness can change the trajectory of our lives and enable us to embody our most authentic, essential selves. I like to work with people who want to be empowered to live more vibrant lives. 

 

Specialties:

  • Traumatic stress renegotiation and autonomic nervous system balance

  • Medical syndromes and chronic pain exacerbated by stress (e.g. fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome)

  • Disorders of thinking and emotion: Depression, Anxiety and Stress

  • Disorders of behavior: Addictions and recovery, Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating); Process addictions

  • Establishing healthy interpersonal relationships

  • Expressive grief counseling 

  • Issues of gender and sexual orientation (LGBT sensitive)

  • Stress reduction using mindfulness-based body awareness techniques

  • As a yoga teacher, I teach my clients movement (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and meditation (dharana, dhyana and samadhi) practices to help them move out of depressive states and still anxious states until they find their balance.

 

Past experience includes work as a founding member of The Counseling Group's intensively-trained DBT team and as a primary therapist and clinical program director at Oliver Pyatt Centers, a residential treatment center for eating disorders. I have worked with adolescent and adults with extensive trauma histories and with clients in recovery from substance abuse and eating disorders who present with complex adaptations to trauma. I also work with issues related to gender and sexual orientation, complex grief, and coping with chronic pain and illness.

A graduate of Florida International University, I have received advanced training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I have been a frequent presenter at conferences and conducted workshops for professionals and general audiences in the U.S. and abroad on topics ranging from critical perspectives on psychotropic medications, to mindfulness and body awareness approaches for the treatment of trauma and eating disorders, to the spiritual dimensions of human experience. I am also a devoted student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker, and have been initiated in the ancient Himalayan Tantric lineage of Sri Vidya, a confluence of the three rivers of Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda.  

 

Education
M.S.W., Florida International University
B.S., University of Miami

Post-Graduate Training
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Dynamimc Attachment Repatterning & Experience (DARe)
Hospice Training (end of life issues) 
ParaYoga (Tantric Hatha Yoga) in the Himalayan lineage of Sri Vidya

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Florida License # SW9606
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Colorado License # CSW09923364
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500)
Human Spirit Award, 2012, Florida Center for Survivors of Torture

 

Change is never easy, but with Somatic Experiencing, the change comes from rewiring nervous system patterns through the tracking of body sensations that accompany the ingrained thoughts, feelings and behaviors that no longer serve you. When you change from the inside out, you are more resilient and can adapt to changing external circumstances. As your nervous system becomes more flexible, so do your thoughts, emotions and interpersonal relationship strategies. To learn more about how Somatic Experiencing can help you, schedule your first initial consultation.

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