Gestalt Life Coach and reiki master Joan Summers has completed training with the Lakeside Global Institute to become a Certified Trauma-Competent Professional.
A trauma-competent professional knows that trauma is any experience or situation that is emotionally painful and overwhelming. They have been uniquely trained and understand that anyone can be impacted by trauma and will need compassion and patience. Unprocessed trauma can leave a person feeling very alone and powerless, with symptoms that can become confusing and misunderstood. A trauma-competent professional has the training to be sensitive and provide a safe space for these individuals to process their trauma.
Owner of Step into Joy Healing Arts, Summers describes herself as having a unique ability to create a safe and nurturing environment for her clients. Her sessions can include Gestalt Coaching, Equine Gestalt Coaching, intuitive reiki and the choice to customize sessions. She explains, “People are not broken! I have experienced their ability to let go of what is no longer serving them and live full, authentic lives.”