I’m Rachel Kraft, the Somatic Coach & Breathwork Facilitator
My mission is to help you create safety in your nervous system, learn the tools to self-regulate, and empower you to reach your goals and desires.
The Story Behind It All...
When I was 13 years old, I went on a school field trip and attended my first yoga class. It was the first time I experienced meditation, and it piqued my curiosity. My older brother Jason was my mentor for meditation, mindfulness, and self-awareness. He would tell me stories, share his insights, and mentor me when I felt anxious, overwhelmed, or stressed.
Through adolescence and into young adulthood, I continued to struggle with anxiety and perfectionism. I would eventually experience a significant loss in my family when my father passed away. Understandably so, my anxiety was at an all-time high. My coping tools included therapy, meditation, yoga, hiking, and leaning on the support of my family and friends.
I felt that something was missing and started to explore if there was such a thing as an "Anxiety Coach," Luckily, there was! I found a somatic therapy coach specializing in anxiety, discovered my inner child, and immediately felt a profound shift. I understood my anxiety in a new way and knew I needed to bring this work to more people. Within six months, I was enrolled in a ten-month coaching certification program for somatic therapy.
Initially, my background was in psychology and social work (MSW), and professionally, I wasn't sure what I would do for the longest time. That's a much longer story, haha. One thing I did know, though, was that I always wanted to help people and make an impact.
Which leads me to today! I LOVE to support my clients on their journeys to self-discovery and transformation. I know that it is so empowering to understand your body and create a deep mind-body connection. Breathwork, somatic therapy and embodiment, and inner child healing have drastically changed my life, and I know they can support you, too! Heal your body, heal your mind.
Over the past 10+ years, I've had the opportunity to build my knowledge and skills as a trauma-informed breathwork facilitator and anxiety coach. I specialize in using a body-based approach to healing.
My methodology includes somatic therapy practices, breathwork facilitation, inner child healing, meditation, mindfulness, body-mind centering, integrative somatic trauma therapy, internal family systems (IFS), somatic parts work, and somatic experiencing.
The experiences below are foundational for creating the safest and most transformational space for my clients.
Breathwork Facilitator Certification:
100+ hours guiding women individually and in group experiences with trauma-informed somatic breathwork
Somatic Embodiment Coach & Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certification:
100+ hours supporting women individually to heal their nervous system's response to trauma
Learned the skills needed to practice with awareness and integrity for both little "t" and big "T" trauma
Master's of Social Work (MSW):
5+ years of experience in social work as an adolescent mental health social worker, immigration advisor, and specialist with autistic college students
Reiki Level II Certification:
Usui Sensei Holy Fire III Lineage
Everything you need to break through, transform, and heal anxiety is within you.