Learning how to befriend your nervous system, your body, and the important information that it’s communicating to your mind, is one of the most holistic and sustainable ways to heal. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Maira Holzmann. Maira is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and somatic therapist who specializes in helping people heal from the impacts of childhood trauma. Maira completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Michigan in 1993, her Masters of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin in 2004, and has been a licensed clinical social worker since 2006. In the ten years between earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Maira traveled around the world and taught mountaineering courses for Outward Bound schools. Maira is the founder and owner of a group psychotherapy practice called Somatic Therapy Partners (STP) whose focus is on healing the nervous system, nurturing resilience, and increasing a client’s healthy connection with their body. Together Graham and Maira discuss the strategies and techniques of Somatic Therapy, the intricacies of co-regulating touch, and the benefits seen in clients. The healing journey is about how compassionately you can meet every experience that arises in your life, as you move forward.