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Anneva NK Garner

Highly Sensitive Therapist for Highly Sensitive People.

"Fly, Nina"

My story of resilient sensitivity.

Highly Sensitive Persons frequently say things like, "I don't know why I'm so impacted by this. Compared to others, my story isn't that bad."

This experience echos true for me. Parts of my childhood and adolescence were truly fantastic. At 17, I was apprenticing with a ballet company, taking 3 classes a day, performing in front of thousands of people, and loving it. But the cracks I perceived in my parents' marriage were real, and for the second time in my life, my dad moved out and my mom's mental health declined. For me, overwhelming emotions turned to viruses and chronic infections, so when a divorce was finalized, and I simultaneously experienced heartbreak and difficulties in the dance company, I really fell apart.

 

Resilience is a journey. My family, dance, Divine nudges, homeopathy, my therapists, and my wonderful spouse have all played an important role. Amusingly, after years of deliberation, I became a therapist because I already was one (now I have more skills and better boundaries). I became a body psychotherapist because, given my background, how could I not? I became an energy healer because I stumbled across it when I did not believe, and it reminded me that sensitivity to subtleties has always been part of my life.

As a Highly Sensitive Person, I will always be more vulnerable to overstimulation than others, even as a therapist. It's neurological. Preventing, managing, and recovering from overstimulation, constructively exploring my emotions, being "kind to my human," as my therapist says, and paying it forward, are central tasks of my resilience these days.

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“Empathic psychotherapists…use intuition, empathy, and spirituality, along with their conventional training, to help others. They also teach their patients to become more intuitive and aware of energy. The advantage of working with highly sensitive or empath therapists is that they can see more, feel more, and intuit more about patients, which enhances the psychotherapy process.” —Judith Orloff, MD

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Home Office (Longmont)

CREDENTIALS & EDUCATION

  • Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT), International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC.0017480), Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

  • Traditional Usui Reiki Master, Lisa Powers

  • Advanced Mind Energy Body Coach, Year 1 & 2, 300-Hour, Carolyn Bucey Eberle School of Transformation

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Mental Health Partners

  • Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Naropa University

    • Concentration: Somatic Counseling

    • Concentration: Dance/Movement Therapy

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Dance, University of Minnesota

BELIEFS ABOUT HEALING

  • The Healer's Journey cultivates both empowerment and humility.

  • Pain is an unfortunate part of life, but it can also lead to deeper healing.

  • Physical, emotional, mental, relational, and spiritual healing are intertwined.

  • We must engage the body to heal childhood wounds, relational wounds, and other traumas.

  • All "negative" emotions have wisdom, and you can fully explore them while feeling safe, beloved, and empowered.

  • Like spirituality, energy medicine is real– capable of real harm and real healing.

  • Miracles aren't "made-to-order," but they are absolutely possible.

  • Once you've met your therapeutic goals, my services are no longer needed.

  • Your ongoing commitment to love your "inner child" will make this world a better place.