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1076 Grant Place
Boulder, CO, 80302
United States

720-432-7850

Heartseed Health in Boulder, CO is an acupuncture and counseling practice offering holistic and integrative care. We can support you with medicine grounded in spirit and rooted in science.

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Healing Modalities

BODY BASED HEALING MODALITIES

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You are here. Welcome.

Our offerings help people become more aware of the body and mind to find resolution to patterns that hold us back in life. Together, let’s transform pain and suffering into insight and wisdom.

Acupuncture

Hi. I’m Noah. I believe balancing ancestral wisdom and modern insights, acupuncture and herbal medicine elicit health in most situations. One of the core tenants is “Where there is no flow, there is pain. Where there is pain, there is no flow.” Pain can be physical (headaches, musculoskeletal, digestive, menstrual, etc) or emotional (anxiety, depression, stress). The concept of flow applies to the biophysical (blood flow, flow in the nervous, digestive, and hormonal systems) and to the energetic (qi) and emotional.

Acupuncture is able to treat a wide variety of health issues. I excel in supporting individuals with some the following issues:

  • Psycho-emotional Health - Acupuncture is unique in its ability to support the body in dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. Thanks to its ability to release endorphins, acupuncture helps support psycho-emotional imbalances as well as typical day-to-day stress of life.

  • Pain - Acupuncture excels at pain relief while working to heal the underlying cause by decreasing inflammation and promoting blood flow to injured areas. I utilize techniques that work locally and systemically to alleviate pain whether it’s post-op, an athletic injury, or the result of picking up your kid too much.

  • Digestive Health - Acupuncture can be an incredible tool in healing the gut by reducing the stress load of the body and bringing the nervous and hormonal systems into better balance. Whether you are suffering from IBS, Crohns Disease, Colitis, SIBO, or an undiagnosed but life-altering digestive issue, acupuncture can help support your system.

  • Reproductive and Hormonal Health - Acupuncture is effective at treating a vast array of hormonal based issues. For women Acupuncture can help manage gynecological imbalances, from painful periods to PCOS to challenges with fertility or menopause. Men figuring out fertility issues or sexual dysfunctions can benefit from acupuncture. Adrenal Fatigue is another disease effectively treated with acupuncture and herbal therapies.

  • Pediatric Care - believe it or not, children from infants to teens respond incredible well to shonishin (an acupuncture technique that doesn't require needles). Whether teething and trouble sleeping in infants, reoccurring ear-infections in a toddler, or chronic coughs, asthma, or poor immune system, in young children, Chinese Medicine has some unique tools and ways of bringing children back to health.

Counseling

Hi. I’m Rachael. I am so happy you have found us and would be honored to offer any support that I can. Reaching out can be insanely difficult and vulnerable at times, I get it. If you are in Boulder, come in, have some tea, see if the connection feels right for you.  I'm here to offer my heart, love, guidance, resources and a safe cozy space for sharing and moving through what may be stuck or needing extra attention. I am here to wade through the gunk with you and also to help you see through and beyond it. At times that means I might direct and re-direct you away from the story, away from the chatter and the thoughts and into your body, connecting with your nervous system, with your sensations, with your authentic self. For this is where the story really lives and where the most healing can occur.  Here is where I hope to stand beside you and support you in REMEMBERING and reclaiming the lost or fragmented or discombobulated parts keeping you from feeling and loving your whole beautiful self. You are absolutely not alone...so many of us (dare I say all?) need guidance along the way to help us get more in touch with what is true. 

I fiercely love- that is my job and what I most enjoy about what I do. This doesn't mean the work isn't going to be complex and uncomfortable at times, oh, it is! However, the more we are able to love ourselves, to connect to our truth and full range of emotion and expression, the more we can connect to the beauty in one another and the world around us. 

This can look so many ways in the counseling room. By training I am a trauma-informed somatic therapist.  My work is rooted in the belief that there is innate capacity and wisdom existing within the physical and emotional body which, with support, can be accessed to stimulate healing and growth.  I orient toward mind/body connection and awareness, relational attunement, and creative and mindfulness based practices. (For more information about somatic psychotherapy, see our frequently asked questions page!) If it is of interest and supportive for the process, nature-based ritual and exploration may also be incorporated, either in the counseling room or on one of Boulder's many incredible trails. I find a different kind of healing begins to happen when we are also held and supported by the earth. 

I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing and interested in actively exploring big life transitions. This could be as obvious as pregnancy/ birth/ motherhood initiation or as subtle as needing to examine and shift anxiety patterns.   

So if you are at a crossroads, reach out. If you are just interested in starting a process of counseling and need more info, reach out. I'm so very humbled by each individual's journey and mark on the world. I'm looking forward to honoring and supporting yours.   

With fierce love,

Rachael 

My Work:

As a somatic psychotherapist with experience and training in body-centered practices, mindfulness, trauma, and ritual, my hope is to support you in coming into deeper connection with your wholeness - mind, body, and soul. I work with individuals who experience a variety of stressors and points of inquiry, including but not limited to:

  • Significant life transitions

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Relationships, communication, and intimacy

  • Identity development and transformation

  • Lifestyle and career development

  • Trauma

  • Childhood wounding and attachment trauma

  • Prolonged physical discomfort, coping with illness

  • Grief and loss

  • Disconnect between mind and body/coming into right relationship with self and the body

  • Parent coaching and perinatal support

I can will work with you through these concerns to support  development of:

  • a stronger understanding and relationship with your body

  • emotional and nervous system regulation

  • trauma resolution and sequencing

  • skills, resources, and strategies for prolonged care and stability

  • relationship skills and boundary development

  • self care practices, internal and external resources

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