Pavitra | Craniosacral therapy – Somatic Experiencing (SE) shock and trauma therapy – TRE Tension & Trauma Release – Sound massage – Bachflower Remedies in Stockholm

Pavitra Wolf Matthews MA RCSP SEP

Holding an MA in Scandinavian and German literature and linguistics, I have been working as an interpreter, translator, and teacher for over 20 years. After a burnout in the mid-90s I came in contact with meditation and re-oriented towards holistic healing, both personally and professionally. For more than 15 years now, I have been working as a bodyworker and counselor, specializing in reversing the negative imprints of stress, shock, and trauma and re-establishing the ability to access resources, inherent health, and basic goodness. I offer individual sessions in Craniosacral therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Sound Massage with Tibetan singing bowls, and Bach Flower Remedies. I also offer courses in meditation and mindfulness.
Being trained in holistic therapies and Contemplative Psychology my approach is salutogenic, focusing on what supports health and wellbeing instead of what causes disease and suffering. Contemplative Psychology combines process-oriented Western psychology with Buddhist insights and methods. Contemplative Psychology holds that we are all inherently sane and that it is our mind that causes suffering but also has the ability to transcend it. Even in the midst of difficult emotions we can always access openness, clarity, compassion, and wisdom.
Being with our experience in a mindful and compassionate way lets us see clearer and reduces stress levels. Our inherent wisdom can express itself.
I am a member of
Kraniosakrala Terapeutförbundet KSTF
Somatic Experiencing Föreningen Sverige
Somatic Experiencing (SE) Deutschland e.V.
Europäischer Fachverband Klangmassage-Therapie e.V.
and have a professional liability insurance.
I am an accredited session provider for Somatic Experiencing Practitioners in training (all levels).
I am also an accredited session provider for Integral Somatic Psychology Practitioners in training.
Sessions are available in English, Swedish, Danish, and German.

my training background (excerpt)

  • ISP – Integral Somatic Psychology Practitioner, Raja Selvam PhD PhD, ZIST, Germany, 2017-2018
  • Post-advanced SE seminar: Atony, Marianne Bentzen, 4 days, 2017
  • Cert. NARM Practitioner (Neuroaffective Relational Model – developmental trauma therapy), Lawrence Heller PhD, UTA Academy, Germany, 2016-2017
  • Cert. Karuna Mindfulness Trainer, Karuna Training Contemplative Psychology, Karuna Nederland & Upaya, Germany (2009-2013)
  • Cert. Somatic Experiencing Practitioner SEP (2010-2012)
  • Cert. TRE Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises, Dr. David Berceli (level 1) (2012)
  • Cert. Sivananda Yoga Instructor, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, India (2011)
  • Shamanic Counselor, Jonathan Horwitz, Scandinavian Center for Shamanic Studies (2007)
  • Cert. in Sound Massage with Tibetan Singing Bowls, Peter Hess-Institut (2007)
  • Basic Medicine, 60p, Nordlys / Karsten Munk Academy, Denmark (2005-2006)
  • Cert. in Visionary Craniosacral Work VCSW, RCSP, Milne Institute, CA, USA (2004-2006)
  • Craniosacral Biodynamics, Bhadrena Tschumi Gemin & Kavi Gemin, ICSB, Switzerland (2003)
  • Cert. Deep Tissue Rebalancer, Alok Siddhamo (2001-2002)
  • Body Psychotherapy Training, Osho Risk, Denmark (1999-2001)
  • Cert. in Swedish Massage, Connective Tissue Massage, Energy Massage, Touch for Health, GGI, Sweden (1999-2001)
  • Extensively trained in body mind traditions, trained and staffed in holistic therapies, Neo-Reichian Bioenergetics, Body Types, Primal, Sexual Deconditioning & Tantra, Breath, Male & Female Polarities, Counseling, Family Constellation, Awareness Intensive, Meditative Therapies et al. (1999-2010)
  • Usui Reiki Master (1998)
  • MA Scandinavian and German Literature and Linguistics (1991)

My Clients

      • are looking to reduce pain and suffering, both physically and psychologically
      • have been through difficult, sometimes overwhelming experiences and they no longer want these to run their lives
      • wish to reduce stress levels
      • have unclear symptoms they would like to clarify and go beyond
      • are in challenging situations and are looking for the next step
      • are of all ages and walks of life
      • trust in their body’s innate ability to restore health
      • trust in their mind’s innate ability to be a servant rather than running the show
      • wish to discover and explore new possibilities
      • are sometimes dancing on the edge
      • are aspiring to be loving and compassionate with themselves and others
      • are courageous and fearless in the sense that they are overcoming their fear
Photo of Pavitra by Devesh Komaromi
Compassion is not the relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
– Pema Chödrön
When we work with the body we are touching the deepest truth of our being.
– Reginald A. Ray PhD
In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?
– Gabrielle Roth
Body heart mind – all my meditations move in the same way.
They start from the body, they move through the heart,
they reach to the mind, and then they go beyond.
– Osho
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