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Supporting people who want more nourishing relationships.

Body-Centered Trauma Therapy • Embodied Relational Healing • Somatic Movement Therapy

Gentle & Outrageous Transformation


You can't transform alone.

Just as the patterns that hold you back were wired within your earliest relationships, they only transform when met with care and love.

I learned this from Playing with over 20,000 children. I’ve played with children of all ages and backgrounds and abilities. Playing on mats, like puppies and kittens.

Why Play?

Play is the feeling of connection and it only arises when there is embodied
heart to heart attunement. Play is joyful, spontaneous, and unpredictable. And it nurtures deep feelings of safety, worth, and trust.

Most profoundly, Play nurtures our ability to
step into the unknown. And to do so with a feeling of deep, unquestioned care and support.

In Playing, I not only learned how to attune to joy and delight, but also to feelings of fear and anxiety, and sadness and rage. Just like in life, all feelings arise in Play.
Play is how we learn to live, how to connect, and how to thrive.

In essence, 20,000 children trained me how to heal adults.

To learn if this is for you, click here to go to Am I Ready?…


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Free Initial Consultation

To find out how I can support you to have more nourishing relationships, contact me for a complimentary 60 minute session at mfotto@mac.com or call 503-309-3142.

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Office Location

Awakenings Wellness Center
1016 SE 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97206

phone # — 503-309-3142
email — mfotto@mac.com

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