Cristina Bara

Somatic Trauma Coach

“Paradoxically, the more we try to change ourselves, the more we prevent change from occurring. On the other hand, the more we allow ourselves to fully experience who we are, the greater the possibility of change.”

I believe that there is something in each one of us which creates “conditions” to bring us closer to who we really are, but, sometimes, we see them as things which happen to us (traumatic events, conflicts, relational difficulties, disease, etc.) instead of opportunities for inner exploration.

Starting with 2018, when I got closer to who I really am, giving up on an 8 years career in the tax consultancy field, I sought to understand what are the things which keep us apart from our vital force within. I got trained in working with trauma and dedicated to my professional development in order to be able to accompany people on their journey of transformation, with presence and compassion.

Professional training

2021
November 24

Clinical supervision training with Lois Ehrmann

Clinical supervision training with Lois Ehrmann
Completion of a 30 hours program entitled Clinical Consultation/Supervision Training for Compassionate Inquiry Mentors.
October 19

Compassionate Inquiry – Mentorship

Compassionate Inquiry – Mentorship
July 29

Remote Safe & Sound protocol Facilitation certificate

Remote Safe & Sound protocol Facilitation certificate
Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, by calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more successful therapy...Read More
February 15

Internship at Compassionate Inquiry

2020
November 11

NARM therapist training (Greece) – in progress

The NeuroAffective Relational Model(NARM) is an advanced clinical training for mental health professionals who work with complex trauma.   NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology,..Read More
October 12

Bachelor’s studies in Psychology – in progress

June 11

Safe and Sound protocol training

Safe and Sound protocol training
February 15

Compassionate inquiry – certification training

Compassionate inquiry – certification training
Compassionate Inquiry® is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. Using Compassionate Inquiry, both the individual and therapist unveil the level of consciousness, mental climate, hidden assumptions, implicit memories and body states that form the real message that words..Read More
January 31

Personal development counselor certificate

Personal development counselor certificate
2018
December 16

Transformational coach certification program

Transformational coach certification program
This 4 months program offered by Mind Learners is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as an Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) program, and has a unique structure, based around the triad mind, heart and spirit. It brings together concepts from neuroscience, developmental psychology, positive psychology and transpersonal..Read More

“The spontaneous movement in all of us is toward connection and health. No matter how withdrawn and isolating we have become, or how serious the trauma we have experienced, on the deepest level, just as a plant spontaneously moves towards the sun, there is in each of us an impulse moving toward connection.” – Laurence Heller