“In every beginning lives a magic, protecting us and helping us to live.”
Dr. Helma Mair has been working as a therapist since 1997. She has trained in several therapeutic modalities and holds a Master’s degree in Somatic Psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and a PhD in Somatic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
In her doctoral dissertation, Helma explored the experience of safety in psychotherapy from the client’s perspective and identified key elements that contribute to this central aspect of the therapeutic encounter.
She has contributed a chapter on the importance of the body in the experience of safety in The Routledge International Handbook of Embodied Perspectives in Psychotherapy (2019) and published two articles in peer-reviewed journals that explore the experience of attachment safety in psychotherapy (see Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 2020) and the experience of unsafety when traumatic memories from the past get activated in the session (see European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 2021).
To complement her healing work, Helma practices Aikido, a Japanese self-defence system, in which she holds a fifth-degree black belt.
Helma is available for private sessions by appointment.
Helma not only has a background in somatic psychology, she also has extensive training in several different approaches to shock and developmental trauma, including Neuro-Affective Relational Model (NARM®; Larry Heller), Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™; Raja Selvam), Somatic Experiencing® (SE; Peter Levine), Transforming Touch® (Stephen Terrell), and Organic Intelligence® (OI; Steve Hoskinson). Helma has also trained in Integrative Energy Therapy, a gentle and non-invasive form of connecting individuals with their internal experience at an energetic level.
She has served as an assistant to SE, NARM, and OI trauma trainings nationally and internationally.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PhD in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Somatic Psychology
Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Somatic Psychology
ISP™ Practitioner (Integral Somatic Psychology™)
OI Mentor (Organic Intelligence®)
Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP)
United States Association of Body Psychotherapy (USABP)
NARM Training Institute
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (SETI)
OI Training Institute
If you'd like to make an appointment, please contact me by phone or e-mail. Sessions are offered face-to-face or by video/phone.
Mobile: 085 7049494
International: +353 85 7049494
Landline: (01) 284 1906
International: +353 1 284 1906
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland