Karen Colasuonno is a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit and Certified Provider of Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®). She is skilled in advanced techniques and interventions for stress management and trauma healing. With over 22 years working in the healthcare industry, Karen possesses core competence in research, case management, and advisory board presentations.
As the parent of a special needs child, daughter of a retired Fire Chief, sister of a fallen firefighter, and family member to several veterans, some of whom have suffered from PTSD, Karen has personal knowledge of the complex struggles of individuals that serve others selflessly. Karen has also worked providing services to homeless communities in the Eastern San Gabriel Valley for the last 10 years and is currently very active with the Love Gives Foundation.
Through her family ties to first responders, caring for a special needs child, and experience with issues relating to homelessness, Karen has an acute awareness that many disorders stem from untreated tension and trauma encountered by the body. Using her natural intuitiveness and sensitivity to the needs of others, Karen creates client sessions that are specifically tailored to each individual and fluidly adapts to any changes that arise.
Working with children & adults, Karen has facilitated programs for behavioral health groups, foster care youth & adults, educational facilities, assault survivors, individual first responders and many others. Karen empowers each client to create habits and use techniques that will lead them to take control of their health in a natural and practical manner.
As a Certified Facilitator, Karen offers:
- Private instruction
- Group instruction
- Location: East San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire
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As a Wellness Director at a fairly large continuing care retirement community, I had Karen come and present a series of classes to our residents. I was delighted to see her ease with older adults and also her ability to quickly modify the movements and exercises to the needs of my residents. Karen is incredibly warm, passionate about wellness, enthusiastic, and very skilled as an instructor. I can't imagine having had a better instructor than Karen, and I know she is doing much to help the world heal itself.
One day I woke up in excruciating pain, not knowing where it came from or how. I spoke with Karen, and she encouraged me to join a group. It helped. Karen brought to my attention that my left shoulder and hand and even fingers affected by the injury were showing concentrated shaking. Slowly I started to feel better. Although the doctors wanted to do neck surgery, I was convinced I was improving, and my follow-up appointments were reflecting that. I had a breakthrough during group TRE—I had a huge release, and slowly, over the course of a few weeks, the numbness in my fingers dissipated completely. No surgery needed! Karen is such a wonderful person, friend, and instructor.