Client Stories

My team and I have worked with hundreds of clients across the globe. Most prefer to stay anonymous, but some have felt compelled to share their story and inspire you!


“My nervous system is calmer and I don’t overreact like I used to. I’m more confident and assertive instead of being stuck in my head and worrying about every little thing. I didn’t think it was possible for me to heal, now I know I can.”

When Nancy joined my group program in June 2021, she was terrified of being seen and judged. While all the other members introduced themselves in the 1st week, Nancy continued to hide.

Finally, after 6 weeks, Nancy wrote an official introduction about herself. She said, “This is better than nothing,” admitting that she wanted to post a video of her moving like the others did, but it was too scary to move her body, and especially be seen in it.

Over the next 6 months, Nancy gradually became more comfortable connecting to her body and expressing herself through movement. Not only did she move with us in live sessions, she also posted very vulnerable movement videos of herself moving through grief and pain. It was clear that Nancy was finally able to be with difficult emotions instead of impulsively reacting, numbing, or escaping from them.

Nancy also showed up in joy, play, and celebration – the “positive” emotions that she never felt safe to show growing up, or even in her adult life. We witnessed Nancy embody blissful states of being. We witnessed her feeling proud of her progress and healing.

Lastly, Nancy broke old patterns and learned new behaviors via movement, which dramatically strengthened her relationship skills. She says her favorite new pattern is being able to express anger and be assertive in a healthy way instead of yelling and overreacting. Nancy continues to share just how much this has improved the relationship with herself, her partner, and her children.

Nancy stands strong in her renewed sense of power, freedom, and self-confidence. Her new way of being is palpable from how she speaks about herself and her growth… and how she moves through it, which you can see in the clips of her dancing (in the video above).


“It was liberating to feel so safe to move my body and express myself freely. I searched for so long for a way to feel more at home in my bones, and the Sedona retreat was a turning point for me. I feel confident and empowered to take up space, whereas before I was constantly anxious and stayed small.”

When Kim signed up for my Sedona Somatic Retreat in Oct 2023, she was overwhelmed with anxiety in her body, life, and relationships. Through all of the work she had done, she believed she needed to find more grounding and containment within herself, so that she could function healthily.

Once Kim began to engage in the somatic therapy practices on retreat, she experienced life-changing shifts as she tried on movements that were physically bigger and more open. She realized, “I don’t need to keep containing myself. I need take up more space and let myself be seen.” Over the course of the next few days, she took the risk to be “bigger.”

During our sessions, she let the group of women see her move more freely. She allowed the tears to flow and fear to move through her body as she opened up her body & heart. For the first time in her life, she had an embodied understanding of what it’s like to feel safe to be seen. 

As a result, Kim released the majority of her anxiety that she carried in her relationships and everyday life. She is able to own her confidence & power, and speak up for what she needs, even if it is different from what other people want.

Kim acknowledges that the retreat was not a quick fix to all of her issues, but it immensely changed the trajectory of her healing & life. She is now moving forward in her career and relationships more capable of giving & receiving deeper, unconditional love, and emanates love in a way she has never been able to before.


“I have had thousands of euros and hundreds of hours of therapy and none of the spaces have been so mindblowingly transformative as the one we share. I am grateful.”

From the outside, Femke seemed to “have it all” when we met in 2018. She was an up-and-coming performing artist surrounded by many people who admired her. But on the inside, she was falling apart. She was highly insecure, anxious, and unfulfilled by her relationships.

Once we began the healing work, Femke discovered that she had built her life based on trauma and fear. She constantly abandoned her needs to impress others just for a moment of validation and fame. This is why so many praised Femke while she felt empty on the inside.

Femke’s patterns immediately showed through the movement process. Initially, she claimed to feel fine, when in reality, her body revealed the opposite in session.

Once Femke felt safer to feel her emotions and express them in our therapeutic relationship, we dove even deeper. I guided Femke to embody more power, strength and assertiveness. Initially, her nervous system rejected this idea.

Her nervous system almost went into a Freeze response each time she began to express more power through her physical body. But with my guidance, she moved through this fear and learned, within her entire being, that it is safe to be powerful. It is safe to say no and disappoint others. This was something she’d been trying to convince herself for many years through the mind; however, through the body and movement, she finally believed it and followed through with aligned action in her relationships.

We recorded the video interview above in August 2022 – about 3 years after we finished working together. In this video, you’ll see short clips of Femke moving on her own, as well as she and I moving together. This may help provide a clearer picture of how powerful this work is via body & movement.


“I thought I was broken after 20+ years of therapy, and now I feel so settled in my body. My nervous system drastically calmed down and my anxiety barely registers. I trust myself and have the self-love I’ve been searching for this whole time. This brought me and my partner closer than ever before.”

Before working together, Kim experienced intense Relationship Anxiety with her current partner. She had already gone through two divorces and she was ready to end her current relationship just to alleviate herself from the crippling anxiety it triggered. Kim sensed that the anxiety wasn’t truly about the relationship; it was trauma. But she felt hopeless after 20+ years of therapy trying to heal.

Kim committed to working together as a last resort. She wanted to give herself one more chance to heal.

From the very first session, Kim’s nervous system went “from a 10 to a 4.” By the end of the program, her anxiety was virtually gone. She found a new level of self-love where she was able to speak up for herself in all of her relationships.

The truth is, Kim’s new level of authenticity and assertiveness created unusual tension in her relationship– at first. Her partner wasn’t used to being with an empowered woman who was able to say “no.” But eventually his nervous system adapted too. Now, they have a much healthier relationship where they are both able to freely express themselves and love each other without hiding.

To hear specific examples about how movement helped Kim heal her trauma, check out her video interview above. You’ll also see real clips of her moving through pain, grief, empowerment and joy!

Justin & Julianne

“Looking back, our conflicts weren’t really disasters. It was us looking through a screen colored by past trauma. Once we healed the way we were physically reacting to each other, it changed everything for us in a way that nothing else ever had.”

Justin & Julianne were planning to file for divorce right before we began our work together. They had already done years of couples counseling, relationship life coaching, and conflict resolution exercises.

They were reluctant to try another “thing” but, to be honest, I told them during our initial consult, “I really believe you guys are going to have a completely different relationship once you’re done with the program.” I believed this because I was seeing them clearly, while they saw each other with trauma-tinted glasses.

After every session, Justin and Julianne had mind-blowing insights about how their problems weren’t as horrible as they originally seemed.

For example, in one session, I had them explore physically moving further away and closer together. In their day-to-day life, it felt detrimental when they each wanted time and space away from each other. They felt guilty for wanting more independence, so they abandoned their own needs to try to match each other. This led to deep unfulfillment within themselves and hopelessness about the relationship as a whole. But when they moved further away from each other in the safety of our session, they realized it wasn’t detrimental at all.

Because they had physical experiences of moving away from each other, and realizing it wasn’t as horrible as they imagined, it gave them the embodied experience that it was safe to be more independent. Plus, we explored different ways they could choose to come back together. They especially loved slowly walking back towards each other and brushing up against each other’s shoulders.

Even six months after they finished the program, they told me they still do this particular movement which makes them laugh and feel more playful together. Plus, it’s been empowering to feel in command of their bodies and choose how they want to connect to each other instead of being on autopilot and going through the same old motions that didn’t spark excitement anymore.

For more examples on how exactly movement helped them heal and transform their relationship, see their video above.


“I used to constantly question my marriage and think about leaving. Now I have so much excitement and joy about our relationship without any confusion. After all these years of painting a scary picture of my husband and picking on his flaws, I can finally take in how much he loves me.”

Corrie used to spend hours in her head thinking about leaving her marriage. She fantasized about running away and how things would be better if she wasn’t with her partner.

Once we began to release old trauma from her body, her brain understood the difference between her current reality and past trauma. She realized that her husband is not a “monster” from her past.

After we finished working together, I asked her what changed in her marriage. She said, “I see him again… Instead of the scary version I painted of him, I can see him and all the expressions of love and devotion that he does every day.”

Before the program, she had only focused on his flaws and the ways in which he could hurt her. Once she rewired her nervous system and took off her trauma-tinted glasses, she was hopeful and excited about their relationship.

Corrie finally stopped sabotaging every possible moment of real love and intimacy. She developed healthier patterns with her partner and their daughter.

Full transparency: it took a few months for her family to believe that Corrie’s new baseline was calm, present, and affectionate. During that time, they still feared that she’d immediately flip out after she came home from work. They eventually all adapted to a new level of calm.

Corrie had spent years in therapy trying to achieve this without success, and she almost gave up on her relationship that she’s now so happy to be in.

You can hear Corrie talk about her experiences and see her moving through her healing in her video above.

Michael & Claire

“Couples Dance Therapy with Orit helped us unblock, grow and develop our relationship in such a powerful and positive way. This saved us so much time and money, allowing us to reach such a deep level that we didn’t even imagine was possible in such a short time.”

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Claire and Michael felt generally happy together, but they were stuck in certain areas of their relationship. They wanted to improve their sense of fun, adventure and laughter together, like the early days. But they often got lost in challenges of parenting and other adult responsibilities.

They knew they needed to make more time for each other and improve their communication to deepen their relationship, but they weren’t able to break through on their own. That’s when they signed up to work with me.

Here’s what Michael said about the transformation he experienced through working together: “I’m expressing my feelings more quickly, rather than holding it in, and in a way that’s easier for Claire to receive.  I feel much more connected with myself and Claire, and this is something I’m excited to continue to grow. I was amazed to learn that we didn’t have to revisit the past in order to move forward and strengthen our connection.”

Claire said: “We have a healthier, more respectful, and attuned way of responding to each other’s changing needs. I can now stay present when I feel the urge to blame Michael. This has helped me communicate clearly what I need without attacking him.”

What they both said: “We both feel that we’ve improved the way we communicate and express our feelings, in a more equal and balanced way. We have a newfound ability to better and accurately receive each other’s communication. We’re no longer threatened by our different needs for space, and when we’re ready to reconnect, we come back to each other much stronger than ever before.”

Allow me to expand on the “equal” part: Claire felt disempowered by not taking more “masculine” roles like paying the bills. Michael felt that the “feminine” aspects of his emotions were unseen and unvalidated by Claire.

Now, Claire is free to take more control over the financial parts of their partnership that makes her feel more equal, while Michael feels that his emotions are just as valid and deserve the same amount of space as Claire’s. This skyrocketed their level of respect for each other.

They met all of their intentions from when they signed up to work together, and uncovered an incredible amount of understanding about themselves and their relationship. They’re excited to keep exploring & deepening their connection!


“I always said that I wanted ease and grace and I feel that’s where we’re at now. Everything’s much easier.”

Brigid started working with me with the goal to revive her stale and disconnected marriage. The biggest issue was that Brigid froze up whenever she and her husband needed to have a serious discussion. As a result, she also avoided and shut him out from important areas of their lives.

Because Brigid witnessed domestic violence between her parents, she developed an irrational fear that this would happen with her husband too. Rationally, she knew that he had never hurt her, but her nervous system and body continued to freeze. As a healer herself, Brigid tried many different therapies, from traditional talk therapy to energy healings. None of these approaches helped her heal or behave differently.

Through our work together, Brigid accessed a trauma memory that completely surprised her. This memory never came up in all of her other therapy. We released it together and it immediately lifted a huge burden of fear she’d been carrying since she was 14 years old.

Brigid continues to contact me occasionally to share how much easier and more connected her relationship is with her husband now. She is thrilled that she is also more regulated and calm with her children, too. You can see and hear Brigid talk more about her experience in the video above.

Katrina & Greg

“We’ve opened up an emotional connection that we hadn’t been able to feel even after years of therapy and coaching. As we’ve worked through our trauma together, we now feel safer with each other and are no longer emotionally volatile. Even when we argue, we can put the breaks and connect back with more intention and compassion.”

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“I have a Master’s in Counseling and nothing has been more effective than integrating movement into my healing. I don’t know how it works, and I don’t care to know how it works, I just know that it does work.”


“After more than 20 years of energy work and mindset work to heal my trauma, this program clicked everything into place. My marriage has been restored.”

Sam & Gina

“I feel seen with certain things for the first time ever. We’re on the cusp of bigger change and openness to meeting each other where we need. We are softer with one another and have more calmness in communication and compassion. The energy in the Couples Dance Therapy Sessions is vulnerable yet powerful, safe, yet it pushes us beyond our normal comfort levels. Orit is able to really see us well and she gives the utmost respect and care for each couple. It’s been transforming.”

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“Moving in front of others and being accepted is a very freeing feeling and created a feeling of empowerment within me.  Seeing others accept my movement helped me to accept myself. This is a feeling I now carry in my body wherever I go.”


“I felt so loved. I felt so seen and accepted in a group of primarily strangers. It enabled me to see others with love, even those who believed different things and chose different paths in life. This was such a magical and divine experience to feel the interconnectedness of our humanity and care for each other in such a short time.”


“I’ve had large amounts of time where I feel like my best self and love everything I do & say with everyone. Finally, my insides match my outsides. It’s an indescribable ease and comfort that I’m forever grateful for.”


“I was able to stand up for what I believe in, even though it was different, and still be accepted. For my body to experience that was life-changing. It’s opened my eyes to see the people at home who love me, who’ve stuck with me, and are committed to me. I can now speak up for myself without being pushy, and I trust that they’ll still be there for me.”


“The movement techniques gave me the missing puzzle piece that allowed me to finally access the fear that was stuck in my body and make everything click. I went from being numb to now being in command of my body. I can take loving care of myself and my partner without overreacting or dissasociating.”


“I now have strong boundaries and can ask for my needs without apologizing all the time. My husband said he enjoyed seeing that I could fully enjoy my life without having to constantly please or put others first!”


“If not for this work, I would’ve gone back into disempowering patterns during recent situations that were very challenging.”


“I let love in! I let someone in after getting hurt and that was huge for me.”


“It was amazing the change that I saw not only in myself, but also in my husband. We are able to communicate so much better and found our connection again!”


“I’ve never felt more empowered in myself and I now have a new level of confidence. I’m able to be unapologetically me.”


“This saved my life because I was just struggling to keep breathing.. and now, I have a life worth living.”

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“Before doing this work, I felt like a prisoner within myself, unable to connect with others, express my needs, or cope without shutting down. Now that I’ve broken through the hard shell, I’m much more connected to my body, in tune with my feelings and able to set clearer boundaries instead of getting lost in other people’s problems. I now feel like a new version of myself with a strong foundation of self-worth and self-acceptance.” – Rosvita 

“Before the program, I felt like I was out of control and overly dependent on needing reassurance for my self worth. Now, I feel more confident being myself and I prioritize the relationship with myself before anyone else. This has allowed me to handle conflict with openness, maturity, and not taking everything so personally!” – Jaclyn

“My biggest breakthrough happened when I learned movements that helped me approach my fiancé with more calm and assertiveness (instead of exploding or being passive aggressive). He did a complete 180 with how he usually responds to me! He said he really likes how I speak to him more calmly and that it helps him be less defensive. Because of Orit and the Sisterhood, I have begun to feel more comfortable in my body so that I stop hiding in my mind and reacting to feelings that usually overwhelm me.” – Nancy

I can now see that my unhealthy patterns of nitpicking, blaming, and needing control were because I did not feel safe & grounded in my body. I’m now able to feel tension and frustration arise and recognise that I don’t have to hold it all inside anymore. I’m able to do some simple, quick movements that help me let go of trying to control everything. As a result, I’ve had a reduction of chronic tension in my upper body and I now love and hold myself through everything.” – Paulette

“When the shift began to happen in my body (which I am still experiencing), it was like something was being born/made new from deep inside of me. My moment came amidst the tears & rawness of it all and I realized that I was ALIVE for the first time in my life. My husband has even said that he’s noticed a change.  He says I’m more connected – I’m there with him & that is huge!” – Monika

“My husband and I are closer than ever before. We’re more present with each other and interdependent rather than codependent. I feel free to express myself to others without needing to prove myself. I used to feel so much disgust about myself and my body and now I love and accept the full, authentic version of me!” – Kristin

“I spent years doing energy healings and meditations to work on letting my husband’s love in. I now realize that I was only able to let in the love from my him and the kids through my mind. After experiencing miraculous shifts connecting to my body, I now have a deep acceptance for myself and my family. Vibrant positive energy circulates in our relationship and I’ve never felt more love before!” -Julia

“Before this program, my marriage was strained and passive. Now we have easy conversations, laughter, and deep mutual understanding. Best of all, I can express myself without being passive aggressive and anxious! The shifts and breakthroughs I experienced were immediate and so amazing that I just feel happy chills spiraling down into my being. Every part of this journey enhanced my character, strengthened my essence, pushed me forward and just made me grow into a better person.” – Felicia

“Before my sessions, I was in a deep depression. Now I can be with my feelings without being so hard on myself. I’m so much stronger than I realize and I now trust myself that I can work through anything.” – Julie

“I didn’t realize how little I loved myself. I feel so different now. Stronger, more regulated, happier with myself, calmer, more confident, and most importantly, more loved and accepted by myself. I no longer tolerate being treated badly anymore.” – Katherine

“My whole life has changed, especially my relationships and my self-worth. My old survival mechanism and wiring was to adapt and submit to others while I abandoned my own needs. I am now taking my life into my own hands and getting the LOVE I deserve.”  – Femke

“I can now access the feeling of being safe, comfortable, confident and happy in my body without shame, anxiety or self-consciousness. This has changed my PTSD journey and my life.“ – Shay

“After 20 years, I was finally able to release my childhood trauma and get rid of the fear that I’d ruin my marriage if I spoke up about my feelings. My husband and I now have much better communication and I’ve never been this confident in my body. My marriage went from stale and disconnected to easy and graceful. This saved our relationship and our family!” – Brigid

“My marriage now has a baseline of understanding and ease when before there was animosity and tension. I’ve become more patient and centered when dealing with conflict, which has helped our whole family become more peaceful, even when my daughter has her outbursts! I finally feel like myself again and I feel that my husband appreciates me more than ever before. – Jessica

“I’m now able to show more empathy for my husband and interact more peacefully instead of raising my voice. It helped him relate to me and the children in a more playful manner instead of yelling. This strengthened our relationship and allowed for less arguments for the whole family.” –  Jodi

“I used to compartmentalize my feelings by talking nonstop about my problems without actually dealing with them. I was finally able to stop talking and FEEL, which finally helped me release the trauma from my body. The only way I could think to describe the transformation I experienced was MAGIC.“ – Krystin

“My goal was to be more present sexually with my husband rather than avoidant. I felt significant shifts in being able to connect with my own body again, feel pleasure and emotion without apology, and be more fully present consistently. It seems almost magical how this area has completely and utterly transformed. I’m initiating intimacy from a genuine place of desire to connect, as well as owning and standing in my own power. This has transformed myself, my family, and my relationship to a whole new level of joy and connection” – Jasmine

“I now feel at home and comfortable in my body. I notice when I am triggered and I’m able to take a step back, breathe and take control of my actions. I’m amazed at how strong my boundaries are with my partner and I speak up for myself in a calm and thoughtful way without second guessing or doubting myself. This saved my relationship!” – Sarah

“My relationship with my partner is now so much deeper and more connected than when I started this program. I’m able to tell him how I feel without being defensive or aggressive about it. I feel that we are finally at a place where we see each other clearly.” – Kathy

“I used to struggle with criticizing myself for being unlovable and corrupted at my core. I can now acknowledge and admire how unique I am and allow myself to be playful instead of so serious and on guard in relationships. – Lilith

“My heart opened up and healed layers of deep emotions and trauma that I thought I resolved but actually suppressed for a long time. I finally feel alive again.” – Dana

“I was able to open up and move blocked, stagnant energy that used to make me feel stuck inside my body. It was so freeing to feel a deep body/mind/soul connection. This was better than any other talk therapy I ever did.” – Jacqueline

“Orit has helped me unlock the trauma trapped in my body. A friend even commented yesterday on how different I look; more open, confident and happy.” – Natalie

The confidence I’ve gained to communicate what’s inside of me has been so opening for my soul. I’m no longer struggling with my messages not being conveyed in the way I’d hoped and being so consumed in my thoughts. My relationship with my partner has become much stronger and we’re better than we’ve ever been before. – Gina

“I’ve become more open, vulnerable, and assertive in all my relationships, and I have found more love for myself and my husband. Because of this program, I’ve healed my nervous system and I’m now connected to my body that makes me feel whole in a way that nothing else can.” – Lavinia

“I used to constantly question my marriage and think about leaving and now I have so much excitement and joy about our relationship without any confusion. I can finally see my husband and take in how much he loves me after all these years of painting a scary picture of him and picking on his flaws.” – Corrie

Can you see yourself in any of these stories?

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