Wendy Elliott

I believe that healing comes from the inside out. Having worked as a Somatic Depth Psychotherapist for over 35 years, I continue to marvel at the resiliency of the human spirit. The paradox of being alive is that we long for love and connection yet fear it at the same time. Our bodies hold mystery and the cellular pathways back home to acceptance, compassion, and self-trust. My specialty is working with fear, sadness, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I infuse my work with creativity, compassion, generosity, and joy. I’m a mother of two adult children who are my greatest teachers. I love to hike with my dog Cassie and I love the work that I do.



Wendy Elliott is a licensed somatic psychotherapist, professor, consultant, and director of The Body Knows, an in-person, in-depth training in somatic psychotherapy. As a renowned body-based trauma expert, mind-body stress reduction coach (MBSR), board-certified dance-movement therapist, vipassana practitioner, somatic experiencing practitioner, professor, and psychedelic somatic specialist, Wendy helps people break out of self-defeating patterns, providing support and tools for embodied transformation and wellness.

Wendy is an artist at heart, constantly discovering ways to infuse the body and the creative process into healing work. Wendy’s worked internationally, bringing expressive arts therapy to indigenous women in Guatemala, and she has also integrated somatic approaches within the corporate sector, leading strategic visioning retreats. Wendy directs movement and nature retreats internationally, teaching hundreds of people over the past forty years how to drop into their bodies, experience nature, and discover aliveness and wonder in their lives’ inner and outer landscape.

Spanning Wendy’s career over the last four decades, she directed a stress reduction program for cardiac and chronic pain patients at New England Rehabilitation Hospital based on the work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn; she served as Dean of Student Programs and Community Development at Landmark College in Vermont; Wendy facilitated strategic visioning retreats in the corporate sector; and she collaborated with friends to create a community-based mindfulness center in Keene, New Hampshire-Monadnock Mindfulness Center that continues to provide on-going mindful meditation instruction to the public free of charge.

As a lifelong learner, Wendy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Board-Certified Dance-Movement Therapist, Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Psychedelic Somatic Integration Specialist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Coach, Yoga Instructor, Mindfulness Instructor, Authentic Movement Facilitator, Adjunct Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Yoga Practitioner and a 300 hour-registered yoga teacher. Additionally, Wendy holds a BA in Political Science/Communications, an MA in Dance-Movement Therapy/ Counseling/ Psychology, and an MS in Leadership Development.

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