Somatic Coaching and Chronic Pain in Trans and Gender Diverse Patients

Season #2

Join me and Kristina Armenakis (they/she) to learn more about support for trans and gender diverse patients experiencing chronic illness and chronic pain. She is a certified Somatic Coach who works with people experiencing chronic illness and/or chronic pain. Kristina offers a somatic support group to people experiencing chronic illness and works one-on-one with clients in a process of embodied transformation: accessing all levels of intelligence in the body – intellectual, emotional, and physical, healing trauma and creating safety in the body, and building resilience in the face of stress and challenge. Prior to their work as a Somatic Coach, Kristina managed leadership and community building programs for Queer and Trans youth for over a decade, provided counseling for queer and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and most recently, co-created and led an intensive support, education, and leadership program for Trans and Non-binary young people. They hold Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Washington. Kristina has been trained in the Somatic Coaching methodology of the Strozzi Institute and is certified in Pain Reprocessing Therapy, an evidence-based modality used to treat chronic pain.


Visit Kristina's practice at her website.

  Alternatively, clinicians can experience a taste of somatic coaching at a MeetUp Kristina hosts.