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I just couldn't go to sleep without telling you how thankful I am for you and for the session today. I have the deep feeling that it was the beginning of something life-transforming for which I have been searching my whole life. I've been using my brain for decades and trying to tell myself what to feel and forcing my body into conformity. For the first time today, I really feel like my body was given a "voice" and for the first time I experienced sensations of a profound hope that I had given up on finding, thanks to you.
Darby D., Los Angeles, Ca
Brian's approach is gentle yet powerful. He has helped me overcome trauma following a car accident as well as some trauma from my childhood. He genuinely cares about his clients and has an incredible amount of empathy and understanding. He gives his full attention and care when conducting each session which makes it easy to open up to him. I am so thankful I found him as I was really struggling before. After several sessions with Brian my physical health improved and I became more confident and clear about what I wanted from life. I feel more in touch with my body and more assured about moving ahead in life. I highly recommend doing a few sessions with Brian if you are feeling stuck in any way, physically or emotionally.
Megha Kamra, New Jersey
I don't even have words to adequately describe how different I already feel in my body. I have a measure of incredible peace inside of my physical body that I have never experienced, even (and especially) as a child.

Yesterday something that I experienced as overwhelmingly traumatic happened to me. I started to freak out, and then I remembered sitting with you, and I remembered to feel every sensation in my body and to let it run it's course, as unbearable as it felt. I felt extreme nausea; I felt like my stomach was on fire inside; it felt like there was a ball of fire turning over and over and over. I felt a tightening of my throat; I observed that I wasn't breathing. When the sensations would come, I just let them, and they didn't overwhelm me! After years and years of panic attacks to the point of passing out, I was able to NOT freak out that I was freaking out that I was freaking out, as you say. :) For the first time, instead of feeling panic and thinking there's something wrong with me (and that I need to control it) I knew that this was something right with my nervous system and that I could let the process run it's course. I could feel the support that you've given me from here.

Typically after a terrifying experience, I wake up with that pinched nerve in my shoulder which leads to a three day and three night migraine. This is the first time that didn't happen.

This is nothing short of a miracle. I had have been telling everyone I have a real conversation with about you. I am so thankful, I don't even know what to say. But I know that you will understand, because I think you yourself know the gratitude that comes with realizing it's actually possible to exist in the world and NOT live life as a hyper-vigilant or traumatized person. I can feel that gratitude for the work coming through you when I'm with you.

Truly...thank you.

Darby D., Los Angeles, Ca
Wow Is all i have to say, big shift happened! i finally understand a lot of my anger, its all about not defending my boundries, and also much of my anxiety is fear about asserting myself. I never learned to assert myself because of the traumas i experienced as a kid. It really was a survival strategy i couldn't be assertive as a kid. I understand what you've been talking about now. All this hit me like a 2x4 over the head on Saturday. I was feeling a lot of anger when i got up, but had no idea why. It finally all started to make sense that it was because i didn't want to do what other people wanted me to do later on that day. Today I've been asserting myself more and being prepared to do it, if I need to as well. My emotions make a lot more sense now. Its a lot of change to take so quick, but the alternative is much worse :) Looking forward to our next session and continuing this process.

Working with Brian is a great experience. I never get overwhelmed during sessions, and it is great working with someone who "gets it." You're in good hands.

Keith J.,
I feel very positive about the decision to heal with Brian. What I like most is how Brian meets you right where you are. Brian is a compassionate and gentle somatic practitioner. I have experienced episodes of anxiety & depression in my life. I want to do the work & put in the time to move into a more hopeful state of being.
Kelly Z.,
I have been living with panic attacks that have been keeping me from driving on highways, overpasses, and bridges. Drugs DO NOT heal you....they mask the symptoms and can even make them worse. With Brians help, I am seeing positive results. I can drive some places I haven't been able to drive in a while and that feels SOOOO good. This is not a quick fix for me like it has been for some others, but it is THE fix. It's amazing to learn how our body and minds work (or don't work as we want them to). Brian is calming and super easy to talk to. If he lived near me I'd go in person. I will continue with him until I am driving wherever and whenever I want. I 100% feel that will happen. The gains I've made so far are more than I thought I'd ever get. I would recommend Brian to friends and family without question. I truly feel God led me to Brian.
John H.,
Brian Mahan is incredibly gifted at what he does. Not only is he able to explain the science and the principles at work but he's great at connecting on an emotional level and creating a safe space. I'm in awe at what he's able to do.

I've compared some of the experiences I've had with him to an exorcism because of how deep and poweful they are.

He's also a pleasure to deal with when it comes to scheduling and needing an extra phone call and just being available when you're hurting I need to help and comfort.

I'm so glad that I discovered him.

Dennis H., Los Angeles, CA
I was hesitant at first to try another type of therapy because I was truly over the whole thing, but I am so glad I did.

Brian immediately made me comfortable with him. His technique is different than anything I've tried before and it has been the ,ost successful out of anything over the last several years. It has made leaps of progress in my quality of life and how I approach different situations. An example, I was terrified of flying for many reasons (mostly due to airsickness and illness) and now I am flying every few weeks with minimal discomfort and dureness. I truly appreciate him and can't wait for more progress to come!

T M. Tujunga, CA
This is a long review, but it is very sincere:

I have lived through very serious trauma, along with a chronic illness; as a result, my daily life is extremely challenging. I have had crippling physical and emotional repercussions to live through. I have been incredibly diligent with my personal survival and growth, and I am always willing to search for answers. Though I have found some things helpful, I have mostly been on my own when it comes to my emotional coping skills.

Brian was strongly referred to me by a friend from a support group, and I decided that I would try yet another angle of healing, so I booked my first appointment. Traditional talk therapy was helpful to a degree (which is why I continued to do it for many years) however, after a few sessions with Brian Mahan, an entirely new world of hope and rapid progress opened up for me! I really was constantly surprised by how much I would learn about myself after each session. And let me tell you, I am such an introspective and deep-thinking person. So when I learn something about myself, with the facilitating of someone else, it is just amazing.

I swear, Brian has helped to save me from a life of dark heaviness and horrible daily cycles of relived trauma. I honestly go to bed every single night thanking God for Brian Mahan. I am so thankful that I decided to do my first few sessions. Now, I feel like I have myself back. I really do owe so much of that to Brian. To think that one person has the ability to bring someone through such an important and viable process, and to do it so effortlessly-- it is incredible. I could never thank him enough. What a kind and generous person he is. I know that I am rejoicing very loudly here over Brian, but I usually do not gush like this. It is just that he really is this gifted. Very smart, very loving, very open and always excited to see growth in others. --Now THAT is the kind of health care professional that we all need!!! I have been searching for someone like this my entire life. Love love LOVE this gifted man!!!

Franky D,
As always it was great. Brian's intuitive command of SE and his ability to seize the right moment to have you experience what is important is amazing. Each session has been an amazing journey. Thank you.
Richard C,
Brian was great! He called promptly at the appointed time, answered all questions, listened carefully, and was kind, patient, and clear in his responses. I look forward to our first session.
wendy k,
Brian and Somatic Experiencing are a Powerful Combination

Working with Brian has shifted alot of things in my life for the better. It's not easy or lazy work, but well worth it....especially if you've tried other types of therapy and haven't found real change I highly recommend Somatic Experiencing work for resolving past trauma. He's both a caring, talented and compassionate therapist and friend in the journey.

Leela R.,
As always it was great. Brian's intuitive command of SE and his ability to seize the right moment to have you experience what is important is amazing. Each session has been an amazing journey. Thank you.
Richard C.,
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Brian was great! He called promptly at the appointed time, answered all questions, listened carefully, and was kind, patient, and clear in his responses. I look forward to our first session.

Wendy k.,
Brian is peace, integrity and thoroughness personified. LOVE him.
Mary W., Santa Monica, CA