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Emotional Intelligence & Embodiment For Professionals
Speaking & Training For Mission-Driven Companies & Organizations
with Raina LaGrand, Somatic Trauma Therapist

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I'm available for interviews, panel discussions or podcasts for free

For trainings, workshops, or other sorts of speaking engagements fees vary.

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Available Trainings

Your Nervous System & Your Relationships at Work

Learn what the nervous system is, what it does, and how instrumental it is to relationship building, effective communication, and navigating conflict. Participants will be guided in creating their own personal “map” of their nervous system and will be introduced to somatic strategies for managing nervous system overwhelm. 

Grief-Informed Care: The Next Era in Trauma-Informed Practice

Trauma and grief have a lot in common, primarily that they both involve loss. Yet, while trauma-informed practice has gained massive popularity over the last decade, the concept of grief has often been missing from the conversation. This training helps participants understand the social, political, and historical contexts around our dominant cultures' avoidance of grief. Participants will also learn how to recognize and tend to grief so as to interrupt these harmful legacies and pave the way for greater healing.

Managing Political Rage & Resentment in Social Justice Work

Social justice-focused professionals interface with systemic, institutional, and historical harm on a daily basis. As a result, these professionals often struggle with the scope and limitations. This training offers social justice-focused professionals a framework for navigating work in a way that honors feelings, nurtures needs, and facilitates clarity and purpose.

What people are saying

"Working with Raina to develop services for our students at the UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance was an absolute pleasure! She listened to our concerns with care and helped us design both asynchronous content and a weekly BIPOC Wellness Coaching Group for our students. Raina exudes warmth and a deep embodied understanding of the students' lived experience. I highly recommend Raina to anyone looking to explore their well-being in a meaningful and supported way."

Paola Savvidou

Wellness Initiative Program Manager, UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance

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"My organization (a social justice community organizing organization) hired Raina to do a support/healing session after we went through some very difficult challenges that were outside of control. We are primarily a BIPOC organization (88% BIPOC), so it was important to find someone who understood racism and how it impacts our well being. I also wanted to work with someone who understood what the life of an organizer is like and how hard it can be. All this led me to Raina. She was so easy to work with, flexible, kind, and prepared. She held a healing/processing space for our team that was both restorative but also had some really great takeaway mindfulness practices. She also worked one on one with the staff for support sessions. I heard great feedback from our team about their experiences with her. I highly recommend her services for anyone seeking individual therapy, or for groups who are looking to bring in a mental health expert who is aware of race, class, and how impacts our bodies."

Maria Ibarra-Frayre

Deputy Director, We The People - Michigan

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Choose From a Wide Range of Topics, Tailored to your Audience

Trauma-Informed Practice

Learn about trauma-informed practice as it pertains to your employees or the people you serve. Together, we can think through how to make your company and the work you do more trauma-informed.

Somatics & Embodiment

Want to know more about how somatics can support your work? Or maybe you just want a self-care style workshop for your employees? I can customize a training for your organization that includes yoga, mindfulness, somatic education, and more.

Clinical Practice

Bring me to your agency or therapy practice and I'll execute a continuing education program on trauma, somatics, mindfulness, racial identity, or a topic of your choosing 

Grief Support Sessions

I facilitate grief support sessions for organizations navigating the loss of coworkers.

Racialized Trauma & Racial Identity

In my clinical practice, I specialize in supporting mixed race individuals and interracial couples. If your company wants to learn more about working with these groups, or perhaps you have an ERG dedicated to multiracial individuals, I can work with you to offer something supportive.

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Hi, I'm Raina.

I’m a somatic trauma therapist, coach yoga teacher, and speaker/facilitator on Anishaanabe land (Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA) specializing in racial identity, trauma, relationships, and embodiment.


I provide embodiment-based workshops and trainings for companies invested in emotional intelligence and social justice. 


Media Features

See where I've been and get a taste for my style by checking out my media features. These are some of my favorites, but you can browse all media features here.


Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Embodying Mixed Identities, Loneliness and the Dangers of Somatics @ Somatic Wisdom Podcast. 2023.

In between identities, racial trauma and relationships [ spotify ] [ apple podcasts ] @ Complex Trauma Recovery Podcast. 2023.

Raina LaGrand on Five Things We Can Each Do To Help Solve the Loneliness Epidemic  Authority Magazine. 2023.

Meet Raina LaGrand @ Canvas Rebel. 2022.

What is Racial Trauma? @ Ann Arbor District Library. 2020.

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