About Gloria Gonzalez
Gloria Gonzalez is founder and CCO of Eight Elements West, a Center for Somatic Education and Integrative Wellness in La Jolla, California established in 1985.
The use of complementary healing modalities in a session include Somatic Experiencing, Organic Intelligence, Craniosacral Therapy, and Visceral Manipulation. Bottom-up (somatic) and top-down (cognitive) awareness provide forward movement with a sense of personal agency and secure self-leadership. This full approach to healing developmental, traumatic and accumulated stress aligns the self to re-establish a future with greater purpose, relationship and empowerment.
At Eight Elements, a team of somatic professionals provide a program of self-care and somatic education through three channels: Movement, Nutrition, Chinese Medicine. The aim is to enhance life fulfillment – from healing pain, to developing greater resilience, to enjoying longevity with family and community.
Gloria is also the COO of Warriors Live On, a non-profit organization dedicated to healing Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans from PTSD, anxiety and depression through the use of somatic and natural medicinal treatments such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, yoga, Organic Intelligence and Somatic Experiencing.
- Eating Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
- Developmental Trauma
CCO, Eight Elements