Savanna Scott, MS, LPC, LAMFT, LMT, P-SEP, EMDR, E-RYT, RPYT, RCYT, YACEP, Reiki Master, Yoga Therapist-in-Training
Savanna is licensed as a psychotherapist (AR LPC #P2106008) and marriage/family therapist (AR LAMFT #F1911019). She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from John Brown University.
Savanna's specialty is trauma resolution and she has amassed over 500 hours of training in trauma-sensitive modalities to facilitate healing. In addition to training in specific modalities (such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, and Internal Family Systems), she has completed 45+ hours of training in complex trauma with Janina Fisher; 100+ hours of trauma-informed therapeutic yoga training; 100+ hours of training in developmental trauma renegotiation and touchwork with Raja Selvam (Integral Somatic Psychology, or ISP) and Steve Terrell (Transforming the Experience-Based Brain, or TEB); and 225+ hours of training in Somatic Experiencing (SE). Savanna is a Provisional Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, or P-SEP; once gatherings are allowed "post-COVID", she will complete a two-day, in-person touch training to become a full SEP. She is also a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and will begin their 72-hour Certificate Program in Complex Trauma and Dissociation in Fall 2021. No matter how she works with her clients, Savanna weaves her knowledge of polyvagal theory, neurobiology, and the neurophysiology of trauma into all that she does.
Savanna's ever-growing understanding of how to speak to both the body and the mind helps her understand how to better facilitate a sense of deep and lasting healing for clients. This deep healing helps make space for you and others around you to live more freely, more joyfully, and more authentically.She also enjoys helping her clients find freedom from a variety of the symptoms that negatively impact their well-being, including anxiety, depression, grief, relational disturbances, family disturbances, and marital disturbances. Regardless of whether it seems "(insert whatever word here)" enough, if it's enough to cause you discomfort, then it's worth addressing to help you find freedom from it.
Savanna's journey with health and wellness began when she found yoga as a very unhealthy and unhappy teenager. Ten years later, she returns to her mat day in and day out with more training and wisdom but with the same intention: to make more space for the good in her life. She has taught in studios and at yoga festivals all over Arkansas, and has trained all over the world with teachers such as Rachel Brathen, Lara Heimann, Kino MacGregor, Zabie Yamasaki, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Ram Jain. She has completed over 700+ hours of yoga education, including 40+ hours of yoga nidra training, 50+ hours of yin yoga training, 85+ hours of pre- and postnatal yoga training, 95+ hours of children's yoga training, and over 100+ hours of trauma-sensitive yoga training.
Savanna is an Accessible Yoga Ambassador and, with over 1,000 hours of yoga teaching experience accrued, is registered through Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (E-RYT200), a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), a Registered Childrens' Yoga Teacher (RCYT), and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).
Savanna is also pursuing training in a 1000-hour, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)-approved training to become a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), the highest designation a yoga professional can hold. She currently is a member of IAYT at the Student level.
Savanna is a licensed bodyworker (AR LMT #8924) and has completed a 500-hour bodywork training with a focus on learning specific modalities to complement trauma renegotiation work. She studied Reflexology and Thai bodywork, and has completed 24 hours of training in cupping therapy through International Association of Cupping Therapists and 18 hours of training in CranioSacral Therapy with John Ray. As previously mentioned, she is a Provisional Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and has completed Transforming the Experienced-Based Brain with Steve Terrell, which is 90+ hours of training in developmental trauma renegotiation and touchwork. As a graduate of TEB, Savanna is a Transforming Touch Therapist and Transforming Intentional Touch Therapist. her passion is helping her clients find more health, wholeness, and regulation. SE and TEB are open to a variety of professions, and can include table work and certain elements better suited to bodywork settings.
Savanna also is an Usui Reiki Ryoho Master. She first began to study energy work as part of her own healing journey and was attuned to the first level of Usui Reiki in 2013. She practiced at that level for many years before receiving her Reiki II and Master Level attunements in the Usui Reiki Ryoho tradition in 2019. Reiki can be a very potent form of healing, and it combines well with many other modalities!