Trainings Presented

The Neurobiology of Trauma
Cultivating Resilience Using the Lens of Neurobiology
The Neurobiology of Post-Traumatic Growth
Somatic Resilience
The Neurobiology of Grief and Loss
The Neurobiology of Attachment
The Neurobiology of Anxiety and Depression
Applying the Neurobiology of Self-Compassion
The Effect of the Pandemic on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Building Psychobiological Resilience Post-Pandemic
Parenting Using the Lens of Neurobiology
Somatic Psychotherapy Skills Training
Personality Development through the Lens of the Nervous System



“I have known Ruby Jo for nearly 25 years. She has always exuded warm, supportive and compassionate care. As a physician who sees a wide variety of patients, I have referred dozens to Ruby Jo over the years. Every one of them give glowing accounts of their care and progress under her wise, nurturing guidance. Her work in body-centerd therapy is deeply important and very effective.”
             — Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, L.Ac., DiploOM


“As a licensed, board certified, psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, I’ve known Ruby Jo Walker for over ten years. She is one of the most skilled therapists I have ever worked with over my 18+ years in psychiatry. Her clinical knowledge and diagnostic depth are very strong, and she connects with clients that most others cannot. Her devotion to continuing education and being up-to-date on advancements in her field are exemplary. I frequently refer Ruby Jo to my most complex clients requiring not only a high level of knowledge and experience, but also a fearless heart to connect and work with even the most challenging clients. With her extensive experience, clinical knowledge, and dedication to her profession, I highly recommend Ruby Jo Walker as a supervisor.”
             — James Knight, APN




Founder of Post-Traumatic Growth Somatic Therapy™

With 30 years of experience, Ruby Jo Walker, LCSW is an expert trainer and therapist specializing in the neurobiology of trauma and resilience. She is the founder of Post-Traumatic Growth Somatic Therapy--a unique blend of cutting edge somatic therapy practices rooted in the fields of neurobiology, trauma healing, attachment, resilience and polyvagal theory. She works with helping professionals and clients to incorporate interpersonal neurobiology for deep change and transformation.

Somatic Therapy Certifications:
•  Certified Somatic Experiencing™ Therapist,
•  Hakomi™ Certified Therapist,
•  Ruby Jo Walker is also trained at the Expert Level in
   Organic Intelligence™ Somatic Therapy. Hoskinson Organic Intelligence.


Groups Trained by Ruby Jo Walker

International Associaltion of Social Workers Group work
      —Western States Chapter
Heartlight Grief Center—Denver
Colorado CASA—Statewide Conference
CALA—Colorado Assisted Living Association—Denver
Wings Foundation—Denver
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault—Vail conference
Colorado Emergency Room Nurses—Statewide conference
Pinion Navajo Reservation—Arizona
Montezuma Creek Navajo Reservation—Utah
Shiprock Navajo Reservation Behavioral Health—New Mexico
Native American Law Center, Farmington, NM
Axis Health Care Mental Health Professionals
      —Durango, Pagosa Springs, Cortez
Pastoral Care Group—Durango
Child Advocacy Center—Cortez
Mercy Medical Center Emergency Room Staff—Durango
Mercy Medical Center Medical Staff—Durango
Southwest Health System—Cortez
Physical Therapy Group—Durango
LaPlata Youth Services—Durango
9R School District—Durango
Body workers: Chiropractors, Rolfers, Craniosacral Therapists
      and Massage Therapists
Southern Ute Reservation
Statewide Trauma Conference for Medical Professionals
Ball State University Social Work Department—Muncie, Indiana
Four Corners Training Consortium—New Mexico
Violence Prevention Coalition—Durango
Yoga Durango
Elwood Teachers Training—Indiana
DU School of Social Work—Denver program

Lead Teaching Assistant for Hakomi Mindfulness Somatic Training 2006-2008 & 2011-2013
TA for Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy 2012-2015, Phoenix, Kansas City, Tucson.
CME for Medical Professionals--Understanding Trauma
Community Training: Working with Physiology of Trauma
Regional Trauma Conference: "Understanding the Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Working with Trauma"
CCASA (Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault) Vail annual Conference: The Neurobiology of Trauma



Ruby Jo Walker, LCSW, SEP, CHT
Psychotherapist   •  Somatic Experiencing Practitioner   •   Certified Hakomi Therapist
2855 Main Avenue, Suite 107A, Durango, CO 81301    •     970-259-5711    •