Welcome to the Ramshackle Sanctuary

Safe Space For Your Journey Back to You


Mary Kalbach

Post Traumatic Growth Collaborator

Rediscovering your pre-trauma self is a journey uniquely yours.  My part in the journey is to hold safe, gentle space for you and your recovery story as it evolves.  Our work together is a collaborative art, with you crafting the storyline as I help to direct the flow in a direction that creates freedom and release within the core of you.


Find Your Center Again

Bad stuff happens to all of us and sometimes it settles in your bones.  It seems like no amount of talking or trying or even praying will bring you back to that place of calm you know you have within.  You're searching for something deeper - to be really seen, to have someone who can say "I'm sorry that happened to you", to connect with another soul at the deepest level and find the well of strength that lies within you.  Are you ready to do the work?  Are you ready to find the core of you again and live your authentic self?  Let's connect!


Post Traumatic Growth Collaborations with Mary

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Working With Mary

Working with me begins with a free exploratory session where we chat about your trauma recovery goals and see if we are a good "fit" for your recovery journey.


Once we decide to become co-collaborators on your journey, we will set a schedule for our time together.  

Each recovery journey is unique and you control your own journey.  I am simply there to guide and direct the process.  

I can't tell you what your specific collaboration will look like but it will always begin with a simple exercise to tap into the restorative function of the vagus nerve and will include embodied mindfulness experiences that may take the form of....

  • Trauma-Informed Psychodramatic Techniques

  • "Sand Tray" Inspired Object Work

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques ("Tapping")

  • Mindfulness mentoring

  • Breathwork

  • Inner Child or "Shadow" work that explores internalized trauma roles of Wounded Child, Persecutor and Abandoning Authority

  • Creating safe space using "furry auxiliaries"

  • Centering & grounding exercises, felt sense experiences

  • Meditation practices

  • Qigong exercises or other types of body movement

  • Exploring ancestral energies


There will always be safe energetic space held open for your process.  I believe that everything that shows up in the energy field of our session - be it pets, children, thoughts, ancestors or internal experience - is there for a reason and will be put to good use!

You may want just a single session or we may plan a months-long journey full of time together.  

International collaborators are welcome - all sessions are conducted in English and can be invoiced for any currency.  

Are you ready to begin your collaboration with me?  Let's talk!

"I am forever thankful for Mary. She has a gift for listening, understanding, and encouraging, without judgment. Mary’s calm demeanor, and clear expertise makes me feel at ease. Somehow even her voice is able to relax me, even during my most anxious moments. My sessions with Mary allow me to acknowledge my fears, and learn how to deescalate my responses to them. After all these years of pain and suffering, no one else has been able to provide me with such a tool, and a powerful gift."

Collaborator in Connecticutt

Contact Mary

You may choose where to hold your sessions. 

Sessions can happen...

....in my studio space in the woods of Ramshackle Sanctuary in Southern York County, PA

...in the woods of Ramshackle Sanctuary in Southern York County, PA

...via video from anywhere in world

(currently most likely due to COVID-19 safety precautions)

We are wounded in relationships, healthy relationships can also bring healing

Join a group session with other like-minded seekers - see the Growth Experiences Page for more information

To schedule your free consultation or to contact me

send email to support@marykalbach.com

text only to 443.417.6582


"Your work is such a blessing and having the privilege to be in a circle with you was such a beautiful positive experience for me! I never thought about feeling memories from a specific space in my body before and I've been using that in my own healing work since the other night. Thank you, thank you dear soul for holding space for and empowering so many."

Collaborator in Pennsylvania

A spirit of gratitude is what I am able to live daily, for overcoming the deepest brokenness and at times unbearable pain to the point of not being able to speak. Learning what trauma really is and how it had developmentally affected me was life giving. 


Trust and a willingness to apply the techniques Mary suggested according to my painful false beliefs has allowed me to be awakened. Truly aware, at peace, mindfully recreating my very own DNA. 


I would absolutely encourage anyone who has been a victim of abuse of any kind, be it sexual, spiritual, narcissistic, regardless of length of time to trust this process. I am now living the merciful unbound life!

Collaborator, Pennsylvania

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