Rocco has been Certified Trauma Informed by a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, EMDR practitioner & Trauma Specialist.
Rocco is currently working towards his LCSW in clinical social work.
Rocco is self taught in the areas of intuition, healing, channeling, meditation, mindfulness, symbology & tarot.
In The Community
Rocco is an advocate for addicts and alcoholics and has worked as a leader in several 12 Step communities in New York and In San Francisco. Since 2007 Rocco has worked individually and as a group with 1000s of addicts. He has started four 12 Step meetings from nothing and helped to maintain at least 50 others. He has spoken all over New York and San Francisco about his own story of recovery and in September of 2017 will celebrate ten years of continuous sobriety.
Rocco has served as an Spirituality and Health Columnist for new Jersey’s The Pride Network and has given talks on mindfulness in connection with Hofstra University and Brookdale Community College.
Rocco has also served as Expert On Meditation for the GWEN Network website (Global Woman’s Empowerment Network).
Rocco has been out and proud as a gay man since 1996 (age 16). He is a steadfast and powerful advocate for members of the LGBTQ spectrum and strives to stay up to date on the concerns and needs of his community.
Rocco is an advocate for trauma survivors of all kinds: PTSD, natural or man made disasters, accidents, physical, sexual, emotional, military combat, medical trauma, trauma of neglect, drug related trauma amoung others.
Rocco is a founder, facilitator and member of the Huntington based Trauma Informed Peer Support group that meets every 2nd Saturday at 345 Main street in Huntington NY.
Rocco is a daily practitioner of yoga and proudly works as a Karma Yogi at Garden City’s standalone Yoga Studio Yoga Nanda
My name is Rocco Distefano. I am a Certified Trauma Informed Intuitive Life Coach. I have 18 years experience as a coach and intuitive and I am currently working towards my LCSW in Clinical Social Work so that I can better serve YOU. I am here to help you recover from traumatic events through my trauma informed healing and help you find lasting peace.
I understand what it is like to have a nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right, a feeling of listlessness, or even insomnia, nightmares and terrible thoughts. You see, I too am a trauma survivor. I suffered years of abuse in childhood and spent most of my adult life blocking the memories from that time. Now that I am conscious of what happened, I am able to understand that I am no longer in that abusive cycle. My mind is beginning to integrate the past into a narrative that I am able to reconcile with but it wasn’t always this way.
From the age of infancy into early adulthood I allowed the abuse to shape who I thought I was. I was told I was a loser, a waste of space, a problem and I believed it… because at the time I needed to in order to survive.
When I was in my late teens the abuse stopped long enough for me to realize that it had a strange impact on my senses. In surviving it, my body had become “hyper sensitive” to energy, people and all levels of frequency. The hyper vigilance required for me to survive had made me “psychic” of sorts and I was able to see and do intuitive things like “psychic” readings, meditation, mindfulness, and energy healing effortlessly and naturally without any formal training.
Being a survivor I’ve learned to spot it in others as well and I have tended to meet people who needed healing as much as I. Interstitially, from my late teens into my late 20s I was working as a healer and a channel and by the time I was 30 I finally had enough sense to recognize that this wasn’t some side job, this is a career. In 2012 I took YourLifeIsAwesome online and through the magic of the internet began to work with people all over the globe.
Since then I have worked to help 100s of other survivors heal from their past and move forward with their lives in a meaningful and sustainable way. In the last 2 years I have added trauma training certifications to my credentials as a healer and a channel so that I can better serve my community. I am also always learning and improving my skills by taking training courses and it is my plan to help our leaders face toughest issues of the day like addiction and the effects of trauma on the brain.
My practice is for you survivor! If you are a fearless captain of industry and are ready to invest in your healing and your future then this is the place for you!