Soften Survival Strategies – Unwind Early Life Entanglements & Uncover Wholeness – The Deep Work of Integrating Fragmentation, Chronic Stress & Defensive Responses – The Roots of Emotional & Physical Pain, Moving Through Stuckness, Overwhelm, Pain and Deeply Held Hidden Early Developmental Trauma – Feel Supported.
At the end of my life, I want to feel like I’ve lived.
I want to know that I’ve taken brave steps—towards connection, safety, healing and aliveness – out to the edges of what’s comfortable.
The unknown can feel scary—and still, we can take one step at a time, towards a new pathway – something that makes us feel alive.
This is living — and learning to trust life.
What is your throat saying?
How are you responding to your thoughts, emotions and information that passes through your mind and body?
Engaging in dialogue with various aspects of your bodily experience is essential to somatic healing work.
Maybe there are words, but there might also may be sounds, feelings, impulses, movement, images or memories. You can learn to utilize this information to understand what needs and/or wants have previously gone unmet, and what attention, intentions, and actions might serve you moving forward.
Being an individual means the right to have perspectives, values and feelings that deserve respect, even if others don’t agree.
Being a true individual was a freedom that was not afforded by most of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers. Claiming the right to be an individual could have meant injury, death or banishment. Staying small was indeed a way to be safe and out of harm’s way.
We may find ourselves entangled in the same suffering as our family of origin and our ancestors – completely unaware that we can break free of a longstanding cycle that we may have been repeating in your life. This work is an opening to new horizons that were impossible before.
We have been and continue to face an epidemic of disconnection.
Right now, more than ever, many women feel disconnected. We are disconnected from ourselves, from each other, from our truth, from the earth, and from authentic community.
We feel isolated and alone, even though we are busy and our time is always taken up with responsibilities and expectations.
Let’s be in authentic community together.
Whether focusing on overall emotional and physiological regulation, managing symptoms related to anxiety or depression, or addressing specific traumas or stressors, we can work together to move away from “stuckness” and towards an enhanced sense of harmony and well-being – resolving symptoms of chronic stress.
The language of the body is energy, flow and fluidity, it is our first language, our most honest expression and the closest to the truth of who we are and how we relate to ourselves and the world around us. The body speaks through sensations, the physical energy of our feelings and the way we move.
Together, we use the body’s language to connect with our internal worlds and focuses on supporting the person to stay grounded and present in the body during the therapy process.
By following the flow of movement and energy in our bodies we can express our inner experiences in a clear and simple manner and use the body itself as a vehicle to create lasting change.
A session will often consist of a combination of talking, listening for somatic sensations and exploring simple movement structures. This is done slowly and sensitively with pauses along the way for the participant to observe what is happening and to explore the arising feelings and sensations. The body takes the lead and I will hold, witness and support your process with my hands, heart and presence of being – engaging with the emerging themes.
Let’s face what is together and redefine our lives, based on the knowledge of our deepest links to the universe.
Healing the Mother Wound – Bridging the Mother Gap
One of my areas of specialty, is working with healing the Mother Wound. When healing the mother wound, you can:
- Learn how to feel and process your emotions.
- Discover that emotions and feelings are a source of wisdom and information.
- Learn how to develop healthy boundaries. Where you end and the other begins, and know which emotions are mine and which belong to the other.
- Learn that it’s okay to put your needs first—that you matter too.
- Practice compassion for yourself and by extension other people.
- Practice taking yourself less seriously—how to play and have fun.
Accepting your mother for who she is—both limitations and gifts, so that you can freely claim your own inner gifts and learn how to better love your mother. This is mother wound healing work. Stepping in to your full power as a woman.
Did you know that many symptoms and diseases are related to early life stress?
Trauma sets into place a biology of stress and survival. This is a huge burden on the body, and can cause disease to develop decades later.
For example, early life stress can cause changes in the expression of a gene that causes exaggerated inflammatory responses that are associated with adult autoimmune diseases, cancer and all other immune-system-related conditions.
But, this is actually the good news because we can do things to change our biology from stress and survival to calm, grateful, and connected.
This change can help you protect both your physical and mental health and is part of what we call healing from trauma.
You will have the opportunity to work with these challenges in your body-mind so you can develop more capacity to be present with what is and find true healing and awakening.
This is a combination of therapeutic support, body-focused work, as well as a focus on connecting to nature, the earth, the healing feminine and all there is. We will focus on:
Body: Regulating and balancing body physiology
Emotions: Increasing our capacity to be with emotions
Mind: Being with and releasing traumatic memories and beliefs
Our work together will include:
- Deepened recognition of your true nature through guided connection to the deepest parts of the core of your being.
- Healing practices to untangle long-held mother/father wound patterning held in the body.
- Pre & perinatal healing practices to provide a new experience of being birthed into the world.
- Integenerational trauma healing – healing long-held energy from the past
- Co-regulating touch bodywork for trauma – specialized touch and table work for healing early developmental trauma patterns held in the body.
- Somatic practices to help regulate the nervous system and build resilience.
- Psychotherapeutic processes for resolving the blocks to our full expression.
The presence of our own being is a powerful healing force. As we awaken to/as being and allow it to fully meet all our humanness as it is, we are healed and transformed from within.
You don’t need to be concerned with changing who you are or figuring out how to solve all your problems. You can’t erase your painful past. These goals will keep your mind busy forever and won’t bring you the happiness you long for.
Right now in this moment, you can relax away from the stressful mind and lean into the open, loving space of being aware that is completely at ease with things as they are.
And this is what’s true in any moment.
Slow down and recognize what is present for you.
- Instead of feeding the story of lack and limitation for one more second, you become aware of the breath.
- Instead of embellishing the drama of your emotions, you expand your attention to be aware of physical sensations appearing in your body.
- Then letting go of the breath and physical sensations, you rest in presence, coming home to the peace of your true nature.
Conditioned programming recurs—that’s its nature. It pulls you into ruminating about the past and worrying about what might come. When you enter the timeless now, and it’s an all-encompassing, naturally welcoming field of presence that holds everything with love.
Working with themes such as early development trauma, medical trauma and chronic pain, and examining how our bodies have constricted over time to help us survive. Although once effective in our survival, they are no longer required to constrict us. Using somatic practices, release techniques and embodiment attunement exercises to reduce body constrictions and enhance one’s vitality and restore resilience and well-being.
Experience yourself living and being in an unrestricted body. Soften years of holding, gripping and straining melt away. Take us on this journey inward through Awareness, Physical Sensation and Emotion, allowing us to fully embody ourselves in an entirely new way. As she said during our last session…..”it’s like remembering to come back to our wholeness – that part that has never been fragmented.
Here, finally we’re available to peace, freedom, intimacy, and inspiration.