"What our bodies require in order to thrive, is what the world requires. If there is a map to get there, it can be found in the atlas of our skin and bone and blood, in the tracks of neurotransmitters and antibodies. We need nourishment, equilibrium, water, connection, justice."
~Aurora Levins Morales
People with liberatory dreams need liberatory healing.
The impacts of living within social conditions that deny our humanity are profound. Many of us do not feel belonging, a need hardwired into our biology, most of the time. We live with varied access to physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual safety. We are regularly denied our dignity, in all kinds of different ways. The traumas of living within oppressive social conditions can be incredibly painful.
We need healers who understand systemic oppression and the more liberated lives we seek to lead.
I support clients to heal from the ongoing impacts of social conditions, as well as the impacts of individual experiences of trauma. Through our work, clients are more able to be their whole selves, to build and sustain nourishing relationships, and to make the contributions they long to make.
Through Somatic Counselling, clients learn to build mutually nourishing relationships with clear boundaries. Clients also learn to do conflict well, staying connected to those they love during times of conflict. They increase resilience and courage for facing into oppression. And finally, they heal, reconnecting to joy, intimacy, pleasure, and purpose.
What is Somatic Counselling anyways?
If we could think or talk our way out of our struggles, we would have by now. Somatic Counselling is healing from the body-up. In addition to talking things through, my clients engage in somatic practices. They learn to work with triggers - to feel them, and return home to their body and sense of self. With time, my clients rebuild a sense of safety in their body and in their relationships. Somatic Counselling supports clients to declare their own future and move towards it, through somatic practices that build new skills and open new possibilities, such as purpose, connection, and pleasure.
When desired, somatic counselling sessions may include somatic bodywork.