Nervous System-Based Coaching for
Embodiment Aliveness Ease
Through somatics, mindfulness, movement, and compassionate presence, I help individuals and groups ground in their bodies and environments, connecting to authentic expression, energy and rest.
My practice is influenced by years of experience and training in meditation and Buddhist studies, qi gong, Empowerment Self-Defense, a background in bodywork, Somatic Experiencing and nonprofit work. The modality I primarily use in my coaching is called Organic Intelligence. Organic Intelligence (OI) is a framework based in an understanding of the nervous system’s intelligence and complexity. In post-traumatic growth, we often feel tumbled by waves of intensity and chaos, and/or mired in stagnancy. The fight, flight, fawn and freeze stress responses are harmful when chronic, but with the right support, we can create the conditions for a new and different experience. My role is to deeply respect where you are in the moment, while we work together to strengthen your very attention's ability to connect with here and now, recognize and "receive" inner and outer resources unique to you, and reclaim your full expression as a perfectly human being. I offer education on what we are doing and why, so you are empowered to work with these concepts and practices on your own. Our nervous systems regulate themselves as best they can, even in chaotic, isolated or harmful conditions. But it is truly our birthright to experience peace, play, pleasure, joy, wonder, and love for self and other in this life.
I work with people from a variety of backgrounds. We may be a good fit if you are:
Looking for support in shifting from overwhelm to empowerment and settledness
Interested in experiencing more simple, wholesome pleasure in life
In a healing or personal growth process and looking for a trauma and justice/systems-informed practitioner
Interested in personalized guidance to explore somatics, embodiment or authentic movement
A therapist or other caring professional in need of your own support
A meditator or contemplative practitioner who would like to deeply honor your body in your practice, and/or engage with spiritual questions
In a session, clients and I engage in organic, empowerment-based conversation, work with mindfulness practice, explore feelings, sensations, imagery, gesture, and gentle, authentic movement (movement that comes from your genuine experience, at the level of impulse). Learn more about OI on the Coaching page or at www.organicintelligence.org.
I am also a Somatic Experiencing® (SE) Practitioner. SE was developed by Peter Levine, PhD, in response to the question, "Why is it that animals in the wild face continual threat, but do not show the lasting, devastating symptoms of trauma that people do?" SE is taught to healing professionals across the globe. You can learn more about SE on the Coaching page or at the Somatic Experiencing International website.