Imagine a 5 year old that’s really mad but has to keep her anger in because she knows there’ll be some sort of consequence if she stomps or yells.
She keeps the anger in by breathing more shallowly, tensing her shoulders and buttocks, gritting her teeth to keep the feelings inside.
Now imagine doing that for years or even decades like I did. Folks with suppressed anger usually have chronic tension in their shoulders, neck, jaw and hips.
In somatic work, you move and welcome feelings in the areas of chronic tension. This helps to process emotions you weren’t able to process in the past. In time you release the chronic tension and create a new relationship with the connected memories.
This work literally saved my life. Before I started doing somatics, I was anxious 90% of the time. If anyone asked I was “fine” but really I was constantly suppressing big emotions and feeling like crap.
One of my biggest accomplishments is last winter driving downtown Toronto when it was snowing and feeling safe and grounded and even good.
From doing this work, I’m now anxious only 20% of the time, which has really changed my quality of life…
And that’s why I’m so passionate about this and so excited to teach it this weekend at the Advanced Somatic Techniques for Coaches, Therapists and Healers Workshop.
It takes place this Saturday on Zoom and there’ll be a recording available for anyone who can’t make it live.
In addition, you’ll receive the Advanced Somatic Techniques Manual and I’ll be connecting you to the other attendees who want to stay in touch so you can continue to practice the techniques even after the workshop ends.
And feel free to email or message me if you have any questions about the workshop.
Sending you all the love,