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 it in by breathing shallowly, tensing her shoulders and buttocks, and gritting her teeth.
Now imagine her doing that for years or even decades. I was that little girl and so like many other folks with suppressed anger, I ended up with chronic tension in my 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 had to hold in, in the past. In time you release the chronic tension and create a new relationship with those memories.
I was told I couldn’t be angry, partially in my family of origin but culturally by the patriarchy at large that said: “good girls are likable not angry” in nearly every book, movie and tv show.
This feminist somatic work 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. Previously, my anxiety would have been at a 10 driving downtown in the snow.
From doing somatics, I’m now anxious only 20% of the time, which has completely changed my quality of life…
And the intersectional feminist lens takes into account that you did not only get these messages from your family but from the patriarchy and other systems of oppression.
When you work with me you’ll experience these feminist somatic techniques to help you achieve your goal whether it’s a romantic goal, career related or related to reducing anxiety or chronic pain.
The techniques used are from my training as a Yasodhara Yoga Teacher (based in the Sivananda Lineage from Rishikesh, India), a Core Energetics practitioner, a wild feminist and a green witch.
Working with Me
You’re deeply spiritual and deeply ambitious.
You know you have a purpose but your people pleasing and anxiety are holding you back. You’re meant to build a rich and meaningful life and touch many people’s hearts but something’s in the way.
You care deeply about the world. You want to be kind and generous with your loved ones but you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, tired and tight trying to get it all right. You love nature, homemade soup and your intuition. You’ve done a lot of personal development work in the past but feel like there’s a piece that hasn’t yet been healed.
Who Am I?
I’m queer and I’ve struggled intensely with anxiety and trauma.
Your healing will be supported by a combination of inner child work and Core Energetics, a somatic approach that heals your body, your nervous system and your energy.
I’m committed to creating a healing space that is anti-racist, anti-ableist, feminist, and affirms sexual and gender-diversity.
How Can I Help?
If you’re ready to clear old money blocks, trauma, people pleasing and perfectionism so you can step WHOLE HEARTEDLY into your purpose, book a free consultation.
I’ll support you to connect to your intuition and feel into whether this healing partnership is the right fit for you.
If you want to experience the feminist somatic work I do with clients for free, sign up for this free workshop series.
The patriarchy has fucked with your body and brain… it’s created anxiety, shame, suppressed anger…
And thoughts like,
“I’m a bad parent”
“I’m bad with money”
“I don’t know what I’m doing”
You’ll learn somatic techniques to get the patriarchy out of your body and brain
As soon as you register, these workshops will be sent directly to you.