Perfectionism doesn’t always look perfect. What it really is, is a set of beliefs that suggest that sustained effort, a certain level of “rightness”, pouring all of ourselves into everything or trying to control the outcome will give us what we want. In other words, looking for safety through achievement and often at the expense […]
I’m feeling more and more personally and collectively, the importance of coming into relationship with our shadow. For many years, I suffered with the darkness of my thoughts, emotions and the swirling nature of inner demons that pulled me under. The label I gave it was depression. It wasn’t until my mid 30s that I […]
What is social anxiety, what causes it, how can we work with it and my personal story.
Trauma has become the popular go-to diagnosis in the healing space over the last few years….and with that has come a lot of positive change, of course. It has highlighted the importance of the body in our experience and also looking at the different ways we can support through therapeutic intervention. There have been many […]
A guide to sourcing more abundant energies and leaning into self-care through the slower, more gentle winter months. I’ve been thinking a lot about January and the expectations we put on it as the time for change. The first thing to note here, is that what’s right for one person won’t necessarily be right for […]
Origins Somatic comes from the Greek word “soma” which means “body” and describes coaching or other modalities that focus on the human being as an intelligent whole and not purely the mind. Much of popular modern psychology and coaching focuses on the power of the mind and the way we access it and use […]
As a child I always lived life somatically. Everything I experienced arose from what I now know to be the fields of interoception (what I’m feeling inside my body) or exteroception (sensations outside of my body). I lived life outdoors, fully connected to nature and I would take great delight in running through the fields, […]
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