Our ceremony will begin with a check in around what's been coming up for you and what your goals are for our time together. We will journey through percussive sound into what has come up for integration and receive clarity around what is needed for transformation.
I will often weave several modalities into these sessions as needed including craniosacral therapy, energy healing, plant medicine, bodywork, guided visualization, sound healing and extraction.
soul tending - therapeutic session
TRAUMA INFORMED SHADOW WORK + BODYWORK + VIBRATIONAL HEALING
The experience of trauma, early wounding, or unmet needs in our formative years leads to creative coping skills and behavioral patterns that, at one time in our lives served us well.
As children, we lack the emotional maturity of lived experience to understand that, while our care-givers are generally well intentioned, they might not be able to meet our needs. Through the eyes of a child, reconciling our unmet needs leads us to believe that we are somehow wrong or shameful for needing something we have not been given. Instead we internalize our wounds and mold ourselves around our caregivers in order to be in the best position to receive love and to have our needs met while also developing coping skills to separate us from those painful feelings.
Through a spiritual lens, coping skills such as dissociation can be thought of as soul loss. A splitting of the soul occurs when it is too painful to remain connected to the felt senses in the body. While this is a vital method of self preservation, we loose much in the process as that soul part is still stuck in the time and space of it's wounding.
The work we do together, through a multi-modality approach, focuses on reintegrating your soul part(s) by examining the root source of your wounds verbally and then accessing body sensations felt in present time and space and offering positive bio-feedback through bodywork and vibrational healing tools such as sound healing and plant medicine to remind your soul that your body is no longer in danger. This creates a natural and unforced invitation, calling to any dis-integrated soul parts to return as they are ready.
Doing this excavation work and deep diving into your shadow self often paves the way for ancestral healing and a dismantling of the way we've internalized current systems of kyriarchy under which we live. This healing process is far-reaching and slow going, and should be approached with tenderness and compassion.
These sessions are usually 90mins long in order to give us enough time to explore inner landscapes and incorporate time on the table for receiving bodywork and energetic healing. The benefits of receiving care in this way are many:
Offers your mind and body a chance decompress and integrate shifts.
Activates the felt senses in a safe container thus activating the rest/digest (opposite of fight/flight/freeze/fawn response) branch of nervous system.
Offers positive sensory bio-feedback in relation to felt senses in the body and begins to rewire the way your brain stores trauma.
Energy work, sound healing, and aromatic plant medicine work to shift the subtle vibrations so new patterns may emerge.