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Difference Between Talk Therapy and Somatic Therapy

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Here are some key differences between talk therapies and somatic therapies to help you decide and find the right therapist.   Talk Therapy: Definition: Talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy, involves speaking with a licensed therapist to explore thoughts, feelings, and behavioural patterns. It has a wide variety of approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy […]

From Severe Anxiety to Deep Embodied Presence

I grew up with debilitating severe anxiety and selective mutism. Leading to intense and isolating difficulty in social dynamics, trouble at work, and frequent panic attacks. Multiple talk therapists later, I was still in the same state. Dancing made me feel liberated and so connected. However, it did not reach the root issues. One day […]

Oppressed and Oppressor Come From The Same Root

Spirituality often amplifies notions of love. However, when faced with extreme arrogance, horrifying brutality, and violent uprisings that do much harm – how then do you show love? Here are two perspectives from ancient living lineages in opposite ends of the globe. The monastic Zen Buddhist traditions from Vietnam, and the Shipibo peoples from deep […]

Navigating Directions with the Medicine Wheel

The medicine wheel is a way of holding and organising knowledge. The directions relate to finding your place in the world and in connection with the cosmos. It is a form that invites an active relationship with all aspects of life.

Archs of Embodied Change

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist Hands

Although trauma has come into trending streams— it deserves the attention it is getting, and there is a reason why it is at the forefront. No more shoving our shadows under the rug. Time to clear the dust and residue from generations. And, small tensions are just as important as the big ones!

Ceremony as a Container for Trauma and Freedom

Working with ceremony helps hold your pain and healing journey in a larger context. The trauma that we each experience is unique. Yet, when we know that others have undergone similar journeys, we feel less alone.