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Healing from Abuse: Body-Centered Approaches

A story about recovering from abuse through processing with the body.   Misty grew up in a abusive household with violence, isolation, and neglect. She ran away and had to figure life out ‘on her own’. Today, she has a stable job, a few friends, and many challenges here and there, especially socially, but she […]

Unprocessed Trauma: Understanding its Impact on Mental Health

4 potential effects when we do not metabolise traumatising experiences.   Emotional Disregulation: Unprocessed trauma often leads to heightened anxiety, depression, anger, or numbness. A struggle to cope with small stressors and navigating intense emotional swings. Trauma does not disappear, rather the way we relate, respond, and react to it changes. Physical Symptoms: Trauma can […]

7 Insights of Ancestral Wisdom for Modern Challenges

Our ancestors are familiar with warfare, genocide, destruction, resilience, famine, pandemics, planting, recovery, regeneration, and beyond. Our ancestors beyond human form have witnessed extinctions. Who are we but an amalgamation of those who came before and those to come after? Modernity has coerced us into the perspective that we are a lone body, individualised being, […]

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 […]

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.