Listen to Lead
Personal and systemic transformation for equity and justice
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body. Performed on a massage table, the client is fully clothed and the touch is generally light and still. The treatment is focused on supporting the health of the whole being, especially the nervous system. This is the system that dictates all of the body’s functioning, constantly sending and receiving information.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists understand how an optimally functioning healthy nervous system performs. We are trained for years on how to use acute perception skills to perceive subtle physiological changes. We also are aware of the energetic map that underlies one‘s basic health and symptomology. We believe that health is never lost no matter what the ailment. We use our ability to identify the parts of the nervous system that are not functioning optimally and our awareness of the “always available health” in the body to assist the system in bringing itself back into balance. This supports greater ease and helps the body decrease symptoms.
Individual and small group coaching work is rooted in intercultural development, social justice, embodied transformation and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. Specifically, I'm grounded in the understanding of white supremacy as a system of disconnection.
White supremacy (and other systems of oppression, including but not limited to heteropatriarchy, capitalism and Christian hegemony) works to disconnect us from--
- our full selves (including our whole bodies and our intuition);
- one another;
- our context;
- our lineage; and
- the earth.*
Much of the coaching work I facilitate is about reconnection and remembering. I work with clients who wish to bring both awareness and compassion to their current patterns; connect those patterns to the personal, cultural and political; and open up new possibilities for acting in ways that are more effective and in greater alignment with their values.
Coaching sessions typically involve varying amounts of talking, movement and/or hands-on work.