Individual and small group coaching is rooted in intercultural development, social justice, embodied transformation and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. While I work with people of all races and genders, I specialize in working with white women leaders.
Awareness + Choice
We all have default patterns– ways in which we most often think and act. Our default patterns are often the best ways we've figured out how to preserve our core needs of safety, belonging and dignity.
The default patterns we've developed are often not our only options. We may even realize that these default patterns are getting in the way of actualizing our goals and yearnings.
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 work is NOT about trading one set-in-stone way of being for another. It's about bringing more awareness and choice to how we show up with ourselves, each other and our environment.
Reconnection + Remembering
White supremacy is a system of disconnection. It is deeply intertwined with other systems of dominance and oppression, including cis-heteropatriarchy, racialized capitalism and European Christian supremacy, among others. All of these systems work to disconnect us from:
- our full selves (including our whole bodies and our intuition);
- one another;
- our context;
- our lineage; and
- the earth.*
As we reconnect with the wisdom of all that's mentioned above, more choices become available to us to live in alignment with our values and the world we wish to co-create.
Coaching sessions typically involve varying amounts of talking, somatic awareness, movement and/or hands-on work.
*This understanding of white supremacy as a system of disconnection comes from the teachings of Tada Hozumi, Resmaa Menakem and Susan Raffo.
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.