Listen to Lead
Personal and systemic transformation for equity and justice
Individual and small group coaching work is rooted in intercultural development, social justice, embodied transformation and biodynamic craniosacral therapy.
Awareness + Choice
We each have a set of ways in which we most often think and act. These ways, or patterns, are how we typically move through the world. And, our default patterns didn't emerge out of thin air. They come from our people and our lived experiences, and developed to become our survival strategies. They're the best way we know how to preserve our safety, belonging and dignity.
These default patterns we've developed are often not our only options, especially as we realize that they might not be getting us any closer to our goals and yearnings. Most of the time, we have more choices available to us, choices that we don't even realize are possible.
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 heteropatriarchy, capitalism and 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, movement and/or hands-on work.
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.