What is a Wild Mom? You are a fierce mother, a deep feeler, Sensitive (HSP), and connected spiritually. You see the shit your parents tossed at you and don't wanna pass that on to your kids. You want to DO YOU but you're struggling. You may feel an ache in your heart to be SEEN, HEARD and just GOT. You likely feel frustrated because being Wild amidst the bustle of traditional Western culture is especially lonely. You crave to be at peace inside.
Why do you keep saying "heal"? Does that mean I'm broken? I love this question. The opposite of Heal is not Broken. To HEAL is to become whole again, to become one again, to integrate the pieces that have been ruptured or lost from Self or Soul Energy. Healing is GORGEOUS. It's profound and it feels so good. No, you're not broken, but you may be in pieces and you can heal.
I have lost pregnancies. Am I welcome? Yes, and I'm so sorry for your loss(es). I welcome you and your spirit baby (babies) to join me.
I've had an abortion or abortions. Am I welcome? 1000000000% YES. Get on in here! There's healing to be done.
How should I prepare for a session? Come as you are. You will have the most effective session if you're able to hold a mindful place, so a triple shot of espresso and a GF cookie are not the best pre-session snack.
Do you only work with mother? I receive wonderful referrals from Doctors, Body Workers, Midwives, Doulas, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, Lactation Consultations and other Therapists who are aware that emotional trauma can wreak havoc in the body manifesting in chronic pain or chronic illness, cancer, etc. Most of the time these traumas have been living at the unconscious level, yet are toxic to the body if the energy is not release and healed. I love helping people who want to "do the work" and show up. If that's you, I welcome you.
What does it mean to work in non-pathologizing models? I will not put you in a box. I do not believe in diagnosis and believe they can be harmful. My practice is to see you as a real human with your own innate capacity to heal and enter back into your original state (before all the shit hit the fan). You are heavily resourced internally and we simply tap into your OWN Soul Energy to heal.
Do you have any book recommendations? Do I love noodles? HECK YEAH! Moms check out the first section "Conscious Mothering | Intergenerational Healing." Lots of other great books depending upon what is calling you. Book stash.
What is Hakomi? Hakomi is a somatic mindfulness practice to deeply study your Self (such as how you're "set up" on the inside). Rooted in ancient Tao and Buddhist beliefs (this is a spiritual practice, not religious), Hakomi offers profound emotional healing. I go into great detail on this page if you'd like to read more.
What is IFS (Internal Family Systems)? What are the 8 C's I keep hearing about? Dr. Richard Schwarz's Internal Family System's Modelis a non-pathologizing model used for a range of healing from PTSD/Trauma to spiritual awakening. No kidding!! The origin of the practice comes from shamanic roots and was brought organically through his patients after traditional Western approaches failed. It's a method Dick Schwartz created from the ground up and found echoed in Shamanic Healing practices. It's the ultimate teaching of connecting to Soul energy and listening. Wild shit.
Are the methods you use Evidence Based Therapies? 110%. For those who love data, I invite you to read all this.
What does Somatic Therapy mean? SOMA is the Greek word for body, so Somatic just means "of the body." My methods are all "body-centered" which means we work deeply within the body (not massage) where our bodies, spirit, mind are ALL CONNECTED. In this practice, we deeply tune into our bodies to find our wisdom. There is no need to go searching OUTSIDE of ourselves for everything lives right here. When we slow down enough and pay attention, the doors open wide.
What is the point of a mindfulness practice? Why should I come? To feel good.To feel good from the inside out. Deeply, in our body. To live from your TRUE SELF.
When we feel out of alignment, jacked, or hear voices in our head that say thing like, "Don't do it, you're not good enough", "FOMO!", "It's not ok to be real with people cuz you're all #$%@"...the voices you're hearing are actually trying to HELP YOU. What?! Yup. I can help you understand why and help to balance your inner system so your voices are in alignment with your true wise Self.
Or...perhaps you have a persistent SOMETHING that won't go away. Maybe it seems too scary to see but you know it's there. Perhaps you keep pushing it down. Wishing it away. Praying it away. Positive thinking it away. Meditating it away. Running it away. In a session with me, we embrace that part because it's usually your wisdom knocking (sometimes banging) at your door. First we look at the door. Love the door. Adore the door. Doors are amazing. Can you imagine your own house without doors?! Good grief. Raccoon central! When the door is ready to open....voila. Curiosity. Relief. Wisdom.
I acknowledge that I am living on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people including the Duwamish people past and present. I honor with deep gratitude the land and the Duwamish tribe.
May the Coast Salish people heal from the intergenerational trauma of stolen land. May the colonizers heal from their abuse and violence toward the Duwamish people. May our ancestors see our light and bring forth the great teachings of our original wisdoms. May my work on this planet help heal the living and bridge the love from our ancestors to us for the greatest good of all. May we heal. May we be well. May we feel great joy. May we live in harmony with past, present and future.