What is embodiment coaching? Well, in my practice, it's a little different for each person. Our time together is a container for you to explore being in relationship with yourself through the lense of your body.
Sessions together can include conversation, deep somatic work, movement based creative practices and art, spiritual practices and ritual, or involve more strenuous physical activities.
This often includes exploring feelings that come up that can be uncomfortbale like anxiety, grief, or anger. Actually, many people come to me specifically to engage with sensations they associate with these concepts.
If we collaborate long enough, we may do some of all of these things. I love working with people who are ready to explore, come with curiosity, and are open to stepping off the beaten path. That said, here are some things we can do together (certainly not an exhaustive list)!
- Explore the relationship between feeling and moving, becoming more or differently "connected" to your body, "coming home" to your body.
- Explore movement and embodiment during/before/after big life changes like gender transition, accidents, recovering from surgery/injury, and after the death of a loved one
- Learn how to do something specific when you have pain or a physical limitation, or when you're nervous/scared/overwhelmed/
- Co-create your solo-movement practice (including functional fitness, somatics, sensory deprivation tanks, and more) or explore new movement activities (guidance as you learn a new movement skill)
- I can join you as a movement or creative partner, or we can learn something new together
- Blending movement and creativity, waking creativity/finding inspiration when you're experiencing "artist block" or when you want to be an artist, but don't know how
- I am happy to work in conversation with your mental health practitioner if that seems right to you, and often work in collaboration with somatic therapists and counselors who specialize in trauma
- We can also work with your Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or other providers that are important to you, to design your program as appropriate
It's up to you to come to our session with an idea (even if it's vague) about what you'd like to do together.
Sessions happen virtually, via the Zoom platform or at my backyard movement space in NE Portland, OR.
Sliding Scale Pricing: Usually $75---$125 (suggested rate)---$150/session for a regular session, but I do my best to accommodate folks who need something different. Simply schedule a session and add the rate that works for you at checkout. Bartering is also sometimes an option (depending on my current availability). Email me with specific questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pay my suggested rate if possible. It makes it feasible for me to do this work, and to continue to offer sliding scale prices to those who need it.
Frequency: Most people choose to come 1-4x/month. Usually more often for the first month or two, tapering off over time. How long we work together is up to you. Some people only need a few sessions to get some direction or get questions answered, other folks prefer to work together for years. I leave that decision up to you and will never try to sell or pressure you.