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earth lover, shape shifter, gardener of sorts

ABOUT ME

What does it mean to be human?

In the unstable world we live in, being human is complex, dimensional, riddled with challenges. Much of my life has been in exploring and confirming my belief - that it is possible to inhabit a changing body and mind with understanding, appreciation and ease, despite, or perhaps because of, our unique circumstances.

My interest is in aiding the process of knowing oneself - through touch, movement and dialogue. I invite you to come as you are to undercover your truth; to rebuild connections which may have been lost over time, to acknowledge your completeness and to enhance the onward journey.

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ILLNESS AND RECOVERY

The context of my life.

At three years old I was diagnosed with an auto-immune digestive disease. The uncertainty associated with illness was a cornerstone of my youth, and became a guiding force behind my interest in philosophy and health. In 2013 I had a liver transplant as a result of this long-term illness. Due to the complexity of my case, this resulted in a 59-day stay at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Eventually I recovered physically, but it took me longer to understand that I left the hospital with PTSD, and even longer to understand how to adapt to it.

Over the eight years since my transplant, not a day has passed that I haven’t felt extreme gratitude for my donor, and for the life afforded to me. Especially with the challenges of raising an autistic child, I delight in participating in my son's growth, knowing I was close to missing out on his journey. 

People often asked me after my transplant whether I’m ‘fixed’ — whether life is ‘back to normal’. My experience is that whether it is an organ transplant, an invasive injury or chronic illness, or simply raising an atypical child, when the body or mind undergoes a significant experience, it is forever changed. Our system becomes more intelligent. Sensitive. Wise. Learning to live with where I am now instead of expecting a former state of myself to arise has been integral in healing, acceptance and moving forward. It has also informed how I navigate daily life, and why I am so very passionate about this work in guiding people through change.

(Please become an organ donor. Dare to care and save lives.)

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HOW I SEE YOU

There is nobody else like you.

Each of us have our unique history, experiences, inhibitions and creative spark. My work is in creating a safe space so that you feel supported exploring and realising your human potential.

For some people, the entry point is through the body, where a movement practice can provide the link to orienting and connecting with the self through synchronic breathing and mobility. For others, Rolfing can be the support needed for alleviating physical imbalances to encouraging grounding and integration. Others need a forum for talking through held assumptions, traumatic imprints and a mental exploration to guide a change process.

The nature of all this work is seeded in awareness. Many people might not know how to begin a journey of change — and the truth is, there is no one ‘right’ way. The first step begins in showing up.

 

At a Glance Credentials:

Compassionate Inquiry Graduate Program with Gabor Maté (current)

InnerMBA Certification

IFC Certified Coach

Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher

Rolfer® + Rolf Movement® Practitioner

Craniosacral Therapist

MA, Communications and Design

BA, Philosophy and Psychology

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