"I believe the root of most physical symptoms and dis-associative patterns lie in the imbalances caused by unprocessed emotional and physical traumas - from our formative experiences of this lifetime, internalized systemic and cultural beliefs, and even suffering passed down to us through bonds of blood. These blockages can become stored in the body and energetic field, displacing our Spirit and causing physical and emotional manifestations of these imbalances.
I use mindfulness, somatic approaches, body work, energetic clearing, and guided journey work to explore the origin of traumas to access where in the body and mind they are stored and shift how we hold these deeply held beliefs. This compassionate based process is a reclaiming of our inherent magic.
As an aspiring intersectional feminist my goal is to assist others not only in self-healing but also the healing of our sociocultural well-being through the healing of ancestral wounds, de-centering privilege and unraveling the effects of colonization to dispell the way our bodies hold shame."
My journey as healer has taken me from a very western clinical approach into the more spiritual and dynamic realms of the healing arts. My classical training taught me to assess and then treat according to my diagnosis of the situation. As my skills have deepened, I realize the body is it's own best healer and is vastly more capable of expressing its needs than I am at "fixing" them. Instead, I listen to how your body and energy field unfold into the invitation of safer space and find healing often occurs solely in being compassionately witnessed.
Today, the basis of my work explores early and formative traumas that take up space in our bodies and energy fields and uses a multi-modality approach to integrate those wounds so you can live in alignment with what is most true for you.
Its completely normal and even healthy to develop dissociative patterns when we've experienced something we're unprepared for. The work we do together defines where those patterns of dissociation came from and how they are affecting you presently. Often during traumatic events, we experience soul loss, leaving a part of us in the past while the rest of us continues on. By re-teaching your soul parts that your present-time body is a safe place to inhabit we are able to call all of you back into a place of remembering and integration.
As Lilla Watson says “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” As my own healing process continues to unfold, I find that self-care is only one aspect of healing and that for true healing to occur, we must look through the broader lens of sociocultural and ancestral healing. An important part of my work is exploring the ways in which my own body remembers cultural trauma, examining my biases, decolonizing the way I think about healing arts, and how to work towards de-centering my own privilege.
Part of my process around healing and accountability is learning to name my ancestry so that I may access my own spirituality without appropriating someone else's. I am a mixed race, passing white woman and 4th generation immigrant from Greece. I am both Ashkenazi Jew (from Poland, Russia, Hungary, and Lithuania) and Sephardic Jew (from the Middle East and Mediterranean areas ). I also carry some German, Blackfoot Indian, and Cherokee Indian heritage.