Guided Journey Aromatic Herb Smoldering Full body anointing with herbal oils + lustral waters Energy Healing Extraction Ritual Salt Burn
soul tending - therapeutic session
TRAUMA INFORMED SHADOW WORK + SOMATIC BODYWORK + VIBRATIONAL HEALING
The experience of trauma, early wounding, or unmet needs in our formative years leads to creative coping skills and behavioral patterns that attempt to return us to the safety of having our needs met.
As children, we lack the emotional maturity of lived experience to understand that, while our care-givers are generally well intentioned, they might not be able to meet our needs. Through the eyes of a child, reconciling our unmet needs leads us to believe that we are somehow wrong or shameful for needing something we have not been given. Instead we internalize our wounds and mold ourselves around our caregivers in order to be in the best position to receive love and to have our needs met while also developing coping skills to separate us from those painful feelings.
Through a spiritual lens, those coping skills can be thought of as soul loss. A splitting of the soul occurs when it is too painful to remain connected to the felt senses in the body. While this is a vital method of self preservation, we loose much in the process as that soul part is still stuck in the time and space of it's wounding.
The work we do together, through a multi-modality approach, focuses on reintegrating your soul part(s) by examining the root source of your wounds verbally and then accessing body sensations felt in present time and space and offering positive bio-feedback through bodywork and vibrational healing tools such as sound healing and plant medicine to remind your soul that your body is no longer in danger. This creates a natural and unforced invitation, calling to any dis-integrated soul parts to return as they are ready.
Doing this excavation work and deep diving into your shadow self often paves the way for ancestral healing and dismantling the way we've internalized current systems of kyriarchy under which we live. This healing process is far-reaching and slow going, and should be approached with tenderness and compassion.
These sessions are usually 90mins long in order to give us enough time to explore inner landscapes and incorporate time on the table for receiving bodywork and energetic healing. The benefits of receiving care in this way are many:
Offers your mind and body a chance decompress and integrate shifts.
Activates the felt senses in a safe container thus activating the rest/digest branch of nervous system.
Offers positive sensory bio-feedback in relation to felt senses in the body and begins to rewire the way your brain stores trauma.
Energy work, light touch, sound healing, and aromatic plant medicine works to shift the subtle vibrations so new patterns may emerge.
Our ceremony will begin with a check in around what's been coming up for you and what your goals are for our time together. We will journey through percussive sound into what has come up for integration and receive clarity around what is needed for transformation.
I will often weave several modalities into these sessions as needed including craniosacral therapy, energy healing, plant medicine, bodywork, guided visualization, sound healing and extraction.
This ritual is a loving way to acknowledge the sacred within through the transformative process of healing and the integration of personal, ancestral, and existential wounding.
This session is appropriate to initiate change, begin or end a theme or life season and marks a significant moment in your journey. It's often the culmination of internal shifts that have come about during therapeutic sessions and offers an intentional space to be witnessed in your process.
This ritual begins with a ceremonial burning of aromatic herbs to clear and bless ourselves and the space. Once we've talked about your intentions and focus, I'll leave the room so you can undress and get on the massage table, under clean sheets and a blanket. You will be consecrated and anointed with lustral waters and herbal oils from head to toe (appropriate draping will be used at all times) and time will be spent clearing energetic blockages, extracting non-self energies, and overshadowing as needed. Once complete, we will journey into your intentions asking for clarity and insight before performing a salt burn ceremony to complete our ritual.
A follow up session 2-3 weeks after your ritual is recommended to discuss your integration and possible self-care tools and routines to maintain your energetic hygiene.
Price includes a take-home gift of energetically charged bath salts, anointing oil, and clearing spray to continue your healing process at home.
Physical spaces can accumulate stagnant energies and spiritual "dust" called miasma which can lead to disturbances in our well-being or intended functions of spaces. This ceremony compassionately removes stuck energies and entities and offers blessings to the benevolent spirits of the land and home/space, offering healing to the spirits of all who have dwelt there, you and all your relations past present and future.
Your level of participation is completely up to you. Some prefer to participate, some do not. Traditionally, a gathering of family and friends in support of this work remain at the altar to sing and drum (instruments can be provided if needed) and tend to the altar space. Occasionally I bring a student in training with me to assist.
During our time together we will build up your house/space altar or create one if it doesn't already exist. I will bring objects to gift to your altar that will remain in your care. We'll start inside, traveling from room to room using vibrational and energetic healing through the use of burning aromatic herbs, drumming, singing, and performing salt burns as needed eventually moving outside and around the perimeter of your home/space. During this ceremony I listen for any requests or messages from benevolent spirits of the land or house/space and will share any information I receive. Any lingering energies or entities no longer welcome will be compassionately assisted to places they are served and can serve well.
In my experience, I've found it to be good practice to set new intentions in a freshly cleared space to give it the focus and direction most serving to your highest good. Once the clearing is completed we will send new intentions and prayers of blessing to each of the 4 directions to support you in your space in good ways.
I will bring with me all tools and supplies needed to perform the ceremony. Depending on the size of your space, it usually takes 2-4 hours.
I am an intuitive empath, clairvoyant, clairsentient, ritualist, licensed massage therapist, certified coach, certified Ayurvedic wellness counselor, energy healer, craniosacral therapist, sound healer, plant medicine practitioner and educator.
In this work it is important to me to create an intentional, accessible, and inclusive space for healing and education, prioritizing the need for both self-care and community-care as tools for dismantling the ways we've internalized current systems of kyriarchy under which we live in order to promote a resilient, liberated, well and bright community.
As a practitioner, I offer 13 years of experience working through a trauma informed lens to offer somatic bodywork, personal ritual, shadow work, ancestral healing and energetic + spiritual healing. The soul tending work we do together focuses on exploring early wounding as a means of re-mything limiting self beliefs to establish good boundaries, energetic hygiene and sovereignty.
I am descendant of many mixed lineages including Sephardi and Askenazi Jew of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Baltic regions. I am a 4th generation immigrant from Greece, my practice being rooted in exploring and reclaiming the ancient pagan traditions of my Greek heritage in right relationship to the Spirits of this land and its Ancestors.
I believe the root of most symptoms and dis-associative patterns lie in the imbalances caused by unprocessed traumas and internalized wounds born from the formative experiences of this lifetime, internalized systemic and cultural beliefs, and the loss of severed ancestry.
Over time these energetic blockages can crystallize, taking up space in your body and energy field, displacing your Spirit and causing physical and emotional manifestations. The work we do together uses a multi-modality approach to reintegrate your displaced soul part(s) by examining the root source of your wounds verbally, then accessing body sensations, felt in present time and space combined with the use of positive bio-feedback through bodywork and vibrational healing tools such as sound healing and plant medicine to remind your soul that your body is no longer in danger. This creates a natural and unforced invitation, calling to any dis-integrated soul parts to return as they are ready.