Contact me for a complementary
30 minute Somatic Coaching session:
I work with people to bring vibrant alignment between what they care deeply about and how they act in the world. I offer skilled support to those who want to move forward. We work together to improve outcomes in personal and professional actions such as:
• Effective communication and negotiation
• Project organization and completion
• Creating and sustaining optimal health
• Self-development to actualize a rewarding expression of potential
How Does Somatic Coaching Work?
I teach you practical ways to use body-centered awareness and the resources of your whole self to achieve your goals. I help you identify what you most want in life, for this is your truest source of motivation. Using body-based assessment, I help you recognize and use your strengths. I also help you experience where and how you hold yourself back, personally and professionally. Together, we engage in discourse and actions that free and develop your insight and capacity to move forward in effective action. It is always your own emerging awareness that guides the work, making it authentic and useful to you.
The primary tools of the work are conversation, active, body-centered practices, observation, assessments and skilled touch. Using these tools, we awaken and increase your awareness, fire up your enthusiasm and channel this insight and energy to what has meaning for you. My immersion for more that twenty-five years in integrative body-centered therapies, practices and education has shaped a keen perception and skill in making accurate and useful asssessments to support you to move forward effectively.
The Power of Embodied Presence
Embodied presence is a teachable skill. Why does this matter? Embodiment is a felt sense of belonging within your own body. If you show up unconscious and reactive, this produces a certain impact on others. Your embodied presence directly communicates your ability to be present to yourself and others. This matters at work, at home and in our communities because it is a strong foundation for building trust and agreements that pave the way for creative and effective problem solving. My aim is to support your development and satisfaction as an effective person, whether you are a leader of your own life, in your work, or in your community.
Origins of Somatic Coaching
Richard Strozzi Heckler, PhD in Psychology and 6th Degree Black Belt in Aikido, has spent over three decades researching, developing and teaching Somatic Coaching to individuals and teams. Dr. Heckler is a true pioneer and a recognized master in body-centered leadership trainings, therapies and practices. He has chosen Somatics, from the Greek, for this work, referring to the unity of body, mind and spirit. He is the founder and director of the esteemed Strozzi Institute in California. I am a Certified Somatic Coach through my Strozzi Institute studies with Dr. Heckler and his faculty.
Somatic Coaching is grounded in these principles:
• We are a unity of mind, emotion, body and spirit.
• Our body is our domain of action, mood, learning, coordination
• We have a life-long capacity for learning and development.
• We can learn to be present with ourselves and others under
many differing circumstances, benefitting all concerned.
• We are what we practice. Somatic Coaching teaches us
conscious practices to produce the results we want.
Women Practicing Law Project
Women in the work place often face challenges that dull creativity, block advancement, increase burnout and shorten careers. Too much is lost, and I am committed to changing this by working with professional women in a special initiative, the Women Practicing Law Project. If you are a law student or an attorney, please contact me to learn more about this initiative that teaches professional women to use body-centered resources that are vital for healthy careers and generative, self-sustaining lives.