Coaching

Find Healing for Body and Soul

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in working with me! I'm so grateful to be able to share with you the holistic principles and practices that have ushered in so much healing for me, and I look forward to the possibility of supporting you in a coaching context.

You can learn more about my story of illness, trauma, and healing below!

My Story

Waitlist Update

Due to a very long waitlist, I am no longer accepting new applications.

If you would like to work with me, I encourage you to consider a Restore membership.

I also offer quarterly group coaching classes for members of Restore.

You can learn more about group coaching classes HERE!

I offer expertise in the following areas:

Limbic system retraining program support: I’ll help you take a more holistic approach to your program, maximizing its strengths, filling in its gaps, and tailoring its specifics to your unique, holistic needs.

You do not have to have completed a limbic system retraining program to work with me.

Nurturing a nervous system that’s been impacted by trauma: Integral to the journey of healing is learning to befriend the survival brain and body with gentleness and compassion. This process entails understanding the different states of the nervous system, bringing awareness to our unique internal and external triggers, and cultivating safe, loving relationship with ourselves. Upon this foundation of somatic education and loving relationship with self, we can engage body-based techniques designed to signal safety to the survival brain via its language of sensation. Over time, these body-based techniques can help restore an impaired nervous system to its regulated baseline.

Emotional integration: Many people realize, as they begin healing, that they have been conditioned to suppress, stuff, dismiss, or “fix” their unpleasant emotions, and as a result are unsure of how to attend to the parts of themselves that cry out in pain. Part of growing into wholeness and creating felt safety within ourselves is learning to tend to each of our painful emotions with care, integrating them into our story and listening to what they might teach us about ourselves and our lives. This process can be adapted to any limbic system retraining program, for those who are currently retraining but would like to take a more holistic approach.

Grief recovery: I often have people ask me, “How in the world do I grieve? Where do I start? What does this process look like?” My role is to show you a way forward, using practices to help you metabolize your grief and care for your unique needs. Because grief is often accompanied by nervous system dysregulation, my role is to help you ease into grief work while simultaneously helping you stay in your window of tolerance. This work can be adapted to complement limbic system retraining programs.

Drawing relational boundaries that facilitate healing: Often, we intuitively survive stressful situations by trying not to rock the boat. This might look like trying to please someone volatile, stabilize someone erratic, or calm a stressful situation by catering to every need, whim, and desire others have. In other words, it’s common to cope with stressful situations by removing, or weakening, our boundaries. Other factors interfering with a practice of drawing healthy boundaries include the physiological effects of trauma, family of origin, unresolved emotional wounds, and cultural influences. My role is to help you identify and address the factors interfering with a practice of drawing healthy boundaries and help you discern where and how to draw boundaries in your own life.

Addressing shame: Shame is especially crafty in convincing us that we are not enough. Our bodies are not enough. Our intellectual, vocational, or relational offerings are not enough. ⁣And in this place of felt deficiency, we often turn inward, full of frustration, even loathing, for our differences, limitations, and needs.⁣ We resolve to make ourselves less shameful. To uproot limitation and weed-whack need. To make ourselves less human. ⁣Shame convinces us it would be much better to be godlike than to be creatures marked by weakness and limitation, desire and need.⁣ But Grace teaches us a different story, a story of the goodness of being human. ⁣As a coach, my role is to help you identify and tend to your shame wounds and learn to live out of this story of grace.

Soul care and spiritual formation: There are three layers of healing a person can experience: the first layer of bodily and neurological healing — of rewiring the brain and releasing stored trauma; the second layer of emotional and psychological healing; and the deepest layer of spiritual healing, where we cultivate the inner life of faith and grow into the image of Christ. This process often requires attending to spiritual wounds — to doubt, despair, shame, and anger with God and our faith communities — and it draws us into a practice of opening to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, learning to pay attention to his movements of grace in our hearts and lives, and discerning how he would have us participate in these movements of grace. The fruit of all this is a surprising, enduring hope that bubbles up, spilling into every corner of our lives and refreshing the hearts of those around us.

 

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