Trauma

Running from Intimacy

Do You Run From Intimacy? The way we relate in intimacy is largely determined in our early years of development – the first 18 months of life. While these patterns of relating are established early on in life they can be changed once we are aware of them. So how do you know if you’re a runner?…

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The Disconnect of Modern Day Colonisation

Modern day colonisation

Remembering our belonging – isn’t a mental act, instead its discovering the forgotten traditions of how we gather, what we celebrate and what we choose to bring meaning to. To belong is an act of remembrance.

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Real Freedom Versus Faux Freedom

Freedom versus faux freedom

Freedom ‘I want freedom’ is a phrase I hear being expressed – especially by those in spiritual circles. By this they mean they want freedom to choose, freedom to make decisions, and freedom to change. However, in my work as a trauma resolution coach I rarely witness that version of freedom occurring– instead I see a…

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Sexually Satisfied Woman – Podcast

Sexually Satisfied Woman Podcast

An in-depth discussion on sexuality and trauma response for the Sexually Satisfied Woman Podcast, hosted by Eva Blake featuring Catherine Hale. Many patterns we have in life are set in our formative childhood years, and patterns in our sexuality are no different. This discussion includes practical advice on trauma response in the nervous system and…

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Community Resilience in Changing Times – Podcast

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Join us for this live conversation between myself, Julia Paulette Hollenbery, Suzi Crockford, hosted by Katherine Jordan exploring Community Resilience. This podcast includes what we find useful in our own lives, during these changing times of the pandemic and an offering of some tools, tips and techniques for navigating these challenging times.

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Menopause – Are We Ready to Listen?

menopausal woman artwork

Back then I didn’t know what to expect. It began with a growing sense of unease. More moodiness, irritability and a darkness growing over my days. Unease turned to a bone deep gnawing discomfort. There was no obvious starting moment heralding this next phase of life. No blood of first bleed. No swelling of pregnancy.…

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Culturally Supported Menopause

Deliberation by Sanchez Nevado

Last night I woke up 10 times. Despite wanting more sleep I started my day at 5.30am. Based on recent months this was a good night’s sleep. You may ask what’s going on? No I don’t have a newborn baby to look after. No I’m not ill. No I’m not surrounded by noisy neighbours. Most…

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Learning to Love Our Selves In all our Emotional States

emotional self love

My approach as a sexological body worker, empowerment coach and trauma healer is holistic, meaning all that my client brings is welcome, whether that’s their concerns and shame around their sexuality, their yet to be unravelled trauma, or their deep unmet grief. I see so many people struggle with expressing their emotions, they try to…

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Understanding Our Trauma : What is emotional trauma?

nervous system map trauma

You can download your copy of the Nervous System Map here. Foundation in Understanding Trauma : What is emotional trauma? I want to share my research on trauma and particularly offering ways you can understand the basic foundations of trauma. You may be reading this because you are already on your trauma healing journey, maybe…

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Power

female power

Power is a strong word It conjures up images synonymous with money, status, material possessions, having authority over others, and having political influence. It’s mostly been associated with the masculine throughout history and held in place by patriarchal systems. But as we all see these systems are failing us, they are crumbling and leaving space…

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How Safe are we Really?

feeling safe trauma healing

What is safety? How does it feel to be safe? Does our safety depend upon others? I see that in the aftermath of the #metoo campaign the subject of safety has risen in the collective awareness. People are asking questions around their experience of safety in a previously unfamiliar way, and personally I celebrate this.…

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Empowerment… and What it isn’t!!

fake female empowerment

I’m noticing a particular phrase showing up on Facebook usually on posts offering workshops/sessions or events and it’s a phrase that makes my skin crawl. When I read ……’come to my workshop and I’ll empower you to …..’ I wonder if the writer has actually given thought to what they write. Empowerment is not something…

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Trauma Healing: Mapping the Nervous System

Mapping the Nervous System

Diagram taken from David Bercelli. Foundational Map of the Nervous System I often share this diagram with my clients, it supports them to gain a foundational map of their nervous system. Once we have this knowledge we can begin to understand that our shifts in state are not something to be ashamed of or to…

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Trauma Healing: Heads of Hydra

trauma healing resolution

Our nervous systems become dysregulated We all know that our world has become an increasingly stressful place to live. These accumulated day-to-day stresses, unless released, are registered and stored as trauma in our bodies, setting up our nervous systems to become dysregulated. Early trauma or developmental trauma, which can be passed onto us from stressed…

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Trauma and Shame

trauma shaming

How the world of conscious sexuality healing is having its own #metoo : trauma and shame I’ve been moved by the multitude of sharing around #metoo, with each story touching something deep inside of me. Its connected with my own #metoo story,  I’ve journeyed through grief and rage both personally and collectively as this year…

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