For those of ya’ll who arrived here from theinvisibleschool site, you’re in the right place.
Relational Awareness is about feel-sensing yourself and others. I work with groups and individuals. Check out these Free Resources, or read further. Various art and research projects are now mixed in with my somatic work.
This work is to foster resilience, healing + learning. Some people are looking to do some significant life work, while other people just want some extra daily life support.
In a lot of ways this work is therapeutic – that is, many people tend to find emotional regulation, mental ease, get some sense of deep, calm-vitality, make slow behavioral shifts. Some people see me about stress-anxiety-overwhelm, sexuality difficulties, or working through family/generational difficulties. All that said, this is different than talk therapy – I am not a talk therapist.
This work is more experiential. I guide you through mindful practices. For example, we might use breath, movement, body scan, or mental-visualizing work. We talk to find what sorts of practices might work for you, exactly where you are. Usually we end a session by talking a bit, to help integrate your experience.
Along with exploring oneself, there is a big focus here on relating with other humans, other nature. Consider a plant in a forest, effected by soil + insect friends, sunlight ratio and wind. This work focuses on you and considers how you are relating with the world around you – ecosystems, systemic-social structures, personal-layer oppression dynamics, like being oppressed and acting out oppressive behaviors on others. A lot of times this is called healing justice. Whichever words it is called by, I understand it as fostering vital, respectful relations.
Sometimes people want to work on systemic topics like unraveling misogyny/patriarchy from their lives. Sometimes people want to learn more about how to feel, listen, understand consent, or other communication-emotional skills. If you are looking to do anti-racism work specifically, +/or want to work with a practitioner with a different personal life experience than me, I am glad to suggest other friends and colleagues. Learn more.
If you feel ready to fill out an Interest Form + Fee Info, I’ll get back to you soon.
Some weekly classes are brewing. If you want an email, to know when things happen, jump on this list.