Coaching for Liberation + Embodiment

Using our innate body wisdom, mind-body practice tools, collaboration, spiritual connection, healthy ancestry + levity to support you in:

  • deepening trust and connection to your inner wisdom through mind-body exercises

  • determining and anchoring to what you value most and orienting from this anchor. 

  • recognizing the gifts, well-being, aptitude, assets and capacity you already possess, and giving these momentum in your day-to-day.

  • releasing perfectionism + binary thinking, allowing good enough + gray spaces + both/and

  • orienting from a place of compassion, curiosity and courage, towards self + others

  • envisioning the future and moving towards it in embodied way

  • recognizing + engaging internal and external support 

  • noticing limiting narratives + supporting strategies to release limitations + expand your view

  • noticing where pervasive systems of oppression might limit us in mind-body-spirit, and supporting you in establishing boundaries, creating your own guidebook, establishing sustained support in playing by that guidebook

 My approach is organized around the following principles: 

  •  we are all already whole, and deepening into that wholeness

  • each of us possess gifts, aptitude, wisdom, access to inner wisdom/Source/spiritual guidance

  • we need not go it alone, nor are we wired for such 

  • you know yourself best, and I am your companion/support staff

  • self compassion + care lead us to greater expanses and expression

  • we all deserve safety, unconditional love + respect

  • while we may not get to choose many of the folks and situations in our lives, but we do get to choose where we center our minds + attention, and what we want to glean from life situations
     

Influences

The field and studies of : attachment theory, pre/perinatal psychology, epigenetics, liberatory philosophies/activism, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, sacred contracts, intersectional feminism, Stoicism, neurobiology, biodynamic + structural/functional craniosacral therapy, energy medicine, eastern philosophies, Human Design, and - nature, Spirit, personal hardships, loss of close loved ones, grief, international solo travel, history, akashic records
 

Works of : Brené Brown, Martin Prechtl, adrienne maree brown, Francis Weller, Ijeoma Oluo, Pixie Lighthorse, Pema Chodron, SARK, Maya Angelou, Thich Nhat Hanh,  Barbara Brennan, Resmaa Menakem, Gabor Maté, Bruce Perry, Bessel van der Kolk, Anodea Judith,  Tema Okun's work (inspired by many) on white supremacy culture and antidotes to release it from thought, soma + systems.  

What you will find here with me and this space:  

  • real-talk, deep listening, curiosity, compassion, care, levity, a lot of love, and likely some cussing.

  • someone who'll sit beside you in loving witness of your grief, longing, anger, hopes, deepest desires

  • approaches explicitly centered in anti oppression + in deep support of our collective liberation

  • intimacy expansive, sex+, sex work affirming, ENM/poly affirming, mono/poly identifying.

  • queer + non-binary identifying, gender + sexuality affirming

  • celebrator of our diversity- culture, creed, color of skin, size, beliefs, callings, desires. 

  • accountability, openness to deeper understanding, making repair when called for.

  • actively engaged in my own work - psychotherapy, somatic therapies, mindfulness,  and working continuously to explore and dismantle internalized oppressive systems of thought and action.
     

I identify as a white, settler, queer, non-binary, neurodiverse, able-bodied, survivor, mono/poly, spiritual, upper-middle class rural upbringing, youngest of six kids (raised in northern Appalachia by Brooklyn Irish Catholic parents). I live and work on unceded territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy. 

Curious?

To see if we are a good fit, I offer a complimentary 30-45 minute call to discuss your goals, questions and have an abbreviated sample of a session. Be in touch: (240)506-8155 or selamassage@gmail.com.