EcoSomatic Action offers individual, group and organizational support that fosters dignity, capacity and resilience.
Somatics & Trauma Resolution
Somatics dials us into the wisdom of the body as a powerful vehicle for healing past traumas, growing personal resilience and supporting your committed actions in the world. Somatic interventions are at the vanguard of healing from chronic and shock trauma, as well as supporting your growing edge for living under pressure. Somatics is also a powerful tool in the deep decolonization project, offering a set of practices for creating a new embodied culture from the inside out.
Your body holds the shape of all of your experiences. This gives you resources and strength, while also creating limitations and challenges. Your body imprinted patterns from your early experiences which affect how you act today. By paying close attention to your sensations and felt experiences, old, less functional patterns are revealed, and new, more satisfying ways of moving in the world can be learned.
This work is for any body ready to transmute the habitual patterns of embodied trauma into a new shape, so that your past no longer offers the only operating instructions for your life. This helps you more freely choose how to respond in the present. This new knowing unfolds on personal, interpersonal, generational and cultural levels. The work follows an organic pattern arising from our relationship, and includes dialogue, mindful awareness, hands-on de-armoring bodywork, and movement exercises and interpersonal experiments.
Some sessions take place outside as we allow nature to participate in the healing process. Expressive arts modalities, including writing, dancing, drawing and storytelling are also used. Occasionally, we incorporate daily practices to help you re-pattern towards resilience, connected follow-through, and a stronger extension of your commitments into the world. This work is offered for individuals and people working in community and group contexts.
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How can you rise to your highest light during this profound moment of global challenge and change? How can you clear away your obstacles to be of service to your life, and the lives of other beings around you?
Personal Ecology is a series of principles and practices supporting the alignment of your inner and outer values for generative living. Starting with an assessment of your current circumstances, this work is fosters a systemic understanding of your personal ecosystem as well as nimble practices supporting you in taking a stand for what you love and how to enact that love in the world.
Working within an ecological framework honors both the wisdom of the body and the intelligence of nature. Permaculture provides one of the templates for this artful redesign of your life. This beautiful place-based system offers deep ecological principles which support you in aligning your values with your actions. We also learn from practices of coming deeply into contact with the wild nature both inside yourself, and all around you. Befriending the deep teachings of the wild will transform your life.
Personal Ecology is offered as a package of one-on-one (or small group) meetings, educational materials, homework/behavioral changes, and a collaborative redesign process taking place over weeks or months, depending on your need. If you feel called to redesign your life to meet your hopes for a renewed world, please reach out to learn more about this powerful work.
Courage consults are short, in-person, hands-on encounters where we tend to regulating your nervous system, and reconnecting your courage, stamina and activism to engage with the evolving life-giving story of the moment.
Some sessions take place outside as we allow nature to participate in the healing process. Expressive arts modalities, including writing, dancing, drawing and storytelling are also used. Occasionally, daily practices which help re-pattern towards resilience, connected commitment, and a stronger extension of your commitments into the world are part of the healing journey.
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Hidden Waters Apothecary
Hidden Waters Apothecary is dedicated to growing herbs for the regulation of the nervous system, peaceful and abundant sleep, as well as DIY home remedies for viral and bacterial infections, colds and flu. We feature herbs supporting a healthy female reproductive system as well as abortifacients so women and men can express their desire while retaining sovereignty and choice over their bodies.
Herbs are offered as tinctures, syrups, salves & in bulk quantities straight from the garden. Our list includes Ashwagandha, Black Sage, California poppy, Catnip, Chamomile, Chasteberry, Clary Sage, Crampbark, Comfrey, Elderflower, Elderberry, Feverfew, Hyssop, Lavendar, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Peppermint, Spearmint, Motherwort, Mugwort, Mullein, Rose, Rosemary, Self-Heal, Skullcap, St. John’s Wort, Stinging Nettle, Tobacco, Tulsi, Valerian, Vervain, White Sage and Yarrow.
Please inquire about any additional herbs you may need. Costs for apothecary products represent our direct costs and are not subject to a sliding scale.
Professional Mentorship & SuperVision
A forum for psychotherapists, permaculturists, educators, and non-profit and community organizers to deepen ecological systems thinking and strategies for direct action; somatic support for centering in the body, declaring our commitments, and taking a stand for what we love; moving personal and intergenerational trauma through the body and decolonizing white supremacy, as well as resources for educating others in ecological systems perspectives, mental health/nervous system support, emergent education and collaborative creativity.
This work can be done individually or in groups.