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SERVICES

Mind, Body, and Soul

 

A Mind, Body, and Soul Approach to Grief, Loss, Trauma, Death, Joy and Healing through Counselling, Somatic Inquiry, Yoga, Dance, Movement Meditation, Breath, EOL Support, Personal Archival Services, and Unconditional Love.

Embodied Grief Offers Individual, Family and Group Counselling, Somatic Inquiry, Movement Sessions, and Personal Archival Services. Connections take place in person, virtually or as a combination of the two, always taking into consideration the levels of personal comfort and safety. I offer individual services and have the ability to custom create wholeness packages designed to support the individual nature and Mind, Body, Soul, work within process of discovery and healing.

*Virtually defined as Zoom, FaceTime, Telephone and Text Support Services.

 
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GRIEF COUNSELLING/ SOMATIC COUNSELLING

 

GRIEF COUNSELLING/ SOMATIC COUNSELLING

Grief Counselling


Your grief is valid in all of its expressions. As a Grief Counsellor it is my privilege to create a safe space in which we can explore, individually and in group settings, that which arises emotionally, spiritually, and physically when we allow our grief to surface. There are many different types of grief, loss and trauma, such as complicated grief, anticipatory grief, disenfranchised grief, primary loss, secondary loss, symbolic loss, and so on each being experienced uniquely by the individual. When supported, grief counselling can offer integration, release, normalization, and a deeper understanding of how to carry our grief with us as we continue on in this world. At Embodied Grief I offer traditional talk therapy and somatic movement based therapy as so much of our stored grief, loss and trauma lives within the body. Working to find awareness within our own personal window of tolerance we are able to explore how the nervous system impacts our ability to numb our grief and also how connection and witnessing can bring us back into regulation, fostering an environment of opening to our grief, loss and trauma without inducing overwhelm. None of us are immune to grief and yet through a willingness to be vulnerable we are able to recognize our shared humanity and ultimately learn to soften and surrender to presence, our feelings and sensations through the much needed lens of unconditional love and compassion.

Somatic Counselling

Our bodies hold our stories. Somatic Inquiry is the practice of inviting and bringing greater awareness to the whole body and being through informed interoception and proprioception. Allowing our bodies to "speak" through sensation and inviting resourcing techniques such as Orienting, Grounding, Centring, Breath, and more can help us to regulate our nervous systems and embody compassionate understanding and resilience. In Grief and Trauma we can find ourselves unconsciously living in a state of dysregulation, somatic work helps to recalibrate and develop self-regulation practices that allow us to be present and safe within the discomfort of healing.

Hourly and Package Rates

$120 / Hour

Sliding Scale Available.

 
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YOGA, DANCE AND MOVEMENT MEDITATION

 

YOGA, DANCE AND MOVEMENT MEDITATION

Movement can be incredibly healing, though for many who have experienced grief, loss and trauma, movement, touch and being present "in" the body can feel extremely uncomfortable and illicit stored nervous system responses of fight, flight, freeze and or shut down. Through gentle somatic practices such as Somatic Inquiry, Kripalu Yoga, Dance, Movement Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation and Walking we can experiment with tools that allow for safe regulation and awareness to arise. In conscious and supported movement exploration we are able to safely feel our emotions as they move through us, offering space to go deeper as well as creating a greater capacity for self regulation and healing.

Kripalu Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga that emphasizes inward focus and guides the asana practice through BRFWA which stands for Breathe, Relax, Feel, Watch, and Allow. Moving through the flow of Kripalu Yoga invites you to notice and work with sensations arising in both the physical body and mind creating a deeper connection and embodiment of curiosity, acceptance and wholeness. 

Rhythm and Prana Flow Yoga Trance Dance is an exploration of the free-form art of movement. Created by the incomparable Shiva Rea, it offers a reconnection to our innate creative life force and encourages surrender to the healing powers of movement and collective dance. Encompassing breath, movement, music and more, Yoga Trance Dance offers a Mind, Body and Soul approach to full hearted living. "Consider that a day without dance is a day that has not been fully lived...Nietzsche"

Grief Dance was created as a way to process and provide the grief stored within the body a safe medium through which to surface and be witnessed. I have found in practice that Grief Dance has allowed some of the deepest truths, the ones lying in wait just below the sadness, grief, loss and trauma to surface, bringing with them new levels of understanding, release and embodied compassion. Grief Dance is a movement process whereby we move away from traditional form towards intuitive body release. 

Offered in private, group, and workshop settings, Somatic Inquiry, Yoga, Dance, and Movement Meditation invites you to hold grief, loss and trauma in a different way. The mind is allowed to rest as the body finds permission to communicate and feel fully that which has has been held within. No prerequisite movement experience is required to be able to begin the exploration of honouring and releasing our grief and trauma through movement. Everyone is welcome, always.

Hourly and Package Rates

$50 - $120 / Hour (Private and Group)

Sliding Scale Available.

 
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END OF LIFE DOULA/ PERSONAL ARCHIVIST

 

END OF LIFE DOULA/ PERSONAL ARCHIVIST

As an End of Life Doula it is my aim to educate and empower people to embrace the beauty in End of Life experiences. It is my hope that through compassion and connection more of us are able to engage in conversations about death and dying, enabling society as a whole to rediscover the natural and profound aspects of death. As a non-medical provider of spiritual, emotional, and practical support I am able to bear witness to the End of Life journey and provide care to the dying, family, and friends. As a Personal Archivist I am able to assist in discovering meaning and memory making at the End of Life by uncovering the past and preserving the legacy of loved ones. Death is a journey we will all take, I am here to companion you and your loved ones as the sacred journey home unfolds.

Hourly and Package Rates

$70 - $120 / Hour

Sliding Scale Available.