Collaborative Somatic Therapy sessions
to meet and support you in your journey of mothering.
If you are a mother and are yearning for space to:
- feel seen & heard
- process challenging emotions
- work with challenges around asking for help
- reconnect with your body
- work with your birthing story
- cultivate inner resources
During Mother Space I walk alongside you as you adapt to the huge transition that is motherhood, at any stage in your mothering journey.
It’s a space to process any challenging feelings that may be coming up for you in a confidential, safe environment. And also to build the resources you may need to support you through sleep deprivation and overwhelm.
We explore themes through the moving and feeling body and I tailor sessions to your specific needs.
Sessions often include an opportunity for the following: sharing, movement, connection & rest.
I am a trauma informed somatic movement therapist, yoga therapist and mother of two (the best training, I find!).
Although I don’t offer quick fixes, sessions are focused towards being deeply resourceful for you, anchoring you in your own body and sense of ground amidst the challenges. Repeated practice of building these resources can impact change in daily life.
My journey with Motherhood
When I became a mother the earth beneath my feet shifted, calling into question much of what I thought I knew about myself.
At a time when I most needed support, I experienced a sense of being isolated from the rest of society as I struggled to navigate sleep deprivation and managing the large emotions of a sensitive child.
Surprisingly, an overwhelming sense of shame came over me. This was all new to me and childhood trauma was being triggered from a few different angles. I found myself wanting to shrink and hide amidst those I would have ordinarily considered my peers and colleagues.
It took me a while to realise that many of the struggles I have faced (so far) as a mother stem from systemic issues present in culture and the resulting lack of support for mothers. It truly ought to take a village to raise a child, as the saying goes.
Alongside the challenges I face as a mother, I am one of the lucky ones. I have spent much of my life building inner resources, training in somatic practice and finding the jewels through experiences of descent. The journey is not easy yet, I don’t know where I would be without these resources.
Motherhood has filled me with a love and respect for all mothers along with an understanding that I couldn’t have fully grasped before I became a mother myself.
Supporting / including mothers needs to be placed at the heart of healthy culture, alongside children. The impact of a well nourished mother seeps through into everything and, literally, feeds the next generation.
Culturally we are a long way off from this being a lived reality. However, the small steps towards this can begin here.
A great portion of my work is now dedicated to supporting mothers. I will be increasing my offerings over time as space opens up in my own life.
For now, I am offering one-to-one collaborative somatic therapy sessions for mothers. I am open to exploring sessions with mothers who have babes in arms (pre-crawlers) present in the space, as well as those with older children who can be left with a carer.
Sessions take place in Totnes.