Hello Dear Readers!
For anyone who hasn’t read much of my blog, and as a reminder to those who have, I offer a number of different bodywork and trauma-resolution modalities. I have been extremely fortunate in the teachings I have received and the compassionate empowered teachers and mentors I have worked with!
I offer Craniosacral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Asian Bodywork, Massage, Trauma-Informed Astrology and I work with the Polyvagal System (similar to SE). Plus I offer Birth Process work (PPN work) as I love working with mothers and babies, and with the inner child of teens and adults.
Over the past 17 years, I have probably had my hands on 2000 bodies, at least. Doing that many sessions leads to incredibly refined proprioception in the hands – my hands can sense some wild stuff at times. I have surprised people, saying things like, “My hands are sensing that you no longer smoke, but you used to.” And they will be shocked and say, “Yeah, but that was 20 years ago!” (When you come in, be ready to go into deeper material for healing and repair!)
This work has also refined my heart. Some people (many of us actually) are having a terribly difficult time right now. As social distancing continues with Covid questions and concerns, our nervous systems are literally crying out for healthy contact and connection. I hope we ALL have some healthy connections we can lean into! Thankfully I am able to support people in shaving off layers of anxiety, being with whatever is incomplete, and allowing it to process through and discharge – or whatever is needed. And then with my Craniosacral skills, I can help the cranial bones (and rest of the body for that matter) catch up with shifts in the nervous system.
On a personal note, I was in a beautiful relationship for two and a half years that ended this past June. The dissolution / separation was mutual. She is incredible and has a warm loving good heart, but we were not the best fit. So I am now glad for the change – it was a difficult few months there though. I am mentioning this because I have come into a new relationship with my work. It has been nice to have one primary focus in my life – learning to work with different manifestations of trauma symptoms.
I spend at least an hour / day doing quality self care – meditation, yoga, Qigong and Tibetan Buddhist practice. I literally have to. Otherwise I will burn out really swiftly. This means I can be fully present to clients, no matter what they are going through. Of course, if appropriate I refer them out or recommend they also get additional support. I also get lots of support myself.
Having just completed all the requirements for my Somatic Experiencing Practitioner certificate, (YAY!!! it will be a few weeks or more before I actually get the certificate) I had to get lots of case consult and personal session supervision hours in that process. And it has been so helpful! I have learned so much in the past 18 months – I feel like I have leveled up several times.
The body wants to heal itself. The nervous system wants to heal itself. If we have intrusive thoughts or recurring nightmares, this might be the nervous system showing us what we have to heal and repair. But most of have huge resistance to this uncomfortable material! Ack – it can be so terrifying! But it can also be repaired (within reason and with a very skillful practitioner). We can move forward in life, we can increase our capacity, so the terror or fear that continues to arise will become more tolerable.
The light wants to come in. Can I merely get out of the way? Or do I choose to continuously stub my toe, over and over again?
Find a good practitioner or teacher to work with. You will be glad you did! It is time for us all to move toward greater clarity, potency and kindness.
By the way, I also do good work over long distance. Let me know if you want to give this a try! http://www.mkirbymoore.com
Thank you for reading!