Soul-tending is the art of cultivating a safe space for your True Self to unfold and your soul to be fully restored. There are many tools that support this process: shamanic healing like soul retrieval or spirit removal; energy work like Reiki or Sound healing; body work like Craniosacral Unwindings; Family Constellations work and using a systemic approach to healing ancestral trauma.
My aim is to support your unique growth and capacity for self-healing while staying grounded in the world that surrounds you, be it professionally or personally.
Part of my work is to make people aware of what is there for them, and to help them see the resources that surround them, both in this reality and in a more etheric realm, as well as help them create rituals to access those resources.
I also use shamanic practices to help people who have suffered “soul loss” as a result of a trauma or difficult situation. Sometimes, the challenges life presents us are so daunting that part of our essence literally leaves us. This can lead to our feeling disempowered, incomplete, overly tired, etc… The process of soul retrieval allows for this essence to come back to us, making us whole again. I also guide people to work with their body to release trauma energy that might still be present.
As we live in a world of moving energies, we can sometimes feel weighed down or intruded upon by resonances that don’t belong to us. Shamanic healing allows for an unraveling and clearing of those energies, supporting the person to regain their sovereignty. It is my belief that a modern use of shamanic practices is a tremendous asset in any healing process, as it caters directly to the person’s essence or soul.
For more on shamanic healing, you can read this article on Betsy Bergstrom’s website.
In the case of Family Constellations, first introduced by Bert Hellinger, we can inquire into what might be at the origin of a certain pattern in the person's life, and sometimes find resolution, both for the seeker and their family system. While scientists have found that trauma could be inherited through genes, family constellations facilitators have known for years that a trauma or exclusion in a family system could have dire repercussions for several generations of descendants. Family constellations provides us with a way to restore the flow of love and inclusion in a family, and to graciously accept what is and recognize our life for the gift that it is. It is a work of the soul, that can have profound resonance and effect for the seeker, and present them with a new vision of their "family myth".
Constellations can also be used to look at things that may be impeding any system from functioning at its best. It is of invaluable help when looking at organizations and how to optimize them in a way that is sustainable for all their departments. One could also use constellation to look at the different aspects of their private practice or business and get information about what may be the perfect balance for them. Artists can use constellations to explore their relationship to creativity, money, or any systemic block in their family system that might prevent them from thriving in their chosen profession.
Nature Constellations, as introduced by Francesca Mason Boring, are an amazing tool to look at any kind of environmental issue, like informing land use, energy choices, sustainability choices, working with pets, supporting real estate transactions, reconnecting with the land of our ancestors vs the land of immigration, etc... It is a rich tool towards returning our membership in Earth Community.
You can chose to do this work individually or in a group. The group offers the advantage of having people stand as representatives for the different elements or relationships you want to look at, and they often offer a wealth of information. I organize workshops regularly, you can find the information for the next one on the Events page. In an individual session, we will use visualization, objects or sometimes standing yourself as a representative in order to explore the dynamics that are impeding you. It is a good way to get acquainted with the work and see its potency first hand.
If you are interested in reading more about constellations, you can find a list of book references in the Resources section. You can also read this great article about Mark Wollyn's book, It didn't start with you.
Our bodies heal all the time, and there is a way of touching them, sitting with them, listening to them, that supports that healing process. There are also specific frequencies and vibrations that can induce healing movement, both in your physical and energy body.
Science has recently caught up with the effect of sound and vibration on the structure of water. Our bodies are made of water, and sound healing can have a profound effect on our physical well being.
Reiki calls on cosmic energy to balance the energy body, and craniosacral works on both the physical and energetic by supporting healthy movement in our fascias and connective tissues.
Craniosacral Unwindings allows fascias in the body to release held trauma or stress. It is especially helpful to restore flow in places that have suffered injury or physical trauma. This work can also address emotional, mental, and spiritual issues, as it operates on a frequency subtle enough to help shift these resonances.
Frequency healing can help with pain, depression, chronic fatigue, stress, sleep disorders, digestive issues, immunity, anxiety, as well as other conditions. I can give you basic energy hygiene practice to better manage and strengthen your energy field in challenging urban conditions.
For more on craniosacral work, read this great article by Gary Strauss.
For more on sound healing, watch this brilliant interview by one of the leaders in the field, Jonathan Goldman.