The word “somatic” means ‘relating to the ‘soma’’ which is often defined as “the living body in all it’s wholeness”.
I like to think that the term “somatic” refers to how our whole human experience – including the physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological – unfolds through our bodies, via our movement, sensation, posture and emotion.
Somatic coaching helps you to come home to your body, your mind, and your whole being.
This work can help you make big life changes, or it can give you gentle support through challenging times – it is here to give you what you need.
Through somatic, body-oriented coaching, I can support you to identify what you want from your life and make lasting, embodied change.
Through gentle exploration, compassion and attunement with your self and your body, you can experience the energy, the clarity and the change that you are looking for.
By working with your natural energetic ebbs and flows and your body’s own wisdom, you can find your own sense of connection to yourself and the world around you.
This means that you have more to give to the important things in life – your family, your purpose, your work.
“You have been transformational – you have helped me find my sparkles”
“Rachael provides such a supportive, open space and is able to meet you where you are at on any given day. She prescribes the perfect dose of a listening ear, useful prompts to get you thinking and guided exercises that help you connect and slow down to notice what’s really going on. Rachael’s coaching sessions were exactly what I needed in a time where everything felt overwhelming and chaotic. By the end of our sessions I feel I have got more of a balance in life and can prioritise myself and wellbeing without life falling out of control too”
“I would describe you as a calming and insightful influence. You were able to gently steer me to reach conclusions about my own feelings that I hadn’t been able to unpick on my own and your practical practices were great for feeling into my anxiety, accepting it’s presence and working through it”
Somatic coaching can also help you to learn how to safely explore, experience and discharge emotions you may feel are held in the body.
A very common example of this is feeling physically “stuck”, which might be experienced as a physical manifestation of feeling unable to move forward with something in your life.
This work gives you the tools to befriend your own nervous system so you can feel calmer, safer and able to regulate your experiences and emotions without becoming overwhelmed.
The whispers of your body are there to be heard – even if you have been ignoring them for years
“Embodiment is the key to lasting change”
We work together, usually for 4 months to discover how you want to feel in your life and how things could be different for you, and more importantly, I support you to make this happen.
It may be about huge shifts and big change or it might be a gentle nudge and slowly exploring and enjoying life – it’s up to you.
Coaching is about supporting you to find the answers you need from inside of yourself. I don’t tell you what to do – I am here to create the container for change to arise and support you through this process.
Somatic coaching goes deeper than just talking, deeper than mindset work and deeper than goal setting and action plans.
Using a toolbox of enquiry, embodiment practices, somatic writing and meditation, alongside traditional coaching techniques where needed, I support you to find the answers inside of yourself by unlocking the deepest wisdom of your body, so that you can move forward in a way that is truly aligned with you. It is truly embodied, transformative and bespoke. You are never asked to do anything that you don’t feel comfortable doing and we will discuss together what feels right for you first.
I also offer Focusing, which is a powerful “practice of allowing our bodies to guide us to deeper self-knowledge and healing” through our physical experience.
Sessions are online using Zoom, and usually 60 minutes. You can do the sessions anywhere you feel comfortable.
Sometimes I may offer suggestions for things you might find helpful to explore between sessions, such useful resources to read, meditations, movement experiments, journalling. These suggestions are always optional extras, and there is no pressure to complete anything following a session.
Before working with Rachael, I was struggling to gain the momentum I needed to work through the Christmas season in my handmade jewellery business after a few months of slow down. Our 3 months working together meant I was able to work through the Christmas period, ramping up and then slowing down when needed. My sessions brought a clarity that enabled me to move through rising anxieties and tap into my intuition.
“Rachael, you have provided me with such a supportive, safe space that I felt I could open up and discuss anything that was on my mind that week. I felt as though you were never judgmental and honoured me where I was at on that day.
I feel much more in tune with myself and feel as though I can embody my values into my daily life”
I have given myself permission to look after me first…you can see the transformation…I feel proud of how far I have come
HOW YOU CAN WORK WITH ME
All sessions currently take place online. If you are interested in working together and you want know more about how I can help you slow down and find some space through somatic coaching then I’d love to have a chat – you can book a 15 minute call with me via the link below, or alternatively feel free to email me first if you have any questions.
I currently am booking new clients for July/August 2021