Today more than ever, it seems that many of us are seeking a return to the authentic self, to our primordial essence – our true nature. We are being called to discover our unique song that is distinct and inherent in each of us. A song that came before our biological, cultural, and collective conditioning. We are being called to bring conscious awareness to the aspects of ourselves that were formed by the external conditions in our environment or those of our ancestors.
And in this awakening, we are called to re-member and become who we are truly meant to be. This journey must occur in and through the terrain of the body – for this is where we meet the wounded aspects of ourselves that are held out of conscious awareness. When we mindfully bring compassion and love to our unconscious wounds, we provide the conditions so that the emotions related to these wounds can metabolize and integrate. And through this process, we learn to extend that same compassion to others. As our compassion increases, we begin to have a sense of our inter-connectivity to others, to nature, and to the planet. Presently, we have lost touch with our true essence and collectively we are all being called to embark on this journey to awaken together.
As humans, we are given a set of maps to accompany us on our journey. Maps such as the nervous system, the developmental stages of childhood, and the subtle energy systems are in place to support us. As our consciousness expands, we gain greater clarity about our purpose or “service” to the planet. Presently, there are somatic therapies that connect the mind and body, but ignore the spiritual aspects of our being. And there are spiritual philosophies that connect the psyche and spirit, yet ignore the body.
Honoring the full spectrum of our human experience involves our acknowledgment that we are both matter and energy. That our life force seeks the full expression of ourselves through these archetypal elements of body and sensation (earth), intuition (fire), emotions (water) and thinking (air). By bringing these elements into balance within ourselves, we return to our innate wholeness- to our authentic blueprint, and we discover who we truly are, and who we are truly meant to be.
Who am I?
“The organization and integration of emotions, movement, and body wisdom have been at the core of the feminine healing arts practices for thousands of years.”
My name is Paula (she/her). I weave ancient practices and principles with modern science to support personal empowerment and transformative growth for those who are seeking a deeper connection to the authentic self and who feel a shared responsibility for the collective healing of others, our ancestors, our descendants, and our planet.
In my groups, we gather to sit in circles as we translate between the soma, psyche, and spirit. My offerings are a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives that balance the wounded archetypal energies (yin/yang, masculine/feminine, the Ida and Pingala) within us and help to restore our deeply rooted listening and connection to our true essence and our reciprocal relationship with the earth.
I do this through the alchemy of the body – where our emotions, sensations, & our instinctual wisdom reside. It is a journey that is both scientific and mystical, where we come to embody our lost feminine consciousness – a vital impulse that is flowing in each of us. And it is in this space that we discover a network of combined wisdom that tell’s us of our belonging to each other and connects us to our true source of power.
“The feminine values the intelligence of feelings; recognizes the necessity of ceremony and rites of passage; teaches the power of listening and being witnessed; holds the significance of intuition and dreams; it is sensitivity itself, vulnerability, and it honors the body’s wisdom”.
I believe that everything is interconnected. That our thoughts, emotions, relationships, and external environment have a direct connection to our physical health and sense of well-being. As human organisms, we have an internal operating system that is designed to move in and out of states of expansion and contraction with ease and fluidity. When we are functioning at our optimal level, we are able to navigate periods of unbalance or stress with ease and effectiveness – finding our feet again after a period of unbalance. Relationally, we have clarity about our needs, reach out and take-in external support, set boundaries appropriately, utilize self-regulatory skills, and yield or rest in the safety of another. In other words, we can return to states of homeostasis or vibrational harmony. But when life experiences, adverse events, or stressors are chronic or overwhelming, we might easily lose sight of this inherent ability to find our way back to balance – we end up living a life that is disembodied from ourselves and our true purpose in this world. We learn to function in a state of disconnection and disharmony.
The body IS the doorway to understanding ourselves. It is through the alchemy of the body and its energy systems that we can discover who we were meant to be in this lifetime.
The journey of awakening requires that we allow everything inside us that is not love to descend into the Void in order to experience a rebirth.
I offer a unique approach that supports you in having a deeper sense of embodiment and connection to your authentic self. I integrate my knowledge of the universal principles that guide our human experience including the science of safety and the nervous system, developmental tasks of childhood, masculine and feminine archetypes, and the subtle energy systems.
Individual Offerings: Biofield Tuning
Embodied Awakening Individual Sessions are designed to support the awakening of the authentic self using a blend of contemporary science and ancient wisdom.
Individual & Group Offerings:
Embodied Awakening: A Psychoacoustic Journey Towards Authentic Living integrates acoustics, vibration, sound healing, and movement as portals to personal transformation. This 3-month online experience provides a combination of somatic, energetic, psychological, and physiological support to gently engage the internal mechanisms that prevent access to personal empowerment & the authentic self. Through this process, you will be invited to reconnect to your inner knowing, creativity, and innate wisdom and enhance your ability to be in attuned presence with yourself, others, and the natural world.
Paula presently offers her own psycho-acoustic model of Embodied Awakening: A Psychoacoustic Journey Towards Authentic Living as a group experience for individuals who are actively engaged in meditation, yoga, somatic healing, trauma healing, the healing arts in general.
See groups section for more information.
Cultivating Deeper Embodiment and Connection to the Authentic Self
Are My Services A Good Fit?
Individuals Who Work With Me Typically:
- Trust the organicity of the body and it’s innate drive towards wholeness;
- Understand the our narratives are shaped by the body’s individual, ancestral, and collective experiences;
- Appreciate that memories are stored in the body and in standing waves of the resonant field;
- Engage in some form of embodied exploration, mindfulness, or self-awareness practices personally or professionally for a period of time;
- Have capacity to witness their internal experience, emotional states, or physiological activation;
- Can draw from external and internal resources to find stabilization or regulation;
- Understand that all healing is self-healing.