I finally feel centered
…and I’ve come a long way to get here.
Being a woman in a patriarchal society, a victim of sexual harassment & assault, and the child of an alcoholic parent warped my relationship with myself.
For a long time, I really struggled with stress & overwhelm, depression, anxiety, shame, and addiction. I held myself to impossible standards, and punished myself when I couldn’t meet them. I repeatedly engaged in behaviors that didn’t feel right, and I felt like I had no control over it.
I was disconnected from my true feelings & needs. And the ones I was aware of, I didn’t know how to express -- I choked up every time I tried to speak them.
I felt trapped in my body, until I learned how to partner with it.
Through years of study, therapy, bodywork, and mindfulness practice, I’m learning how to be more aware of my feelings, understand them better, and respond to them in ways that are more thoughtful & helpful. I’ve learned how to work with my body+mind, rather than against it.
I’ve learned how to embody my power.
And I want to help you embody yours.
My name is Jen. I’m a bodyworker, educator, and coach. I began this work on a journey towards self-healing, and it’s grown into a passion for helping other trauma survivors, children of alcoholics, and recovering perfectionists heal their relationship with their self and access their inner power.
I wholeheartedly believe that the body is the pathway to emotional & spiritual healing, and the source of our greatest wisdom. Throughout my career, it’s become clearer and clearer to me that everything is connected -- in order to heal the mind, we must return to the body; and in order to heal the body, we must consider the mind.
Whether our work together is hands-on or online, I’ll hold space for your pain & struggle, and help you pave the path towards healing, ease & pleasure. Here, it is safe to cry, to be vulnerable, to be honest, to be imperfect, to be uncomfortable, to ask for what you need, to grow, and to celebrate.
I want to live in a world where everyone feels safe to be their truest & most-authentic self because I believe that, at the center of it all, we are each amazingly powerful & loving. And I believe that living authentically will lead us on a lifelong journey to the most-amazing version of our Self.
For me, this work — healing relationships between mind & body, us & the world around us, matter & spirit — is an important part of creating that world. Join me?