& DEPTH COACHING
SUPPORT FOR SOMA & PSCYHE
WHAT IS DEPTH COACHING?
“The separation of psychology from the premises of biology is purely artificial, because the human psyche lives in indissoluble union with the body.” — C.G. Jung
Conventional movement training addresses the body, but leaves the psyche behind. Depth coaching brings these together to create real transformation.
It’s more than personal training, yoga, or corrective/therapeutic exercise; this is personalized relational support that picks up where traditional modalities leave off.
A PRACTICE DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU.
Your body is held by protective patterns; a necessary adaptation for trauma history, systemic oppression, or the imbalance of our lives. At some point, you realized these patterns are no longer helpful; it's hard to breathe or move well; you're in chronic pain; you're “stuck” in talk therapy; you feel stale or burnt out. You're tired of feeling like your body is a problem.
Mindful movement and somatic practices can begin to unwind the unconscious patterns that are holding us back in our lives.
This is more than personal training, yoga, or corrective/therapeutic exercise; this is personalized relational support that picks up where traditional modalities leave off. Whether we are working on strength, mobility, nervous system support, rehabilitation. active imagination, dream work or therapeutic exercises, we are simultaneously addressing deeper levels of the unconscious, making new connections and fostering healthy transformation in exciting ways.
This is depth work, grounded in post-Jungian concepts of the always-present personal and collective unconscious; the establishment of healthy ego; the crucial nature of the relational field between my clients and myself; and, above all, the importance of making space for intuition, creativity, and the sacred in all dimensions of your life.
movement that matters
If we feel limited in our bodies, our psyche feels limited as well. I use Postural Restoration and other intuitive modalities to address patterns of natural human asymmetry, stress, body armoring, or trauma that get trapped in our bodies. We unlock your internal stability and support, free up stuck energy and reduce chronic pain.
Getting "unstuck" in the body often leads to breakthroughs and new insights in other areas of life.
less pain, more possibility
Regardless of past experiences, or current physical abilities, my clients learn to feel stronger and more confident from the inside out. Along the way, we'll train your nervous system to pendulate naturally between cycles of activation and recovery. You’ll learn how to recognize and shift out of patterns of freeze, fawn, and hypervigilance. We’ll work together to establish a greater sense of safety and ease in your body.
support for soma & psyche
Dissociating or disconnecting from our bodies can be a necessary survival tool, even as it cuts us off from our intuition, creativity, and higher purpose.
It’s not enough to simply heal the body or provide tools to "regulate"; we need to rekindle our inner spark. Safely reconnecting to your embodied experience is key to finding your way back to intuition, wonder and inspiration.
My services are not a replacement for licensed mental health care, but may be supportive in conjunction with it. Potential clients will be interviewed to determine that they are supported in their mental health care before training, and may be required to provide authorization from their current mental health care provider.
“I have a lot of trauma in my body. I have high anxiety levels. I’ve got various injuries and health challenges with my body that stop me at times from being able to work, exercise or walk even. Laura helps me find a way through and find strength, hope, ease and peace.“
Sabira Jade, Manchester, UK
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE YOU TAKING NEW CLIENTS?
I have limited availability for new clients, and am only able to take on clients who are able/willing to commit to consistent longer-term work (that is, more than one or two sessions).
WHERE DO WE MEET, AND HOW OFTEN?
I see clients online, or at my studio at 593 SE Central Parkway, Stuart. This type of work is most effective when it is consistent; weekly or bi-weekly sessions are ideal.
WHAT DO WE DO DURING SESSIONS?
That really depends on you and what you need! I use a variety of tools and methods in my work, including rehabilitation exercise, restorative practices, meditation or breathing work, strength and mobility training, and active imagination techniques.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This work is for anyone who is drawn to it. Many of my clients are folks working through chronic pain, fatigue or injury; those uncomfortable in traditional fitness/wellness spaces; folks in trauma, CPTSD, or eating disorder recovery; people who crave a deeper sense of meaning in their lives, or who are interested in working with their bodies, dreams and active imagination techniques to develop a deeper connection to their unconscious.
DO I NEED SPECIAL EQUIPMENT?
If we’re working together virtually, there’s no need to purchase anything special (unless you want to)! We can use any existing equipment that you have lying around, or get creative with everyday objects. If we’re working together in person, I have everything you need available to use– just bring yourself!
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Sessions are $125 USD/hour. I have a limited amount of sliding scale spaces available. Preference is given to BIPOC and LGBTQ2S, those living with disabilities, and those living with lower income. If these apply to you, please talk to me about how we can work together. I offer low-cost, unlimited access to pre-recorded classes online as well.