My 32 years as a helping professional means I've been nurtured back from burnout more times than I care to admit! My truth is that putting self-nurture at the top of my list means I have the energy for what & who I love - personally & professionally.
5 years ago I left a much cherished & long-tenured role as a group facilitator, yoga & meditation instructor after being injured. I realized that I hadn't paid attention to the nudges my body gave me to slow down & take better care, so my vitality suffered & I took a bad fall.
With support & many long hours by the ocean during my recovery, I began to see myself with the awe & curiousity with which I take in the natural world - where each stage of growth - like seasons in the garden or forest - is valued, enjoyed & appreciated. This important principle of ORGANICITY helps me trust that the difficulties we experience are a natural & valuable part of our growth process as humans. I've dedicated my time to developing coaching tools & skill building techniques to support individuals & groups through times of overwhelm, compassion fatigue, recovery and the in-your-face challenges of an ever-changing world.
If, like me, you'd love to ease back in the saddle a bit, reflect on [& give yourself a nod for] all that you've lived & use a more forgiving lens to feel more kindness towards yourself - sign up to access cost-free recordings of the 'Fill Your Cup' Video Series, where I interview peers & pros on what happened when they decided [or were forced to] put self-nurture at the top of the list. The second video from each day of the series offers a guided practice from each contributor!
Self-coaching can be brilliant at liberating us from the grip of old, outdated stories so we have more free reign in our day-to-day. Rather than feeling stiff & stuck in knee-jerk reaction to challenges, we become wonderfully adaptable in the face of change. If better understanding your body tension patterns so they stop costing you precious time, energy or relationships makes sense - A Nurtured Life Take Heart series is designed to clear what blocks our natural energy flow to replenish our reserves & banish burn out for good.
A Nurtured Life's sessions offer tactile, self-coaching tools that encourage a felt sense of the earth'ssupport; improve energy flow in the body; orient to the nurture of any space; move from heart center; find balance in how we connect, align with our purpose & experience a more restful spirit.
Each of the 7 elements of a nurtured life serve as a valuable starting point towards a kinder relationship with ourselves. Each step in this direction widens the path toward a more nurtured life, work & world.
Sign up here to dip in [cost-free] to the Fill Your Cup Retreat series recordings.
interview w jaci hull on hakomi
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- Ministry of Children & Families - Squamish
- Chopra Addiction & Wellness Ctr - Squamish
- Centerpoint Neuromuscular - White Rock
- St. Pauls Hospital Cardio Department - Vancouver
- Vancouver Hakomi - 7th & Certifying Year!
- Coaches Rising - 'The Neuroscience of Change'
- Marlena Field - 'BCC 'Trainer Certification'
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YOUR BODY CAN LEARN TO BE RESLIENT FROM THE GROUND UP
Sidestep overwhelm, regain your footing & find grace in the face of burnout, shut down or unexpected change. Fill your toolkit with 7 practical methods that invite resilience right into your body.
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