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Dear Reader,

I hope this email finds you well and thriving.

I’m reaching out to personally invite you to join me on a transformative journey that’s close to my heart – an exploration into the alchemy of healing trauma through a body based Vedic approach.

When I first began my trauma-informed journey, I was on fire with a passion to address the challenges many people living with trauma face when seeking Yoga classes or massage therapies. As someone deeply affected by trauma myself, I understood those challenges on a personal level. I was determined to become a better therapist and to inspire my colleagues of the importance of considering trauma in their practice.

Halfway through my training, during a workshop on trauma-informed care systems, the instructor said something that changed my perspective entirely: “People who operate the system may also have trauma, and our system must include consideration for the service provider’s trauma.” This idea resonated with me profoundly. I realized that every space I entered carried the potential for trauma because I carried it within me. If my work was perpetuating my struggle and hindering my recovery, I wasn’t truly being trauma-informed.

Care for the carer is essential in any caregiving profession. When we’re not at our best, our work suffers, and so do the people who depend on us. This is especially true for trauma survivors, who often assume the role of supporting others, sometimes at their own expense. I recently saw a meme about the “parentified child to helping professional pipeline” and had to laugh – it’s probably true for many of us.

Recognizing the need to prioritize myself was a turning point. I began to decenter others and allow myself to matter to me. I took stock of what helped me feel connected to myself and practiced those things more. I assessed my relationships and made necessary changes, even if it meant causing someone else pain or disappointment. I committed to therapy, identified my triggers, and made space for glimmers of joy.

Through this process, I learned that caring for myself was essential for providing the best care to others. I unlearned a lot about my value as a person and my role in relationships, and I embraced the bravery needed to say yes to what supported me.

In my ongoing journey, I’ve noticed many Yoga videos promoting teacher trainings and assists that showcase exactly what not to do. Massage therapists sexualizing massages on Instagram are the new rage. This reinforces my commitment to creating a space where we prioritize safety, compassion, and true understanding of trauma-informed practices.

If you’re ready to dive deep into this kind of transformative self-care and healing, I’d love for you to join me. Together, we’ll explore practices that connect us to our true selves and support our journey towards recovery and wholeness.

Looking forward to embarking on this journey with you. Ce’s available.

Sign up here. We begin Wednesday July 10th at 7pm est.

With warmth and gratitude,

Jeanette