Somatic: relating to the body; Coaching: guidance or support toward one's position, focus, or performance;
is a relational act that guides and supports one's embodied experience. The mission of Transformative Relations is to offer a way of connection that empowers the innate wisdom living in each body, that grounds far-seeing structural intelligence through the dynamic awareness of the felt sense, and informs one's choices with connected, intrinsic information that heals past traumas and propels life into its flourishing expression.
Uncovering the Knowledge
from The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk:
Four Fundamental Truths:
Our capacity to destroy one another is matched by our capacity to heal one another. Restoring relationships and community is central to restoring well-being;
Language gives us the power to change ourselves and others by communicating our experiences, helping us to define what we know, and finding a common sense of meaning;
We have the ability to regulate our own physiology, including some of the so-called involuntary functions of the body and brain, through such basic activities as breathing, moving, and touching;
We can change social conditions to create environments in which children and adults can feel safe and thrive.
Remembering the Wisdom
from Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh:
In my tradition, we use temple bells to come back to the present moment. Every time we hear the bell, we stop talking, and return to ourselves, breathing in and out, and smiling. Whatever we are doing, we pause for a moment and just enjoy our breathing. Sometimes we also recite this verse:
This wonderful sound brings me back to my true self.