I am an applied theatre practitioner with training in Theatre of the Oppressed, Social Presencing Theater, nature-based art therapy, clown, fool, bouffon, dance/movement therapy, somatics, violence prevention and de-escalation, neurodevelopmental movement therapy, movement for dementia and neurodegenerative disease, Autism Movement Therapy®, ecopsychology, birth and sexual trauma, applied neuroscience, Frankie Armstrong voicework, Feldenkrais voice and movement for actors, Linklater voicework, grief counseling, laughter therapy, sacred circle facilitation, and intuitive counseling. I am currently completing a diploma in puppet therapy, as well as a certification in teaching mask. I also have an undergraduate degree in sociology and a postgraduate diploma in wellness and health promotion.
Since 2011, I have used expressive and performing arts in my private practice of coaching and facilitating to help my clients develop:
-a broad immediacy of self-expression
This means a radical welcoming of all-the-ways-you-can-be, a yielding to the playful you, a broadening of your internal capacity for choice rather than a framework of fixing brokenness, and a freedom from stifled self-curation.
-an ability to hold multiple truths at once
This means releasing binary thinking and sensing in order to hold the both/and of body-mind, place-time, now-not yet, spirit-matter, embodiment-transcendence, micro-macro.
-a capacity for facing the unknown
This means an orientation toward agency and flexibility in your system, an embodied hope, becoming the active subject rather than passive object, and the ability to engage in the disruption that emergence and change require.
Disturbing the living system requires the truth of the fool, the hope of the clown, and the disobedience of the bouffon. Your inner queen will never dismantle the castle.