So you can’t just drop everything and fly across the world to me in Bali? Let me come to you!
My classes, mentoring and therapy guidance is available worldwide, in the comfort of your own home and at a time that is convenient for you.
All that is required is a decent internet connection and a pair of wireless earphones ( available from Amazon) so you can hear me clearly and move around freely should you choose a Mind & Movement Medicine Yoga Class for instance.
The cost of your session will vary on whether you’re taking a therapy based movement class, workshop, receiving guidance, lifestyle or nutrition advice so please visit my THERAPY, GUIDANCE & MENTORING page in the MAIN MENU for more info on what’s on offer.
INITIAL PRE BOOK MEET & GREET
It’s SO important to feel comfortable when booking any one to one private session or retreat, so I’m offering an initial PRE BOOK FREE 20 MINUTE SESSION to meet me in person, say hi and discuss your individual needs. It will give you the peace of mind and a chance to have a think about whether you’d like to work with me before going ahead.
EMAIL ME for further info and to book your initial consultation
I look forward to hearing from you
THE SELF-SENSORY SYSTEM & SOMATIC EXPERIENCING
It's been scientifically proven that prolonged, chronic stress and trauma affect the pre frontal cortex in the brain which can become shut off as a means of self preservation. This area, the limbic system of the brain, is responsible for registering and interpreting all of our base emotions and sensations, namely, who we are. The result is that through experiences of trauma, we can lose our inner sense of reality, direction or purpose making it almost impossible to make decisions, plans, to define what it is that we need or more importantly, who we are because we can't FEEL where or who we are. Every aspect of our lives can become affected.
This is where "symptoms" come into play- symptoms are subliminal messages of need your body is trying to communicate to you, but we shut them down and fear them as signs of illness or disease, perhaps because we’re in such a state of confusion anyway, we just keep going. This makes the symptoms increase in intensity in a bid to demand your attention, as in the case of anxiety and panic attacks for instance. Anger, frustration as just a few other examples I believe come from a lack of understanding, trust or connectedness with our internal environment and simultaneously our external experience, so we try to protect ourselves.
THIS IS WHERE SOMATIC EXPERIENCING WORKS TO HELP US BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS OF SURVIVAL MODE
When we’re fighting off invisible enemies, it leaves no space for nurture, care or love for ourselves or others. I’ve come to understand dizziness, which I experience regularly, as a way my body communicates to me that it’s feeling overwhelmed or uncomfortable about where it is and the subsequent disassociation is my body’s natural response at creating a bubble or a wall around me to almost cocoon me in safety.
The normal advice is to take a pill to ease these symptoms, which only increases separation and as most of us already know deep down, doesn’t treat the source or the root of the problem.
Darwin observed how animals communicate their emotions through body and facial expressions, and that emotions initiate movement. My own designed Self-Sensory System and incorporation of Somatic Experiencing in my classes is about going behind the screen, de-mystifying the self and getting back to the origins of the organism, your body. To not avoid or fend off, but FEEL emotions, not talk about them, but FEEL sensation, FEEL movement, FEEL breath in your body and work to understand the ins and outs, the internal environment of our bodies and minds. Becoming sensitised to how and what we feel, how our bodies and emotions interact with the external world is how we started understanding the world, ours and others reactions, and essentially ourselves as children and as people. It is the starting point to understanding why we feel the way we feel. Only then can we begin to mobilise and learn to manage our experience going forward.
Through this Self-Sensory System we aim to establish a friendship and trust with our organism and the world around us. In this way we slowly stop feeling the need to defend ourselves because we feel safe, leaving more room for nurturing, imagination, exploration, joys and playfulness in our lives.
We start to feel more in tune with our body, our feelings, our sensations, and can then feel more in tune with our life once again.
This page is currently being built but please get in touch if you would like information regarding healing sessions and consultations. I have personal experience of Hypothyroid, Hashimoto’s and Autoimmunity and am using natural healing methods to manage these which I am offering via my one to one online sessions and retreats. Thank you for your patience, Carolina x
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What Others Say
“You should teach other teachers how it’s done.”
“OMG...I feel great...thank you to you and your great yoga sessions that have led to this state of calmness. You have helped me more than both you and I know. I will pay for extra classes and unfilled spaces just to do more with you because that’s how good you are with your magic!!!”
MICHELLE, London, UK
“The flow of her class is unique...the incorporation of her flowing body movements, yoga positions and meditation helped bring me to a place of balance during a time when I felt hopeless. Carolina is full of life, and she helped bring me back to life.”
“I wasn’t convinced by yoga or reiki at all...I was totally amazed by you...My body, my soul, and my thinking completely changed after 10 days with you...after your reiki sessions I had no pain at all- the first time in months! You’ve really found a place in my life...I am really grateful that I met you.”
KATI AGENTUR, Germany
“Your energy treatments and self designed techniques are truly awakening and simultaneously nurturing & soothing because of your own lovely energy you bring with it. I have complex PTSD and really struggle using my voice as I was silenced for a long time. But your sound techniques have given me a great tool to help with that, so thank you.”
“Carolina will show you how your body can really move, how important breathing is and how delicious healthy eating can be! She indulged us with recipes she has collected through her worldwide travels- her Peanut and Coconut West African curry with butternut squash was absolutely delicious!”
INNA SEMENYUK- Lifestyle Blogger Start Up Your Happiness- click to read her full blog on my UK Weekend Retreats
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If you suffer from PTSD, anxiety or panic attacks -I know how you feel…It can seem like you don’t know which way is up or which way is down…
Some PTSD symptoms I’ve personally experienced include a relentless fear, anguish and trepidation that more is coming, a loss of balance and orientation making it at times impossible to walk or be in social situations. A loss of hearing, taste and smell, TOTALLY uncontrollable emotions at times and a complete shutting off from the world, a feeling of not belonging and experiences of floating and out of body experiences. i’ve experienced feelings of such disassociation and disconnection from my body it’s felt almost as if someone else has taken up residence in my “home”. I’ve had to look at myself in the mirror to try and recognise myself.
Countless specialists couldn’t explain what or why I was going through what I was going through. I had differing advice from everyone on what was best and I personally felt they confused me more and exacerbated what I was going through. I felt totally alone as no one understood, so it was up to me to find out through months and months of trial and error, patience and trust that I would find a way.
One of the most important things is re-establishing a sense of safety in the body. This is achieved through my newly designed workshops, treatments, therapies and counselling sessions.
PLEASE VISIT MY THERAPY AND BOHEMIA FOR YOUR BRAIN & SOMATIC EXPERIENCING PAGES FOR FURTHER INFO ON HOW I’VE WORKED THROUGH THESE ELEMENTS IN MY LIFE.
YOU CAN TOO.
This page is currently being built alongside my new YOUTUBE CHANNEL for classes, meditations and Barefoot Bohemia lifestyle tips to get you through those difficult times…
Thank you for your patience, Carolina x