through Classical Chinese Medicine & Daoist Sacred Embodiment Practices
I'm Jem, and I help people who are ready and willing to transform trauma held in their bodies, so that they can feel vibrantly healthy, emotionally free, radically self-loving, and empowered in their True Essence, with all the energy and tools they need to thrive and co-create the nourishing relationships they want and deserve — with themselves, their kids, their partners, their communities, and their true purpose in the world.
Trauma and unresolved emotions can get held in the body for decades -- even passed on for generations. Sometimes it's overt, obvious trauma (such as abuse, abandonment, rape, violence, or sudden loss) -- all of which are important to address with embodied healing work, since trauma research tells us that "the body keeps the score." But quite often, I also work with people who don't consciously recall experiencing what they would describe as "trauma" but who still carry limiting trauma-patterns -- often related to the persistent stress of living in a patriarchal culture, in which it’s not ok or safe to be fully themselves (or even to exist in their particular kind of body, whether due to gender identity, skin color, size, appearance, wealth, or any other commonly judged attribute). Nearly everywhere we turn, we hear stories of atrocities and are impacted by messaging saying that we aren’t enough in some way — it’s no wonder our bodies tell us it’s not safe to be here!
Unprocessed emotions and traumatic experiences (including those taken on from our ancestors or society) may show up as mysterious physical pain or illness (which lingers despite conventional treatments), adrenal fatigue, exhaustion, insomnia, gynecological challenges & hormone imbalances, dysfunctional relationships with poor boundaries, emotional reactivity, money blocks & feeling stuck in survival mode, fear of intimacy, and/or feelings of powerlessness and overwhelm.
Wouldn't it be nice to transform those feelings, symptoms, and old patterns -- to feel free to live the life you're born to lead, so you can bring your true gifts to the world?
Awesome news: You can!
The best way I've found to transform both the physical ailments (which are our bodies' clear call for attention, alerting us that something in our lives isn't working) AND the deeper felt experiences of shame or lack (of safety or power or enoughness) is to come more fully, radiantly, authentically into our bodies to reclaim our Power Within.
And, it's a lot easier to do that important, deep, vulnerable work with the appropriate tools and support!
My larger vision is to co-create a world in which we ALL have the empowering, compassionate support we need to transform sexual, relational, and ancestral trauma, so we can Thrive in the radiant Wholeness of our sacred embodiment, cultivate healthy relationships with our bodies, emotions, the planet, and each other, and self-actualize our creative Essences to bring our unique gifts to the world, empowered by Love from Within.
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At Nourishing Alchemy Healing Arts, we meet you exactly where you are, whether that's in acute physical or emotional crisis, or you're ready for the next level of transformation as you step into a new phase of life or navigate major transition.
We support your alchemical healing journey with an individualized approach that may include a combination of:
acupuncture & bodywork
qi gong & movement practices
meditation & breath work
alchemical life strategies
Together, we co-create safe space in which to share practices to nurture your own healing work, to get comfortable embodying your own power, and to feel the transformations that take place (internally, externally, and in relationship) when you do this work for yourself. I do my best to see you in your Wholeness, so I can offer my loving, experienced support to help you step into your authentic, sacred embodiment in the way that is right for You. Group offerings include:
Qi Gong & Tai Chi
Jade Egg Yoni Exercises
Guided Meditations & Visualizations
Healing Sounds & Breath Work
Sexual Vitality Practices
Feminine Power Circles
Nourishing Alchemy Healing Arts provides on-going support for your transformational healing journey, at any distance and in the privacy of your own home. Zoom video conference calls offers a convenient way to continue to receive the nourishing, clear, practical support you need along the winding path of Alchemy! Your individualized distance session may include some combination of:
herbal or nutritional recommendations
qi gong & breath work
-- all to support the changes you wish to make in your life that will allow you to thrive!
Want support in making the vulnerable, empowering changes you're called to make in your one wild and precious life?
with Ease, Gentleness, Clarity, Compassion + Courage
Let's chat! I want us both to feel sure we're a good fit for working together. Book a free phone consultation today, so we can address any questions you have about your unique situation, and get a sense of the best next steps on your path toward radiant vitality!
When we deeply love, listen to, and care for ourselves, fulfilling our mission and purpose in the world becomes sustainable, and empowers others to live in alignment with their Hearts, Minds, and Essences too, allowing the co-creation of communities in which we all can thrive with freedom, safety, and mutual respect. I am committed to eradicating the stigma and shame of sexual trauma, and to walking the path of healing, spiritual awakening, and self-actualization with women who are ready to reclaim their sexual vitality, activate their Essence, and live in their empowered, authentic Wholeness. To support that vision, I teach women (like You!) the tried-and-true physical, emotional, sacred sexual, and spiritual practices that I've learned from Daoist teachers and developed through my own experiences (within myself and working with clients), to transform trauma and "pathology" into rich compost that nourishes the latent seeds of Your Essence to be able to blossom into your most radiant potential. I meet you exactly where you are on your journey, with compassion, gentleness, and full trust in your unique alchemical process. Together, we co-create safe, sacred space for transformation, both in group settings and in one-on-one healing & coaching sessions.
I know how hard it can feel to overcome old patterns -- especially without sufficient support, or a clear map, or practical resources to use in the moment. That's why I created "Thriving Beyond Trauma: Foundations of Sacred Feminine Embodiment" - a 12-Week Online Course - so YOU can access the support, tools, and empowering resources you need to heal and move into thriving! Because the world needs us to be living in our True Essence now more than ever.
In the Daoist practices, we learn to transform all kinds of energies into deep nourishment for our Essence and the manifestation of our clear, aligned, loving intentions. Any external substance, experience, or internal emotion can be transformed with the appropriate cultivation, clear intention, and skill. "Gong" translates as "skill" -- the practices of Qi Gong, meditation, and internal Alchemy (Nei Gong, or Inner Skill) all deepen our awareness of our inner world, so that we can become more skillful at transforming what we find there. With this work, we learn to tap into the painful places, so that instead of that energy holding back our creative life force and maintaining dysfunctional patterns, we learn new ways to let it transform what’s stuck and painful, so that it can actually give us more energy -- so we can be fully in our power and our strength.Learn more about empowering Trauma Transformation
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