February 1st, 2024
This week, I welcome Laurie James back to the show as we delve into somatic therapy, exploring its effectiveness in healing and discovering techniques to soothe the nervous system. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of contemplating divorce or actively undergoing the process, you’re bound to encounter a myriad of emotions. Join us as we uncover various methods and resources for healing and self-care.
Laurie James is a mother, caregiver, divorcée, turned author, somatic relationship coach, and podcaster. She loves coaching midlife and beyond women looking to date and relationship differently. She helps her clients connect to their bodies and nervous systems to work through their unresolved past and find more freedom and love in all their relationships.
- Understanding Somatic Experience: What it is and exploring the benefits of this therapeutic methodology (3:22)
- Somatic healing in action: Laurie provides some examples of how this modality might be used in coaching or therapy (10:46)
- We explore alternate ways to soothe the nervous system (24:54)
Learn more about Laurie James:
Laurie James is a mother, caregiver, divorcée, turned author, somatic relationship coach, and podcaster. Laurie’s book, Sandwiched: A Memoir of Holding On and Letting Go is about her journey from loneliness to finding belonging during a time when she was raising four teenage daughters, her mother had a heart attack, and her marriage began to crumble.
Laurie loves coaching women in midlife and beyond looking to date and relationship differently. She helps her clients connect to their bodies and nervous system so they can work through their unresolved past and find more freedom and love in all their relationships.
When she is not hosting her podcast, “Confessions of a Freebird”, working w/ clients, she can be found nurturing her free spirit by walking her dog, skiing, sailing, hiking, spending time with close friends, volunteering or planning her next adventure.
Resources & Links:
Kate’s book “The D Word
Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
Laurie on Instagram
Laurie’s free Beginner’s Guide to Somatic Healing
Episode 131: Sandwiched: Holding on and Letting Go with Laurie James
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