We do our best work when we feel truly seen.
My friend and teacher, Preston Vargas, once powerfully told me, “We have not decolonized yet. So in the work of decolonization we are doing the best we can with the support of our ancestors and our Gods to imagine and feel for that healed world and to bring it into being.” And this is how I hold the work of supervision: with the support of my ancestors, my longing (and willingness to work) for a decolonized world, my gift of reaching for that very real possibility of healing and breathing life into it. I have an intractable knowingness that our imagination, creativity and visionary souls guide us toward healing. That our bodies and hearts are strong enough to hold this and that we can, in turn, hold this with others.
I am a trauma worker, a somatic therapist and a culture builder. I mentor social workers, therapists and other healers in the deeply embodied, open-hearted work of somatic trauma healing. And by this I mean our birthright ability to heal our individual and collective traumas, griefs, ecosystems and futures. And by this I mean healing in ways that are rooted in love, that unlock what is possible.
I believe those of us working within systems (including within a system of licensure) are harm reductionists. I supervise and consult with folx who understand that they are working within deeply racist, oppressive systems and institutions yet long to learn what a liberatory practice culture could look and feel like in their bodies and in their healing practice. If this is you, I’d love to meet you–send me an email.