a new world
Shifting old patterns, creating new possibilities.
Somatic Coaching involves a combination of somatic awareness practices, bodywork, and conversation to help you define your intentions, identify what is holding you back, and build the capacity to move forward.
Somatics allows us to bring habitual, non-conscious ways of being into conscious awareness in order to heal and shift old stories that live deep in the tissues. Using the body as a site of practice, we can re-build capacities for trust, connection, embodied boundaries, etc., and live more fully aligned with our desires, dreams, and values. Somatic Coaching is not therapy. If you are looking for a therapist, coaching won't be a good fit for you.
We will work together with your body’s wisdom to help you:
Recognize how social conditions and life experiences have shaped your sense of self and world
Use movement and practice to build embodiment skills
Become more attuned to your sensations, desires, and inherent resilience
Grow your capacity to be in mutual connection
Re-build an internal sense of safety, boundaries, and trust
Deepen intimacy in your relationships
Connect to a sense of purpose
Heal, transform, and build the embodied skills you need to move toward your desires and goals.
In-person coaching available in Durham, NC.
I am not taking new virtual clients, but please do email me to get on the waiting list.
Body-centered, trauma-informed coaching to transform the embodied habits and beliefs that keep you from bringing your full self into your work and relationships.
I work mostly with queer and trans clients, activists, and artists.
Somatic bodywork is a gentle, hands-on approach to healing emotional tension patterns, and opening to more aliveness.
We still don't know what a body can do. My podcast, classes, and writing explores the possibilities of embodiment, and interrogates the ways that our bodies are shaped by the social and ecological world.
What do you want to let go of?
We are shaped by our life experiences. Literally. Maybe we habitually make ourselves small to take up less space or puff ourselves up to prove something. Shoulders contract upward in fear and can become heavy with burden and despair. Over time, through repetition, these patterns shape our muscles. Through somatic bodywork we will explore these types of embodied patterns at the muscular-emotional level, and support you to bring more life back into the parts our yourself you may have had to cut off to preserve safety, dignity, or belonging.
The bodywork I practice is mostly informed by the lineage of generative somatics and the Strozzi Institute. I also incorporate other somatic lineages including Rosen Method, Bodynamics, Polarity, and Bioenergetics.
Trauma-informed, queer and trans competent massage therapy using a mix of modalities including Deep Connective Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish relaxation, and somatic techniques.
Zoë Poulette, LMT since 2011
Currently booking sessions in Durham, NC