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Somatic Coaching

Discover the Benefits of Somatic Coaching

Looking for a way to accelerate your personal growth, performance, or ability to achieve goals? Somatic Coaching might be your answer! My personal experience and that of my clients show how effective it is.

You’ll focus on present-moment awareness and how your body and emotions affect your performance. No more roadblocks, negative self-talk or hesitation!

By learning processes, systems, skills, and techniques, you’ll finally achieve all of your goals and priorities in a coherent manner, without exhausting your energy. No more overwhelm or self-doubt!

When you need accountability, guidance, and practical ways to enhance mindfulness, resilience, and creativity, I’ll be there. No more getting stuck!

You’ll discover the invaluable way of tapping into your body’s innate wisdom and its power to increase your total wellbeing. So much more energy!

Our history lives inside of us, not behind us.

We hold our life experiences and habits not just in our minds, but in our muscles and tissues. They create who we are deep on the inside, including not just our emotional makeup but our physical shape as well. Over time, this drives our behavior, for better or worse. Somatic coaching is based on the premise that habits are not replaced by good intentions but by new habits. To make profound and lasting change we must tap into our physiology, develop awareness of our current habits, choose new patterns, and cultivate a dynamic daily embodied practice.

The word somatic comes from the Greek root word “soma”,
which means “the living body in its wholeness.”

Who is Somatic Coaching for?

You want to connect with your embodied self. Develop increased awareness by deepening your daily mindfulness, shifting your breathing patterns and understanding how your history lives in your body.

You want to unlock your potential and enhance your performance. Practice powerful visualization and reframing exercises as well as anchoring techniques that help you update your response to specific situations.

You want to live with intention and renewed purpose. Discover your unique centering practice – a way to connect daily with that space within you that is always alive and at peace. 

You want to learn to align your talent and ambition to produce truly startling results.

You want to become a powerful leader. Identify what really matters to you and develop tools and practices that enable you to be the leader you want to be in a complex, challenging and ever-changing world.

You have a drawer full of unrealized dreams.  Learn to channel your energy into your interests in a coherent manner so you finally achieve all of them.

What My Clients Say About Their Journey With Me As Their Coach

Wendy Sinclair

“Maria taught me the wisdom of finally integrating all my skills and interests of what makes me a renaissance woman ~ the eggs, the milk, the flour, the butter ~ and turning into a delicious cake that could be presented into the world without shame, fear, and with liberation and trust. Maria taught me to un-niche.”

Wendy Sinclair, Toronto, Ontario ~ Leadership Facilitator

Becky Brown, copywriter and owner of iWrite

“I have had the privilege of working with Maria for 12 years and can say with absolute confidence that my life has been changed as a result. When personal and professional challenges show up, as they often do, the safety of the space she holds allows me to navigate my way with confidence and clarity. The depth and trust we have forged over the years provides the container I need to grow. My relationships are stronger, my business is more satisfying, and my life is better because of Maria.”

Becky Brown ~ Copywriter & Owner of iWrite

“Working with Maria has helped me integrate and appreciate all that I am…as a woman, mother, creative artist and human.  Her insightful facilitation, all at once, challenges and guides me to look deeply and compassionately at the limiting beliefs that have blocked me from true success…and every week I have some deep epiphany that catapults me to yet another level of growth.  Both my business and personal life have taken off in ways that still leave me in awe of where I was only 6 months ago!  Instead of hiding behind wishful thinking and excuses, I am now fully participating in my own life and the proof is showing up in the exciting projects and collaborations that are happening in my career, as well as the overall feeling of confidence and happiness!  Through her personal coaching and workshops, she has inspired me to step into a leadership role and I am finally a full participant in my own life.  I tell all my friends and clients about Maria and highly recommend her work to anyone who wants to discover their true selves and live the life they want!”

Debbie Thornton ~ Photographer

“Through the most challenging of times in my life, I have turned to Maria, hesitant in the fear of shame, doubt, heartache, and resistance, only to have found love, acceptance, caring, encouragement and growth. Maria sees people with full receptivity in the here and now while recognizing their very best. From this place, she creates a deep experience of what it means to be truly human and at the same time inspiring full potential.  Maria is the most genuine person you will ever meet. In the years I have known Maria, she has worn many hats: clinical supervisor, educator, facilitator, advocate, counselor and mentor; though it is the depth of relationship that resonates most and grows deeper in every moment. In Maria’s presence, I feel seen, heard, valued and profoundly understood. She provides perspective, offers skills and excites insight. All you have to do is meet Maria and you will not only see but feel how knowing her is truly life changing.” 

Michelle Katz ~ Creator and Director of Oaks Counsel


Your Body Tells Your Story …

Throughout our lives our bodies adapt to our environment. We adjust to fit in, to belong and to survive. Later in life, this early conditioning becomes our greatest limitation, keeping us feeling stuck, overwhelmed and caught in habits of thinking and being that no longer work.

Rather than numbing yourself to uncomfortable circumstances and powering through them, you can learn to respond in ways that leave you feeling empowered, whole and alive.

With my therapeutic background,, my approach to Somatic Coaching can help you access a deeper understanding of yourself, your motivations, intentions and impact on others. As you develop greater intuition, vitality, and personal power, you’ll embody a new way of being in and relating to the world. We’ll employ a wide variety of skills and tools until you achieve embodied confidence, acting from a place of stability and trust even during times of uncertainty.

If you feel like you need a little more insight into your past to get a better grip on your future, my in-depth Stepping Forward program which integrates psychotherapy might be an even better option for you. Please feel free to ask me about it during your complimentary consultation.

How do I get started?

Schedule a 30-minute complimentary consultation with me so we can explore a coaching partnership. We can meet via Zoom. Please contact me to get your free consultation scheduled.

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