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Somatic Therapy & Healing

Self-Leadership – Step Forward to Greater Meaning, Purpose and Success

When we feel stuck, lost, or unsure, we tend to look outside of ourselves for answers. Often, we rely on leaders to show us the way… and there is wisdom in benefiting from the insight and experience of others.

However, when it comes to living a purposeful and meaningful life,
only you can define what success looks and feels like.

Self-leadership means understanding that ultimately, you are the one with the answers. You’ve had these answers all along…
but you may have learned to ignore your own inner wisdom.

When you decide to lead yourself, you step forward to a life of greater meaning, purpose and success.

Are you ready to…

Understand why you act, think, and feel like you do, as you safely process the past and move forward energetically?

Feel confident and secure even during ambiguous times?

Transform your life into something more balanced and aligned with your true inner self?

Open the door to a revitalizing, life-changing way of thinking by learning to listen to your body?

Discover how easy it can be to implement step-by-step strategies to set goals and meet them?

How is Somatic Therapy Different from Traditional Therapy?

Unlike the various modalities of typical talk therapy, which focuses solely on thoughts and behaviors, somatic therapy begins with recognizing and understanding the hidden wisdom within your body.

My unique approach to somatic therapy allows us to tailor a solution that’s challenging, yet comfortable, as it gets to the heart of what you want in your life. You’ll learn how to make it happen.

I will guide you as you explore and integrate your accomplishments, dreams, passions, talents, skills and goals to create and achieve an action-oriented plan for the big results you’ve been looking for… this is your journey.

Somatic Therapy creates high self-awareness. Rather than focusing solely on thoughts and emotions, it incorporates your entire body.

It involves the way you speak, the language you use, the way you use your body, the harmony you feel by being fully present, and the reassuring messages you convey to others. My approach to somatic therapy is to coach you through each step of your self-discovery journey.

Using the wisdom of many traditional and nontraditional methodologies, we will safely dive into past experiences, traumas, unresolved symptoms, and emotional issues. Regular, supportive sessions will help you integrate your past, present, and future through a deep understanding of your entire self – mind and body.

This total wellness approach is much more results-driven and solution-focused as it reconnects and harmonizes what’s been lost, ignored, or too painful to process.

Somatic Therapy  Gives You Access to My Stepping Forward Program

My Stepping Forward program is designed to be a transformative journey. It gives you a new map to understand the past, navigate the present, and chart your course for the future. You’ll learn to master specific tools so you can continue your journey towards your goals, long after our work together is done.

My combined approaches to somatic therapy are the quickest, most effective way to get to the heart of what you want in your personal and professional life. It’s how you make it happen!

When you sign up for Somatic Therapy you are eager to commit to:

private coaching with Maria Connolly of Neways Center Ashland Oregon10* Sessions of private coaching with me (via  Zoom). All 10 (45-minute) sessions are scheduled and used within 6 months** of signing up.

Immediate between-session support: You can email me for convenient, brief communication when you need it. Plus, you get five-minute focused support by phone between sessions so you can make a personal connection and share triumphs or get feedback immediately, instead of having to wait for our next session.

My invaluable Stepping Forward workbook that walks you through everything I’ve learned and used over the years to grow personally and professionally. (See below for comments from clients who are thrilled to be  using it!) This workbook includes…

  • All the skills, processes, and actionable baby steps you can use to Step Forward to the future YOU choose.
  • Revealing exercises that will help you put into practice the things you’re learning and incorporate them somatically into your daily living practices and routines right away. 
  • A roadmap and tools to help you navigate around anything that’s slowing you down or holding you back at each stage of your life or career. You can use this training again and again.

    Pay for all 10 sessions of somatic counseling upfront and receive a 10% discount. (It’s like getting one session for free!).


    * The number of sessions you book is open for customization, you can schedule more or less. However, you must schedule at least 10 sessions to be eligible for the 10% upfront payment discount. And there’s another reason why I encourage you to book a minimum of 10 sessions. Over the years, I’ve seen my clients get the best results when they commit fully to showing up for the full 10 sessions. It takes time and practice to make changes. We can discuss any scheduling and payment questions you have during your free consultation.

    **A therapy month is four weeks (28 days).

    I’ve personally used the tools and exact same steps outlined in this Stepping Forward Program to create self-harmony in a successful practice that fulfills my wildest dreams. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you make your dreams come true!

    What others are saying about the Stepping Forward Program

    “I like the real-life stories because I can relate to them. It is as if you are talking about me.”

    “I like the step-by-step nature and that I can start from anywhere.” 

    “I like having a manual to refer to, something to open and look at, something to carry that reminds me of the work I’m doing.”

    “I have spent several weeks on one little piece because I really want to GET it.”

    “I love that I can create my own routines.”

    “This is all we have done over the years collected in a linear way. It makes sense to me. And I remember the journey.”

    Getting Started...

    I’ve seen with my clients that learning embodied self-leadership radiates into all aspects of life –
    marriage, family, friends, business, teams, communities, health and fitness. It releases positive energy and frees you to explore a world of possibilities. When you’re ready to step into your own power more fully, I’d be happy to guide you.

    To get started, click here to learn about my unique approach to coaching and the results you can expect from working with me.

    Next, click here to schedule a 30-minute complimentary consultation with me so we can explore the best option for you. We can meet by phone or via video consultation. 

    Make the Commitment to Step Forward

    Meaningful results require a commitment.

    If you hire me to be your partner, you’ll be making a commitment of at least three months to yourself and to the process.

    This is an investment you make in yourself to create the life you truly want. ( Fees are often tax-deductible for people who use therapy or coaching to improve business and professional skills. Check with your accountant or CPA for details.) You can pay by credit card or electronic check through PayPal. Convenient payment plans are available. Payments must be made in full in USD before each session begins.

    Click here to schedule a consultation or to learn more.

    Let's get started with 30 free minutes

    I invite you to learn more about me and my coaching and counseling services. Please contact me to schedule an “It starts with you!” 30-minute complimentary consultation with me, in-person, by phone or via video consultation, so we can explore our partnership.


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