My name is Holly, I am a home-schooling mom of my daughter who is nine years old. I also have a son who is 19 years old who lives with his girlfriend. I have been a registered social worker since 2007 and have loved my social work career. I have worked with vulnerable families, children and individuals for many years and consider it an honour to support people in their darkest times. I am also a Reiki Master and have held space for healing in this capacity since 2010. In all my roles, the essence is being of service to help others on their journey. Whether it be via healing sessions, my various roles as a social worker, or simply sharing space, to be of service to others, is the most sacred thing to my soul, and it fills me with joy. I hold in deep reverence my connection to spirit and the unseen that guides me.
In 2015, I left my fulltime job (with all the bells and whistles), with hopes to build my home-based healing business, but spirit had other plans for me. At a time in life that was, in my eyes meant to be exciting and full of energy, my body had other plans. I started to experience significant health symptoms. Chronic fatigue, extreme muscle fatigue, hair loss, constant throat pain and restriction, daily migraines, all with a deep sadness. Some days I could not brush my own hair or teeth and I wondered what my future would look like with this trajectory. I could no longer pick up my little girl and life felt dark. Chronic illness is also a lonely road. It has been isolating, with many friends and family not really understanding the severity of the symptoms as its difficult to explain. It is like mental health concerns in that, I appear and look healthy on the outside, but on the inside my body was desperately needing something. I think unless you have experienced chronic illness, it is hard to fully understand the scope of impact chronic illness has on every area of your life.
I didn’t understand why spirit would lead me on this path to then not be able to serve in the ways I desired. I have seen western medical practitioners, natural pathic doctors, neurologists, endocrinologists, and sought many different healing practitioners and modalities since this time. All somewhat useful, some not, but all leading me here to this point in time, many practitioners not able to pinpoint the root cause of the symptoms that overwhelmed my system.
It wasn’t until 2020, when I found Interoception, the practice of deeply tuning in and listening to the body, that things began to shift as I learned more and more about the body, how we store trauma in the body and what the body most desires; to be felt, seen, and witnessed as it is, without agenda. I then found somatic experiencing therapy and BSCT (Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy), both incredibly healing and instrumental in my journey.
I realized all those times I sought out other resources, years of searching, using other healing modalities, vitamins, herbs, practices, (and so much money) I was doing them all with the intent to change my body, to get rid of my symptoms, because, really, who wants to be sick! However, what my body most needed was to be seen and held exactly as is, she was desperately trying to get my attention and I was hell bent on doing all the things while never truly tuning in and listening. This may sound simple, but in a world based on production, multi-tasking, over-stimulation, and disconnection, it has been the most humbling journey.
I am happy to report, most of my symptoms have eased as of today. I can feel joy and pleasure in my body again and am excited for my journey ahead. I still have moments of fatigue and other symptoms but now I tune in and listen, slowing down as opposed to fix, or get rid of the symptom.
BCST (Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy) offers my body the space to enter a self-regulated state, a place of rest where I can connect deeply to myself. Craniosacral has changed my life and at every session, my body softens and opens as I am no longer trying to force anything to happen. I am simply being. Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy offers me the wisdom and reminder that health is always present in the body, it has never left me and is waiting patiently for me to return to this wisdom.
If your still reading thank you. Here is where I get uncomfortable.
I am forever grateful for my journey and know I am privileged to be where I am in this life AND I desire to serve in a new way, in the way of offering Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy to others. Instead of feeling shame and guilt for my privilege, I desire to use it as way of honour. To honour my ancestry, my lineage, my mother, father, and my children by asking for help, by being willing to be vulnerable and ask for support from this place of healing. I want to do the best I can, offering the most healing spaces I can, and I fully believe Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is the next step in my journey.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Training is a two-year intensive program with a cost of $10,000.00. From my heart to yours, I humbly and graciously ask for financial support in hopes to attend this two-year training that starts in October of 2022. Every penny offered will go towards the cost of this tuition and costs associated, such as required reading materials, travel, accommodations etc.
I will offer free healing sessions to anyone who is able and willing to support this dream of mine, no matter how big or small the amount is, it is graciously received.
Thank you so much for being a part of my healing journey and my dreams and offering support in this way. I am forever grateful for my journey and for your support.