How I Can Help
When these symptoms come together or are very persistent it can be a sign that our nervous system feels under attack or overwhelmed. Private Somatic Experiencing sessions can help you connect to your nervous system to reinstall safety, grow resilience and come back into balance with your body and mind, so that you can embody your authentic self again. We may also use some Pilates based movement work to aid physical wellbeing.
Not only life threatening events can cause trauma. A routine surgery, a fall or a stressful period at work can also 'blow us out of our body' and make us feel numb and disconnected. Or we may find ourselves trapped by new uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, behaviours and sensations. Somatic Experiencing understands that trauma is not in the event itself but held in our physiology. Private sessions can offer you a gentle and body-focused approach to resolving trauma.
Perhaps you are a performer and every time you come out of an audition you know you could have done a better job. Or maybe you feel your nerves impacting your confidence when you stand in front of people as a teacher, public speaker or team leader? Private Somatic Experiencing sessions can teach you how to settle your nervous system and how to remain in touch with your strong, calm, authentic self when all eyes are on you.
As part of the Polestar Pilates UK education team I provide mentor sessions for Polestar Pilates teacher students who are working towards their exam. I further offer private sessions, classes and CPD workshops for teachers and movement enthusiasts who want to deepen their practice or explore a more somatic, trauma-informed movement practice.
I offer live Pilates and somatic online group classes via Zoom and YouTube. These are ideal if you are looking for a weekly group class to help you settle your nervous system and engage with your body in mindful movement practice. You can join us from anywhere in the world and should you miss a class you can catch up via a recording.
Moving brings access to the feelful connections between thoughts.
I'm Kristin and I would like to tell you a little more about me and my work.
I am an advanced student in Somatic Experiencing with 10 years experience as a Pilates Teacher, Massage Therapist , NLP and Movement Coach.
I bring together these different approaches of working with the body and mind in motion and stillness, in order to help you unwind what is keeping you trapped, and explore your very own embodied path to the experience of an expanded, authentic and empowered self.
"Just wanted to say how wonderful my private lessons with Kristin have been so far. She is so knowledgeable and understanding of my situation and really works with my body to help me figure out a way forward. I've sought out a lot of help over the years from physios, massage therapists, personal trainers etc and although they have obviously all tried to help the best they can, Kristin is making the biggest difference because she really understands and is really willing to listen and experiment. Her technique is gentle but effective and she really notices things. Really feel relieved to finally be finding a way to get moving healthily again with Kristen's kind support."
Really. Ask me anything.