How I Can Help
When these symptoms come together or are persistent it can be a sign that our nervous system feels under attack or overwhelmed. Somatic Experiencing 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, but held in our physiology. It 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 better. Or you feel your nerves impacting your confidence when you stand in front of people as a teacher, public speaker or team leader? Somatic Experiencing and movement work 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 and CPD workshops for teachers and movement enthusiasts who want to deepen their practice or explore a more somatic, trauma-informed movement experience.
I offer live Pilates and somatic online group classes via Zoom. They 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.
Starting out as a young Artist I was fascinated with movement and human expression and how it relates to our experience of life. It led me on a lifetime journey of exploration, discovery and personal transformation.
10 years into this journey I am an experienced Pilates Teacher, Manual Therapist , Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner, Movement Coach and Anatomy lecturer, as well as a Mentor in Pilates Teacher Education.
I have dedicated the past 4 years to studying the nervous system and the physiology of trauma. I recently qualified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitoner and now specialise in body oriented trauma work.
I bring together all of the above 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 a more healthy, 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.