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Are you seeking a more harmonious relationship with your body? 

 

How I Can Help

Are you struggling with pain, anxiety, exhaustion, sleeplessness or digestive problems?

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. 

Do you feel that a traumatic or stressful event has changed you?

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.

Are you a Performer or Public Speaker and would like to feel genuinely confident and at ease in front of other people?

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.    

Are you a yoga or pilates teacher seeking a trauma informed, somatic and in-depth experience of your body in motion?

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.

My Services

Private online coaching is a great way to receive the individual support and guidance you need in the most convenient way possible without even having to leave the house or live in the same country. Sessions usually take place via Zoom but other arrangements can be made.   

If you want to work with me face to face, benefit from hands-on support or the use of the Pilates apparatus you can see me at my practice in Leigh on Sea, Southend or at the Polestar Pilates UK training centre in Kings Cross, London. (not available during the pandemic.)

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.

About

Kristin

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Moving brings access to the feelful connections between thoughts.

Peggy Hackney,

MAKING CONNECTIONS

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.  

Testimonials

Find out what people have said about their experiences of working with me. 

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A., Teacher

"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." 

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