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Somatic Coaching

I'm guessing you're here because you are ready for a change. People seek Somatic Coaching for a variety of reasons. Some are moving toward a goal like better balance, easier movement, or elevated well-being. Others are moving away from something they no longer wish to have in their life, like pain & discomfort.

 
 
 

Ready to embody the changes you desire?

 

The word somatics comes from the Greek root soma, which means “the living body in its wholeness.” Somatic coaching brings the body forward as an advocate in creating a place for change and transformation.

Whatever it is that brings you here today, somatic coaching can help. I can help you to discover what it is that motivates and what it is that holds you back. I can help you to realize your strengths and embrace your weakness. I can help you to create move towards a greater sense of well-being in a sustainable way that is riddled with fun and curiosity.

Together, we'll create change that sticks by merging the best of the Feldenkrais Method® and Functional Medicine-Based Health Coaching! Through these two powerful modalities, you'll be able to gain awareness of the habits you’ve developed –some since childhood and some due to injuries or trauma– that are now holding you back from doing all that you want.

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I want you to know that Buffy’s coaching has helped me more than any other aspect of my brain injury rehab or retraining and I am so thankful for all she’s done.
— Mel
 

Private Session
Cost & Packages

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SINGLE SESSION: $125 Per Session

Come in any time for help with an acute situation, extra support, or a nervous system reminder for how to find easy movement.

These one-off lessons are best for those who have already worked with Buffy in some capacity.

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fUNCTIONALLY WELL: $400/4-session Package

Start with four private lessons and lay the foundation for change.

For most, these sessions do more than just improve movement. They transform the way they relate to their pain and hone in on the skills necessary for sustainable change.

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REWIRE & RENEW: $360 Per Month

  • Four lessons per month at $90 each.

  • Three-month minimum commitment.

  • Lessons must be used each month. Please note that the sessions do not carry over.

  • Additional lessons are $90.

 
 
 

How It Works

From our first session, we begin to explore how your habits of moving, thinking, sensing, and feeling have formed the foundation for your current quality of life.


In Each Functional Integration® session…

  1. We'll focus on hands-on work. You lie fully clothed on a low table. I use a gentle touch and slow movements to release patterns of holding and invite new and more productive options for moving. When these new options become a habit, life gets easier.

  2. Every single lesson addresses your specific needs and history. I'll meet you where you are in each moment. As we go through the lesson, I'll respond and adapt to subtle shifts in your muscle tone, breathing, skeletal connection, and sensation.

  3. You will leave with customized tools to use at home to continue your learning.

 
 

The Process

Many of my clients integrate this work into their lifestyle. Initially, they use the Feldenkrais Method® as a form of practice to reduce pain and to stay mobile, flexible, and resilient. Eventually, they do it because they engage differently with themselves and with life.

One of the most significant shifts that happen is a change in perspective. Nearly everyone I see shifts from being pushed by their pain to being pulled by their dreams.

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You’ll Develop your awareness, expand your knowledge, and hone the skills you need to be successful.

As part of that process, we’ll tap into the power of neuroplasticity to help you to rewire your pain and regain your lifeOnce you’ve mastered the process of working with yourself in this way, everything changes. And it’s a wonderful feeling.

I invite you to think of this work as a path and a practice, like meditation or playing an instrument. It’s a skill to be developed over time and where there is no end to improvement.


MOST PEOPLE I WORK WITH GET DRAMATIC RESULTS WITHIN 12 SESSIONS.

 

Why?

Because our work together is a process and the ten sessions allow us 3-4 months to shift old habits and create sustainable change. It allows me to be here to support you every step of the way.

Just consider how long it took you to get where you are! You are brilliant. You have learned strategies of moving, thinking, sensing, and feeling that have enabled you to survive. Now I can help you to learn new strategies that will help you to THRIVE!

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The Lessons build On one another.

Each lesson builds on the last; that’s why a series of lessons close together brings the most benefit.

For most clients, the changes that they experience from our sessions inspire them to keep learning. So, many people continue with Awareness Through Movement® classes, audio programs, or private lessons as an essential part of their health and wellness regimen.

Are you ready to begin?