for the soma, psyche, and spirit
WHAT is this work?
There isn't a singular term that best describes
what this work is. In a nutshell, it's a blending
of techniques to help bring healing and wholeness
to all levels of your being - spirit, mind, and body.
Our work together holds the intention of helping
you uncover and recover your own innate healing
wisdom and to guide you into deeper relationship
with your self.
As living human beings, we've all had experiences
that can leave an impact, or imprint on our systems.
Captial "T" and small "t" traumas, that fragment our wholeness. Whether it be physical, emotional, energetic, intergenerational, collective and so on. It's often in our response to these happenings where the effects of trauma may live on in our being. We may constrict or abandon parts of our physical bodies. The way we perceive and what we believe about ourselves is influenced. And how we relate with people and the environment is affected.
I believe healing is a journey toward wholeness. Through a heart centered approach, we will bring each aspect of your self into conscious awareness to be reclaimed and re-known. Through a trauma informed lens, we will use gentle practices to meet you wherever you are on your healing journey. To help unravel constrictions so that you may inhabit all of yourself. And to reconnect you to your true nature. So you can live and express who you were meant to be and what you were born to bring into this world.
HOW does a session unfold?
The practices I draw from when working with clients include somatic meditation based in the Realization Process, IFS-informed inner child and parts work, energy techniques including Reiki and intuitive healing, sacred movement and aromatherapy. Every session is unique to each client and each day. A session may include a guided meditation to attune to your aliveness through a felt sense experience. Whatever arises through this process we lovingly witness and deepen your relationship too. We may interact and dialogue to bring curiosity, compassion and awareness to an aspect of your experience. We may use gentle movement and/or essential oils to connect to and support the many layers of your being. And time may be spent experiencing deep rest and stillness, inviting in loving and healing source energy through hands on work or distance healing.
Going into the depths of ourselves can seem daunting and scary. Although this work can be deep, it's not meant to be a grind. We do this to reclaim the unique gift that is you! Yes, we may encounter some less comfortable sensations. I believe it's in meeting all aspects of our experience where the alchemy and healing can occur.
We do this to remind us that there is no finish line we must race toward in order to be healed and whole. That this life is an ever unfolding journey. That perhaps the idea that we're defective and need to work on ourselves in order to be good enough isn't actually true. And to begin to wake out of living with conditioned beliefs as our default operating system. We do this work to remember the part of us that is always whole. That we are enough just as we are. That it is our birthright to feel whole, home and alive in our own existence. And that what we experience can be an invitation to a deepening relationship with life as it is, moment to moment.
I am sensitive to the fact that these concepts of wholeness and being home in ones self have varying degrees of accessibility for people, depending on their history of trauma. In their lifetime and that of their ancestors. I continue to learn and unlearn how my identity as a hetero-cis-white-female affects this work. My intention is always to bring respect and humility to clients of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual preference and gender identification.
WHO is this work for?
If you're seeking to gain a deeper understanding of your physical injuries.
With my background as a physical therapist, clients often seek me out when they're curious or have a sense that there may be more to what they're feeling than just the musculoskeletal issues. Through witnessing and presence, you will come to know your body as an ally in your healing. Knowing that each symptom is an entry point into a deeper exploration and cultivation of loving kindness towards yourself.
If you desire to live more authentically as YOU.
We will explore inhabiting your body and transmuting outdated beliefs as a felt experience. So you can be empowered in remembering your innate wisdom and fundamental nature. During our time together we will gently release constrictions to recover internal unity and embody all of yourself - physically, energetically and in spirit.
If you want to align with your highest Self.
Whether you're feeling stuck, stressed, facing a barrier, or are feeling out of balance, this work will support you in disentangling from the narrative and unearthing your own universal wisdom. You will gain clarity and alignment through embodiment practices and energy clearing techniques.
If you are an empath.
As a sensitive, empathic person, the world can often feel overwhelming. These practices can help you fully land in your body, attuned to your boundaries and grounded in your own energy. You no longer need to feel swayed by what's happening around you and can reclaim your empathic nature as the unique gift that it is!
I am honored to work with you at any point on your healing journey -
whether you've never meditated but are intrigued or if you've been
swimming in the depths of yourself for a long time. Especially as we
start working together, clients often have sessions more regularly,
ie 1x/week, to build their connection to themselves and the practices.
Over time, sessions can be less frequent, ie 1-2x/month. We discuss
what your needs are throughout our time together to keep you feeling
supported and in alignment with what is best for you.
VIRTUAL -- 60 minute sessions via zoom or skype. Virtual sessions available Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please email email@example.com to inquire while online booking is under construction.
IN-PERSON -- 60 minute sessions Thursdays only, located at Barefoot Living Arts in Fairfield, CT. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire while online booking is under construction.
*If you have questions or would like to schedule a free, 20 minute phone/video consultation before booking, email me at email@example.com.
*Although I am a licensed physical therapist, this is not considered traditional physical therapy. And although I am trained in the spiritual psychotherapy aspect of the Realization Process, this is not psychotherapy. Our work together does not replace traditional physical therapy or psychotherapy services. If we determine you are in need of these services, you will be referred to the appropriate practitioner. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marika’s Realization Process Practices came at the perfect time for me. During the “stay-at-home” time I looked forward to Sunday evening to settle down my nervous system. Both the practice of the Realization Process and Marika’s voice took me on an inner journey. Marika’s approach is gentle, warm and accessible. She has done the work herself and is gifted at guiding others through the process. I highly recommend working with her.
-EL, Certified Visionary Craniosacral Work (VCSW®) practitioner, Milford, CT
Marika's offering of subtle energy work has been so beneficial to me especially during the past few months of the Covid-19. Tuning in to my inner core being helps me to maintain my rhythm and true potential, letting go of blockages and old belief systems. I'm very grateful for all her work, generosity of spirit and soothing voice. Thank you Marika!
- MC, Carmel, NY