Certified TRE® Provider, Creator & Entrepreneur
I live slowly, simply and soulfully. After a long corporate career, I started my own business and experienced burnout. Now I help others to release stress and create inner space for healing.
“Health is feeling fully alive and present in your body.”
– BESSEL VAN DER KOLK M.D
Author of “The Body Keeps Score“
TAKE A MOMENT
Imagine what it would feel like
all that stress & tension
This image is of a geothermal vent located at Hverir in Iceland. The excess heat and gas produced underground is released from the earth’s surface in a cloud of steam. It’s an impressive example of how nature creates the means of releasing and transforming energy. Humans take advantage of this energy by diverting it into our power grids for electricity.
Energy is constantly in a cycle of change and movement but it becomes a problem when there is a blockage anywhere.
Our bodies are designed to manage stress, but not for ongoing periods of time without release. When we don’t release stress, tension and trauma from our bodies, that energy has nowhere to go and becomes stored, where it will eventually build up and cause all kinds of problems and health issues.
YOUR HIDDEN POTENTIAL
Unfold To Joy
As humans, we regularly prove to ourselves that continuously striving for things is just exhausting. What if you were to let go and simply unfold like a flower instead?
We can learn a lot from observing our animal friends who are always just wholeheartedly themselves and fully in the moment. When they feel joy, they feel it without hestiation.
In the same way, healing and joy are experiences to lean in and surrender to. Releasing stress is literally about letting go.
Under all the layers of the expectations you and others have of you, of all the things you are striving to achieve, worrying about, the roles you feel obliged to play, memories you still feel wrapped in and held down by — somewhere underneath all that, is you. And your joy.
How I Can Help You
I coach people to release stress and tension naturally and to reconnect with their bodies. The focus is on empowering people to experience healing at their own pace. Therefore my role is to hold a safe space, to teach simple self-help techniques and give valuable guidance.
Just as our bodies know how to grow and heal injuries, they can heal all kinds of stress and trauma. We simply need to re-learn how to collaborate with and support our human organisms.
I primarily teach TRE® (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) and provide coaching in Body Awareness & Grounding techniques.
It can take as a little as a few sessions for you to be able to practise these techniques independently. In fact, I’m happy when people say they don’t need my coaching any more.
THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS
Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises®
Relief from stress & tension
Experience deep relaxation & restful sleep
Feel grounded, connected to your body, more present and alive
Feel calmer & more resilient
Relief from stress related pain & illness
Heal trauma without having to talk about it
More harmonious relationships in all areas of your life
TENSION RELEASING EXERCISES ®
TRE® involves learning a set of 7 very simple and easy exercises to help re-engage your body’s natural tremors. I will coach you to let your body tremor whenever you need to release stress and tension.
Once you learn to do this independently, you will have a self help tool for life that you can practise regularly, for as little as 10-15 minutes at a time.
I have found the experience of learning and practising TRE® regularly a really valuable tool for relaxation. It helps me sleep much more deeply and to calm me after a stressful day. I’d say I’m generally more grounded since I’ve started doing it and since the pandemic, it’s great to have a self help tool to deal with all the uncertainty and to feel more resilient.
– JOHN, JOURNALIST & PRODUCER
The main focus of my work is help you feel fully present, aware and connected to your body.
We spend so much time in a state of stress these days. Stress itself is a natural part of life, and our bodies are also built to release it naturally – but this is the part we usually suppress. If our bodies cannot discharge stress naturally, it remains in our bodies where it builds up and can cause all kinds of physical and emotional problems. Imagine blocking your drain pipes – eventually there will be a problem if you don’t deal with it. Some of us turn to food, alcohol, drugs, shopping or thrill seeking to calm our nerves, but really we are just avoiding addressing the root of the issue.
Healing starts to take place when our bodies are no longer in a state of stress. And this happens when we give ourselves space to relax and heal. The body can then focus its resources on mending and growing rather than worry about survival. This is when we can finally unfold to our true potential.
By working directly with the intelligence of our human organism, we bypass the mind which is often our greatest obstacle. It is our mind, for example, that tells us to ignore our bodies and keep working, when really we need to rest.
It’s time to start embracing and honouring our bodies and the natural rhythms of life.
I grew up in Australia and now live in Iceland. My partner John and I chose to move here to be closer to nature and to live more simply.
I run Kokoro Healing Space, which is dedicated to helping people heal from stress & trauma.
I also run Kokoro Creative, which is a webdesign and business coaching business for fellow entrepreneurs helping others to shine.
I am a published singer/songwriter & producer called Michiko, I have a podcast called Moments In Sound and in my free time I like to draw, listen to audiobooks, grow my own vegetables and play with the neighbours’ cats.
I dream of one day having a healing sanctuary for both people and rescue animals.
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When I turned 40 I decided that I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life helping give back to others and to the world. This manifested itself in my work helping others on their healing journey, from stress and from trauma. As I've discovered, we all have something to heal and it's only then that we can truly thrive. To find out more please visit our website.
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