Kristen Shuman LPC
Somehow you've created a ventral vagal space in a computer. Wow!
Like Masterclass on ayahuasca.
This work feels like a foundational piece of wellness and overall health that I feel has long been missing from the medical conversation. I love how it is based in the science of how we function- it is very practical, very direct. I’ve witnessed its effectiveness with my patients. These are places that I don’t think traditional medicine or mental health has succeeded in reaching, and I find this work extremely inspiring and hopeful in its implications for healing.
I use the tools we are learning in Restorative Practices every single day. With myself, with my family, with my clients. Everybody. Every day.
I’m not even sure how to talk about the healing I experienced in ordinary language. Things happened in my body when we were practicing together that I’ve never experienced before. At the end of the second day I felt more relaxed and settled than I’ve ever felt. Unbelievable.
The Restorative Practices training has been exactly what I’m looking for in the next step of personal and professional development. The ways in which neuroscience, direct practice, systems thinking, nature connection, and self-exploration are woven together has made room for me to be more skilled, present, and nuanced in my work and in my life.
The Restorative Practices program challenged me in ways which were both 'eye-opening' and 'heart-opening'. I learned a tremendous amount about the essential qualities of being connected to myself and the participants, and the difficulties of doing so with ease. Despite these challenges, I felt 100% supported by the wisdom of the participants and the skills of the facilitators. This course is not for the faint of heart, though it will surprise you with the growth potential that you didn’t think possible.
After years of facilitating leadership groups for resilience and wellbeing with my background in holistic wellbeing, I was completely blown away with the heart and spirit of this cohort/community in Restorative Practices.I was longing to meet real people who have real conversations about real things in the real world. I noticed my own armour/mask dissolving and I recovered huge chunks of my own heart which was fragmented and numbed through years of protection from covert discrimination and injustice which I had accepted as part of my life. It was an incredibly healing experience... I notice my energy is flowing once again and am still integrating and learning. A deep bow and feeling blessed is the only appropriate response here.