Jill is a Certified Clinical Somatic Educator, Breathing Coach, and Meditation Teacher with extensive training and certifications in brain and sensory integration, breathwork, massage therapy, body-mind coaching, and meditation.
She guides people in how to naturally relieve stress and tension by rebalancing their nervous systems through somatic and sensory brain-based practices. In other words, re-establishing coherent functioning of the main control system for the body, the brain. When our nervous system gets reset at a more relaxed pace, life becomes easier. This is what she wants to pass on to others - a greater enjoyment of life and living.
How Jill Discovered Somatics
After surfing and car accidents she suffered from the effects of whiplash, a twisted hip, and nerve compression in her shoulder that greatly impacted her day-to-day activities. In search of pain relief, she explored a wide-range of modalities including osteopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, massage therapy, and Rolfing. While there was slow improvements over several years, she continued to experience ongoing discomfort.
Jill found a reference to Somatics by Thomas Hanna in the bibliography of a book. Reading Somatics proved to be very eye-opening! To verify if what Hanna wrote about was true, she tried hands-on sessions and started practicing a daily home movement program. What she discovered was how quickly she could release physical tension and how that alleviated the pain in her shoulder and increased the range of motion in her back, hip, and arm.
She can now walk, sleep, and sit without discomfort. The release of chronic physical tension has also improved her energy, groundedness, and sense of relaxation. What she really enjoys about practicing Somatics is the ongoing and cumulative improvements that enable her to pursue a lifelong interest in health and well-being.