I’m so glad you’ve landed here! I’m Kate, and I help growth-minded, highly sensitive women liberate and leverage their intuitive body wisdom, so they can cultivate self-resource, heal attachment wounds, step into reciprocal relationships, trust their own decisions, and embody their unique purpose.
I absolutely love this quote by Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person:
“We are the writers, historians, philosophers, judges, artists, researchers, theologians, therapists, teachers, parents, and plain conscious citizens. What we bring to any of these roles is a tendency to think about all the possible effects of an idea. Often we have to make ourselves unpopular by stopping the majority from rushing ahead. Thus, to perform our role well, we have to feel very good about ourselves. We have to ignore all the messages from the warriors that we are not as good as they are. The warriors have their bold style, which has its value. But we, too, have our style and our important contribution to make.”
The gifts that highly sensitive people bring to the world are important ones –– vital, in fact, to the well-being and evolution of our world!
As a highly sensitive person, I personally know the experience of being both a deep thinker AND a deep feeler. Highly sensitive minds and hearts are constantly busy. As a result, we can easily become overwhelmingly exhausted by our thoughts and emotions –– or stuck in them. Which part of ourselves to do we trust? Which decision is best? Why is everything so complicated for me? On top of that, highly sensitive women have often experienced various kinds of trauma.
My journey as a sensitive woman eventually led me to discover the missing link that would bring healing and liberation to both my mind and emotions: My body.
When I began working with somatic therapists and coaches, and with the help of somatic (body-based) processing techniques and practices, I began taking authentic growth steps more easily. I began to make brave decisions, and act on them. I felt more in control of my own thoughts, and I learned how to process my emotions in ways that made me feel better. I could feel my body coming into alignment with my truth. There were still ups and downs, but I had tools that actually helped me get unstuck! I was surprised at how quickly I was able to shift out of a frozen state into flow and forward movement again. I was overcoming challenges I didn’t think possible –– all because of the shifts and changes that my body was experiencing through somatic techniques and practices.
I loved how tender, sacred, and personal this work was. So I pursued training and certifications in the modalities I found most effective, and eventually began working with other women. Sure enough, I witnessed the same life-giving, transformational results with my clients!
Now, fueled by my intuitive feminine energy and five years immersed in trauma-informed training, I guide sensitive women using the same somatic practices and techniques that I used to let go of toxic relationships, heal from attachment trauma, deconstruct my belief systems, rediscover who I am, reclaim my power, reconnect to my intuition, clear my triggers, define my values and boundaries, revamp my parenting, change my career, pursue my passions, and move to the land I call home.
Here are some examples of the felt shifts consistently activated and experienced through Somatic Luminary programs:
Women just like you and me have persisted through the traumatic effects of hypermasculine cultures for a very long time. We have become whatever we needed to become in order to survive. It is very clear to me: Somatic healing practices and feminine embodiment coaching are desperately needed for sensitive women to move forward with our dreams, goals, and relationships. Through these practices, women develop skills to gently contact the internal felt senses, resolve the intense charge of emotional triggers, build trust with our intuition, and align with sacred body-wisdom.
I created Somatic Luminary as an emotional-embodiment haven for sensitive women. A place to come and feel your way to real healing –– when you are ready. Somatic techniques and embodiment practices here address inner relationship dynamics from a trauma-informed awareness of insecure attachment systems, mindful of the abuses and oppressive systems that women so often face. Sensitive women who benefit from Somatic Luminary programs are often survivors of:
emotional, psychological, or narcissistic abuse
religious trauma & spiritual deconstruction
various systemic and internalized patriarchy & misogyny
So in this space, we are about the tender work of allowing our body-wisdom to illuminate our path forward.
If you’re ready to partner with your body in powerful healing and growth, I hope you’ll check out the programs and see if there’s something here that may fit your needs. It is possible to rewire your nervous system, trust your own intuition, and live out your mighty sensitive purpose.
Rising with you,
Cert. SOEA Feminine Embodiment Coach
Cert. Somatic Attachment Therapy Practitioner
Cert. AFT Practitioner
Cert. Give Her Wings Abuse Survivor Advocate