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Original  State  Healing

Restoring the Wounded Spirit

“Presence is the place where the past is being alchemized into the now” - Thomas Hubl

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SOMATICALLY  ORIENTED & EMBODIED  HEALING

Healing the wounded spirit through

the layers of your mind, body, heart, and soul

Leslie is a gifted healer who brings her own embodied presence and intuitive understanding of the mind, body, heart, and soul into a grounded framework. Leslie offers a gentle, somatic and embodied approach that is uniquely curated to meet each individual. This approach helps people increase the overall regulation of their nervous system in order to integrate imprints of the past so they can connect to what it is like to be fully embodied in now time. We have entered into an era of healing where we remember that we are not problems to be solved or fixed, but rather mysteries to be tenderly uncovered, nurtured, and explored. We can better honor and respect the complexities of being human by setting aside reductionistic and dualistic ways of thinking in favor of more holistic and innovative ones. Whether you are experiencing: echos of previous trauma(s), stuck in: patterns of behavior that no longer resonate, or emotional states of grief, depression, or anxiety, it would be an honor to work with you.

This co-creative and collaborative process is designed to help individuals and groups find pathways to deep healing and transformation that results in an expanded capacity to embrace all emotion or circumstance with greater ease, intimacy and balance.

 

Leslie's intention is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all people to engage and experience their innate capacity and longing for healing.

If you have ever found yourself asking: "when is it going to be my turn?"

LET IT BE NOW.

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Somatic:

Awareness of the body

Shadow:

archetypal parts of the collect, members of our ancestral line or family, and character strategies within ourselves that we repress, do not like, or even deny and thus cannot see that hold beliefs and wounds around rejection, betrayal, and abandonment

Embodied:

Capacity to attend and attune to the sensation in the body 

Healing:

Using compassion presence to witness and feel these shadow selves in and through the body. Through embodied and compassionate presence, we can observe our shadow in a way that changes our relationship to our shadow and how our shadow sees itself.

Leslie's expertise is in attuning to and tracking sensation in a through the body. Working in this way allows her to attune to you in a way that (a)establishes and connects you to the living experience of safety inside your body and (b)transforms unprocessed experiences of grief and trauma.

Our Services

Leslie is an experienced teacher of yoga, licensed massage and bodywork therapist, and somatically oriented psychotherapist. From a very young age, Leslie’s sincere desire and curiosity to understand suffering and how the emergence from suffering leads to a deeper well of kindness, wisdom, and generosity has been and continues to be a lifelong journey. Through various education, trainings, and experience, Leslie has been able to create a grounded and integrative approach to embodiment, healing, and higher states of consciousness. This blend of ancient wisdom and modern science is a combination of:

 

1. The yogic tradition: movement, breath-work, meditation, and sound, 

2. Bodywork and energy-work: anatomy and physiology of many different systems in the body

3. Somatic Experiencing, The Poly-Vagal Theory, and Internal Family Systems: provided language, mental construct, and scientific understanding of the connection between the brain and the body

4. Psychedelic assisted therapy: the power of: experiential learning, the sensation body, and what happens when we can observe ourselves or a situation from a different perspective, or altered state of consciousness

   

These disciplines and approaches have taught Leslie the skills and value of being able to attune to and track sensation moving in and through the body as a way to both (a)create a living experience of safety in the body and (b)shift and transform challenging emotions and experiences that have not yet been metabolized. Through this intuitive and compassionately attuned work, Leslie hopes to better serve: her family, loved ones, and those in the broader communities with which she lives.

About

Leslie Rhyme

"Wisdom comes from a sustained practice of presence, not perfection." 
-Leslie Rhyne

 

As a licensed clinical social worker, licensed massage and bodywork therapist, and experienced teacher of yoga, Leslie is uniquely qualified to work from a multidimensional understanding of the union and complexity of all our layers: physical, emotional, mental, energetic, and spiritual. This holistic, intuitive, embodied and somatic approach has and continues to evolve through almost two decades of experience, training, and a passion, discipline, and commitment to her own healing. 

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Testimonials

I’ve worked with many therapists and Leslie is the best I have ever had. I feel so comfortable in her space and also so seen, heard and understood in ways that have allowed me to build internal resilience. I appreciate the way Leslie is able to integrate somatic learning with talk therapy and how she is able to adapt her methods and teachings to fit each session. I will continue to recommend Leslie as a therapist to my friends and feel so lucky to have found her for this time in my life.

Restore, Reconnect, and Reclaim

"The time will come

when, with elation,

you will greet yourself arriving

at your own door, in your own mirror

and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self.

Give wine. Give bread, Give back your heart

to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored

for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf

the photographs, the desperate notes,

peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life. "

-Derek Walcott: Love after Love

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