Embodiment for Teachers, Yogi's, Therapists,
and Healers

Healing movement for empaths, sensitive
and highly sensitive people (HSP).

As a therapist, teacher, yogi, or healer, you are an empathic being, with the gift of intuition and heightened sensitivity to physical, emotional, and energetic cues.

Your gift brings clarity and awareness to your clients, and you can change lives.

But many teachers and healers live with overwhelm because they get entangled in the energy, stories, and situations of their clients, as well as their own personal challenges, circumstances, and self-criticism. It's exhausting to be professional when you feel so much.

Embodiment for Teachers, Yogi's, Therapists, and Healers

Healing movement for empaths, sensitive and highly sensitive people (HSP).

As a therapist, teacher, yogi, or healer, you are an empathic being, with the gift of intuition and heightened sensitivity to physical, emotional, and energetic cues.

Your gift brings clarity and awareness to your clients, and you can change lives.

But many teachers and healers live with overwhelm because they get entangled in the energy, stories, and situations of their clients, as well as their own personal challenges, circumstances, and self-criticism. It's exhausting to be professional when you feel so much.

Your own emotional and physical health directly influences your ability to guide and heal, so it is crucial that you have solid tools to offload emotional and energetic burdens and invest in your own continuing journey of discovery.

Are you struggling with:

  • Feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts, emotions or your bodily tension and responses?
  • Keeping your nervous system regulated while staying present in your body?
  • A profound sense of loss or anxiety with the challenges that our world faces?
  • Feeling as though life is always rushing at you?
  • Feeling like you are always giving?

When was the last time you felt truly connected
to your body?

Embodiment therapy is healing through movement

Embodiment Therapy, also called ‘Somatic Movement Therapy’, offers the opportunity to align and integrate mind, body, and spirit, and frees the body from stress and tension caused by trauma, grief, injury, and a lifetime of poor posture and bad habits.

Through engaging in gentle, intentional, and pleasant movements, Embodiment Therapy helps you receive information from your body in a ‘bottom up’ way.

This bypasses the state of emotional arousal or cognitive confusion in your brain.

Your thinking mind finally takes a break.

When our mind then relaxes, and we connect deeply with our experiences and are fully present in our body, we increase our resilience and become less affected by external problems and emotions.

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“Embodiment deeply changes our way of moving and being, it helps us face and transcend strain and trauma.”

- Donna Brooks

Introducing Donna Brooks

Somatic Movement Therapy for Trauma and Grief

As an embodiment expert with over 35 years of experience in somatic movement, yoga therapy and the healing arts, I help clients connect their sensory and bodily experiences to their thoughts and emotions.

As an empathetic teacher and practitioner in the healing arts, I am often faced with an intensity of emotions as my clients deal with injury, trauma, grief, and loss.

When my son died in 2021, I was at first overwhelmed with personal grief and a mountain of complicated thoughts and emotions.

I could have remained in my suffering, but my daily embodiment practices allowed me to process what had happened and what I was experiencing, while still allowing me to experience a life where I could wake up, connect with others, and even laugh.

I could be present within my body and be present with the people around me.

I could successfully run my business and be of service to my clients without being overcome with emotions.

This is profoundly transformative work for me and for my clients, and it is my privilege to share it with you.

Embodiment facilitates development for you and the
people you serve.

As a wonderful adjunct to the therapeutic and spiritual growth process, embodiment facilitates development in a long-lasting and life-changing way.

You can be a healer, a teacher or a therapist who feels nourished as much as you give.

You can support your clients without feeling chained to the pain and challenges of their stories.

You can stay grounded and deeply connected to your own experiences whilst holding space for others to heal.

My clients report that with Conscious Embodiment and Somatic Movement, they can:

  • Process their own tough experiences and build resilience.
  • Shift into the present and be present with their clients.
  • Alleviate bodily tension and pain which interfered with life and work.
  • Build better energetic boundaries, allowing for more compassion for clients without becoming swamped.
  • Stay relaxed and grounded in chaotic situations.
  • Experience cognitive clarity when understanding and assessing situations or beliefs, bringing greater control and less reactivity to daily living.

Keep the depth and breadth of your perceptions and experiences of life that your sensitivity brings you, while releasing the worry and ‘ickiness’ of emotional storms.

You support others, and I am dedicated to supporting you…

Discovery Session

For New Clients

$140

Are we a good fit? (80 mins)
This is a great opportunity to experience the work fully, without commitment, and some extra time for history and extended dialogue.

Zoom Session

Participate Online!

$100

For existing clients. (55 mins)
Participate from the comfort of your own home. A computer with mic & speaker is required.

  • 1 pre-paid session
  • One-on-one with Donna
  • Online worldwide via Zoom

In-Person Session

Join me in Easthampton, MA

$100

For existing clients. (55 mins)
Join me at 186 Northampton St, Easthampton for in-person conscious embodiment sessions.

  • 1 pre-paid session
  • One-on-one with Donna
  • In-person in Easthampton, MA

Group Classes

If finances are tight but you still want to work with me, online group embodiment classes are available! These are a great option if you learn well in group environments. Includes experiential anatomy.

$95 for four weeks.
A pre-requisite discovery session or 15-minute free conversation will ensure you are a good candidate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Embodiment Therapy?

“Somatic Movement Therapy” also known as “Embodiment Therapy” allows you to access wisdom stored in the body by freeing the body from stress, trauma, constraints, and habitual tensions. We create these tensions because of adverse experiences, physical injuries, trauma, illness, grief, cultural and personal habits, and even developmental stages that you may have skipped as a baby.

Embodiment therapy involves making intentional, gentle movements while focusing on the internal experience of the movement. This process unifies your body and mind and attunes you to your physical, emotional, and mental needs. 

Embodiment therapy relieves habitual and long-held blockages and constrictions, creating clarity and helping you make better choices about your well-being.

You will experience being alive, aware, and present in your body. A way to think of it is… Embodiment is to the body what meditation is to the mind.

How long does embodiment therapy last?

Lasting and beneficial change is achievable—but it is a process. The length of training depends on the person and what they want to achieve.

Regaining strength, function, and bodily integrity takes time, attention, and ongoing support and you can choose as few or as many sessions as you want.

I also have value packs available for those committed to this journey.

Do you offer embodiment therapy group classes?

I offer both group and private classes, but most clients choose private classes

You can choose as few or as many sessions as you want, and discounted value packs are available for those fully invested in their self-improvement.

To book a private session you can use the options above or contact me directly.

Or review the group online somatic movement classes/yoga therapy classes that run week to week.

What’s unique about how you work with people?

Like everything else I do, sessions are very gentle, and we follow the pace that you’re comfortable with. First, we focus on feeling grounded and at ease, and then we explore embodied safety rather than what we traditionally understand - rational safety.

This is not a linear process, and everyone will move with their own time, and we start where you are now.

By defining your greatest strengths and challenges, we begin a body-based protocol by engaging pleasant movements you receive information from your body. This bypasses the emotional arousal or cognitive confusion that arises from your brain. Your thinking mind takes a break.

We learn how to connect, listen, and communicate with our bodies, and unlearn movement habits that have developed from experiences such as trauma, a crisis, or a lifetime of unhealthy habits. We then focus on healing by restructuring and understanding the connective tissue matrix (fascia) and continuous positive tension throughout our body (tensegrity).