✨ How do we tend to our grief so that it doesn’t solidify into syndromes, diagnoses and tumors?
✨ How can we notice when big emotions- anger, anxiety, tantrums, + sadness- from our kids and our friends are really a call to grief?
✨What do we do when the collective heaviness and grief is weighing us down?
Untended grief can become trauma, but it’s not an inevitability.
We need to cultivate ways to be together and move together, with and through grief.
how grief relates to the autonomic nervous system, trauma work, + healing
what it means to bring children into the world in these times and how to relate to our children and each others’ children through grief
how to sit in grief, move with grief and build grief literacy
There’s no solving grief. There’s only experiencing it. The extremes and polarities that we are seeing around us are a direct result of an ability to be with grief. The proliferation of mental health diagnoses, autoimmune conditions, and syndromes is also connected to a “culture” with no grief practices. To sit in it and also to MOVE with it.
We don’t have to agree with one another to sit in grief together.
Author, Sexological Bodyworker, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, Structural Integration practitioner, postpartum advocate, retired yoga teacher and single mom.
She is the author of Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, And Use It For Good (HarperWave, 2021) and the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality (Shambhala, 2017) published in seven languages around the world.
For the past 12 years, she has been helping women recover from birth, gynecological surgeries and sexual boundary ruptures.
Her work has been featured on the Goop! podcast, The New York Times, Forbes, Vogue, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Harper’s Bazaar, Today.com and many more. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast with 750,000 unique downloads.