As a Somatic Sex Educator and Embodiment Coach I help you to learn from your body. I give sessions in Foot Reflexology, Relaxation- and Pelvic Release Massage, Somatic coaching for sexuality, intimacy and relationships and Embodiment for Professionals and Entrepreneurs. My approach at Embodiment House is based on the interaction between the nervous system, the body and the environment. These together determine how we feel in our body and how we go out into the world. Knowing what you can bring into the world starts with knowing who you are, not only in your head but also in the rest of your body. Moreover, we remember events not only in our head, but also in our body; a movement, smell or sound can bring us back to a previous experience. The processing of experiences and learning is therefore best done by involving the whole body. I help you with this, through somatic coaching or embodiment coaching. So learning from the body.
Whether it is about breaking old habits, being able to deal with stress better, choosing and indicating boundaries and wishes, recovering from trauma and pain or (re) finding pleasure, it all starts with listening to the story of the body.In today's Western society, the mind is often seen as the supreme good. The mind can think, create, reason, negotiate. The body is primarily a means of serving the mind in its wishes and obligations. The brain controls, the body listens. However, by doing so, we listen to a one-sided and colored story. In Embodiment House I help you to become more aware (again) of what your body indicates. And more awareness gives you more choice. Learning from the body.
"Finally I found the places in myself and around me again in which I feel joy, strength, relaxation and excitement. Because of Afra's method of working I was able to do this by myself, sothat I feel much stronger and more confident to cope with new challenges in the future.''
"After a foot reflexology treatment I feel as new again! relaxing and revitalising at the same time!"
"Afra is a professional with fresh, young energy who puts her heart and soul into her sessions. She is well prepared and knows what she is talking about. I felt comfortable to share all my questions, insecurities and fears and she knew how to find the important points. Sexuality felt as something normal and that gave me the opportunity to gently explore a little bit outside of my comfortzone. After a coupple of sessions I am going to practice and integrate the things I learned and will start a second round of sessions to go to my next steps. I'm already looking forward to that.''
"I have been walking around with the wish to get more out of my head and to feel more relaxed in my body. But how? And is it really necessary to ask help fo that?
I wish I took the step earlier, because Afra helped me enormously. During our coaching sessions she was creating a light and relaxed atmosphere in which open conversations, theory and practices alternate each other. Afra gave me a lot of practical tips that I am incorporating in my daily life now. So I can really recommend Afra to everyone who is looking for (even more) bodily happiness.''
"After trying to make a conversation between my shame and my 'sexual me' for way too long I found in Afra an ideal and understanding diplomat sothat the two could finally find eachother and make peace. Sexuality is still ambivalent and complicated but I now I can move on and I feel freed from something heavy and pressuring.''