Jill has such an intuitive way of being with her clients. She is nurturing, extremely present, attentive to what the client is needing. I find myself shifting and transforming during the session as well as the time afterwards. I find her work inclusive of the psychospiritual, somatic, and cognitive components. I feel lucky to have found such depth and skill in one practitioner.
Jihan Amer, Trainee in Holistic Counseling Psychology – Ecotherapist, AngelPsychic, Pleasant Hill, CA
As a highly trained and experienced personal growth coach, I make a rather difficult client. But because my profession requires me to be continually working the edge of my own unfolding, I need a place to be met and held and allowed to unfurl into my own developmental process. The Wisdom of the Body work that Jill did with me was able to follow my organic process of discovery, even when it went outside of the “modality.” It allowed me to surprise myself with material I would not have been able to access through even the most sophisticated self study, and certainly not through conversation alone.
Our time together had an almost Shamanic quality, allowing me to invite dimensions of myself into the room that don’t always get the airtime they are due. Though I do not yet mentally understand what arose in my session with Jill, I find myself feeling “more here” than I did previously, and that just feels good. My patience and self compassion are much more accessible since our time together. I would recommend this work, and Jill specifically, without hesitation, particularly to folks who have yet to experience touch as a modality of spiritual healing and development! I look forward to continuing this exploration!
Christina Sophie, Spiritual and Personal Development Coach
My experience with Jill was truly transformative, her confidence, kindness, deep listening and intuition with the body wisdom is exceptional. after each session with her, I felt, loved, held, heard and nurtured through the body, I am looking forward to receiving more body wisdom from Jill in the future.
Natalie, Intuitive Counselor, Business Entrepreneur and Dancer, Los Angeles
If you have tried talk therapy and didn’t get results, this is for you. Jill uses somatics, actual physical contact, and verbalization to tap into your experience and express what needs expressing. For some, even being a space of unconditional positive regard will be new and transformative. For more experienced practitioners, Wisdom of The Body allows you to get straight to work on what most needs it.
I come from a background of pervasive early abuse, and have worked with a variety of modalities, both spiritual and emotional to heal. There is a spaciousness now around the abuse, but I still have a great deal of healing to do around the neglect of being left alone at really early ages (“it’s safer to be alone”). I had a sense of having used up my resources in healing the abuse…my financial means, my health, and felt a lot of hopelessness, but prayed about it.
Now I have come across Wisdom of The Body, which seems to be able to touch and bring movement to the scars of neglect through its combination of presence, touch, and the formlessness that follow my body (and its wisdom). Something in me is able to open and trust in a way I haven’t been able to do previously.
Marlena Willis, Oakland, CA
By having the practitioner (you) hold present space and touch, without an agenda or expectation, allowed me, the client, to deepen my inner sense of acceptance and well being. Receiving a Wisdom of the Body session was a gift for myself, where I could tune into what I needed and practice fully stating that and have someone (the practitioner) create a safe container to provide the healing touch without expectation. I was able to fully be myself and in my body.
Susan S., MFT Intern, Oakland, CA
Wisdom of The Body sessions have allowed me to go deeper inside myself and attend to physical sensations, emotions and themes; this work has helped create more breathing space and more energy flow throughout my body as well as more space for the arising of needs and wants that I’ve habitually learned to squelch. With the support of Jill’s curiosity, openness, sensitivity to my needs, and ability to create a safe container I’ve been able to attend to whatever arises when we work together, and move in the direction of freedom.
What’s great about Jill and the work she does:
Very open to letting the client lead
warm and flexible
Developed the work out of her personal experiences
Easy to be with, open to feedback, warm and compassionate, real
Willing to step into unfamiliar territory
Willing to lead
Responsive to the moment rather than an agenda
Skillful with creating safety
Joan D., somatic psychotherapist
“Like Family Constellation meets Hakomi meets Gestalt meets psychic energy work ...This is cutting edge somatic healing.
Ilya Yacobson, L.Ac