Meet Susan Woodward
What clients are saying...
Susan is compassionate, kind, and highly skilled at her work and is the only person who has truly impacted my recovery.
I think the mind, body approach and connection is important. In the past I have worked with counselors on coping mechanisms, which was helpful, but I didn’t get to the root of the problem.
Susan is committed to loving kindness, deep understanding, and transformation in herself and others. Her space of listening & understanding creates healing and lessens the energy of suffering. She is teacher and student. Her spirit understands energy and she is able to translate it into understandable language for others to start noticing and healing for this generation, past generations, and future generations. Susan is a healer and lover of life creating spaces of peace in this time & space. She understands our interconnectedness with all energy and beings: our oneness. She takes the time and gently guides folks to connect body, mind, & spirit. She is able to see the blindspots and shine light so others can integrate all aspects of self to claim our wholeness. She models being present, deep listening, setting intention, self care, honesty, integrity, and authenticity. She is one of my teachers.
Her intuition is amazing and I completely trust it and her. She has no agenda but to be fully present for me and my growth. She is constantly learning and growing in what she brings which is wonderful. I feel that the possibilities are endless and open-ended as to where we can go in this work together. Susan has been there for me and had my back like no one ever has in my life, truly. She is a beautiful soul and I am blessed to be able to walk on this path with her.
What is it that you are really wanting for yourself?
The answer to this question is in your intention, by setting an intention it will be the compass we use for your journey. You may be wanting to have more peace, self-compassion, live life more authentically, unburden yourself from past traumas, be more regulated or you may not know what you really want.
Together we will explore and discover what is getting in the way of re-Connecting to your true Self and what you are wanting. I believe this shift truly happens when we work with ALL aspects of ourselves. By including and listening to the body, mind, and soul the patterns you carry from long ago can be transformed. I have a strong intuitive sense, and this coupled with my intensive work both educationally and personally, brings individuals closer toward health from complicated childhood, birth, ancestral, and shock trauma as well as what is keeping you in a stuck pattern today. I provide a nurturing and accepting environment where the unexpressed can express and the true essence of who YOU are emerges as we co-creatively work together.
As part of re-connecting to who we really are, the us that is not defined from our pain and patterns, I also then welcome the deeper connection to the Universe/Spirit. Allowing the metaphysical, known or unknown, to be a resource but also to deepen into our spirituality. Using the wisdom from ancient philosophies and eternal principles, I believe supports us to actively seek joy and a live a fulfilling life.
In my free time, you will find me with my partner of 35 plus years. Together we get on our yoga mats locally and internationally. I’ve practiced yoga for over 30 years and find that it supports how I show up with clients and how I inhabit my body. I have traveled to yoga retreats in Morocco, the Sahara, Panama, Cuba, Iceland, Greece, and the Dominican Republic. I love to travel not only with my mat but also to just explore various cultures. I have not only been to many European countries, Latin America, Canada, Island Nations, but also to Vietnam and Thailand. I hold a deep respect and believe we can all learn from a world of differences. I am a mother of 3 grown independent children, one of which is adopted Internationally, and a grandmother of 3 very special beings. I can also be found enjoying the companionship of my Mini Aussie, Gracie, and my Bengal cat, Ferris.
Lastly, I am grateful for all my teachers on my journey and the gifts I have received – past and present. Peter Levine and Somatic Experiencing led me to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and awakened me to all the wonders of the nervous system and how we can release stored trauma within the cells of our being. Kathy Kain and Touch Skills Training deepened my understanding in using touch related skills to resolve trauma. Ray Castellino and Lisa Mowery, and Pre and Perinatal Birth training transformed the way I work with trauma/energy from not just releasing but allowing energy to nourish us. Bodynamics which supports healing developmental disruptions and CRM with Lisa Schwarz, which guides us to access resources within our body, mind, and spirit to move through difficult places. Caren Paskel and Vedanta, my spiritual supports, which continue to change the way I show up in relationship to myself and the Universe. As I continue to consciously evolve and integrate, I love to share newer paradigms in my work with you.
Our evolution makes an impact.