Fiona L Smith
BODY THERAPY - SOMATIC EXPERIENCING® TRAUMA THERAPY - COACHING
I believe in your potential to heal.
When we learn to really listen to the body and all its experience, we open the door to transform stuck patterns of pain, anxiety and dis-ease.
Are you ready to feel empowered - to live a life of ease & joy?
“There is a natural order and harmony in this world which we can discover. But we have to learn to feel it in our bodies and bones, our hearts and our minds.”
- Trogyam Chunpa Rinpoche
Hi, I'm Fiona
I'm a certified & registered body therapist and trauma-trained somatic coach with over 20 years' experience of working with the body & mind.
Work with me to change your physical and emotional state, heal your nervous system and create a new story of ease, confidence & clarity from the inside out.
Maybe your issue feels physical - you're suffering from migraines or have recurring pain in your shoulders, neck or back. Perhaps you have digestive issues or suffer from fibromyalgia or another chronic condition.
Or you're feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed, - as though there's simply not enough time or space. Perhaps you're 'checking out' - feeling exhausted, disconnected and unable to engage fully with life.
You may be incredibly successful and confident on the outside, but inside, you feel like a fraud because you feel so anxious and overwhelmed.
The good news is that these symptoms or feelings are your body and nervous system letting you know it needs help, support and care. There is actually transformational power in these messages of stress and ‘dis-ease’ from our bodies. You're in the right place to create that transformation.
You can experience more calm, more joy, more connection and more purpose.
We cannot address emotional and physical problems working only with the conscious mind. We cannot think or plan our way out of stress, anxiety or trauma. We have to work where we experience these symptoms - in the body.
My mission is to help you heal your nervous system and make friends with your body AND mind. So you can feel at ease and safe in your skin.
So you can thrive and feel ALIVE, courageous, and confident.
What I offer
As a trauma-trained Somatic (body-centered) coach, I work with the whole of you, in all your aliveness – your mind, thoughts, emotions, body, breath and spirit. Depending on your circumstances and location, I offer both in-person and online sessions that include optional touch.
I treat stress symptoms, anxiety, chronic & acute pain and both physical & emotional trauma using a unique combination of body therapy and somatic techniques including Therapeutic Thai Massage, Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) and Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Therapy.
My intention is to create a space you can trust, where you can feel accepted with all of your parts and that in our time together you will learn to feel an ease in your body and develop the inner resilience and confidence to step forward with courage into the very best version of your life.
Ways to Work with Me
If you're ready to heal your nervous system and feel more energised, spacious, connected and empowered, here's how we can work together -
Somatic Experiencing® & Coaching
Somatic Experiencing® trauma therapy & Somatic Coaching are available both online and in-clinic. The first step is for us to have a free, no-obligation chat about your situation & what you need. You can also read more about what each process involves by clicking on the titles in the menu above.
GET YOUR FREE CALM BODY, CALM MIND MEDITATION
This 15 minute somatic meditation will help you calm painful or anxious thoughts or feelings of overwhelm. It can even help to ease chronic pain. It comes with a pdf guide explaining why we feel the way we do, and what we can do about it (clue - it's all in our nervous system, not in our heads). It's recorded with a backing track of Alpha Waves, designed to help generate calm & focus.
“I've been working with Fiona weekly for over 6 months and it's honestly the best investment in my health and wellbeing that I've ever made. I initially came to her to address physical injury and shoulder pain and I've seen dramatic improvement in how my body functions.
Since I was a teenager I'd tried therapy, medication, and a wide variety of other healing modalities to address my complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. I never felt like anything I tried truly addressed the heart of the issues, and either didn't help much at all or left me feeling worse instead of better. In the past few years, I've mostly just been coping on my own, feeling that I'd exhausted my options for help.
Fiona introduced me to Somatic Experiencing® very gently and to say that this work has been life-changing is not an exaggeration. I'm only just beginning, but it truly feels magical! It is simple, gentle, and yet profoundly deep and beneficial.”
T.C. - Denmark/ Canada