You’re here because you’ve reached a point where staying safe is not the goal and getting by isn’t cutting it anymore.
You want more and you know it’s available. You’ve seen glimpses of it and now you know you’ll never be fully satisfied and at peace until you’re living the life you’re here to live. The problem is that you’ve tried to do things differently and it never sticks, life gets in the way and old patterns return.
That’s because you need a guide. A healer. Someone who has been there before you. Someone who has dedicated their life to understanding why you do the things you do and how to partner with your own body to heal the past and elevate into the now.
That’s where I come in.
I used to be just like you, uncomfortable with big emotions, self-medicating to get by and transcend the quick and easy way.
Unfortunately, that only kept me numb and stuck, not able to move through my own stuff because I didn’t have the tools to hold the emotions I needed to feel in order to release and heal.
I missed so much, always keeping myself busy or numb. Living what looked like an amazing life, but it was all surface level. I didn’t have the capacity to fully show up and be present for it like I do now.
From a very young age, I noticed a disconnect between my mind and body. I felt proud of my head and all my cognitive abilities, but when I looked down at the rest of my body, I didn’t even recognize it as my own.
My journey home to myself started with live music. Blown apart by the percussive beats of Rusted Root on the dance floor of the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach.
It was my first spiritual experience and the first time I fully felt alive and integrated in my whole body. I was enchanted. I wanted to feel that again, and again, and again. I soon found Phish and other jam bands and saw as much live music as possible.
I was so intrigued by the mind-body-spirit activation of live music, I pursued a Master’s in Somatic Psychology and a Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine to learn as much as I could about how our bodies work in an integrative way and what an experience like live music means for our healing and wellness.
In addition to pursuing a deeper understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection through my education and research, I began to put into practice the mind-body tools I was learning in my PhD program. I also invested in coaches and mentors to help heal my own past traumas and limiting patterns.
Even though I pursued the professional path of a therapist in the beginning, I always knew my work and my own healing was bigger than what could fit in a small session room. I knew it was the things I did every day, not once a week for 50 minutes, that would make the biggest impact on my life.
In turn, I lost weight, improved my mood, sleep, focus, and ability to remain present for all my big emotions.
This helped strengthen my relationships and allowed me to follow my own authentic path and purpose as a teacher, mentor and healer.
Receive behind the scenes info and information not shared anywhere else.
Copyright © Dr. Leah Taylor 2023
Designed by Faridunia Visuals & Design