I am a nervous system specialist who uses mind-body-medicine to help my clients experience wholeness from within. I teach people to manifest infinite possibilities in 3D reality through expanding their capacity to hold “more”.
I mentor holistic practitioners and heart-centred entrepreneurs to fully embody unconditional safety™ so their clients feel safe to heal.
I’m a thrice-initiated shaman, clairsentient intuitive, healer, educator, embodiment coach, and body psychotherapist.
I facilitate soul alignment on the physical plane for groups and individuals who know they have all the answers inside of them but want to reclaim the missing piece.
I have postgraduate qualifications in Mental Health and Psychotherapy, and a BA in Psychology and Comparative Religions (specialising in altered states of consciousness).
I started healing people when I was 12 years old. I knew my mission was to help people feel safe, make meaning from their past, learn to cherish their body, and lead them to live a conscious reality.
I have been trained to work with all types of trauma, specifically from the perspective of the body and the brain. I have completed full training courses in Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing®, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Practice (touchwork for developmental trauma).
In addition, I have been attuned to several energy healing modalities, studied shamanism and mysticism, and qualified in different types of massage.
My Story In Brief...
Before I found Somatic Experiencing® (SE), I felt very uncomfortable in my own skin. Whenever I paid attention to what was happening in my body, I noticed violent trembling, shaking, rumbling, sweating and heat. It felt like my body was in a war zone and it was the enemy.
Many body-oriented psychotherapies and spiritual practices recommended I “sit” through my intense bodily experiences and "ride out the waves". It turned out that by doing that, I kept blowing the fuse of my already stressed-out and overwhelmed nervous system.
After I dumped those practices and focused on healing through SE, my relationship with my body changed. I was able to trust my body more. This wasn't something I THOUGHT about - it just happened. I realised that my body had always been honest with me, even when it was dropping bombs on me, and I appreciated that. Then, miraculously, my body became my SAFE HAVEN - the thing I knew I could rely upon over anything else.
After that, I found it easy to love my body and trust myself - to respect, value, nurture, and cherish my whole being.
Testimonial of an Online Session:
"There were so many unexpected and added benefits once my system returned to equilibrium. I felt really held during the online session with Raquel. She was totally present for me the whole session, in tune with what I was experiencing and held a safe space for me, with no judgement. Total compassion. It’s a rare healer that stays so present & in tune, and even more unusual that the healing held in my body & energy system afterwards." L.F.
The Facts of Life by Padraig O Tuama*
That you were born
and you will die.
That you will sometimes love enough
and sometimes not.
That you will lie
if only to yourself.
That you will get tired.
That you will learn most from the situations
you did not choose.
That there will be some things that move you
more than you can say.
That you will live
that you must be loved.
That you will avoid questions most urgently in need of
That you began as the fusion of a sperm and an egg
of two people who once were strangers
and may well still be.
That life isn’t fair.
That life is sometimes good
and sometimes better than good.
That life is often not so good.
That life is real
and if you can survive it, well,
survive it well
and meaning given
where meaning’s scarce.
That you will learn to live with regret.
That you will learn to live with respect.
That the structures that constrict you
may not be permanently constraining.
That you will probably be okay.
That you must accept change
before you die
but you will die anyway.
So you might as well live
and you might as well love.
You might as well love.
You might as well love.
*with thanks to my Advanced Trainer and Mentor,
who shared this poem, and his gentle heart touched mine.