I help other's find their trauma-free power, innate wisdom, creativity, and joy so they can start living the bold and beautiful lives they dream of. After a decade of being ruled by PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and attachment trauma, I found freedom in body-based somatic practices, psychotherapy + coaching, functional medicine, creativity, and connection to the natural world.
Through my podcast How To Feel, my online articles, group and 1:1 coaching programs, I share everything I've learned and offer inspiration and holistic, trauma-informed guidance so you can find the freedom you yearn for.
Aside from running a full-time coaching practice and producing a podcast, I'm also a writer who primarily writes literary fiction. I'm currently working on a collection of short stories and a novel. I hold a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of California, Berkeley, where I studied with Rebecca Solnit, Melanie Abrams, Vikram Chandra, and Joyce Carol Oates.
When I'm not working you can find me reading, running, tv-show bingeing, cooking, rock climbing, surfing, snowboarding, drinking tea, hiking, gardening, and loving on my friends, partner, and family.
More about me and my work
MY TRAINING + WHAT MAKES WORKING WITH ME DIFFERENT?
My coaching style is largely based on the knowledge that you already whole, wise, and full of health. My job is to be your sturdy space holder as we explore the unresolved trauma, violation, doubt, and fear making you feel otherwise.
I take a somatic, body-based, gentle approach to coaching that allows you to find doable action and sustainable transformation.
My sessions are a lot like journeys. Where the body whispers and we follow. Finding treasures of your soul along the way.
My clients leave our time together knowing who they are and the truth they came here to be.
There is no forcing, pushing, or fast result seeking.
But there is magic, miracles, intuitive guidance, doable life-changing shifts, and body-based, trauma-informed love.
I am a trained practitioner of the following trauma resolution techniques: The Voice Dialogue Method, Breathwork, and The Rebloom Coach Training (Level 1).
I have worked with hundreds of clients 1:1, in groups, and on retreat. Most of what I do is based on personal and professional experience.
My work is influenced by the work of Gabor Mate, Kathy L. Kain, Peter Levine, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Diane Pooler, Rachael Maddox, Adrianne Maree Brown, and Emily Nagoski.
I specialize in working with those dealing with depression, anxiety, co-dependency, trauma, feelings of purposelessness, chronic fatigue, lack of business/career direction, and those wanting to live a life of inspiration, joy, creativity, and connection to the earth.
When we resolve the pain in our systems and follow the nudges of our soul miraculous shifts start happening.
Anastasia Holland is a writer, trauma-informed coach, and host of the podcast How To Feel.
She holds a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with Rebecca Solnit, Vikram Chandra, Joyce Carol Oates, and Melanie Abrams and graduated magna cum laude. She writes fiction and non-fiction when she is not working with clients and is currently finishing a collection of short stories.
Her coaching work is influenced by the work of Gabor Mate, Kathy L. Kain, Peter Levine, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Diane Pooler, Rachael Maddox, Adrianne Maree Brown, Emily Nagoski, and many others.
She is currently completing a Masters in Clinical Counseling.