Hey!

I'm Anastasia 

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, 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, producing a podcast, and writing my first book, I also co-own South Fork Mushroom Co. A gourmet, medicinal mushroom company I run with my partner, Isaac, in Nevada City, Ca, where we live.

When I'm not working you can find me reading, running, tv-show bingeing, cooking, rock climbing, surfing, drinking tea, hiking, gardening and loving on my friends, partner, and family. 

 

Read More About My Work + Journey

MY TRAINING + WHAT MAKES WORKING WITH ME DIFFERENT? 

My coaching style is largely based off the knowing 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 (currently enrolled). 

I have worked with hundreds of clients 1:1, in groups, and on retreat. Most of what I do is based off of 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.  

 

A LITTLE GLIMPSE INTO MY PERSONAL HEALING JOURNEY:

I grew up in a home with deeply loving parents, but parents who also equally lacked presence as they were giving. Both alcoholics, I have many memories as a little girl, barricading myself in my room alone, creating entire imaginative worlds where I could feel safe. 

My coping mechanisms started early and when I was 10, I remember eating a whole pizza to myself because it helped me calm down. I also remember obsessively cleaning my room and ironing my sheets as attempt to quiet the noise around me. 

When I was a teenager my need for love made me the perfect choice for a man who was deeply hurting.  

This started a 3 year abusive relationship, during my most formative years, that began with extreme emotional manipulation and turned into horrific physical and psychological harm. 

With the steadfast support of certain human angels, I eventually left. 

 

And often times it feels like I never looked back.

 

But I did, because I spent the next ten years healing extreme ptsd, relationship and intimacy issues, anxiety, depression, and the lowest of low self worth. 

IN 2014 I STARTED A COACHING BUSINESS....

When I graduated from UC Berkeley, with a degree in literature, I knew four things: I did not want a nine to five, I wanted to travel, I was really good at listening, and one day I wanted to write novels.

I call this the vague creative path. 

I travelled through Asia for seven months, on money I saved while waitressing, and found myself on a spiritual quest. 

After a ton of online research, and different life happenings, I decided I was going to be a coach, one who had intuitive abilities. 

This idea eventually (it took a long while for me to make any money) turned into a business and my work eventually morphed into a hybrid of intuitive business mentoring ( I learned I had a knack for seeing high creative visions for my clients, and helping them bring those visions to life) and self worth coaching, but at about four years into my practice, I started to hit a wall.  I could give people all the cosmic motivation and the high that comes when your desires are completely validated by a stranger, I could also masterfully coach them through a complex psychological problem, but why, over and over , were they still finding themselves in the same situations, the same relationships, and the same emotional and physical states? Why were they still so afraid to take the action they really wanted to take? To leave the bad relationship? To end the cycle of self hate and exhausting business practices? 

Around the same time I was hitting a plateau in my work, I was experiencing old trauma symptoms in my personal life. I hadn't really resolved all that I had gone through. 

My relationships still weren't great. I was an over worker. I suffered from chronic fatigue. I had major anxiety spells and depression that hit like a rock. I was constantly overwhelmed and triggered. 

I needed to go deeper. Traditional therapy and coaching wasn't working for me, or for my clients. 

One Google search led to another and I found myself in my first trauma resolution healing session and then eventually a trauma completion training. 

I did every healing technique under the sun that was trauma informed. I studied as much as I could about systemic oppression and violation. I realized that so much of what I was feeling was not because I was broken, but because we live in a deeply broken systems. One that begets so much trauma, violation, and abuse. 

I started to wake up. Again. This time to my fullest self. The one who was buried beneath cultural norms and ideals. 

Body-based healing became my ticket to true clarity and freedom. When I started working with my body I started to discover truth that was unlike anything else: My truth. My purpose. My wisdom. 

 

Truth that has travelled through lifetimes and dimensions. Truth that filled my ancestors and native land. 

 

Holy holy truth. 

 

All from somatic exploration.  

After that, my whole world changed. I felt different.  My world around me was totally different. Like actually and completely new. I was myself again. Myself for the first time. The me I saw in my dreams. 

Body based trauma resolution work became an obsession, and is still where most of my educational energy goes. 

I honestly believe we can't heal without incorporating the body. 

I went from always finding myself in one re- traumatizing relationship after another, to meeting the sweetest most amazing man who loves me fully. 

I went from not being able to get out of bed to fully excited for the morning. 

I went from sick to vibrant. From tired to alive.

My work went from meh to really really really transformational and fulfilling. 

I stopped harming myself through patriarchal models and started truly listening to my body. 

I helped my clients do the same. 

This work has been everything for me. 

I'm a guide. A projector (if you're into human design). A Leo Sun and Scorpio Moon and Rising. I have a ton of planets in Virgo. I'm a woman who knows that the truest medicine is work that moves the painful memories out of our systems and reminds us that we were never broken. 

I'm on a mission to help get this work to as many people as possible. 

My hope is that I can provide resources that give you hope and 1:1 coaching  and group support if you feel the call to go deeper. 

My hope is that just reading this offers some knowing that you are never alone. 

Not ever. 

I'm a testament that everything can change. And I mean everything. 

xx

Anastasia 

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