Kim Lincoln founded the school Terrain of Essence Teachings in 2007 at the request of clients eager to learn what it is that she practiced. With interest the school grew to include a full Practitioner Training program. Terrain of Essence offers embodied consciousness practice and teaching to evolve the soul. Kim's path has involved 50 years of spiritual practices, psycho-spiritual training, energy-work, bodywork and trauma training that formally began in 1971. In the early 90's she came to realize the need of trauma skills in addressing one's spirituality. Kim wrote about this concern in her first book, Holy Here Wholy You, and has presented this knowledge publicly from 2013 onward as a guest presenter at the Maui Sufi camp, the Trauma and Dissociation Conferences in Seattle, and at the SAND Science and Non-duality Conference in San Jose as a poster session highlighting what has become The Journey course, bridging ancient spirituality and cutting edge science. Kim's transformational courses open the way for experiencing a genuine quality of life to live as an essential human being. The school offers a full curriculum for those wanting to enhance their self-growth, to become a practitioner of this work or to augment these principles in their own teaching. www.kimlincoln.com firstname.lastname@example.org
C. Susan Davis Teacher/ Practitioner
Retired from the mental health field with a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Science; also a Certified Sage-ing Leader. Currently co-facilitating Monday night drop-in and a Lataif review class; Susan looks forward to co-facilitating the three year sacred teachings of the Lataif Training immersion. Humbly acknowledging more than seven years of self development with this ancient Sufi wisdom. “The Work” continues to accelerate Susan’s own healing journey in unforeseen ways and nurture a love of this sacred path. Coalescing into her current call to service, Sanctity of Life Doula. Online and phone appointments available.
Jennifer is a teacher and practitioner of the Terrain of Essence teachings. She trained in the School for nine years, and facilitated somatic inquiry for more than four years. She teaches and leads groups for the Terrain of Essence School in a sacred space of loving witness. Both group and private sessions with Jennifer offer a deep meditative process of inquiry to sense and experience wholeness and authenticity. These healing journeys unwind limiting patterns, releasing trauma, and revealing inner guidance and essential gifts. Her joy is to support others in developing the capacity to lovingly witness their own true nature. Jennifer is trained in, and offers Touch Drawing and The Work of Byron Katie. Touch Drawing is a creative, intuitive process of opening to feelings and healing. The Work of Byron Katie is another form of inquiry that opens the mind to freedom from stressful beliefs. Jennifer is a lifelong artist, meditator, an Expressive Arts Coach and the creator of Sound-Dance Painting, blending dance, music, and painting. She is trained in theater arts, and performed in educational plays about empathy and personal safety for youth in schools for five years. She has a Masters in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington and works as an advocate for salmon and their aquatic habitats with the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office where she leads the Office's collaborative educational web project. Jennifer leads presence meditation for agency staff in the Natural Resources Building in Olympia, and at Heart of Wellness in Tumwater. She serves on the Board of Emotion Literacy Advocates, a non-profit organization in Seattle creating and producing arts-based learning tools, with a focus on language, for self & social awareness. Contact Jennifer for private or group sessions either in-person, by phone, or online with Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime. https://www.witnesswithin.com/ email@example.com 360-915-3849
Karen Feeley Teacher/ Practitioner
Dr. Karen Feeley, D.C. has advanced certification in Network Spinal, Atlas Orthospinology, Somato-Respiratory Integration and Functional Neurology as well as leading workshops, publishing and presenting research and co-creating policies with Life University IRB and the World Health Organization. She is the former owner of a “Creating Wellness” Center in Tennessee and now in private practice in Olympia, WA.
She has been exploring the human body, subtle energies and spirit for over 40 years and has come fully into a model of wellbeing that assist us in respecting the body and learning to listen to our inner knowing. She has been studying the “Terrain of Essence” with Kim Lincoln for the past 8 years and completed the practitioner training. She uses these teachings daily to bring our presence into practice.
Working in chiropractic and alternative health and somatic research since the 1980’s, Karen is passionate about life in these bodies and in helping others to remember their personal power, the wisdom of their divinity in form. www.wholebeingolympia.com 360-561-4238
Julia Brayshaw Practitioner
Julia is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Olympia, WA. She completed her M.A. degree in Applied Behavioral Science -an experiential and transformational self awareness curriculum offered through the Leadership Institute of Seattle- in 1988. She worked as a psychotherapist in clinical settings beginning in 1989, initiating her private practice in 1990. Her training and experience include grief processes in children and adults, developmental trauma, family systems dynamics, sand tray and flower essence therapies, and Jungian Process Work. She is informed and guided by the deep wisdom of natural systems, including the body.
Julia's professional work came into a higher synthesis and took a transformational leap upon meeting Kim in 2009. In addition to working with Kim in private sessions, Julia completed Kim's Three Year Program and Kim's Practitioner Training Program. She has also participated in ongoing groups and various day long and extended workshops with Kim. Through all of this deep alchemical work, the heart of Julia's practice has become the cultivation of presence and direct experience, ever honing the art of eliciting the compassionate witness who reveals to us the beauty of true essence. firstname.lastname@example.org 360.956.9285
Jude Darling, LMT Practitioner
In Loving Memory ~ In the 8th hour on the 8th day of the 8th month in 2022, our beloved friend and fellow teacher Judith Carlson Kavanaugh Darling passed into the infinite Light of cosmic consciousness, with her husband Rob and son Evan at her bedside. God speed dear Jude. May you light the sky with your star bright as you have touched our lives. We love you.
Jude Darling has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1995. Her practice includes Craniosacral Therapy and Jin Shin Tara. She is an adept intuitive who combines Terrain of Essence presence practice with subtle energy work and embodied touch. This resourcing allows a client to feel safe in their body and connect with their essence. Her training and practice also include Flower Essence Therapy and Applied Clinical Kinesiology. Her skillful attunement to the messaging of the body opens a field of awareness that co-creatively informs each session, therein lies a treasure-trove of Spirit’s assistance in many forms.
Jude’s initiation to this path began in 1990 after the birth of her oldest son, who experienced Traumatic Brain Injury as an infant. This was the catalyst that sent her into a new life exploration as she devoted herself to his care. Wisdom teachers from many traditions came to them over time, assisting in revealing her gift. The development of this innate calling has created a life lived courageously and authentically.
A passionate gardener and nature lover, her nurturing hands and delightful presence will be your guide on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace. email@example.com 425-218-1848
Jennifer Lovejoy Practitioner
Jennifer Lovejoy is an Advanced Soma Structural Integration Practitioner in practice for 12 years. She specializes in Embodied Presencing, bridging the split between our thinking processes and our deep experience of living in the body. Jennifer is interested in exploring how we can integrate the parts of ourselves that have been isolated and disowned so each of us can live the in full expression of our own beauty. She believes that the body holds the unique blueprint for each of us to access our wholeness and live in our fully aligned divine individuation. Listening to our native language, of our body and our internal world, brings us to the alignment that is necessary to serve the greater world. Working together, the goal is to guide us towards our own innate wisdom until we remember it as our one and only home. Classical horsemanship, Soma Neuromuscular Integration, the Alexander Technique, Body Mind Centering, Kundalini Yoga, Terrain of Essence, and Passionate Ease work all contribute to the blending of techniques that appear in her work. She has a BA in Human Ecology.
Jessica Rose Practitioner Dr. Jessica Rose is a visionary and chiropractor with a passion for Embodying Truth. This passion has inspired many learning adventures in Life, spirituality and the healing arts. She has been teaching embodied spirituality over the last two decades, including locally as a co-founder of Awakening to Wholeness, the school of embodied energetics and as a co-creator of the Initiation of the Beloved Teachings.
Jessica has studied for over a decade with Kim Lincoln at the Terrain of Essence School. Somatic presencing and the latifas are an essential part of the in-person and phone sessions she offers. Additionally, Jessica often utilizes muscle testing and NeuroEmotional Technique, shown to reduce traumatic stress, to further support holistic harmonization on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. During sessions, as the nervous system rebalances, the bodymind expands its perspective and has the capacity to witness unconscious defenses, pain patterns and beliefs still holding from past experience. When witnessed by the true healer (the presence and wisdom of you) effortless reorganization can occur. This natural evolutionary transformation allows for new life perspectives and experiences of Self.
In-person sessions are offered at a beautiful office space in connection with nature along the Salish Sea/ Puget Sound. www.jessicarose.love 360-789-3134
Brent Swift Practitioner
Brent is a licensed Acupuncturist yet works as a truly holistic practitioner. He is able to presence the deep essence of an individual, bear witness to how separation occurs and support them to rest back into wholeness. His adaptability allows the process to be shifting directions during the session and to continue to be met. The mystery can then unfold with the freshness that only “not knowing” can bring; this often comes with a playful spirit that fills the session room. He is willing to laugh, shout, tremble and cry with people as the unfolding occurs. The non-judgementalness held in the room makes space for perceptional shifts to occur. The space for this transformation is sacred to Brent and therefore held with deep integrity.
Brent's training stem from four primary categories: Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Peruvian shamanism, Middle Eastern Terrain of Essence, and Western trauma work.
Feel free to schedule with Brent through his website to schedule your session by phone or in person. www.swiftawakening.com 808-205-9292
Buck Pavoni Affiliate Youth & Family Practitioner As a counselor in various agencies, schools and private practice for the last 36 years, Buck has always been keenly interested in assisting others in their respective searches for self-improvement, fulfillment and personal growth. He has 2 MA’s in Child, individual, and family counseling, and is a Rite Of Passage leader for youth and families. As a co-visionary and facilitator of Circle Passages in Olympia, WA, he along with a team of experts offer Rites of Passage. His program, Higher Ground, serves the larger community on Thurston Public TCTV. Buck's specialty is in working from a holistic model with youth. He is available online and in person. firstname.lastname@example.org 401-527-8846
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