This episode of The Body Knows Podcast comes with a * TRIGGER WARNING! * |
Our guest this month is Michelle Roberton; Tantric therapist supporting women, men and couples through releasing fears and limiting boundaries around intimacy, sensuality and exploring the true sense of being a sexual being. She is a licensed Councillor, specialised trauma therapist and body worker, certified by The Association of Somatic and Integrated Sexologists.
Drawing on her own experience of extreme sexual abuse as a child, Michelle identifies and focuses on the disconnection and dissociation experiences of childhood sexual abuse and the developmental trauma created within the body. Michelle has shared with her work with many over the years, specialising in sexual trauma & intimacy as a tantric educator, bodyworker, trauma yoga teacher, and counsellor for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
In 2013 she was diagnosed with Grade 3 breast cancer, and both breasts were removed and later on reconstructed. Her passion stems from her own journey of discovering the healing medicine in the poison of her own experiences as she set it upon herself to reclaim her body, her breath, her sexuality and sensuality and express them in new, life enriching ways.
Michelle very much believes that our mind can only take us so far into any release of body trauma and healing of our sexuality. The discovery of who we authentically are is not hidden in our thoughts but in the sensuality and home of our body. Her touch has been described by many as her gift to others, and her gentle, authentically honest & calming approach, a comforting breath of fresh air.
MICHELLE'S LINKS |
You can find Michelle online via her website; https://michelleroberton.com/ where she has many services and offerings available, both in person and online including courses, workshops and meditations. She’s also on YouTube as Michelle Roberton - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgK6XLb00lxIO22FWFR9WkQ/featured and Instagram as Michelle K Roberton - https://www.instagram.com/michellekroberton/ and has her own podcast, entitled Brighton Talks Sex - https://brightontalkssex.com/podcasts-blog/ . All full of clear, resonant, somatic teachings on how we might live an orgasmic life. Her book ‘Stepping Stones to You; A Journey of Body Love’, is available on Amazon also - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stepping-Stones-You-Journey-Body-ebook/dp/B07HVXSRL2
LISTENER SHOUT-OUT |
Our listener shout-out is a bit different this month as we’d like to show our gratitude to two special people, Ashley Whiting - http://ashwhiting.com/ and Orlando Cubbit - http://www.orlandocubitt.com/ , who respectively have both generously supported with audio mastering and video editing out of the goodness of their own hearts. We are both so grateful for your kindness and for the work, and above all for your friendship.
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THE BODY KNOWS PRACTICE |
This month’s somatic Body Knows Practice is at the end of the conversation, and is offered so that if time and circumstance permit you sit with it to orient yourselves to the felt- sense of the conversation and integrate it into your body-mind-system.