Odessa is a trauma-informed psychotherapist with an MA in Somatic Psychology from CIIS and over 2 decades of dance and contact improv experience. She helps folks heal from fragmentation and remember agency and belonging. She is a cis gender, able-bodied, biracial white-presenting Latina. She loves to engage somatics, movement, and social justice frameworks to explore safety, relationship, building capacity for discomfort, interdependence, inclusion, and joy.
Explore embodied attachment styles & our underlying desires & fears around connection. We’ll get grounded in our own bodies then experience the relational world of contact. Let our bodies tell us how, when, & why we move towards & away from connection. Learn to deepen & expand empathic sense, & our own body mindfulness to aid us in refining our attunement to others. These skills can help us improve our non-verbal consent practices, deepen our embodied relationship to our experiences.
Recruit your body’s wisdom to help you show up better in the work towards diversity, equity and inclusion. Inequality and oppression are rooted in collective trauma. Trauma lives in our bodies as chronic states of fight, flight, and freeze. Through dance, movement, and somatic resourcing, discover how your body defends itself and expand your capacity to be in discomfort, a requirement for confronting oppressive structures within ourselves and healing towards more inclusion and belonging.