Claire Kelly, 34, a former elite beach volleyball player and PR professional, was first introduced to psychosomatic therapy over two years ago when she attended one of Chris Knight and Jodie De Rome’s conscious yoga core workshops in Brisbane.
“When I first discovered psychosomatic therapy in 2011 I knew it was something I had to learn more about. The insights Chris expressed about my body at the time completely shocked me.
I thought I was fit, healthy and on the path to success... A focused, motivated elite athlete attempting to get to the London Olympics, in a stable job, home and relationship...
Yet what my body and it’s movement showed was a person who was connected to struggle, limitation, fear, confusion and ultimately a deep sadness.
I learnt I was ‘giving away’ my abundance and sexual energy through incorrect or poor posture. How I was ‘playing the victim’ repeatedly, not wanting to take responsibility for many areas in my life..
I learnt how challenges in my relationship at the time were directly linked to me being consistently in my ’masculine’ side - trying to control everything, not being able to relax or switch off...
Two years on and I’ve completely changed my career, left my six year relationship and finished playing sport. And I think I am the happiest I have ever been in my life.
The September Certificate III training this year completely overhauled the way I perceive and approach my life, my relationships and how I interact with others. How I think about and treat my own body. How I communicate on a physical and emotional level. I’m completely embracing aspects of my femininity (and sexuality) I didn’t even know I had.
I’ve started dating men again - but am using the psychosomatic training and face reading skills to help me make better choices... As well as using the tools to communicate better with people in general.
Meeting Hermann, Marie, Chris and Jodie has undoubtedly changed my life. The insights from the work have impacted me on so many levels even as a writer it’s a challenge to put this into words.
I know it is my life purpose to use this knowledge to help raise awareness and assist others to see their true selves.
I feel truly blessed and grateful to be a part of the psychosomatic community.”