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Here You are,
Being You...

Or are you?

Being You is a constant unfolding of impulses and patterns.
Your unique value is constant beneath all of the patterns.

Experiencing your value changes how you value others, how you move with them, and how you are moved by them.

Meet Yourself, In SE+AM

SE+AM is the felt-study of what wants to happen next.

SE+AM is a stitching together of:

Somatic Experiencing©: A trauma healing modality that focuses on untying the knotted survival responses patterned within your nervous system that limit your growth. This is done by supporting your body’s completion of incomplete motor responses and supporting the integration of traumatic events.

Authentic Movement: An improvisational movement practice involving a mover and a witness. By relating to a bodily impulse the mover explores what movements want to happen in the moment, and how they relate to the impulses showing up. The witness is present to the mover’s exploration and noticing their own experience as a witness. In the practice, each person experiences both roles and has time to share and reflect on what came up with each role.

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Get to know what wants to happen in your body.

Risking authenticity requires an intimate relationship with your impulses.
How they shape who you have become, move you through your life and keep you alive is worth getting to know.
Because in the cracks of your patterns is a lot more of you that wants to be known, to be seen, and to be valued.

When you practice being seen with that kind of regard, you naturally grow your capacity to reciprocate care and value.

It just happens.

Hi, I'm Weena...

I’ve been working and playing in the worlds of dance, movement training, and various somatic modalities in New York City since 1998. Now I work with folks all over the world via the magic of zoom and in person locally.

I am endlessly fascinated by the depth and simplicity of being with the small movements that are ignited by being with another person, and how movement patterning is an expression of our innate need for protection and connection.

My guiding light is about deepening the cultural value of our interconnected aliveness. I’m interested in what shifts our human-made systems toward that which protects, cares for and supports interdependence and the range of expressions of that connection.

SE+AM is about making direct contact with that internal, bodily-felt aliveness. Through that contact, that aliveness within ourselves and others becomes a compass for our choices in our lives, relationships, and in the world. I’d love to see you in session!

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Experiencing something new is not
the same as learning a NEW path to experience.

Experiencing something new is not the same as learning a NEW path to experience.

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We can talk about our stuck patterns and how we want them to change for years, but experiencing our patterns in our bodies, as they show up, in real time with other people creates the tangible shift we are seeking.

By experiencing the emergence of a pattern in a felt way during this practice, we have the opportunity to explore what else is there, what other options exist, and over time we can play with with them, relate to them differently, and move beyond the default pattern.

Our brain tells us, with all of the information it holds, that we heal by knowing more.

Our body asks for simplicity and repetition.

SE+AM is simple. And worth repeating.
This work is available for anyone. You don’t need to know anything in particular before practicing. Come to the work as you are.

What unfolds over time is at the pace of the body and deepens with practice.

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Explore the Risk of Inherent Value and the Reward...

Being You, just as you are, can feel like a big risk.

The idea of being seen by someone not knowing what we are doing or who we are...changing our minds, exploring and trying, or even failing — feels (rightly so!) like a deeply risky place to be witnessed in.

Learning how to uncouple being who you are from that big risk feeling is possible when you explore being seen by a witness that simply values your aliveness.

When our moves and choices can emerge from a state of not knowing, we actively begin to rewire what is valuable. How cool is that? 

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SE+AM is for anyone curious about what actually moves us.

We grow complex and beautiful strategies for how we show up to each other. Our bodies are constantly being led by impulses towards safety and connection and away from potential harm. In SE+AM we explore what's in the way of authentic connection.

Practically speaking, SE+AM is offered through group workshops or individual and couples sessions online and in-person.

Sign up for a Introductory workshop to learn more and experience it for yourself.

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What participants say about SE+AM

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K.O

Online Session Participant

I had one of the most beautiful experiences of my life

“It was an affordable price, and in that 2 hour workshop I had one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Afterward I cried. I told my therapist and then I cried again and my therapist cried too. I had never experienced that kind of feeling before in my life and I want to make sure everyone gets to experience this bliss that I felt.”

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A.I

Online Session Participant

I’m able to shift it into a place that has more richness

“What I’m noticing [since completing the workshop] is that I’m able to shift it into a place that has more richness, and that I do that regularly. “

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Zahraa H

Online Session Participant

I gave in and just did it. It was so freeing

“In the beginning I was embarrassed and I couldn’t stop smiling because I felt silly. And then I gave in and just did it. It was so freeing and emotional. I didn’t feel judged, I felt safe. It’s so unique to have a stranger watch you do whatever you want. They don’t know you. Time is precious. It’s basically the most valuable currency - and the witness took some time to watch me move and be myself.”

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Mickey Vranic

Online Session Participant

The end result, was an functional sort of peace

“I work seated most of the day. I spend my life in my head, writing for clients and for myself. It was within SE+AM that I finally felt myself accept that I didn’t have to hold myself in a certain way - I integrated the tense, nervous, unsure parts of myself in that first session - and I didn’t have words for it at the time - but the end result, was an functional sort of peace. I left with it in my bones for weeks afterward.”

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Individuals

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Receive SE+AM Letters + The Reverence for Impulse Podcast

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- SE+AM class announcements
- Early bird discounts for this work
- What I’m discovering and uncovering in my own practice
- Access to my bi-weekly podcast

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