Hi I’m Tada! It’s a pleasure to meet you.
I’m a practitioner and teacher of a healing practice I refer to as cultural somatics (or sometimes cultural somatic therapy).
The simple premise of cultural somatics is that cultures are in fact bodies that emerge from networks of relationships. Within this model oppressions such as white supremacy and heterosexism are understood to be expressions of trauma in cultural somas (bodies).
Following, the work of cultural somatics is facilitating change by supporting the co-healing of individual and cultural bodies.
Cultural somatics is both a model for:
- 1-on-1 and group facilitation work that addresses oppressions such as white supremacy as trauma itself.
- Social activism that is built upon the foundations of trauma-informed somatic healing, such as relationship building, unconditional positive regard, and titration (working gently and slowly in processing emotional material to avoid re-traumatization).
I currently offer coaching and consulting services based on cultural somatics, as well as teach courses on cultural somatics at the Ritual as Justice School.
My work draws upon three main lineages:
- ‘Western’ healing modalities such as expressive arts therapy (which I am certified in), somatic therapy, and dance movement therapy
- Ancestral Asian/Japanese somatics
- Afro-diasporic popular dance, specifically ‘popping’.
Unceded Coast Salish Territories AKA Vancouver BC