Tracy has been working with a variety of healing modalities since 2009. Her philosophy of health is that of minimalist intervention and she regards herself as a facilitator to your process rather than using the word “healer”. Healing, after all, is the responsibility of the individual.
Biofeedback, or muscle monitoring, includes an increasing array of powerful modalities, all of which use the body's proprioreceptive response in order to monitor for imbalances that may be – amongst other things - structural, electrical, nutritional or emotional in nature. These are then rebalanced using a variety of techniques ranging from physical manipulation and massage to acupressure and meridian work, reflex points, electromagnetic balance, techniques from neurolinguistic programming, reflexology, nutritional interventions, plant medicine and more.
Tracy is qualified in a number of biofeedback modalities, including Touch for Health, Specialised Kinesiology (Neurotraining), Neuro-organisational Technique and the Stress Indicator Points System. She incorporates all into her work, depending on the needs of the client, and also incorporates massage, reiki or crystal therapy where needed.
This type of therapy is extremely gentle and non-invasive, yet highly effective for an incredibly broad variety of issues, ranging from chronic pain, severe illness, serious injuries and alignment issues, allergies, learning disorders and poor immune response all the way to emotional trauma, addiction or simply personal goal setting. Tracy sees clients of all ages and from many walks of life.
Sessions are 45-60 minutes – allow for an extra 15 minutes of admin time for a first session.
Having completed one or more kinesiology sessions, many people continue to ask themselves how to move forward, or why they continue to be trapped by similar patterns or ways of thinking. The process of coaching can assist.
Tracy combines her counselling experience with kinesiology tools to help direct sessions into the most productive, focused approach for the client's needs. The goal? To help unpick all of the learned conditioning and assumptions that are keeping you from leading the life that your wild, essential self would choose.
You can choose to engage in the coaching as part of a retreat or self retreat, or can simply book a program of individual sessions over time.
Before entering the healing arts, Tracy spent eleven years in the corporate world, as a strategist, trend forecaster, business analyst, brand truth specialist and employee engagement consultant. She left this world having consulted to boards of directors at many local and global corporates, as well as non-governmental organisations. Her decision to leave was motivated by the realisation that (at the time) any pretence towards business for collective or planetary good was just jargon. But things are changing, both at corporate and individual level. More and more people want to find purpose in their work and to work in reciprocity with communities and the planet. But how?
In these individual or group coaching sessions, Tracy brings her knowledge from the healing modalities in which she operates and combines them with business facilitation tools that she has spun for a new purpose. The goal? To help you, as individual or organisation, to map a new path or identity, setting a vision, goals and roadmap to take you to a purpose-driven career.
Our is a time of great disconnection from the natural world. This context of separation has made it possible to keep on consuming our planet, and the last chance to find an alternative path is now. A few years ago, Tracy was given the opportunity to start studying the philosophy and medicine ways of the Dagara people, an ancient West African society who have lived sustainably for tens of thousands of years. The process has profoundly changed her perspective and approach to life, coming to understand the need for sacred reciprocity in our lives – to maintain a balance of give and take with the earth and in all our relationships.
She was initiated as a stick diviner, on South African soil, in 2020. Stick divination has been described as truth medicine - a technology for working with the ancestral and natural forces that are demanding our attention. As so-called “modern Westerners”, we tend to shy away from these ideas, either believing them to be contradictory/threatening to our religious beliefs, or to be unscientific superstition. But, in truth, stick divination brings us ways to find humility and gratitude, to align ourselves with the frequencies around us, to experience reverence for the natural world and the Creator, and to clear up what may even be detectable through epigenetic expression. This is particularly relevant in South Africa, where our turbid history and undeniably mixed heritage has left every one of us with an ancestral mix of victims and perpetrators, all of which plays out unconsciously in our lives. By bringing these issues to the fore, we are able to acknowledge and heal from them.
A session may take anything from 45 to 90 minutes, and will typically conclude by sending you away with “homework” - a few rituals that are specifically intended to bring the story that has emerged into conscious action in your life.
Plants are keepers of ancient wisdom and stories. The more we learn about a plant, whether studying its phytochemistry, the environment it prefers, its growth habits, its stories and traditions, proven uses (medicinal or otherwise), its appearance and colour, its taste and the experience of ingesting it, the more we start to understand its teachings. And yet, if we try to grasp or define, the truth slips out of reach....
Healing with plants is a journey. Our journey started in 2011, when we moved to the Cederberg and began to study the powerful medicinal plants growing around our home. (It was then, also, that we started learning about growing food). Tracy has been writing about the plants since 2016, with work informed by personal experimentation, by what she is learning through her interactions with traditional knowledge holders, and through the study of published literature – from books on plants (as well as the history of people's interrelationships with plants) to academic papers, to profiles on specific types of molecules. Since 2014, we have been making healing creams, hydrosols and ointments with plants (along with other natural personal care items) and in 2020, branched out into tinctures, using our own botanical distillations. In 2021, we are moving into perfumes and fragrance, with emphasis on their influence on mind, memory and mood.
We have come to realise that plants are teachers and storytellers. Sometimes, their healing effects are biological/phytochemical, but even then, two people with the same condition but a different causal story may respond better to different plants. Beyond this, is homeopathy, where we work purely by mirroring a frequency, or even simpler, the power of looking at flowers or sitting amongst the trees. In traditional knowledge systems, there are many secret uses for the plants. We can help to facilitate your healing journey with plants in a number of ways:
We do not offer any form of questing through the ingestion of mind-altering plants.
RATES AND OPTIONS
Pay according to your means: anything between R400 and R600 per session: you decide. Set rate of R350 per session for retreat guests.
Rates are R300 for a 1.5 hour session, R250 for retreat clients. Suggested number of sessions at least four.
Rates for individuals are R1200 for a four-hour session, R800 for those booked in for retreats - to a sliding scale if more time is needed. Rates for business groups will be negotiated according to your requirements.
Rates are R300 to R400 a session (you decide) or pro bono/by exchange for those with less means. Set rate of R250 for retreat guests.
This depends on the chosen therapy. Much of it is free for retreat guests.