Wellspring of Compassion is a treasure. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and recovering now as an adult, I find it extremely comforting and helpful. It is written in a gentle tone, has many helpful suggestions of exercises to do as well as explanations about trauma. I return to it again and again to help me with increasing self-care, self-compassion and extending kindness towards myself. I wholeheartedly recommend it as a validating and comforting healing companion that will help you to be kind to yourself as you heal from abuse.
I look forward to purchasing your new book soon and would like to say thank you for the ongoing support 'Wellspring of Compassion' has given me. I appreciate the gentle tone and it is really helping me to treat myself with greater self-care and to accept that this journey is life-long and that that is okay. Your words are so deeply authentic and I am feeling so much safer and learning a little more to find ways to love myself step by step. Exactly what I have needed. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation!
Your work is incredible! In all my experience in healing trauma, and psychological research I have never come across someone who has fully reflected on the power dynamics, double binds and group political factors that are the underlying narrative of trauma.
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and your book reviews. I find them very helpful and nuanced.
So grateful for your work and your insights. They've made a tremendous difference for me in my life. I am so grateful for you.
Something about your writing and delivery is like 100% daily requirement of every soul nutrient I need. It seeps right into every exact hungry malnourished part of me and I go, "Hm. Yes. Gentler with this sweet little self. I'm okay. I can set my boundaries and that's okay."
Thank you for your work in this world. It has literally and truthfully changed my life.
There has been a massive sense of self esteem and discovery of just who I actually am whenever I have received healing work from you. I've been going from strength to strength, a lot of that due to your skill and sensitivity around what works for me, particularly the cranial healing work I've undergone.
I always walk away from these sessions with tools I can use. You're amazingly intuitive.
Thank you so much for all of your support and insight. It's so incredibly helpful I can't even begin to tell you. Reminding me that this is all a part of integration has been really important in getting me out of the state and being able to have a witness and some ground in it all. I really appreciate the insight that being told that I'm being dramatic/acting crazy is bullshit because I was/am acting in response to abuse and pain.
I will never forget Sonia, ever, ever, ever. Sonia is one of the coolest/most inspiring humans I have ever met! Sonia's hands and words are powerful, tender, nurturing, and healing, all at the same time. She helped me regain my self-confidence & build boundaries I never knew existed. Sonia also respected my boundaries more than anyone else I've encountered. I began a new relationship with myself/my body in which I started to listen to/trust in/love myself. These are probably the most important lessons I will learn in my lifetime. She has helped me feel safe existing as my own person in my own body. <3 Thank you, Sonia.