Ethics & Agreements
All of my work is founded upon a commitment to integrity: authentically sharing visions & service for a healthier, more harmonious world– one honest step at a time. To do my absolute best, guided by values and virtues, while devoted to constantly learning and doing better.
I’m committed to nurturing my community networks through regenerative advocacy, grounded in compassionate connection & devotion to transformational empowerment. I believe in generous (re-)distribution of resources in order to support individuals, communities & the Earth. By forming trustful alliances with diverse activists, leaders, creators & wisdom keepers through equitable elevation, it is possible to collectively catalyze restorative change in our world – for the benefit of the planet & all its living beings.
I commit to always being honest and transparent on where I am coming from in my teachings and offerings; above all, I am always a student who is devoted to learning and expanding my understanding more.
To offer context, I am a cis-gendered woman who also honors the full gender spectrum within myself, also being open to they/them pronouns (with she/hers being my primary). I come from Celtic and Norse descent, and have studied closely with Indigenous healers of various traditions and have received their explicit permission to share particular wisdoms.
Wherever possible, I implement sliding scale & payment plan options to my services & programs. With this in mind, I encourage your own personal discernment, honesty & integrity with how you may choose to compensate. Those who can financially support this work more by paying higher amounts and/or in full significantly support my ability to serve those who may need more financial options. Your choice in these ways has the potential to nourish our community network as a whole– not just me.
For all my services and programs, I offer a 30%-off scholarship opportunity for folks that identify as Black, Indigenous or Person of Color, as well as for those of other marginalized identities, including low-income or single mothers. Additionally, in the context of a volatile economy, work-trade exchanges are a valuable alternative to monetary payments. This could look like trading an agreed-upon value of goods/services in exchange for a program or service. Reach out & let’s chat if this would feel most nourishing to you at this time. Because not all trade offerings may be of comparable value to the work I offer or the support I need/desire, I reserve the right to deny any trade requests that are not in alignment for any reason.
Further, I have implemented a “no one turned away for lack of funds” policy. This policy boils down to a “pay or trade what you can” or “full scholarship” model, is eligible for (1) program or service per person, & is reserved for those who have a genuine desire & a particular potential to reap significant benefits from the chosen service/program. The recipients for these scholarships must apply for them. To balance a degree of reciprocity, I request that those who receive this gift exchange a video testimonial & actively consider referring friends/family to my work. To protect the integrity of this policy from those who might exploit it, I reserve the right to deny or revoke this gift for any reason.
Safety is priority always. I will not engage with a person or circumstance that appears for any reason to be a threat to myself or others. I would otherwise refer you to the community resources for professional intervention. As a social worker, I may be a mandatory reporter in some occasions, and may legally be required to report potential risk or harm.
However, with that in mind, I will otherwise uphold confidentiality agreements wherever and whenever possible. Your anonymity and ability to trust the sanctity of our relationship is incredibly important to me. I may only be required to mandatory report when danger may be present.
I will not go out of my way to investigate clients’ privacy, social media, & personal lives outside of what they share with me in confidence in the context of our sessions together. I will not speak of details shared in private outside of the container or with anyone else. This is a safe space and I enforce it as such.
I do not engage with people that are disrespectful to my time, energy, skillset or space (physical and digital). I will not respond to people that spam me on social media or email. I will not interact with people that fixate on the idea that “I can save them”. This is not true. I am here to help those that are ready to do the work to help themselves. I will block contact with anyone who violates this boundary, as this can amplify into a potential safety issue.
Inclusivity & Equity
For over a decade, I have devoted much of my time to cultural competency and trauma informed trainings to become a greater ally for those of marginalized backgrounds (based on race, gender, and sexual orientation).
As a human who has lived experience as a feminine-bodied person, many of my teachings and services cater to women and people who have also been perceived and/or socialized as women as well. This includes those that are non-binary, trans or gender non-conforming.
While most of my programs and offerings are not exclusive to those who have lived experiences of feeling or being perceived as a man, I am devoted to communicating clear expectations in advance so folks know which spaces are best for them. Above all, I will always prioritize working with the particular language that feels best for you and your experience.
I am devoted to continuing the work to embody an ally in integrity for those in my networks and those I hold space for. I am always open to feedback and suggestion, and offer a feedback form to my clients for regular check-ins to receive reflection. Every participant of my programs and long-term experiences receives a copy of my values, community agreements, boundaries, and repair protocol. This document is available upon request.
Beyond myself as an individual, we collectively weave a network of shared spaces with others. These are the fundamental agreements I require all my event/group participants & collaborators to agree to in order to establish healthier, safer, & more inclusive spaces for growth.
When we create “sacred spaces”, we honor that as such. What is shared in the sacred circle, stays within it to help maintain that sanctity. If you desire to exchange a further dialogue with another participant or facilitator based upon what was shared, ask if they are open to that first. If you cannot be present (physically or mentally) during a person’s share, please feel welcome to take care of yourself while being respectful to others, & let a facilitator know if anything is needed. Respect the privacy of the container by sharing about these experiences from your heart without specific detail on other individuals’ expressions.
Every step of the way, you will be informed on what you can expect. From this informed place, we warmly encourage you to listen to where your internal “yes” and “no” are. Check in with yourself often on what feels best for you. You do not have to do anything that does not feel like a full yes. You will always be asked for consent or permission for any invitation, & you are empowered to feel safe in your no. Your consent can also change, so please feel welcome to express your shifting needs at any time. Consent is also required for every interpersonal interaction. Please refrain from giving unsolicited advice or touch to any other participant or facilitator. Always ask for consent to engage with others, especially in sensitive or transformative settings, and offer informative context.
In these spaces, we choose to be inclusive & welcoming to ourselves & also to others. With the self, please know that all parts of you are welcome here. All the emotions, insecurities, pain, celebration, taboo – none of it is unwelcome (unless it is harmful to yourself or others).
Via this spectrum, we approach all of ourselves from a perspective of “wholeness”. Nothing is good/bad, right/wrong. There is room for all of the polarity to exist at the same time. As a result, you do not need to “fix/heal” yourself from a belief that something is wrong. We are all simply growing in the directions we feel organically & authentically inclined to– no pressure, rush, or rules.
We apply this welcoming frame of mind to those we share space with. By allowing for nuance to exist, we utilize language that is inclusive to all expressions, & check in on which words (ex: “womb” or “sacral”, “sisterhood” or “family”, “woman” or “femme”) feel most resonant for who. We honor the pronouns and names people prefer. We will also honor the most appropriate lexicon for our own cultural heritages and prioritize generalized, cross-cultural inclusive language (choosing “hive” over “tribe”).
To be sovereign means to be responsible for yourself. Honor, ask and advocate for what you need. Reach out for support when you need it. Take accountability for your intentions and impact. You have total agency over yourself here, & there is no expectation or obligation otherwise. If your “yes” is elsewhere, you are free to leave without penalty. You do not have to participate in activities in the ways you may be invited to. While you may receive support (if you desire it), you are always your own authority.
respect & equality
Everyone is unique yet equal. Everyone is both student and teacher. No one is above or more valuable than anyone else. There is no hierarchy, only varying levels of roles and responsibility. From this point of equality, we can honor each other with real respect. This means approaching all things (people, teachings, experiences, feelings) with curiosity, rather than judgment/assumptions. If need be, we ask for clarification in order to understand more clearly. Everyone’s path is completely unique to them and so there are no “universal truths” that apply to every individual. We equally honor different belief systems, opinions & perspectives (in the assumption that they do no harm), without an expectation to accept them for your own life.
Balance is key to a healthy dynamic. Everyone is warmly welcome to take up space in shared experiences. It is also important to check in with yourself: have you been dominating or avoiding conversation or engaging? Give to others the attention & care that you would like to receive & are able to give. Facilitators & space-holders are additionally empowered to request monetary support or work-trades to compensate for energy, time & resources invested into experiences. Giving must be honored by receiving in appropriate forms in order to continue this work. In order to collectively give reciprocity to the world in which we live, portions of programs are donated to select nonprofits, plus scholarships and flexible payment alternatives are always offered.
Together, let us agree to all try our best. To walk in an authentic, honest way. It does not have to be perfect, but we can be transparent about that too. We recognize that we are all growing & as such choose restorative justice measures to repair harm, rather than punishing peers (such as through shaming, blaming etc). Credit is also appropriately given where it is due. We cite our resources & honor our teachers. Intellectual property shared here that is not your own will not be publicly replicated or redistributed.
All & any of us can make mistakes. When harm is made, we first take a restorative justice approach, rather than a punitive one. Feedback is always welcome & is taken to heart in order to integrate direct application. You can always submit anonymous feedback or initiate a conversation with facilitators & space-holders in the programs & experiences you may participate in. Additionally, we honor our internal protocols for appropriate remedy or removal from programs & experiences in order to maintain the highest level of safety possible. Those protocols are available to review upon request.