INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS WITH SOPHIE
Located at my cozy apothecary on the Westside, individual sessions are a chance for you to curl up with a cup of tea and receive an intuitive counseling and authentic connection with the plants. I facilitate these readings with a sweet and vital curiosity about how we can find aliveness and make long lasting meaning in your life. I will pray attention to you with passion, patience, truth and integrity.
I am particularly focused and versed in areas around healing trauma, lifestyle nourishment, magical realism, Nervous system function, emotional/soul well-being, mental health challenges, internal body systems, myth medicine and ritual and comprehensive female-bodied health.
Together with the plants we will pick up the blood red thread which runs through your life. You may come with a specific intention or ailment, or might just want to have a reading as a nutritive gift. Generally we will start be sitting and sharing, taking your health and wellbeing inventory. Then we may connect with the plants through breathing or journeying, taking medicine, and somatic work. We specifically work connecting to and calming the nervous system, bring you into a settled place to be able to go deeper and explore the sensations and stories within your body. After this we will generate comprehensive ideas or plant assignments to integrate our work into your life.
Appointments are 90-120 minutes long. Rates are 35-150$ sliding scale/ suggested donation.
Follow ups and regular 45 minute sessions are also available.
Custom Medicine Making Sessions
This is a chance to have a custom consultation about herbal medicine and a herbal blend made for you or a loved on. Together we will go through a holistic inventory and connect with the plants to see which plants can ally you in your healing. You can request a consultation for a specific physical ailment, a chronic issue, to help with a particular spiritual or lifestyle challenge or other transformations. This is an empowering way of finding medicine that works for you, and I will ally with you to create the perfect blend.
Sessions are 45 minutes and are 45$ suggested donation. You walk away with a custom medicine and magical prescription.
You can schedule or inquire about individual sessions here.
*I continually strive to create and tend space which nourishes and includes all bodies, identities and lifestyles. The apothecary is not ADA accessible but accommodations are easily made on site.
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Workshops and Classes
I teach a variety of ongoing classes and one-time workshops throughout the year.
I teach workshops on Herbal Wildcrafting, Folk medicine making, plant connection/ magic, trauma/oppression informed care for facilitators organizations, Introduction to Somatics and other Body Awareness workshops, Somatic Self Care Workshops, Somatic and Herbal Support for Survivors, Plant Walks and much more.
My style is dedicated, intuitive, simple, messy and fun. The goal is to provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter as well as give each individual the opportunity to experience and harness their own learning. She holds the tender tension of vunerability with respect, resilience and reverance. Each class is hands-on, intuitive, and generaly ends with a large shared nourishing meal or cup of tea.
Here is a list of some of our past workshops:
-Holiday Herbal Crafting
-High Summer Death Incense Making workshop
-Heart Helper- Hawthorne Community Harvest
-Digest and Rest- Oregon Grape Community Harvest
-Change me! Nettle Community Harvest
- CASV PRESENTS: The Feeling of What Happens- The effects of trauma on the nervous system, a somatic and Herbal approach
-CASV PRESENTS: The Land of Misplaced Passions: Exploring the body of anxiety as a place of power: a somatic and herbal approach for survivors and allies
Check out the Happenings page for upcoming events or contact me if your organization wishes to schedule a workshop or a collaboration!
Want to bring me to your home, group or organization for a workshop? I will work with you to design a beautiful custom workshop or plant ritual. Click here to schedule a workshop with Sophie.
All of my work is done sliding scale as a practice of mutual abundance and support. When navigating this, if you are gainfully employed or financially stable I would suggest offering closer to the higher end of the scale so as to increase access for others. If you experience marginalization that limits your ability to maintain stable financial status, you can give closer to the lower end of the scale. Payment plans and reduced tuition are available. Trades for medicine making supplies, or home grown food are also available. You must arrange the trade with me over email. Trades that have not been consensually agreed upon by both of us before the session will not be honoured.
I want to encourage de-stigmatized and supportive conversations about class, money, access and the value of labour as an aspect of the learning offered here.
Apprentice to The Red Thread:
The Red Thread Apprenticeship is a unique and powerful program run seasonally. Learn more about apprenticeships here
"It sounds mysterious, and it is for how can one describe one’s own mysterious magic? What is certain is that the Red Thread is forever a part of my truth and identity, and Sophie has totally blown the world I thought I knew apart with this beautiful work." -Apprentice
To me rituals are opportunities to mark meaning of your time here on earth. Like pruning a tree, or letting a garden go wild, it is an opportunity to make space and light available to nourish a life. They can be hilarious, honoring, informal, held, wild, spotaneous, structured and opening, but can help to bring a deep or authentic experience to marking your important transitions and experiences of life. I have had the pleasure over the last 5 years of facilitating dance and ritual every week at the Olympia Dance Coop, as well as design rituals and ceremonies for friends and families for all occasions.
I am registered as a Universal Life minister, and can either facilitate or design a beautiful, fun and honoring ceremony for your being. I draw from earth magic/ knowledge + structured facilitation skills, and specialize in offering non appropriative, personalized rituals that call on putting what you love at the center. I also have an amazing bundle of resources and other collaborators to offer you: including artists, photographers, writers/ poets, wild flower florists, retreat center owners, carpenters, Dj's and other magicians. Some examples of work include:
- Weddings/ Commitment Ceremonies
- Dance Rituals
- Death/ Passing/ Grieving Rituals
- Personal Commitment Ceremonies
-Graduations/ Completing rituals
-Quilts and honoring objects
- Custom medicines
-Alters/ Installations/ Sacred gardens or spaces
-Births, Oh Births!
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*My work is education, intuition and information focused. I am not a licensed health or mental health care practioner and none of the consultations, writings, teachings or products are intended to treat, cure or diagnosis any disease. *