Addiction is not a choice

Tessa Burns MartinBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Body work and Yoga

“Addiction is not a choice anyone makes, it’s a response to pain. Not all traumatized people become addicts, but all addicts have been traumatized.” ~ Gabor Mate. I am very passionate about breaking the stories and stigmas of addictions. It has been something I have experienced in many forms and relationships throughout my life, including with myself. Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy … Read More

To Heal We Have To Feel

Tessa Burns MartinBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Body work and Yoga

To heal it, we have to feel it. Plain, simple and unfortunately sometimes uncomfortable . So many of us are living a life of disrupted sleep, dis-regulated nervous systems, poor digestion, depression, anxiety, pain, fatigue and a whole  host of other trauma affects. Our nervous system has evolved the ability to disconnect, shut down or dissociate from feeling our bodies, feeling … Read More

Supporting Men’s Health

Tessa Burns MartinBody work and Yoga, Stress, Trauma

In light of men’s health month, I would like to say something around celebrating those individuals in our lives who identify as men.  I want to honour the process men have to go through and encourage men to reach out to support networks. There are so many dynamics to the Male experience that I deeply respect and will never fully understand. … Read More

The Importance Of Continued Care

Tessa Burns MartinBody work and Yoga, Stress

Working in the health and wellness field and offering care and support to others for over 10 years now, I have come to realize something. The importance of the continuation and maintenance of our self care regimens! Think of our bodies like a garden or house plants. We don’t just buy the seeds and plant them. We don’t pot some … Read More