A 12-week container for emotional processing, integration, and transformation. Take this journey if you're looking to nurture yourself better and discover your inner gold.
Who's it for?
Golden Scars is for anyone who's been through shit! If you've experienced long-term stress, burnout or overwhelm and want to downregulate your nervous system, this program is for you.
What will I do?
I weave together Earth-based modalities to create a brave space for you to feel more embodied and empowered. You will meet with me 4 times over 12 weeks (or as long as you need) and integrate simple care practices into your existing routine. The practices will be customized according to your preferences and experience, but will likely include herbal remedies, flower essences, movement, meditation, nature connection and diet adjustments. Read more about the timeline below.
What's your approach?
Golden Scars is about embracing, and not erasing, our inner wounds. Maybe they will even become your inner gold, after alchemizing them here. I prioritize your safety, comfort and specific access needs. My approach is gentle, patient, egalitarian and even playful.
Why is it called Golden Scars?
The program name is inspired by the Japanese art of mending broken pottery, kintsugi, where the history of each item is honored and these "imperfections", or scars, are illuminated. Golden Scars is also about reintegrating the "inner gold" in our shadows into our personality so that we can feel more wholesome and capable.
"My conversations with Aleksa cracked open a part of me that I was trying to hide from my conscious for a long time. She asked thoughtful questions and allowed me to truly lean into a space where I was holding onto fear and resentment. It felt so good to bring some light to this part of me, and made me realize that it’s time to free these emotions. Thank you again Aleksa, for being such a beautiful and helping human. "
A homecoming for your bodymindspirit post stress and trauma.
Fill out the below application so I can assess whether I am the best person to support you. If we are a good match, I will send you a detailed intake form and we can get started!
In week 1, we will go through a thorough intake session, up to 2.5 hours long, where we focus on your physical and mental health history, your current challenges and your goals. I will send you my first suggestions in a health program that you can follow for the next 12 weeks. It will have products for you to order, simple practices, and herbal recipes. We prioritize any physical or pressing health concerns first. You have the option to pay in full or in installments, based on the sliding scale system.
In weeks 2-4, you start to make the changes you resonate with, and take the herbal products as they arrive. You can send me an update at the end of each week by Notion or email. We can schedule a quick call during this period to clear up any questions about integrating the new steps, including how to make simple herbal recipes.
In week 5, we go deeper into emotional and mental patterns, to build resilience and calm using Bach flower essence therapy. We meet for a 60 minute session, and afterwards, I mail you your personal formula that will complement the existing health program.
In week 9, we'll explore the last layer, spiritual health. We'll meet for a 60 minute session to do a guided plant meditation and then reflect on ways you can commune with nature to nurture that wiser, wilder version of you. We focus on the benefits of acceptance, solidarity and awareness.
Finally, in week 12 we reflect on all the changes you've experienced by spending a last 30 minutes together. We examine how you can continue with what you've enjoyed doing to sustain balance, inspiration and ease. The herbs, diet, bodywork and lifestyle changes will keep widening your window of tolerance and bringing pleasure after this container. You will receive 20% off any consultation and formulas should you work with me further.
The total cost of the Golden Scars program based on your level of financial privilege in Canadian dollars.