Posts by Claire Rother

Claire Rother is a somatic practitioner, nervous system expert, trauma coach, and integrative health specialist. She helps others to reconnect to their innate wholeness, transform trauma, recover from burnout, and create embodied experiences that deeply honor and nourish them. Her work is a passionate and soulful fusion of mind-body modalities that blend together science, somatics, and psychology. You can follow Claire on Instagram here and learn more about her and her work on her website here.

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It’s a Myth That We Can Just “Get Over” Pain and Loss

“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human—in not having to be just happy or just sad—in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” ~C. JoyBell C.

“I just feel like it’s never ending… like I should be more over it by now,” my friend says, her eyes looking down at her mug of tea. She lost a loved one three years ago in tragic circumstances.

Her words make me sad, and there are layers to my sadness: I’m sad for her loss, her grief, for the difficulty she …