I recently explored the concept of state and the necessity of becoming aware of the state we’re in for self-growth. You can read about that here. Often we unconsciously attempt to shift our internal states in less than ideal ways or seek attention based on our childhood patterns. However, if we become aware of our state, we are then freed to choose a more skilled way to shift this state. We learn how to live from our empowered adult self. …
Psychospiritual and somatic bodywork practitioner
As children, we are vulnerable and deeply dependent on our caregivers to meet most of our needs. This innate need for attachment and belonging drives much of our early childhood experience. However, the strategies used to survive childhood become habitual and conditioned ways that we think, act, and direct our attention. Long into adulthood, we revert back to the same techniques employed in youth to gain love and connection…even when these habits aren’t working anymore. The effects of unprocessed trauma from our past remains stuck in our bodies, minds and color the overall paradigms in which we view life. Suffering often occurs when we continually apply these habits of our childhood to live out our adult experience.
Micah utilizes holistic dialogue, breathwork, and somatic therapies to assist clients in finding their way back to full embodiment and presence. By working to integrate the childhood beliefs, developmental traumas, shock traumas, and patterned behaviors learned in youth, Micah supports his client as they learn to FEEL again; making it possible to create a life filled with safety, meaning and purpose. A life not dictated by past beliefs and habitual patterns, but a life in the here and now, fully present to the unfolding experience of each moment.
Through this therapeutic process, physical and emotional pain is dissolved as the nervous system regulates and the mind and body are returned to homeostasis. Micah works with each client at the pace and intensity that allows them to safely find a path back to their authentic self.
In 2016, Micah co-founded the Wellness Collective in Grand Rapids, MI which exists as a community of holistic practitioners committed to cultivating physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. This collective is formed on the belief that all aspects of life are deeply interconnected and that through collaboration, education, and empowerment, we can offer a new vision of wellness to our community.
In 2018, Micah launched the Vitalist School of Psychospiritual Transformation, which exists to train practitioners in assisting others to release the traumas and inner barriers that block them from experiencing their most authentic selves through psychology, physiology and spirituality.