Hi, I'm Madison nees 星

Originally, I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have lived and practiced on Kumeyaay land (San Diego) since 2012. I am an artist, human, guide, and facilitator. I do not know what is best for you but I think you might. I will hold a torch while you find your way. 

I firmly believe in the ritual instinct and the importance of resurrecting this in bodies. I also believe that all humans are artists – not just the few afforded the ability to study it. Creativity and ritual are linked — They are also innate. In our work together, we will explore both.

I have worked in the addiction (ritual gone awry) and mental health industry since 2015. I am a Certified Radical Aliveness Practitioner as well as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. I have dedicated myself to studying many somatic processes, including Core Energetics, Radical Aliveness and energy healing. Shinto and various animistic ideologies from my ancestry inform my spirituality and how I work with others.

My own journey includes healing from drug use, anorexia nervosa, loss of culture and self. When I began my journey of personal transformation, I did not understand that the pull to somatics was a call of my ancestors. I was being pulled to embody all the gifts my mother could not and ultimately lost her life suppressing. I was being pulled to feel the things my Grandmother had no language for.

My body knew the language however, and it spoke in illness, pains, aches and rage. During this process, I discovered gifts hidden beneath these repressed emotions. These gifts were the sensations, intuition and creativity of my lineage. When I stopped trying to push these parts away, I wondered what would happen if I let them grow. They grew into my practice today.

I work with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. I believe in a non-expert model that empowers the individual and collective to tap into their own wisdom rather than me as facilitator having the answers. My goal is to create spaces where groups and individuals can explore aspects of their identity and backgrounds. I welcome feedback and regularly seek supervision from practitioners that are in alignment with my values.