About

Hi, I'm Madison nees 星

I am Radical Aliveness practitioner, counselor and artist. My practice focuses on the intersection of ecology, somatics and spirituality. I have worked in the substance use and trauma treatment industry since 2015. I am a certified Radical Aliveness Facilitator as well as a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. 

When I began my journey, I did not understand that the pull to somatics was a call of my ancestors. I was being pulled to heal all the things my mother could not and ultimately lost her life avoiding. 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. The gifts were the grief. They were also the intuition and creativity of my lineage. 

I always tried to “do” something with the emotions but my healing advanced the more I simply sat with them. Instead of trying to push them 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.

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