A masochism healing and integration initiative from a compassionate and encouraging source. Masochism can be a lonely & scary road, and one that not many people understand unless they have really felt or experienced it on some level themselves. If you have, or are currently struggling with this, you're not alone. Becoming aware of the power these beliefs or tendencies have held over us throughout our lives is not a simple or short process, but a life long journey of developing self-trust and resiliency.
This is a one on one peer mentoring space to discuss the perspective of conscious masochism. Through this process, we will conceptualize the threads of masochism in our experiences and current self perceived identity, dissolving aspects that do not feel true for us or serve our health and happiness.
These conversations are essentially soul chats, gently guided by a process of inner inquiry.
This is not a cure, treatment, or substitute for counseling or psychiatric help. I want to affirm up front that I'm not a doctor, therapist, psychologist or life coach. What I am offering is a safe space to share your experiences, questions or thoughts on masochism, with someone who's been in the trenches and still battles those urges every day. Consider this peer support. That being said, not everyone's ready for that.
If you have an active addiction, are trapped in an abusive relationship or are battling more significant mental health issues and you have not yet pursued or received deeper help, then this perspective may not be right for you on it's own yet. In addition to guided and supervised treatment of your choosing (whatever is right for you, whether clinical or spiritual), this can serve as a beautiful, soft and accepting space to openly share your ongoing masochistic tendencies or desires that limit or damage your inner connection to self-love, self-worth and belonging, easing you out of judgment, shame or fear.
Your privacy and confidentiality is of the utmost importance. These topics can come shrouded in shame, discomfort or embarrassment, I know from my own experience.Whatever you share will never leave our sessions. As you share what’s present for you, I’ll meet you with loving presence, permission to lean into your own inner wisdom, and offer practices to support with your own mindful integration.
Through this journey, we will...
+ focus on emotional, psychological and physical masochism; whichever facets are relevant for you
+ place context around our experiences with masochism in it's many forms, in our past and present
+ experiment with integrating our sadomasochistic nature mindfully into everyday life
+ share experiences that may need reframing through the lens of compassion and self-acceptance
+ gently address the trauma wounds and masochistic injuries we've incurred over the years
+ explore how our relationships are impacted by unaddressed sadomasochistic tendencies & beliefs
+ witness the feelings of neglect and shame our inner sadomasochist feels around it's desires
+ discover and play with personalized, healthy and safe alternative sources for masochistic supply
witness our romanticizing of pain & suffering
untangle from relentless self-sabotage
release our damaging addictions to darkness
nurture self-acceptance, tenderness and firm resiliency
we reclaim our power through redirecting our inner masochist, seeing through to it's truth, merely hungry for approval, challenge, struggle and meaning.
Conscious Masochism Mentorship Includes...
+ 2 Calls with Rachel or Email Support (depending on which connection form is most comfortable)
+ Check-In emails between calls throughout the month to discuss challenging moments that arise
+ Conscious Masochism eBook (PDF Download, Binder Workbook Edition also available, mailed to you)
+ Conscious Masochism Safety Checklist and Resources to help you breakdown the beliefs that keep you attached to unsafe desires and how to sit with the uncomfortable longing
+ Sample Conscious Masochism Agreement to model your own after if you feel so inclined
Humanize your inner masochist, hold her hand, give her your understanding, acceptance and love. Breathe with her.
She is grieving, terrified that she will starve. Scared her need for masochistic supply will never be filled without costing her safety and happiness. Scared that she truly doesn’t matter, that she isn’t worth it, that she's bad, that she doesn’t even deserve the little bit of pleasure in life that she allows herself, through pain.