About Satori Clarke

Breathwork Facilitator // Mindset & Wellness Coach

Offering guidance and support for your profound transformation.

Supporting the world to heal itself: to live in harmony, ease and wellness.

When we connect deeply with our inner resources for healing and growth, we expand our capacity to consciously engage at at home, work, and within our communities with integrity and kindness.

Connecting to my own source, and empowering others to connect to theirs ( our inner resource, our body’s innate wisdom & healing capacity ).

We can find relief from trauma, depression and anxiety without fighting our body, mind, emotions, or spirit. When we choose to move into, with, and through whatever arises, we allow it to teach us and transform us and release and create space for hope, inspiration and peace to take its place.

This is an act of self-responsibility. When we are supported/receive co-regulation it is easier to fully lean in and  surrender to the process.

Our Story

“I am a guide and a coach for healing and transformation on conscious and subconscious levels. I am on a mission to connect clients to their inner resources and potential, to experience extraordinary wellness, and to live the life they have only ever dreamed of. ”
-Satori Clarke

Living on and visiting various continents provided perspective to the variety of cultures, ways of living and value systems that exist in the world. My life has been enriched from experiencing ancient traditional practices and ways of relating to social and physical environments.

Studying health through a holistic body-mind-spirit lens ignited a fascination of the connection between gut and mental health. This is a relationship that goes both ways: how we think and feel influences the nutrients we absorb from what we eat, and what and how we eat influences how we feel and think. This program taught me to view the body and human experience as a whole, addressing the body-mind-spirit connection of everything that we do.

I had the opportunity to dive into the structure and function of our nervous system, brain and resulting psychological experiences associated with these parts. Deep engagement with scientific literature assists my skills in critical thinking and assessing the efficacy of many treatments and modalities. My research into the neurological and positive psychology literature surrounding breathwork grounded my desire to train in and share this modality.

With hundreds of hours spent in my own sessions and training, working with my clients in private and group facilitation, I continue to be a student of breath and what our bodies are capable of healing. I have witnessed drastic changes in my own wellbeing through this technique. The experie

nces I have had in my own sessions offered a glimpse at the way the human design is organized to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. To not only move from suffering to surviving, but into thriving.

Why does breathwork matter in our modern world?

  • It is all too common for us to accept living in dis-ease. Adverse childhood experiences, trauma and stressful life experiences impact our energy levels, ambition, focus, memory, mood, mental and physical health (1-2). Our emotional reactions are dictated more by our physiological state than the external circumstance. They also have an impact beyond our lifetime, affecting generations (1-3).  PLUS, being triggered left, right and centre feels uncomfortable, like we are out of our own ‘control’ (response – ability),  and typically inhibits our sense of connection, wellbeing and peace.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) called depression the global leading cause of disease in 2018. WorkSafe BC has now acknowledged PTSD and other mental health disorders as viable claims.
  • Underlying all this ^^: we are not connected inward. We haven’t practiced or been given opportunity to understand cues from the body, the information our emotional and triggered reactions are providing, and the influence our thoughts and mindset have on satisfaction and experience of life.

I already know how to breathe, how does breathwork help?

We activate the sympathetic branch, a stress response, allowing old stress or trauma to be brought to the surface, expressed and completed. With that released, we move into a deep state of rest, activating the parasympathetic branch, giving our body time to integrate and rewire neural patterns. In each session, we are training (reminding) our nervous system to effectively self-regulate, moving through and releasing, rather than getting stuck in a stress or trauma response. The more we practice this through breathwork, the more entrained it is in our nervous system and will happen spontaneously in our daily lives.

Experientially that often looks like:

  • Becoming consciously aware of our full capacity (creativity, feeling each emotional wave, to release, etc.)
  • Altering neural activity making it easier to reset subconscious beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world
  • Integrating trauma & stress from the past in order to be and feel present and at ease
  • Consciously engaging the parasympathetic nervous system ( rest, digest, restore, repair), especially important in our fast-paced world to complete critical biological processes

What do we LOVE about this approach?

Simplicity:

It’s breathing. Our bodies have more capacity to heal than we, in the global north, give credit to or know how to tap into. Yet we have it literally under our noses.

Accessibility:

Everyone breathes an average of 23,000 times per day. Not only is it free to breathe, but we have access to it every moment that we are alive, even when we sleep.

It’s natural:

While pharmaceuticals can provide support through our process, we don’t know the side-effects of staying on these synthetic drugs long term. Depression and anxiety are being diagnosed at younger and younger ages, and pills are being prescribed during foundational stages of nervous system development, without fully understanding the potential consequences. And yet… everyone breathes. We know the basic consequences of breathing.

Furthermore, pharmaceuticals are bandaids and tourniquets that do not address the root problem, but alleviate some symptoms (offering relief that is necessary for many!!). With breathwork and other somatic therapies, we can alter our physiological state (activity and communication within the physical body) that are causing said symptoms. We work with the body’s natural design instead of introducing external substances.

Citations:

1) Cooney, C. A. (2007). Epigenetics–DNA-based mirror of our environment?. Disease Markers23(1, 2), 121-137.

2) Slavich, G. M., & Irwin, M. R. (2014). From stress to inflammation and major depressive disorder: a social signal transduction theory of depression. Psychological bulletin140(3), 774.

3) Pembrey, M. E., Bygren, L. O., Kaati, G., Edvinsson, S., Northstone, K., Sjöström, M., & Golding, J. (2006). Sex-specific, male-line transgenerational responses in humans. European journal of human genetics14(2), 159-166.)

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