The Well 52: Meagan Connley
Tell Us a Little Bit About Yourself...
I'm a trauma-informed Enneagram and somatic therapy practitioner + mindset and embodiment guide based in the greater Cincinnati area who supports individuals on the path of remembering their wholeness. In being present with you, I leverage my professional background, multiple certifications, and lived experience of healing and growth work to allow for discovering a deeper truth together. In addition to my MBA and 12 years of corporate analytics and consulting experience, I have over 170 hours of Enneagram training through IEA accredited programs, and am also certified in Somatic Trauma Therapy, Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead curriculum, PSYCH-K®, Yin Yoga, Breathwork, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
What is the most important thing you do for your wellness?
In a broad sense, the most important thing I can do for my whole person wellness is to give myself love. This can look like getting 8.5 hours of sleep, dry brushing, and intuitive eating. This can also look like moving my body in the way it wants to be moved in each moment, which might be dancing and singing, jumping on a rebounder, a gentle walk, or resting. It also includes talking kindly to myself, allowing my emotions to be felt and processed, and deeply connecting with myself and others.
What is one piece of advice you'd give to others?
Hold yourself with compassion and tenderness, especially as you lean into edgework. We can't force or shame ourselves into change, we love ourselves back to wholeness.
What is one quote/ mantra you live by?
Not exactly a mantra, but lately I have been so inspired and connected to the song Let it Be and the idea of surrender to what is, while knowing there is unconditional love to be experienced even in the darkest of days.
Brag on yourself- what is something you are REALLY proud of?
I am grateful for the healing I have experienced in my life, and the freedom, joy and peace that I experience regularly. I am grateful for the opportunity to share what I have learned and experienced with others, and now do this in a full-time way as I recently transitioned out of corporate work. It has been quite a journey to get here and I have let go of so many old ways of being, I am grateful to myself for doing that work and grateful to others who supported along the way.
Anything else you'd like to add?
With edgework and any healing work, take your time. You are exactly where you need to be, and while it may feel uncomfortable, this process is the goal. Being in each moment is the goal. Our bodies might need time to adjust. The paradox is that the more we can accept ourselves just as we are, the more that we soften, loosen and shift the patterns that no longer serve us.
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