Breakthrough Spirit is about humans, and allowing humans to be fully and wonderfully themselves. The fundamental values of the work are about integrity, sense-making, compassion, freedom and relationality.

Integrity is being whole and desiring that all humans experience wholeness – to include and invite a fuller sense of self and expression of self into the world. This is an ever-expanding definition of who you are, of who you want to be, and being able to decide for yourself how you express this “you” in real life. Integrity is like the tides, they are ever moving within a range of what it is to be the tide, yet the waters can always be changing. (Opposite to stagnancy).

Sense-making is a profound inner knowing that you make sense. That your experiences are allowed to make sense to you, and that you make sense at all times. Your feelings make sense. Your desires and grief make sense. Your perceptions and understanding of the world make sense. Much of what I bring in sense-making is linked to attachment theory and IPNB (big concepts that simply mean that we are relational beings that can be both confused and inspired by the relationships we live.) Sense-making is also about taking each person seriously in their experiences. All while adding a fine balance of perspective, acceptance and detachment – the building blocks of being able to grieve for things/people lost and all that will never be.

Compassion is the expression of both gentleness and power – combined, the truest forms of one’s essence can fully be expressed and known and welcomed into the world, in knowing that compassion inspires us to move forward and to be with ourselves and others, and be kind to ourselves in the process. Compassion seeks to hold ourselves in the most human form of who we are – humans as never-ending and wondrous mysteries AND creatures of habit and influenced by socio-cultural realities.

Freedom is being-liberation (as a play on words of body-liberation) is a huge component of my work. Based on humanistic psychology and Integral Development teachings, being-liberation is about becoming and existing as a whole person. To have space and safety to live out feelings, longings, desires, fears, and any lived experience with the acknowledgement that everything that is experienced in important and can be welcomed with gentleness and care. Being-liberation is the result of presence, and being warmly-welcomed in all that you are. My practice is about being present to you in your current experience, with curiosity, empathy, gentleness and affirmation. This is about body-liberation, mind-liberation, and radical acceptance of ALL that we are.

Relationality is the understanding of our nature to be in connection with others. Coming from the lens that we can be hurt in relationship, and that we can heal in relationship – and that we are not meant to always go it alone.

About the founder

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Hi, I’m Julia!

Areas of work at a glance:

  • Resonant Language Accompaniment
    – Resonant Practitioner (2021)
  • Integral Development Coaching – Certified Coach (2021)
  • Non-Violent Communication – Trainer and Coach (2019)

I have always had a desire for learning and growth, which has brought me far into the world of understanding who and how we are as humans. I worked for 15 years in the humanitarian field, travelling far and wide (Chad, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan), implementing social and health programming for children. This brought my passion for caring for others and organisational capacity-building together, and I thrived on the sense of adventure, discovery, and complexity experienced. My sense of global/meta understanding and the intersectionality of how we interact was expanded and grew my curiosity about human nature and our interconnectedness.

My experience in the humanitarian field, is also directly related to my personal development journey, which started with a year-long burnout in 2015, that not-so-gently invited me into a world of self-knowledge and self-compassion.

Starting with psychotherapy, I began to understand that I am an individual human being, and that I am allowed to exist, fully and wholly in who I am. This, however, was insufficient for me to understand and actually live the life I wanted in relationship with others, it was missing fundamental relational pieces that I so craved. So, I went looking! And landed in workshops about Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and Resonant Language – which allowed me to connect to my energy of life (needs-based living), creating space for the importance of needs, and an ever-expansive desire to bring this into my relational world.

Since 2019, I have spent over 1000 hours in experiential and in-depth learning about NVC, IPNB, polyvagal theory and trauma work – primarily through Resonant language (thank you Jaya Manske and Sarah Peyton) and NVC (Thank you Josée Mayrand and Spiralis). I am clearly dedicated to my expansion/evolution journey, which brings me gently closer to my own ever-growing presence in my accompaniment work.

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My approach

I bring my natural ability for joy and gentleness to the accompaniment work.

For me, there is no difference between the person accompanying someone during seasons of their journey and the person I am myself becoming. In other words, accompaniment is the relational field of our work together. I am dedicated to bringing presence to the journey and the parts woven together in accompaniment.

I find joy and delight in accompanying others in their self-discoveries, desires, and relationships. I find a lot of meaning in “not journeying alone” and the understanding that we are not, and were never meant to go alone through life.

My way of engaging and navigating with others is through this relational space. Creating a trusting relational space that is held for you, to be seen and known in what you are experiencing.

In the simplest terms, I enjoy being present with people.

Presence that includes:

  • powerful reflections – to see you as you are
  • deep reflections – to connect with the multitude of feelings and experiences you have
  • an experience of a sense of gentleness and awe – valuing, esteeming, and celebrating the exact person you are. To be with you in your existence.

I am a spectrum thinker, a systems connector and a complex and mysterious human being. I enjoy and thrive in connecting to the complexity of situations, cultures, systemic issues, epigenetics, and the intersectionality of patriarchy and collective trauma.

I am able to quickly grasp and connect to multiple and complex thought processes. I believe we are mysterious and wonderfully complex humans, that need understanding; with brains, hearts, and bodies that want to be understood and seen in our fullest expression. Sometimes that fullest expression can seem confusing, or scary, or even unwanted in a world that prefers (and has only created space for) simplicity. Discovering our own inherent beauty and fullness is a natural desire. One that I encourage, connect with, and hope to hold space for in accompaniment with others.

My sense of leadership, accompaniment, and coaching comes with the essential basics of warmth and caring, for the individual and for the whole.

It is only after it is liberated that the self begins to be articulate, to grow, and to develop its creativity. THIS IS NOT A HOMECOMING, since this home has never before existed. It is the creation of home.
– Alice Miller