what is

Embodiment Coaching?

Lucine’s embodiment coaching practice comes from a diverse range of training and experience during the last 22 years. From yoga and trauma informed yoga teacher trainings, to work with trauma in Colombia, apprenticing in traditional shamanic practices of the Shipibo healers in Peru, to training in 5Rhythms, and finally integrating the somatic components of Internal Family Systems model.

In an Embodiment Coaching session all of these tools are available, we are guided by the body where to begin. A client brings a theme that has been arising in their life and, with somatic resourcing, we uncover the unconscious patterns that are held in the body, release or integrate these patterns and then create a new pathway forward.

Embodiment Coaching is the way to go if you are working with parts that are pre-verbal or non-verbal, or parts that you have had a difficulty connecting with or understanding.

What to expect in an

Embodiment Coaching with Lucine

    Just as all therapeutic process, Embodiment coaching is a process, and generally takes place over a series of sessions. Most clients work with a blend of embodiment sessions and more talk focused IFS sessions. This is something that can be arranged once we’ve established a working relationship

    Sessions begin with filling out a vision form describing your current situation, as well as the way you would like to feel moving forward.  We have an initial session either in person (Elwood, Victoria) or via zoom.  We may get into process work in the initial session, or we may spend time setting up our therapeutic container, agreements, and describing the current context.

    After a brief check in around what is currently happening, the session begins with an embodied enquiry (moving by yourself and/or together) as well as witnessing/mirroring. At the close of the embodiment section you’ll be invited to draw and/or free write before coming together again to share reflections and next steps to focus on in between our sessions.

    Come dressed in comfortable clothing and prepared to move, while writing and drawing supplies are available, you may prefer to bring your own.

    *Please note unless otherwise arranged, movement sessions are held at the Angling Club in Elwood and session time is only confirmed once venue availability is confirmed. Higher fees reflect venue costs for the movement studio.

    Pricing and

    How to book

    You can book an initial session here, or if you still have further questions or want to find out if we are a good fit, you can book a free 20 minute check in session here.

    The pricing of individual sessions is listed in the booking systems, with pricing due to increase at the end of 2023 financial year. Please note there are packages available here, which offer a discount of up to 10% less than booking sessions individually.

    "I had done some past work but struggled to integrate and find cohesion. Body movement is a universal language that has bridged the language barrier between parts of self. Combining 5Rhythms and IFS has brought me to a place of unity within me that I've never experienced."

    Zane Williams, Melbourne

    "How to describe Lucine? No one label fits. Neither counsellor nor therapist do her justice. She’s a wise teacher, a best friend, a shaman, a spirit guide. She’s my lifeline through major life transitions and the smaller, still challenging, bumps in life. I can share all parts of me with her, even those thoughts I dare not voice to myself, much less to anyone else, and I still feel accepted and loved. At times I feel like she’s working a kind of magic, weaving together threads in my life I haven't recognised. She knows exactly what to say to guide me, to comfort me, to shed light, to challenge me and my limiting beliefs in a loving way. She enables me to go to the places my soul craves and my mind fears. She knows how to walk the line between giving me the love and support I need and when to hold me accountable and push me out of the nest so I can fly on my own. She’s a conduit to a higher wisdom already in me but forgotten along the way. That remembering is like finding my way home and belonging again. "

    Michelle Swenson, Senior IT Business Analyst, Melbourne, Australia

    "I have been working with Lucine in one on one sessions for some years. She is like a dive buddy. Always there when I need support being brave, looking out for my best interests and reminding me to be present and to do the work. It isn't easy. Sessions usually bring a wave of emotions as we dive beneath the surface and explore the depths. I believe I am living more of my life. I am able to give more to my loved ones, to be present and to be honest. I hope I have Lucine in my life for many more years."

    H.B, Tender Manager, Melbourne

    "I really benefit from the immediacy of the sessions and the gifts and messages that come to me through movement. These “take-home’s” play into my week, helping to inform how I interact with and interpret the surroundings and situations I find myself in. With a raised awareness and embodied perspective, my understanding is deepened, and thoughtfully layered through the lens of the learnings gleaned from each session. It’s a rewarding self-gift, and with her intuitive, considered, fun and caring approach, Lucine gets to the heart of the matter, and the dance begins. Thanks Lucine, I didn’t realise just how worthwhile this would be until I experienced it and I’m so glad I did."

    Lainie C. (Art Therapist) St. Kilda, VIC, Australia

    "I respect Lucine’s work and enjoy her classes. I also love all things to do with the soul’s evolution into love but Lucine takes this from a different perspective to my work. From my position she works with the shadow side of the human psyche and her workshop allowed me to reconnect with a lost side of my childhood. I found this immensely rewarding and satisfying and I left the series feeling like I had gained deeper insight into another aspect of my life. I highly recommend Lucine as a facilitator and I thoroughly enjoyed her Empowered Body series workshop."

    Joanne Terkel,  Psychologist, Dance Movement Therapist (prov DMT), Creator of DanSc – Dance Acceptance New Spirit Connection