Many people struggle with feeling not good enough. This seems especially inherent in womxn. Anyone old enough to be reading this probably grew up with gender roles and divides instilled in their understanding and experience of the world. An expectation to dress and/or behave a certain way may have weighed heavily on your shoulders if you grew up as a girl but were not the naturally 'girly type.' Anyone deviating from these expectations may have received comments, or damaging 'jokes' about these styles and behaviours, or even commands to change them. This will have made a big dent in self-esteem. As part of this wider picture, womxn are generally taught not to make a scene, not to display anger, or even to assert themselves, and certainly not to 'brag' about what they are good at. These impacts would have been compounded by any intersectionality someone was facing; for example if they were also a person of colour, were disabled, and/or identified as LGBT+.
Author - Zoe Copeland, MFHT
With a background in education, sports coaching and mental health, Zoe began to explore more holistic avenues of helping people with a particular focus on where the mind and body meet. Zoe began her bodywork training in Sports Massage and has since studied other massage theories and techniques, as well as Reiki, to provide a holistic approach to each treatment. With specific training in women's health, trauma and scars, she has developed an intuitive practice which leaves you feeling a positive change in your body and mind after every appointment.