Peta Dukes

TRAUMA INFORMED RECOVERY COACH & CRANIOSACRAL THERAPIST

REDISCOVER YOUR

Radiant Authenticity

Be supported to move past what’s happened to you to connect with your unbroken essence.

Connect with how trauma affects you (hint: it does)

Co-author your recovery path to create your unique journey

Packages designed to suit your needs (no one-size fits all)

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Let go of shame and connect with guilt-free sacred self-responsibility

Have you struggled with any of the following?

If you have, you’re not alone.

These struggles are way more common than society would have us believe. I’m here to tell you there is a gentle path to recovery, without shame or judgement.

Why are we struggling?

The epidemic of addiction is a direct response to the disconnected environment and way of living we’ve created. Each year we become more and more isolated (whether we’re in lockdown or not) and the underlying pain of that disconnection becomes harder and harder to bear.

It is no wonder in this situation that we look for something to make it stop, or to give us a glimpse of that sense of connection (albeit false) even for a second.

Complex Post Traumatic Syndrome

Gabor Maté notes that we come into the world with two competing needs. The need for full authentic expression and the need for survival. Most of us soon learn that our full authentic expression reduces our chances of survival.

When we express our feelings fully we anger the people we rely on for survival (our parents). Or they simply ignore us. While each of our sets of circumstances are unique, the result is the same.

We learn that being our full authentic selves, expressing what we feel fully, is not ok, and we begin to learn to suppress ourselves – for fear of death (rejection by our caregivers) if we don’t.

This is deeply traumatic. And exceptionally common in western, ‘civilised’ society.

HOW I WORK WITH THE HUMAN CONDITION

Trauma Informed Recovery Coaching

I help people to improve their self-understanding and eventually their self-responsibility, allowing them to achieve their own goals and passions and create profound transformation in their lives.

When you work with me you’ll learn to set realistic, achievable goals that allow you to move closer to your vision for your life at a pace that doesn’t overwhelm you. You’ll begin to recognise and care for your personal needs, reflect and be more introspective, as well as address your self-care. You’ll also explore the effect of your patterns, coping mechanisms and behaviours on yourself and those around you so that you can begin to be more at choice about how you show up in the world.

HI THERE

I'm Peta

Throughout my life, I’ve felt a driving passion for healing as a result of working through my own anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and addiction. I studied craniosacral therapy to better understand the trauma response in the body and help treat peoples’ physical and emotional tension. This form of body work focuses on the body’s parasympathetic nervous system and how it is affected by the stress, tension, and trauma most of us live with today.

My life has involved the pursuits of my own physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual healing. This has given me a passion to help others in turn. As a survivor of childhood trauma and a dysfunctional family environment, I have an intimate knowledge of the profound effects they can have on peoples’ lives.

My qualification in recovery coaching brings my lifetime of learning, study and lived experience together to allow me to work 1-on-1 with a wide range of people to help them cope more effectively with (and even begin to move beyond) the dysregulation so many of us live with today.

MY GUIDING PRINCIPLE

Acceptance of Self

“When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.

The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You are too this, or I’m too this.’ That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.” ~ Ram Dass

Together we’ll remember your unique beauty and value and remind you how to appreciate yourself just as you are.

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