New Year BreakThrough 2021

Uplevel your Life with Somatic Practices that Bring Calm, Connection & Power

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Do you feel Anxious, Unhappy, Disconnected, or Stuck?

Your nervous system is under alot of pressure right now. 

The stressors of the coronavirus pandemic, health concerns, political unrest, and the generalized uncertainty of our times have harmful effects on your central nervous system and your emotional well-being.  

These stressors cause your core wound energies to rattle, leading to frequent triggers and moments of emotional upset. 

That's bad news for your relationships and your emotional comfort, but it's really good news for your evolutionary development.

Let me explain...

You see, these emotional and energetic dynamics that are up for you right now are closely connected to the very issues that keep you most stuck in your life. These energies are highly specific to you! Your past experiences, your fears, and your unmet need are the dynamics at play here.

The great news is that a rattled nervous system and emotional intensity present an ideal opportunity for laser-precision inner work.

Active energies are always more available for transformational healing...and a good somatic BreakThrough Coach can help you zero in on the root causes...by following the specific sensations and emotions present in your body and guiding you to gain subtle, yet valuable information from them...and then facilitating you into a structured process to release, shift, or transform the dynamic. The more active the energy, the easier it is to transform it at depth.

You may have experienced something like this before, during a painful breakup that sends you reeling, with core issue of rejection, abandonment, and self-worth that flare up for a short time. A few months down the road and these energies won't be as available to you. You'll have to wait until the next big fight or painful circumstance for these deep core wounds to surface again.

This is why all the experts say to take some time alone after a breakup or even better, to find a good therapist for some healing work before jumping into a new relationship. Otherwise, you miss the opportunity for the inner work that helps you avoid the same mistakes next time. Doing this work while the energies are active brings the greatest results...and offers entirely new possibilities for your future.

Don't waste your pandemic opportunity bingeing on Netflix!

Avoid the Post-Pandemic Stress Disorder that is coming for many people. Address the fear, anxiety, disconnection, and disempowerment that are showing up in your life. Prepare for Post-Pandemic Growth NOW!

I can show you how...

Schedule a free 25 minute "Clarify Your Next BreakThrough" Phone Call!

You'll leave with a map for your growth. No pushy sales tactics or pressure...just good listening and highly-efffective BreakThrough tools, tailored to your needs.

The Secret to Rapid Transformation is the

BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT

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Which Do You Want?

-SAFETY-

Heal your Anxiety

Manage your Emotions

Bring Healing and Care to your Trauma

Feel Safe and Playful again

Find your way back to Trust

-CONNECTION-

Transform a Relationship

Reduce Conflict

Connect to Yourself

Connect to Others

Express Authentically 

 

-POWER-

Find Answers, Clarity, or Direction

Accomplish a Goal

Break a Lifelong Pattern

Overcome Self-Doubt and Low Self-Esteem

Find your Mission or Serve Bigger

I'm James Mayfield Smith. I'm a Somatic BreakThrough Facilitator.

I've been helping people move through emotional crisis and shift life-long patterns for the past 15 years. 

I utilize web-based somatic, or body-centered tools, along with a wide array of cutting-edge mythic, imaginal, shamanic, and bio-energetic tools.

These structured processes help guide you into naturally-induced altered states of consciousness.

In these states, with precision facilitation, you're able to engage in deeper work, connect to your inner wisdom, and find your authentic voice and your deeper power.

My online courses, BreakThrough Circles, retreats, live events, and web-based individual BreakThrough Facilitation all do one thing...

They help you to cultivate the inner BreakThroughs you need to:

  • manage emotions & anxiety
  • transform your relationships
  • and accomplish your goals

...so that you can live your gifts more fully in the world.

BreakThrough Moments create 

NEW POSSIBILITIES

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Why Work with Me?

If you want to release unwanted emotions, calm your nervous system, and find inner peace, I can help. 

My life history and personal initiations make me ideally suited to support your emotional healing.

I've been involved in transformational education and emotional development training for 30 years now. 

I have personally experienced and healed from:

  • Physical and emotional abuse prior to age 3
  • Emotional neglect & abandonment dynamics in early childhood

  • Attachment issues, victim of bullying, and a high degree of insecurity

  • Early lack of interpersonal skills and difficulty creating and sustaining satisfying friendships

  • Low nonverbal communication skills, spatial awareness, and embodiment 

  • Teen pregnancy, dysfunctional marriage in high school, and traumatic physical and emotional abuse from my deeply wounded young wife 

The unmet needs from my early life circumstances required me to seek out transformation-focused work at a young age.

Yet even with all the personal growth work and training I did in my twenties, these unhealed emotional dynamics continued to haunt me and sabotage my relationships until my early thirties.

It took some traumatic acts of self-destruction to finally wake my ass up and get me committed to working through these unhealthy dynamics at depth.

In a time of vulnerability and deep grief, amidst the ashes of a failed marriage and early recovery, I stumbled into the world of breathwork, somatics, inner parts work, and structured psychodynamic processes that promised to transform the ways I related to myself and my circumstances.

 

And It Worked!  

 

The emotional healing has been life-changing. Like everyone, I'm still a work in progress and there's lots I'm still learning, but at age 47, my inner emotional life and outer circumstances are now radically different now than they were 15 years ago.

My nervous system has settled. My attachment style has shifted from avoidant..then to anxious...then to secure. I feel deeply loved and cared for and my relationships are flourishing. I'm no longer run by the fear, anxiety, insecurity, defendendness, narcissism, shame, addiction, and emotional immaturity that dominated the first half of my life.

And an unexpected benefit...this work put the full-blown auto-immune disease I'd had for 20 years (since I was 12 years old) into remission...and it has stayed in remission for 15 years now. I am able to hike, bike, and lead BreakThrough retreats, adventure trips and Wildman Gatherings, which I could never have done before.

Resolving inner conflict and repatterning unhealthy emotional dynamics creates an ideal environment for healing. If you suffer from illness or disease, this work can optimize your nervous system for healing. It calms the fight/run/hide/freeze/collapse response that mammals experience when they feel threatened. This threat response is good for short-term situations requiring quick action but terrible when kept active over long periods. Illnes and disease trigger this sympathetic nervous system response and often keep it switched on for far too long. Somatic BreakThrough work stimulates your vagus nerve and activates your parasympathetic rest/digest/heal response...putting you into a calm, relaxed state, which is the ideal state for healing!

Thanks to many years of investment and training in this work, I'm able to bring master somatic facilitation to artists, healers, entrepreneurs, and change agents who are ready to cultivate BreakThrough moments in their lives.

But don't take my word for it. Scroll to the bottom of this page to hear from ten of my hundreds of clients who've transformed their lives using somatic BreakThrough tools.

WHAT TO EXPECT from Somatic BreakThrough Facilitation

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What Causes Emotional Upset?

Most of us live with hard-to-reach, hurt feelings from our past. These unconscious negative emotions drive the problems we create in our lives. The very young ways of being we develop in our early life continue to haunt us just beneath our conscious awareness, until we choose to discover and repattern these energies.

The traumatic or neglectful experiences from childhood get lodged in your body. They are relived within your central nervous system at times of high stress. When a situation triggers past fears, nerve bundles clustered in the area of the lodged trauma get activated, causing us to feel the old emotions again. These are feelings we naturally try to avoid. This avoidance of feeling specific sensations drives many of our sabotage behaviors. Getting to these energies in order to work with them in an effective, transformative way is a primary goal of this work.

BreakThrough Moments bring RESULTS

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How Does It Work?

Life is lived from the inside-out. When we use somatic-based inner dialogue tools and structured bioenergetic processes to repattern our central nervous system to a place of safety, playfulness and joy, new possibilities emerge:

  • We find the internal security we long for and a deeper sense of trust and possibility become available
  • We find our inner connection to ourselves and begin to feel more at ease in our skin and available for connection to others
  • We interrupt the internal dialogue and sensations of disempowerment within and discover new confidence in ourselves and optimism for our future

These BreakThroughs fundamentally shift how we experience our own felt-sense presence of ourselves. We begin to perceive our circumstances, our emotions, and our meaning-making in entirely different ways. From this new place, problems disappear and solutions show up in their place.

 

NOW is the best time to do inner work and emotional healing.

 

The generalized insecurity from COVID-19 and the failure of previously successful control-based coping mechanisms make these sensations more accessible. If you have emotional or physical sensations occurring in your body, I can facilitate you towards a BreakThrough moment. These sensations are the side door into your unconscious. Access to your unconscious ego defenses using non-ordinary states of consciousness allow you an opportunity to repattern your internal dynamics in more healthy ways that can unleash your true potential.

The individuals and organizations who thrive after a market contraction are those who spend the down market wisely optimizing for resilience and success. This is GO Time. To be ready to thrive in 2021, NOW is the time to heal those pesky core wounds that still keep you fearful, disconnected, and disempowered.

You get to choose your medicine...

I recommend playful, gentle inner work that is highly transformative.

Why Lisa RECOMMENDS JAMES  as a coach

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Lasting transformation usually requires a BreakThrough moment at some point along the journey.

If you flounder and never get to the BreakThrough moments, you stay stuck.

But once you unlock the skills to consistently cultivate BreakThrough moments, you'll never have to remain stuck again.

I've created a checklist of the 13 most helpful somatic BreakThrough tools to use for emotional healing during this global pandemic.

I've added in a valuable toolkit that gives a simple explanation of the how to use each tool to nurture a BreakThrough moment.

If you want to learn how to consistently and reliably cultivate a BreakThrough Moment, download my Pandemic BreakThrough Tools Checklist & Toolkit. It's my gift to you.

If this work excites you, then register for one of our free web-based BreakThrough Circles on our events page or make an appointment to have a one-on-one phone or web-based conversation about your specific BreakThrough goals.

l'm honored to be an ally on your journey during this epic moment in human history.

Much Love,

James

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What Clients Say...

"James is an incredible coach!"

Dr. Jill Strom DC CACCP FASA
Author of The Cura Convergence: Healing Through Science and Spirit

"This process has changed the way I relate to my friends and family. I'm now communicating better. My daughter just had a baby and she asked me to come help, which is huge, because we haven’t had this kind of connection since she was 13."

Jenni StarShine Joerger
Artist / Writer / Activist for Survivors of Domestic Violence

"I’ve gotten great results with James as my coach. When we did somatic voice dialogue work, I noticed immediately that the pressure and weight I’ve carried in my neck was gone. It stayed gone and still hasn’t returned. And I'm a chiropractor!"

Dr. Zac Lyons
Chiropractor, Body Shaman & Soul Guide

"James’ skills help people to really sink in to find out what’s true for them and where their power lies."

Jeff Aicken
Builder

"I’m really good at being feminine and creative, but my ability to finish projects needed some work. Working with my masculine energy helped me learn how to get things done in the world."

Dr. Adina Ravenswood
Doctor of Pharmacy

"I’m feeling more at peace with my life and I’m definitely on the other side of the trauma."

Russ Greco
Founder & President at IMEDIADIRECT

"James does a superior job at holding space for deep healing. My struggle has always been honoring my own needs and boundaries while others pull for my attention. The techniques James uses enabled me to reclaim energy from very old wounds. I continue to use James as a resource and recommend his Breakthrough work to other highly empathic folks and those in the healing arts field."

Dr. Stephanie McGuirk
Doctor of Acupuncture

"A lot of times we’re holding onto emotional issues that we’re not even aware of. This process helps you tap into the core of things and what is not serving you so you can release it. It’s helping me alot and keeping me in a lighter place. I’m also finding a new way to connect with friends and families."

Carie Cave
Small Business Owner

"I came to James because I wanted some breakthroughs around childhood trauma and relationships. One of the breakthroughs I had is that I found some things my inner child didn't receive...things that are necessary. I was able to start giving these things to myself and as a result, now I'm able to face the difficulties of life from a place of stability, from a place of healing and strength."

Tim Ely
Artist, Yogi & Spiritual Seeker

"James never made me feel wrong for where I was or what I was dealing with. There was nothing that couldn't be put on the table. He made it easy for me to soften and drop into the space and really do some deep inner work."

Lisa Lola
Energy Healer

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