I’m Rachel Hardy. I’m a Body-Mind Wellness Coach who helps you heal your nervous system, shift the stress response, and release past trauma on a body-based level… so you can experience more ease, calm, and flow and fully express your creative and spiritual gifts.
My journey into exploring healing and wellness began suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of fourteen, when I became ill with a strange virus that there was no known remedy for. I watched hopelessly as my body and mind began spiraling into chaos, experiencing extreme fatigue, random pain, and strange symptoms of all kinds.
It was the beginning of a long path of seeking answers through both western and “alternative” medicine. As I made my way through endless treatments, doctors, and remedies, my understanding of health and wellness would be turned inside out in a transformational journey through the mind-body connection.
I would eventually find my way to complete healing of the virus, the fatigue, and all the strange symptoms; as well as totally healing the depression that I suffered from for years. (The story’s a long one, but a couple of the key pieces involved transforming my health through a plant-based diet, and healing trauma on a nervous system level. If you want to listen to the full story, you can hear that on the first two episodes of my podcast here).
So, that’s the personal side of the journey. On a professional level, my background includes two decades working in the health and wellness field as a Myofascial Release Therapist, NLP Practitioner, and Mind-Body Wellness Coach. I’ve been blessed to work with hundreds of clients who were seeking more ease and connection, pain-free living, and better levels of wellness in their bodies.
I’ve always been driven to seek deeper, to find solutions and answers for clients that worked better: solutions that were not just about managing pain or symptoms, but rather addressed the root causes and created lasting transformation in the body-mind.
This search for deeper answers was part of what led me into studying nervous system healing. Understanding the role that the stress physiology plays in our health and wellness, and knowing how to release the effects of trauma and stress in the nervous system, has been one of the most transformative pieces I’ve found in creating excellent health (and one of the things that gives me tons of hope for the planet and our collective healing).
My professional training and background includes:
- Somatic Experiencing (Advanced Level)
- NLP Certified Practitioner
- Energy Work Training & Mentoring with Heather White
- Human Potential & Social Artistry Training with Dr. Jean Houston
- Neurokinetic Therapy Certified Practitioner
- Certified Akashic Records Practitioner
- Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist
- Certified Massage Therapist
- 20 years experience in the body-mind wellness field.
I currently work virtually with clients around the world: helping them to release the effects of stress and trauma in the body, create effective and dynamic tools for self care, and bring their spiritual and creative gifts fully online so they can do their highest level work.
This life is an amazing adventure… let’s get you fully grounded and empowered in your body so you can live it to the fullest.