The Motion of Gratitude®

Breaking Boundaries: Navigating Life Outside of the box: Conversation with Jacqueline Westhead

October 16, 2023 Shannon Missimer
The Motion of Gratitude®
Breaking Boundaries: Navigating Life Outside of the box: Conversation with Jacqueline Westhead
Show Notes

In this episode, we’re joined by the incredible Jacqueline Westhead to discuss her journey of self discovery and how that journey has led to a life of not fitting so neatly into any one box. 

 Jacqueline Westhead is a facilitator, dancer, musician, and author with over 25 years of experience offering her unique blend of tools internationally through her workshops, retreats, and private sessions. She is a certified somatic educator, massage therapist, and sound healing practitioner with trainings in meditation, counseling, and yoga. She has studied chant, healing modalities, and world music with visionary teachers around the globe as well as touring with acclaimed Kirtan musicians. In her career as a performer, she has had the privilege of sharing the stage with a wide array of visionary artists and her choreography with a diverse range of audiences.

Jacqueline is an ever-enthusiastic student of awareness, kindness, curiosity, joy, mind body science, and humanity. She continues to travel and study to expand her understanding of her work and the role it plays in our evolving world.

Jacqueline began teaching and developing her practice in 1991. Sound Body Wisdom coalesced in 1995 and continues to evolve. She has refined and developed her work to meet each individual wherever they may be and help develop tools specifically for their needs. Her passion lies in making the potential of our mind body accessible and the rewiring, shifting, or unwinding of patterns that don’t support connectivity in our lives. Her effectiveness is born from her own journey with trauma and her “sink or swim” experience towards changing her life. Through her research and experience she has developed Sound Body Wisdom techniques and seen them empower and change peoples lives.

Jacqueline believes it is the role of the teacher to support the individual in developing their personal expression, inner resource and discovering for themselves what gets in their way of loving themselves without limitation. She realizes each person is unique and offers practical guidance and intuitive wisdom rooted in the effective applications of experiential learning. Jacqueline is a student of meditation and spiritual traditions who continues to travel and study to expand her understanding of her work and the role it plays in our evolving world. She published Touching the Invisible: A Field Guide for Living in the Fall of 2017 and is committed to serving the journey of all individuals.



Through this conversation we talk about the beauty of evolving and exploring parts of ourselves and how sometimes through that process it can feel scary and confusing when you no longer fit into any one box. If you are finding yourself in a new space, and don't yet know how to define it- take a listen!  We hope you find nuggets that resonate and give you peace knowing you are not alone in that journey!

Connect with Jacqueline:

You can find Jacqueline through her own podcast Sound Body Wisdom, or through her website Soundbodywisdom.com

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