Self Actualization + Social Liberation
Trauma. Grief. Embodiment.
What is Being Unleashed?
It is embracing our power, our strength, our voice.
It is allowing ourselves to roar out our pain, our anguish, our rage.
It is accepting that we, ourselves, are imperfect and flawed.
It is forgiving ourselves and others for mistakes and missteps.
It is being able to sit with uncomfortable sensations and emotions, without stuffing them down or lashing out at others.
It is feeling in our bones and blood and being that we are enough.
It is unloading the shame that once pushed us down.
It is hearing and honoring our own voice and knowing.
It is looking at other women as sisters and comrades.
It starts with processing the trauma and grief that lives within our bodies, minds, and being.
It is learning to become embodied. To have self-compassion.
It is how we not only change ourselves, our families, our communities; it is how we change our world to become one where all persons are free, respected, autonomous, and interconnected.
I'm Gwynn Raimondi...
...a family therapist who specializes in grief and trauma (personal, cultural, and intergenerational).
...a writer who connects the dots and brings to light the intersections of our own lived experience, our culture, the lives of our ancestors, and trauma.
...a disruptor who insists on shaking up and breaking down the current status quo, both as it exists out in the world and within each of us.
...a fire breather, speaking up and out against injustice, oppression, and abuse.
I am all these things and like all people, so much more.
Cultural Relational Trauma
It is the experience we all having living in our current culture.
A culture where only white, able-bodied, CIS, heterosexual, Christian, upper-middle-class (or more) men are deemed as human and worthy of respect, justice, love, and success.
A culture where the majority of us are abused (psychologically, physically, and sexually), oppressed, gas-lit.
A culture that wants us isolated and alone, constantly competing and tearing each other down.
A culture that wants to keep us all small and quiet, complacent and complicit, obedient and leashed.
A culture where speaking up and out is an act of defiance.
A culture where taking care of our self, by setting boundaries, utilizing our consent, listening to our intuition, is an act of political warfare.
A culture that we must question, disrupt and resist in order to find our Self.
A culture we must breathe fire on to bring about justice and liberation for all people.
So we can all remove our leashes and rise up, together.
I connect the dots and examine the intersections of culture, history, personal experience, and trauma.
So we can heal and dismantle and disrupt and dislodge.
And ultimately burn it all down and rise from the ashes. Together.
Self Actualization + Social Liberation = Being Unleashed
Circles, Retreats, & Workshops
I deeply believe in the power of community.
That in community we truly find our ways to healing and dismantling and dislodging.
That in community we learn to support others and to be supported in each of our own unique journeys to self actualization and contributions to social liberation.
Because of this I facilitate multiple online and in person circles, retreats, and workshops throughout the year.