Contrary to the common narrative, adoption causes trauma to the individual, which lasts a lifetime. As an adoptee Joy understands, and has lived experience, of how the neurological development adapts following the separation of a baby from it's mother, especially the vagus nerve
,and how that affects the way you interact with the world on a day to day basis.
. Many people, including professionals, have little understanding of this change in the neurological patterning in the adoptees brain and so cannot help the adoptee to heal in the way that is necessary.
Joy has developed a unique treatment plan for adoptees which includes hands on somatic release along with exercises to do at home. It is not easy work and it is recommended that you have an idea of the work that is entailed which includes body work, journalling and dedicating some time to understanding your behaviour and what activates it.
Due to the nature of my business, I endeavor to be able to offer an appointment within 48 hours of initial contact. This means that I require notification of any appointment needing to be cancelled to be done with at least 24 hours notice. Failing to give 24 hours notice will be met with a request for payment in full, to cover the appointment .Any further appointments may need to be secured with pre-payment made via bacs transfer. I regret having to bring in this policy, but the number of late cancellations, and'or no shows recently, has meant that people are made to wait for an appointment longer than is necessary.