I am very content to be offering in-person sessions again! While COVID-19 remains a very serious public health reality for which we all play a role in reducing its impact, many of us are making conscientious choices to move forward with our lives in a way that makes space for physical touch. My personal philosophy is one of non-harming and we must recognize that intimate contact poses a risk. With this in mind, some things look a lil different. I am considering which best practices to adhere to so both of us can stay safe & these will shift at any point I deem necessary. Please respect these boundaries and avoid pressuring me into violating them.
ON YOUR END I require that you give me an update on what your practices have been like these past few months. In lieu of a full questionnaire, I am asking you to honestly reflect on symptoms (coughing, sneezing, fever, headache…), potential exposure, recent travel, degree of distancing practiced, etc. and give me a reportback so I know where you’re coming from. Please make this thorough though without every detail. Simple responses of “I’m good/safe” show a lack of consideration to our health and the health of others. Should you develop any symptoms within a week following our session, please contact me.
MY COMMITMENT TO YOU I have been diligent in my distancing since March 12th. I have a small pod I am in limited, close contact with and with whom I remain accountable to for shared boundaries and communication around behaviors. I am choosing further limited engagement with this pod & mutual aid volunteer projects as I resume in-person sessions. These sessions will be limited in number & only with other established, trusted clients. I will be getting tested regularly. I will be thoroughly disinfecting our space before and after our session. I will never schedule nor show up to a session feeling remotely under the weather. If I develop any symptoms within a week following our session, I will contact you.
OUR MEETING -A shower is required upon entering the space prior to physical contact. -Touching of the face & kissing will not be part of our exchange until further notice. -A shower is required after engaging in physical touch.
TO BE CLEAR… -You can be open about your own boundaries and concerns! I’ve stated mine and encourage you to take responsibility for your own health and hygiene. I’m open to conversation, but want to be very clear about the importance of avoiding invoking the “vectors-of-disease” narrative. It is outdated, it is dangerous, and it downright inaccurate. I get you have to be cautious for yourself & your life, ME TOO, so let’s remember we’re all in this together and be impeccable in thought, word, and action.
-We are embarking on what could be an even more meaningful exchange given the unprecedented circumstances we have been under. The potency of our time together will be in large correlation to the degree of reflection and intention you place in the session. I absolutely welcome bringing the whole of you to meet--the anxious, excited, worried, giddy, reserved, and impatient parts of you & beyond! Let this mark the (re)commitment to being really real with another.