She's called "Dr. Sam" in our networking group, which fits her laid back and welcoming personality. I hope you'll enjoy Dr. Sharonrose Samelak's answers to these questions. She is a lovely, funny, kind human - whose only flaw I've found so far is that she somehow mistakenly believes that running is "fun". Other than that, I adore her!
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What are some things that were important to you as a small child that you can still see echoes or threads of in your life today?
My whole life I have been deeply emotional, whether it is joy or sadness or anything in between. Having people be able to handle my emotions was then and is still a very important part of my life. I have a hard time having deep relationships with people who do not express their emotions authentically or who shy away from mine.
Were aspects of your identity celebrated or suppressed throughout your life? How did this affect you?
See above! I felt like I was often "Too much" as a child and I often hesitate to share my big feelings with people who are new in my life
What does it mean to you to move toward healing? What types of things support your healing journey?
I look at healing as cohesion between my thoughts, my body, my relationships, and my actions. I support that journey with acupuncture, meditation, chiropractic, exercise, deep conversations, and lots of introspective time
What are your thoughts about consent? How does consent show up in your work?
As a Chiropractor, consent is front and center in my life. In my work that involves being open and communicative about how I handle contact with my patients. This is especially important to me when working with children because their consent is often overridden in healthcare.
Are there ways that you engage with somatics (mind + body connection) for yourself?
I work on biofeedback in breathwork exercises on a regular basis as well as meditation.