Terra Lyn Anderson MA, R-DMT, LPC Associate, has devoted their life to being a conduit for the healing connection between body and mind for both individuals and the collective.
While pursuing their graduate degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology at Naropa University, Terra began to envision what the healing potential of embodiment would look like on a large societal scale, with people aware and empowered by both thought and feeling, attuned to one another, in love with and trusting of their own bodies, and able to consciously and intentionally regulate their nervous systems. Inspired by the vision of an embodied, empowered and connected society, Terra directed their focus to studying the physical impact and healing of oppression trauma. They pursued supplemental trainings in social power differentials, racial justice, intersectionality, embodied sexuality, gender diversity, and organizational transformation. Terra believes that social justice is inherently tied to the body, as is oppression and trauma. Their unique approach to healing, education and activism is characterized by a commitment to empowering the relationship between body and mind.
Terra’s orientation to both work and life is distinguished by compassion, acceptance, personal growth, humor, and heart. They take solace in many types of artistic expression including dance and painting, as well as in the natural world. Terra is a student of mindfulness practices including meditation and the discipline of Authentic Movement. Their greatest professional passions include working in gender and sexuality diversity, erotic activism, and supporting the accessibility and empowerment of pleasure for all people.
A personal note about my professional passion…
One of the things that has made me fall so deeply in love with the work that I do is the potential that embodiment has to change our world for the better. My deepest passion is at the intersection of identity and pleasure – for who we are so completely informs how we experience our world. Much of my work centers around erotic activism, supporting the accessibility of pleasure through embodiment for all people. I take an intersectional approach to this mission, as I know that the dynamic interplay of each individual identity we hold (race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, size, class, etc.) impacts our ability to experience pleasure in our world. Intersectional embodiment focuses on how we claim freedom from oppression that targets our physical presentation so that we may break through the barriers that keep us from our deepest pleasure, fullest potential, and most fulfilling relationship.