heal long-term patterns in just weeks or months.
Private sessions designed to free you from the past.
If any of these are running your life:
- My body is wracked with pain
- I just feel disconnected
- My thoughts and judgements make me miserable
- I'm out of touch with my body
- I just don't feel alive anymore
- I feel unexpressed
- I keep stuffing emotions down and they're building up
- I'm living my life but I don't feel like I'm LIVING fully
- I feel trapped and I want to feel FREE
THIS WILL TURN IT AROUND
How it works.
In an in depth, private session, we are about to begin decoding the sacred messages from your body, so we can unravel and release whatever is still tangled up in your system.
Using conversation, and eventually various levels of touch, we'll discern where you are ‘present’ and where you are 'empty' or ‘hiding’ in your body and mind, so we can bring you back.
Chronic diseases. Depression. Painful love patterns. They’re all expressions of a deeper wound; a loss of innocence.
Do you remember when you ‘lost’ yours?
Your body remembers. Your body remembers everything. I touched a woman's shoulder and she remembered when her sister passed away, because someone touched her shoulder to console her. As we processed it, her whole life lightened.
I held up a man's arm, and he suddenly missed his father, because his father used to take him across the street by that arm when he was a toddler. After the wave of remembrance, peace and relief. He was able to look fondly on memories with his father for the first time.
What is your body's story?
We’ll zero in on the staggering network of intelligence that is your body and mind, and you'll understand how they've been whispering to you (or screaming) through your patterns and your pain.
*Not every client experiences specific memories, though many do. Some feel emotion or the sensation of energy flow.
WELCOME TO THE BEAUTY OF MOVING FORWARD.
FLOW clients often say they're feeling a piece of themselves for the first time. A leg. An arm. A heart. Tears roll down their faces as they feel the flow.
Not so long ago, I would not have understood. Now I do. It's a mystical experience. I remember when I felt my legs ‘for the first time’. I was thirty years old. I cried tears of joy. I hadn't even known I hadn't been feeling them before. I hadn't thought about it.
“My experience with Steven has been life changing, and I don’t say this lightly.
You will experience major break throughs and your life will change. ”
-Tamara Albaitis, Artist, San Francisco, California.
How Flow is Different...
THE QUALITY OF CONNECTION DIFFERENCE.
Call me old fashioned... in a world where real connection can be hard to find, (everything diluted and digital), I'd prefer to work closely and one-on-one with you, in intensive private sessions.
I insist on unheard of 2 or 3 hours long FLOW somatic sessions. Even the FreeFlow Consult is longer than most practitioners' entire sessions.
This is how we'll get to the deepest layers for the deepest healing.
Whether that means asking questions no one has ever asked you before, listening compassionately as you share your truth, honoring where you are while gently ushering you onward, holding a body part that had been forgotten or abandoned, or fearlessly going into the shadows with you.
Soon, you'll walk into a room and smile at how far you've come.
of or relating to the body, especially as distinct from the mind.
Note: I am not a 'somatic therapist' or a 'somatic experiencing™' practitioner or a TRE practitioner. Those are valuable modalities, but what I do will give you much better results in one-on-one sessions.
I think 'somatic' is an overused word. Most 'somatic' therapists use verbal cues to guide you to places in your body, and results can be subtle. What I do involves varying degrees of pressure, and often deep touch, for profound results.
I'll continually bring you back in touch with your body through touch.
Because that’s where life happens.
I’ll help you regain your center, stand your ground, reclaim your power, your voice, and your body, literally. Then metaphorically.
If you're stuck on some issue in your life... I’ll help you EXPERIENCE that stuck-ness IN YOUR BODY so you can move through it.
What's on the other side will be thrilling and unexpected.
You'll feel the energy FLOW through you.
My name is Steven Budden.
I'm the founder of Flow Healing Arts, where I use somatic strategies to help enhance the quality of peoples' lives (people like you). I've had a few 'awakening' experiences that changed my own relationship to life. Since then I've felt compelled to share that FLOW.
Since 2011, I've been helping people break free of the past and thrive.
I live in a cabin in the redwoods in Sonoma County. I moved here from the Bay Area, to get into nature and into the silence, and to listen to the whispers of inspiration.
It doesn't much matter whether your crisis is in the realms of love or health; work or play.
It was just the catalyst to get you here.
NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE, LET'S SEE HOW I CAN SUPPORT...
“Shaman, magician, healer. I have never felt so much joy in the unraveling of self! Each session is so beautifully crafted and designed specifically for you. He is undeniably among the amazing few chosen to heal.”
-Tony Demartile, Entrepreneur, Photo-artist, Emeryville, California
a direct experience of EMBODIMENT.
The pain drove you out of your body. It wasn't your fault. At the time, 'leaving' might have made sense. Whether you left a little piece at a time, or all at once... this is an invitation back into your body, the moment, your life.
Love rises to the surface.
Ordinary moments become extraordinary.
There’s space and clarity to breathe and build your life.
Vitality shows up and healing happens.
The next step is suddenly clear.
“You are a marvel! You helped me clear things that I’d been struggling with for years. I really feel like a completely new person! I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have found you.”
Anu Singh, Psychologist and Ultrarunner, Saratoga, California.
You're here because something in your life isn't working like you know it could. The fact that you're here means hope is still alive in you.
HOPE is everything.
I'm a Somatic Life Enhancement Expert, but what my work is really about is FREEDOM.
If you've been stuck somewhere for too long, THIS WILL TURN IT AROUND.
flow is not for
If you're content with living at the surface, and you would rather your wounds be medicated than healed, if you're not willing to take a good, honest look at yourself, this approach is not for you. We will be going right to the core wounds to heal them.
If you are looking for a quick fix, FLOW is not for you. There are no short cuts in true healing. We will take the most direct path we can find, but the road will not be easy.
If you want to put the responsibility for your life into the hands' of others, FLOW is not for you. It is about taking responsibility, and moving forward, with my support.
The honest drawbacks to this approach
- Since sessions are so long, and in person, I can only reach so many people.
- This work is intense to give and receive, so it requires a period of integration afterward, anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
- There is sometimes physical discomfort involved; sometimes even pain. Everything is done for the purpose of creating more FLOW.
- Though men may need this work the most, women are definitely drawn to it much more often.
- People are often unwilling to share the full extent of their healing publicly, due to the private nature of the sessions and the work, so spreading the work can be a challenge.
- The work is not a 'standard' modality, it is more of a systemless system, so people don't know what to expect, therefore I offer a demonstration.
Honestly, I don't know how else to tell you what I do...
I'd rather show you.
The FreeFlow™ consultation is orchestrated around doing just that.
WHILE MANY PRACTITIONERS VAGUELY HOPE, I EXPECT a beautiful breakthrough for you.
It all starts here.... Please take a few minutes to fill this out. It will allow us to hone in on your core issues efficiently.
Note: There is no 'selling' at the FreeFlow Consultation. There is just a gathering of information, and a demonstration. I want you to be open to receiving the benefits, and experiencing how the work impacts your life.
After the session, I will outline how I propose we work together.
Because there is only one of me, and this work can be intense, I only see a handful of clients at one time.
SPACE ACTUALLY IS EXTREMELY LIMITED.
Please don't take my word for it. Take theirs.
“Steven’s regression and re-patterning sessions helped me address the most powerful blocks and emotional traumas I had incurred throughout my life. Never have I been able to go so deep into my shadow or entrust anyone with that dark part of me until Steven began working with me. Thanks to him, I’ve had access to more profound healing than any other practice I have tried.”
Mari McRoberts, Founder at Spira Institute of the Healing Arts
"Grateful, hopeful, radiant, healed, and excited. A higher power lead me to him and I'm so thankful I took the leap of faith to work together. After 23 years of different therapies & treatments, he was able to access the core of my ailments to align my body, mind, and soul. If you're ready for a transformation, look no further! "
Lindsey Roberts, Sebastopol, California
"Since working with Steven, I've met a wonderful man that I've started dating (after 2 1/2 years of being really, really, really single). I feel like I'm forming a lot more close relationships in my life.
I'm feeling the walls I've had up for my whole life begin to come down."
-Anastasia Netri, Life Coach, Dublin, California
“Over the past 6 months, he's completely changed the way I relate to my physical body and in turn, my life.
For those looking for more freedom, aliveness, expression, power, I can't speak highly enough of Steven's work.”
-Ben Hart, Director of Marketing, The Shift Network, Oakland, California.
welcome to the beauty of moving forward
Welcome to Flow.