Trust your story.  It brought you here for a reason. 

I enjoy long hikes in the woods, roasting marshmallows over a campfire with my sons, reading a good young adult novel, and pushing my edges through world travel and deep self-reflection.

 My story brought me home.

My story brought me home.

 Writing helped wake up my soul.

Writing helped wake up my soul.

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Ready to take the next step? Find out more about the theory and practice of narrative writing during and after trauma or major life transition.

 

Keri Shee, Story Alchemist

BS Occupational Therapy

MA English Education

200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher

I believe that the magical process of writing your story is a deep and transformative journey.  

I have seen firsthand how challenge and trauma offer the most potent opportunities for growth.  It is up to each individual person to take that offering by the hand and say yes.  I will support your “yes.”  Like the lotus flower that rises from the muck, there is great potential in the human experience for blossoming after a traumatic event or major life transition.  

Through writing and exploring writing in a variety of ways, I guide women (including female-bodied, female-identified, trans-feminine, and queer womyn) moving through trauma or major life transition to integrate and process their unique experience, increase self-awareness, identify and apply resources, and design custom rituals for initiation and celebration of the journey.

I am an occupational therapist, educator, writer, and story alchemist.  I believe in relationship-driven therapy and value getting to know who you are and your life story.  No two people will have the same narrative; therefore, I feel strongly about customizing my approach based on your physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual intentions or goals.  I also am a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with a focus on embodying the energies of the Hindu gods and goddesses as well as Bhakti-style chanting to invoke these energies into our own lives.  I’ve studied in the beautiful country of India and engaged in powerful women’s temple practices that influence my approach.  I’ve also engaged in rich practices with Chameli Ardagh of The Awakening Women’s Institute and Janet Stone Yoga and believe in the power of a woman’s story to change the world.  I am LGBTQI friendly and enjoy working with women from a variety of cultural and spiritual backgrounds.

I began writing the chapters of my narrative many years ago when the death of my father catalyzed my own transformative journey - a journey which has allowed me to understand the paradoxical nature of life’s challenges, engage with repair and healing in new ways, learn about my emotions and patterns, mindfully initiate major change in my life, and reach a sense of gratitude for the trauma itself

I’ve come home to myself and found security within like never before.

 I would be honored to bear witness to your story and guide you on your path to awakening your soul.

 

darling,
you feel heavy
because you are
too full of truth.

open your mouth more.
let the truth exist
somewhere other than
inside your body.
— della hicks-wilson

 

 

 

Retreats & Partnering

Write your narrative within the safe, nourishing, and empowering container of women's retreat.  

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I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.
— Flannery O'Connor
 
 

Keri's headshots were lovingly photographed by Vaschelle Andre, Divine Photography