I am Dr. Allison Mitch (she/her/they/them), PT (DPT), trained sexuality educator and counselor, personal trainer, yoga instructor, reiki master, ordained minister, shamanic practitioner, women/nonbinary circle facilitator, and death café facilitator.
Through my business, Ignite Well-being, I serve as a wellness professional, focused on awakening and centering pleasure and joy, through movement, sexual well-being, social connection, nature rx, and spiritual practice.
Trainings that inform my practice: clinical doctorate of physical therapy (PT, DPT), CHEK practitioner, yoga instructor training (RYT500), shamanic practitioner course through Journey of the Soul, ordained minister (Universal Life Church), Masters of Science in wildlife ecology, trainings in bioregional herbalism and wild edibles, and sexuality counselor and educator training and certifications through the Sexual Health Alliance.
I am queer identified (as a politic, social lens/systems thinker, person, my disability & neurodivergence status, sexual orientation, relationship status, gender, and my hesitancy to even land on a label and share my history) and a trauma survivor. And most importantly, I am sex-positive, all-body and ability affirming, GSRD/LGBTQIA+/kink/poly-friendly/affirming, and trauma-informed care provider.
My Background And Vision:
As a holistic wellness practitioner, I recognize the need for well-being across the bodymindspirit realms of an individual and community and can support these realms with my diverse educational background.
Rather than seeing humans as mechanistic beings, separate from nature, I recognize that we are, as a species, interconnected and integrally related to our ecosystem. Holistic health and well-being includes modalities beyond basic, individualistic diet and exercise, which often leaves us wanting, unwell, unmotivated.
True healing and wellness comes from an incorporation of all ways of being (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual = integrative, even sexual, holistic health) and a deeper relationship with the earth.
In addition to maximizing individual wellness, I work to develop community connection through my offerings as well as my writing and on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/ignitewellbeing). Community care and connection are integral to healthy societies and are the foundation of healthy individuals, and this is where many wellness offerings fail. True well-being is not a solo, inside job, but is found in community and a systems-based approach. Further, systems structured around permaculture, partnership, and abundance are a perspective I ascribe to as a faculty member of The Resiliency Institute.
About my writing:
Part of my creative visioning involves writing essays and poetry, to explore the “wild” (instinctual, intuitive), the esoteric, the unseen and subtle as well as the status quo, and the intersectionality of the social, political, and spiritual. Because of this, the blog posts are not always family-friendly and might contain language and concepts not suitable for the work environment.
Questions or would like to work together?, Contact me, Dr. Allison Mitch, at email@example.com
Check out my interview with Alive to Thrive, OT here: Fitness, Prevention, & Well-Being: An Interview with Allison Mitch – YouTube
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