We had the good fortune of connecting with Bunny Urick and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bunny, what do you attribute your success to?
Meeting people where they are at, making sure they feel heard and seen, plus treating them as partners in our work together. Making heart-centered connections with trust and vulnerability allows my work with others to be as impactful as it is. True healing and transformation are only possible in a safe and supportive relationship.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a trauma-informed certified wellness practitioner. What I love the most about my job is that it gets better the longer I work with someone. I get to know them: their needs, challenges, and strengths. The work becomes more potent with every session, and I get to be a witness to another’s healing and transformation. I don’t offer a-la-carte surface-level services; I provide heart-centered space to facilitate others to dive into their work.
Right now, I’m most excited about my Vibrant Embodiment sessions. These sessions utilize top-down and bottom-up approaches to releasing stress + trauma from the body while also helping to require neural pathways to help create space for new behaviors and thought patterns. The results have been so profound for my clients that we are often equally surprised by them. It is rewarding and humbling to be a loving witness to these changes for another.
Getting to where I am today in my business has not been easy. I’ve had three different studio locations, taken thousands of hours of courses, and thousands more of practicum hours. The past two years have been particularly straining.
Thanks to my amazing and loyal clients, I’m grateful my business has survived all that. I now have a permanent office in Old Town Pasadena and can work with clients virtually.
I don’t think most entrepreneurs and solo practitioners talk enough about how running a business is not only about business knowledge. It’s also about self-knowledge. It has taken an equal amount, if not more, of self-inquiry to help my business be where it is today. It is essential to have the right emotional intelligence to handle clients with care while respecting your boundaries and needs. These skills can take years to master. It is the most challenging and rewarding thing I’ve attempted.
Living in an embodied way that creates more pleasure, joy, and creativity is not something you can quickly obtain. It is a daily practice. Baby steps allow the work to be sustainable.
It’s my goal that the work I do has a life-lasting impact on my clients.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite places in Los Angeles are the natural spaces that allow one to escape the city. Los Angeles has so many fantastic hikes along its borders like the Angeles Forest, Malibu State Park, or The Verdugo Mountains, to name a few. My favorite coffee haunt is Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park. We would sample the curated vintage and reveries at The Gorky on Sunset. I would also take this friend to the great galleries and museums here. I love the different exhibits at The MOCA and The Broad. The genius of the artists and creators in Los Angeles is what keeps me here. We would also have a picnic at my favorite park: Vista Hermosa Park. A day at Venice Beach and an evening at the pier would also be a delight to share. We would visit the Eagle Rock dog park with my dog Honey too. Spa day at Olympic Spa is a necessary to-do too, especially after a long flight.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank all of the Masters who have shared their potent magic and skills with me to pass this healing work on to others. Meredith Sloane, Kate Fox, Morgan SK, Tin Santos, Sarit Rogers, Edward Ulm, the folks at ZENDO, the Somatic Experiencing Institute, and the teachings of Ram Dass, Resmaa Menakem, and Clarissa Pinkola Estés, to name a few.
Photographers: Victoria Craven and Daisy Noemi