We had the good fortune of connecting with Heathir Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Heathir, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Success is being able to do the work I love and make a difference for my clients. I wouldn’t be where I am now without embarking on my healing journey and continuing to put in the work as I grow. All of the modalities that I share with my clients have impacted my life significantly. Holding space for people who are hurting or seeking transformation has always come naturally to me. However, I had to learn how to take care of myself along the way, protect my energy, and dig deep into my shadows and past wounds. I see a lot of healers who burn out because they don’t prioritize their health.

I think that healers can only take their clients as far into healing as they have gone. You don’t have to go through the exact thing your client has gone through, but the journey is familiar. It’s a lot like a sherpa guiding someone up a mountain; conditions may not be the same as when you climbed, but you have reached the summit yourself already, the path is familiar, and this gives your clients a sense of safety and support as they embark on their journey.
Today, my self-care practice includes meditation, journaling, grounding, energy work, and getting healing sessions from other practitioners. Continuing to care for myself in this way allows me to show up calm, supportive, and ready to help my clients. They can feel that, and they can get the results they were seeking in fewer sessions because they feel supported and calm.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Western medicine is all about trying to “fix” or treat symptoms. When I work with clients, it is never my intention to “fix” them because I don’t see them as broken. Instead, I facilitate a connection within themselves so they can begin to unwind and bring their body, mind, and spirit to a place that feels whole. Once that connection is there, we can get to the root of what is holding them back or creating their symptoms.

Everything that has happened to them, through childhood, their ancestors’ passed down trauma and belief systems, and through the curveballs of life that they didn’t have the support, emotional maturity, or capacity to handle at that time, has been stored within their cells.
As I work with my clients, I help them find where their energy and emotions are stored in their bodies and release them. When we don’t take the time to remove these things, it can lead to tension, pain, anxiety, depression, and illness.
I use CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and Vibrational Sound Therapy to help my clients release stored energies and emotions and reset their central nervous system to a calmer state of being.

Many people may associate healing with someone relaxing as they lay on a massage table. While it’s true that healing does look like that sometimes, the truth is a healing journey can be a little messy. Lots of big emotions and memories can come up during a session. Because of this, I have taken courses on trauma-informed care and leave time in my sessions to help my clients ground and settle their nervous systems after emotional releases so they do not remain in a trauma loop.

I have always loved being the calm in the storm and helping other people learn how to tap into their sense of calm, no matter what chaos is swirling around them. As a result, I began my career in the healing arts, supporting clients through pregnancy and childbirth. Through this work, I discovered CranioSacral Therapy, which paved the way for my healing transformation and learning the other modalities I use with my clients today.

In 2010, I was supporting a laboring client, and as my hands were on her hips, I felt a very subtle sensation, almost like a wave moving, and as I connected with it, my client began to calm, and her labor was less intense.
Not long after attending that birth, I volunteered at a conference, and I was assigned to a room where they were teaching CranioSacral Therapy. I had no idea what it was, but as I participated in the class, I suddenly realized that what I had felt during that birth was the CranioSacral rhythm. I knew that I had to learn more, and since that day, I have been studying with the Upledger Institute and supporting my clients of all ages and life stages with this gentle but powerful healing modality.

Today my specialty is working with women of every age to help them release things that are holding them back, tap into their intuition, and ignite their inner spark so they can light up the world.

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.
There are so many amazing spots in LA but my favorite one will always be the beach in the early part of the day before the crowds move in. Beginning the day at the ocean and sipping coffee from Urrth Caffe and watching the waves.

If I feel like being active, I will bring my friend to Platefit. I love working out there because the classes are never boring, and your entire workout is over in 27 minutes. I’m all about slowing down in life, except for my workout.

I would take my friend to Sage Bistro for lunch, a vegan restaurant with the most amazing food, so even a carnivore will be impressed. The decor is beautiful with succulents and outdoor seating options, not to mention the best buffalo cauliflower pizza in town.

I also love nature and find that the Fern Dell trail provides the shade and lush setting that I crave from my time living in the Pacific Northwest. The trail leads up to the Griffith Observatory and can be a nice hike with views of the city and the Hollywood sign.
Downtown Culver City is always fun, with plenty of food, live music, and shops. I also enjoy going to The Platform, the small shops and chill vibes, and the Van Leewen fresh baked cookies!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to dedicate my shoutout to a craniosacral therapist whose book helped me begin to understand my gifts and how to tune in to the wisdom of my body. When I first read Suzanne Scurlock-Durana’s book “Full Body Presence,” my nervous system was on overdrive, and I was experiencing extreme anxiety, rashes, and stomach aches. I was in the middle of parenting two neurodiverse young children, and my priority was on them. I had completely ignored my body’s signals to slow down, and now my body was screaming at me. Reading her book helped me listen to my body so that I could finally hear its gentle whispers and begin to take care of myself.
The best part was that my children began to be calmer once my nervous system calmed down. Of course, they are still neurodiverse, and that will never change, but they were no longer resonating with the anxiety coming from me.
It was one of the first steps on my healing journey, and it’s made a difference in my entire family and the lives of my clients as I share what I learned with them and often recommend Susanne’s book.

Website: www.heathirbrown.com

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Image Credits
Credit for all photos is Brittney Jean Photography

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