Welcome. I'm Julie Brooks, massage therapist, life coach, holistic wellness practitioner, author, speaker, and the founder of the Yes Continuum, a path to compassionate empowerment.
To be honest, my life began somewhat ungracefully. Various forms of abuse, along with the natural learning curve of life, led me on a very dynamic journey, to say the least.
I didn't have much emotional support in my childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, and felt very disconnected from the keys to a beautiful life. But I always carried with me a deep curiosity, a desire to understand WHY I was in so much pain; and alongside it a tenacity to keep moving forward, shovel in hand, bit by bit digging away in search of my buried treasure.
I began my career as a healer over 20 years ago, and over time became more and more confounded by the theory that we need to create pain in order to relieve pain. In my own life I found that I resisted all forms of transformation when I felt pushed, and began pursuing the path of comfort as an avenue towards healing .
"Julie is an amazing healer. She's so compassionate and offers much more than a massage. She offers love and energy that stays with you long after you leave her beautiful massage room in the woods."
In my practice I have evolved based on some primary beliefs:
Underneath every block is an unmet need
There are no mistakes, only opportunities to grow
We don't respond to physical or emotional change unless we feel safe
When we have the tools to safely experience our pain, we no longer need to run from it. It stops being our enemy and becomes a guide that leads us back to wholeness.
I have refined my life, personally and professionally, to stand in the philosophy that peace and safety are the foundation of growth, transformation, and joy. I decided to dedicate my life to the principles of compassion, both in my own healing and others'. As Rumi once said:
There's a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it.
Give more of your life to this listening.
As brightness is to time, so you are to the one who talks to the deep ear in your chest.
I should sell my tongue and buy a thousand ears when that one steps near
and begins to speak.— Rumi
To inspire and empower individuals to understand that they have the innate capacity to create wellness, safety, wholeness, and their own place of perfection.
You are safe, you are loved, you are home.