Jonathan Burton Healing

Authenticity. Intimacy. Connection.

Empowering you to remove your masks and come back to your authentic self 

Coaching and Mentorship

Trauma Releasing bodywork (TRE)

Men's Work and Retreats

Trauma informed

Made with love 

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Is this you?

​Are you

  • ​Stuck wearing masks and faking your way through life?

  • Beginning or going through a midlife crisis and struggling to find your identity?

  • Lost in the corporate matrix, earning well but feeling hopeless?

  • Monied but still miserable?

  • Aware that there's someone brilliant, loving, fun and joyous deep inside you but can’t seem to bring that person to the world?

  • Awakening from the dreamworld to realise there's more to life than meets the eye?

Would you love to have

  • Deep authentic connection, trust and intimacy with your friends and others

  • A life aligned to your wants, needs and dreams and not someone else’s version of reality

  • A life lived with meaning and purpose

  • Someone to support you to break through your traumas, integrate your shadows and welcome back your inner child as a trusted friend and confidante

If this sounds like you, let’s start a conversation

 
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How I work

My key discovery to my own healing and deepening awareness is to work with both the body and the mind. Using TRE (tension / trauma release exercises) to heal the body and laser sharp coaching for the mind, I lead my clients through through a 12 week programme utilising both somatic and cognitive approaches to help them find their true self, their authenticity and their inner power.


We’ll work together on regulating and calming your nervous system, addressing and healing past traumas and integrating your shadows.  Once all the past is cleared, we’ll create a striking vision for your life, draw out the strategy needed to achieve the this, the skillset and mindset required to get there and how to harness the energy needed to create your dream life.

 

About Me

In 2018 I attended a workshop that changed my life. I’d been feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unfulfilled and following a life path that was unaligned with my authentic self. Working in senior positions in the corporate software industry I knew I had to make drastic changes in my life to become happy and find my purpose, but the question was, what on earth could do with my life?


The answers started to unravel as I attended an introduction to TRE (trauma/tension release exercises) workshop. All the tension, pain and suffering that I had ignored for years came flowing out of me in that wonderful two hour session. After leaving the workshop I knew I had changed and I knew I had to find out more about this magical healing technique.


This was the beginning of a healing journey that had been going on in the background for more than 20 years. Growing up and watching films like The Matrix and The Truman Show I felt there was a much deeper pattern to life but not knowing what it was or how to access it. Having passed through many healing modalities in the last 20 years including Yoga, Meditation and Qigong, I still hadn’t found that elusive peace, happiness and awareness I was looking for. Coming out of that TRE workshop I felt the doors had been opened and that my true journey was to to go into all the pain I’d ever avoided, all the shame and fear I’d neglected to address and to stop hiding from the darker sides of myself.


This is turn lead to finding Men’s work and Men’s talking circles where for the first time, I was in a circle of people genuinely being themselves, warts and all. This level of authenticity, intimacy, trust and respect was a revelation to me at the time and I truly began to see that life’s gold lay in being myself, in all my chaotic brilliance. I quickly embraced the Men’s group scene in London, learning to reveal myself and my pain by returning to circles month in, month out. . After a couple of years of circles, I had enough experience and inner growth to create my first Men’s group, Taking Off The Armour.  As my experience at hosting and facilitating groups grew, I realised that I had hidden gifts for supporting people’s growth, witnessing their authenticity, and helping them create better and happier lives for themselves. Wanting to extend my skills in this area, I became an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner and graduated as qualified life coach through Animas coaching school.


Having spent many years with a lack of direction, not following my heart and avoiding my pain and traumas, I bring my learnings and healing techniques to others who are seeking a way out of the rat race and their pain but don’t know where to start the process. I believe that you are truly worth it and your vision to be your best self and live your dream life is the ultimate path to your joy and fulfilment.

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"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek"

Joseph Campbell

 

Offerings

Meditating on the Beach

Finding Your Authentic Self - A 12 Week Programme For Body And Mind

My key discovery to my own healing and deepening awareness is to work with both the body and the mind. Using TRE (tension / trauma release exercises) to heal the body and laser sharp coaching for the mind, I lead my clients through through a 12 week programme utilising both somatic and cognitive approaches to help them find their true self, their authenticity and their inner power.


We’ll work together on regulating and calming your nervous system, addressing and healing past traumas and integrating your shadows.  Once all the past is cleared, we’ll create a striking vision for your life, find the strategy needed to achieve the this, the skillset required to get there and how to harness the energy needed to create the dream life.

Yoga Pose

TRE (Trauma/Tension Release Exercises)

TRE ( tension/trauma release exercises) is a simple yet powerful series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. TRE safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calms the nervous system and leaves a feeling of deep cathartic relaxation


Shaking is a novel stimulus to the central nervous system. New stimuli, approached with safety and curiosity, can support learning and growth.


The psychology of trauma is complex, the physiology is relatively simple. In trauma old parts of the brain are fixed in defence cascades of ‘fight-or-flight’ or ‘freeze’. TRE supports moving away from fight-or-flight’ to newer part of the mind so you 'rest and digest' and feel safety and peace in the body. 

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Men's Groups and Retreats - 'Rise of the Sovereign Within'

For thousands of years men have sat in circles around fires and discussed what it means to be a man and how to best face the challenges of the world around them. To be in a supportive group of brothers where you can bring all of yourself to the circle - not just the edited showreel of your personality- is a highly transformative experience for any man willing to drop their masks.


These groups are an antidote to to the current masculine mainstream norms where a lack of vulnerability, unexpressed emotions, secret addictions, unspoken anxieties and depressions are given free rein and true, honest and authentic connection is lost, unknown about or even scorned at.


I hold ‘Raise of the Sovereign Within’ retreats in the rural beauty of the Norfolk countryside every three months and monthly men’s circle groups in Holt and Fakenham in North Norfolk. All men over the age of 18 are welcome at these events. Please get in touch to find more.

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Be With Me - In Person One on One Retreat in the Norfolk Countryside

In this transformational two day retreat, you’ll visit me in the rural beauty of my Norfolk home where you’ll get in touch with body, mind and soul.


We’ll work on your soul wounds and craft a vision for the exciting and fulfilling life you know you deserve. We’ll find solace in the local nature of the forest and sea. We’ll work with TRE to heal an overwhelmed nervous system and work together to build the strategy needed to live a life full of passion and purpose. Please get in touch to find out more.

 

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