My journey into dearmoring began in 2010. Initially, I didn’t fully understand what I was getting into. In those early days, it was all about the practitioner causing as much pain as possible, making me cry, which was liberating, but having to submit to their power. However, it wasn’t truly empowering.
I’ve also been to other dearmoring schools or scenarios that felt like a chaotic nightmare, with multiple people poking and prodding each other aggressively, leaving participants feeling abused. That was the early stage of dearmoring.
In 2014, I discovered the concept of consent in this context, and I believe that consent is essential. While some may find it boring, I see it as a way to allow people to engage in de-armoring and have the experience they desire.
From 2014 until now, I’ve seen many changes in the world of de-armoring. Today, I view de-armoring as one of the most potent and profound ways to reach an ecstatic state, embracing one’s natural expression. When we are born, we are complete, without any need for fixing. However, as we grow, we adapt to our environment, forming protective mechanisms and armor that create psychological, emotional, and physical blockages.
In my current understanding, de-armoring involves discovering the truth of who I am, allowing myself to be mirrored without the interference of these protective mechanisms.
When we come together in de-armoring training, we create a safe space to explore what stands between our pure self-expression and the conditioning we’ve developed to survive.
De-armoring allows us to examine these shields, armors, and protections on emotional, mental, and physical levels. Through specific exercises, we provide opportunities for these defenses to be expressed and released.
Regarding individual sessions in the dearmoring training, I’m particularly passionate about consent. It involves entrusting ourselves to someone else’s hands while also having a say in the treatment we receive. This mutual trust allows us to explore places we couldn’t reach on our own.
De-armoring sessions are highly personalized, tailored to the individual’s needs, history, and desired outcomes. There’s no fixed path from point A to B; it’s determined by the intentions and unique circumstances of each person.
I’ve had the privilege of teaching several de-armoring trainings, and working with Déan and Sanna, has been a deeply enriching experience. We all show up with our full selves, embracing our continuous journey of self-discovery. It’s not about checking boxes, but rather exploring the layers of de-armoring, finding more subtle nuances with each step.
Age is no barrier to starting this work. I’ve witnessed people in their sixties and even older engaging in this process, as well as individuals as young as nineteen. I often feel envious of the younger participants, as I wish I had discovered this work at their age.
It’s never too late to embark on this journey of self-discovery. Imagine where you could be in five or ten years as you remove these blockages and embrace your authenticity and expression. De-armoring is age-independent and rooted in radical self-care.
If you’re interested or have questions about one of the 5 remaining spots for our upcoming training 23 Oct -1 Nov in Sweden, feel free to reach out. I’d love to have a conversation with you about whether this path is right for you. Thanks for reading, and I hope to connect with you soon.
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