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Hana Clare Raftery

I specialize in supporting neurodivergent and highly sensitive parents, caregivers, and service providers stuck in burnout to feel more rested, vibrant, and creatively fulfilled.

 

 

Somatic Life Coach - M.S. in Occupational Therapy - Yoga Teacher - Ayurvedic Health Counselor - Breathwork Facilitator - Reiki Healer - Safe & Sound Protocol Provider
 

Online & In-Person. Based in the California Bay Area.

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"Burnout" happens when our nervous systems get stuck in states of chronic overwhelm and overstimulation. When our nervous systems get stuck like this, there are very real impacts such as: 

  • Digestive issues and changes in appetite

  • Sleep problems

  • Fatigue

  • Chronic pain flare-ups

  • Hypersensitivity or numbness

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Low libido

  • Disconnection in relationships

  • Lack of motivation, inspiration, and creativity

It's so frustrating that the remedy we are so often given to heal from burnout is some version of "work less" and "rest more."

 

What if "working less" is not an option?

 

What if "resting" makes you restless?


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As a highly sensitive toddler-mom and multi-passionate solopreneur, I know burnout well. 
 

 

This is my work because it is my story. You can read more about my story HERE.

 

My clients are…

  • Yoga teachers, mental health clinicians, medical professionals and other healers and service providers trying to figure out how to make a sustainable living doing meaningful work that they love without "burning the candle at both ends"

  • Neurodivergent and highly sensitive people struggling with overwhelm and overstimulation, trying to find a way to exist in a world created for neurotypical folks

 

  • Moms exhausted by the endless and invisible labor of motherhood, longing for a path forward that takes into account their own needs and desires

  • Women who are the primary income earners in their household wondering how long their bodies can sustain this pace

 

I help my clients deepen their understanding of their unique nervous system needs and support them to set up the structure of their life and work in a way that honors their body's needs and allows them to share their gifts with their community.

My work combines my lived experience of healing from burnout and navigating life with sensory sensitivites, plus my 15+ years of studying and practicing yoga, ayurveda, breathwork, reiki, meditation, life coaching, occupational therapy, polyvagal theory, somatics and sensory processing science. You can read more about my background and approach HERE.

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Free Offerings

Start exploring with free practice bundles or a free monthly zoom call for creative service-based entrepreneurs.

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In-Person & Online Yoga 

In-person weekly classes and regular workshops at Yoga of Los Altos.

Online membership portal with unlimited streaming of 200+ vinyasa flow, restorative yoga, and meditation classes. New recordings released regularly.

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Online Courses & Group Programs

Virtual courses and group programs to deepen your understanding of all things ayurveda, yoga, sensitivity, somatics, and sustainable service-based business.

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One-on-One Coaching

Personalized somatic life coaching to support you to heal from burnout. Offered virtually.

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Yoga Retreats

Small group retreats for women. Adventure, rest, beauty, pleasure, creativity, awe and community. 

My Point of View on Healing from Burnout

 

1) Burnout is not your fault

 

Burnout is not your fault. You aren’t "doing it"wrong. There is no hack. We live inside exploitative external systems like capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy that make it nearly impossible to get what we need for body systems to thrive (especially for marginalized bodies). We are taking in 24 hour global news cycles, addictive social media feeds and fluorescent lights instead of morning sunlight, home cooked seasonal meals, and the nourishment of friendship. We live in isolated nuclear families and many of us don't have the support we need. We don't have time or space to process our emotions. In many cases, we are stuck working long hours in a role that doesn't allow us to express our creativity or offer our gifts to the world. Healing from burnout is not all about better self-care, it's about better community care and system change.

 

2) Healing from burnout benefits more than just you

 

Now, more than ever, the world needs the neurodivergent folks, the highly sensitive people, the parents, the caregivers, the service providers...the ones who feel deeply and think differently...to see a new path forward for our world. 

 

The world needs your sensitivity, your creativity, your passion, your ALIVENESS. The world needs your deeply attuned mothering, your healing arts practice, your non-profit, your art, your writing. Burnout robs us all of that. 

 

3) Understanding your unique nervous system needs is a great place to begin the process of healing from burnout

 

Healing from burnout is not necessarily about “working less” and “resting more.” If you have experienced trauma, are neurodivergent, or have sensory processing sensitivities, your nervous system requires a different approach to rest and work. Traditional ways of approaching rest will likely make you even more anxious or cause you to dissociate. Traditional ways of approaching work will likely be boring or overwhelming for you. If you are following the mainstream advice that is not meant for your nervous system, you may even be exacerbating the overwhelm and overstimulation and cycling deeper into burnout.

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