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Joanna Delamere

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner ~ Executive Coach

I coach Business Owners and busy Professionals to eliminate relational stress by setting better boundaries

“Sessions with Jo were life changing!  I feel 100 times stronger in myself.  It was so healing on a whole other level.”  – K. McNeilly

Ask yourself…

Do I fear the disapproval or disagreement of others, avoiding conflict and staying silent when I’d rather speak up?

Do I find it difficult to identify my own needs and receive help from others, preferring to give instead?

Do I find it hard to set boundaries and say no, and instead find myself automatically complying with others requests?

Do I believe I am responsible for other people’s feelings, and go out of my way to make sure they are happy, even at my own expense?

Do I feel ashamed of these patterns of behaviour and wish that I could change them but I just don’t know how?

If you answered yes to these questions then you are in the right place!   RAASE UP was created specifically for you.

The characteristics listed above were likely all once part of a clever survival strategy. They are in fact all hallmarks of a submissive defense response to perceived threat, also known as the fawn response.

Underlying a people pleasing pattern is residual biological fear, usually from early life.

This fear remains undischarged in the mind-body system long after the original threat is gone, wreaking havoc on our thoughts, emotions and all bodily systems.

To be free, we need to discharge this (often now unconscious) fear on the level of the nervous system.

We also need to repair the damage done to our attachment system so that we can feel safe to be authentic and assertive in relationships.


To learn more, download my free guide, where I go into this in more depth.

I Have a Single Goal

To assist YOU in regaining Assertive and Authentic Self-Expression so YOU can step into your personal power, live from your heart and share your authentic self with the world.

Our world needs the real you and so do you.

So, if you find yourself over-committed, over-functioning and OVER pleasing others, and you want to feel safe to be YOURSELF, put an end to self-sabotage and finally realise the success and love you fully deserve, then come

My Approach

I draw on a combination of body-oriented, trauma informed therapy, and counselling training, intuition and my own healing journey to facilitate successful, positive outcomes for my clients.

I have completed a 3 year post-graduate programme with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute of Australia to qualify as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner under the lineage of Peter Levine.  I also have a degree in Psychology with first class Honours, I’ve studied to Masters level in Counselling and I’ve been personally mentored by David Riddell, the founder of the Living Wisdom School of Counselling.


More on Somatic Experiencing

  • Somatic Experiencing® is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight, freeze or fawn responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states.
  • The SE approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.
  • Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived life-threat or as the end product of cumulative stress. Both types of stress can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease.

Further Training

  • Getting to the Core Of Sexuality Trauma Workshop with Somatic Experiencing Australia, 2016
  • Empath Mastery Program with Sweigh Spilkin, PhD., 2018
  • Attachment & Trauma Mastery Program with Diane Poole Heller, 2018
  • Pre & Perinatal Trauma Course with Integral Somatic Psychology, 2020

More about Joanna

  • My partner and I are the co-founders of Notty & Nice Farm.  We are passionate whole foodies and are working towards almost exclusively eating from what we grow, catch or hunt ourselves.
  • I love baking sourdough and creating meals from scratch – in the kitchen or out in nature are my happy places!
  • We have 4 teenagers between us…and 3 cats, 3 dogs, 6 pigs….you get the idea!
  • Recovering from the Fawn or Submit Response has been a big part of my own healing journey – I get it, I’ve been there!
  • My spiritual journey has taken me from a beginning in Christianity to a spiritual awakening to a walk through new age, then a recognition of spiritual bypassing, to finally a place of what I like to call Embodied Spirituality.
  • In the past I competed in Body Building and Power Lifting, hiking is now how I love to stay fit and strong!

Don’t Wait Any Longer.