Meghann Birks: Embodiment practices & overcoming shame

1h 3m | Mar 6, 2023

Episode 127 with Meghann Birks.

“I remember always being surprised when people would say, ‛Stop interrupting!’ because I didn’t even know I was doing it.”

Meghann is a Certified Professional Coach, embodiment educator and Steel Mace flow teacher based in Australia. She was diagnosed with ADHD at 38 (to nobody's great surprise) and now supports women in midlife who are seeking to show up as all of who they are — the joyful, the messy and everything in between. 

She describes her work as "where the science meets the soul" and uses a combination of modalities to help her clients discern what they really want in life, and how to get it, using their neurodivergence as an asset in the work.

As a trauma-informed somatic practitioner, she is incredibly passionate about helping women address the feelings of shame and sadness that can come up when diagnosed with ADHD as adults. As liberating as it is to have the "Aha! THAT'S why I do/think/feel this way..." moment, the grief that arises when we look back on the decades that were shaped by fear, anger and misunderstanding can be overwhelming. 

Meghann & I talk all about managing shame and grief after a diagnosis, as well as embodiment practices and learning ways to sit with and move through our heavy emotions. 

Books mentioned:

ADHD 2.0 by Edward Hallowell & John Ratey

The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter

Slightly Damaged; Totally Divine: A Book of Poems by Meghann Birks


Instagram: @meghannbirkscoaching

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