Aylee Welch, LICSW is a master therapist and the founder and director of Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy. She works from the lens of Core Energetics which believes that we all carry a Higher Self which is our own unique expression of the life force that is in in all things. This essence emerges when we are in truth, there is nothing we need to do to reach it. But it is blocked by energy that was provoked and trapped in our system through our interactions with the world in our early life experiences which then led to our belief systems and created the patterns of our lives. Through exposing and moving this energy we become more able to express the creative self, to be fully who we really are. Aylee also infuses her writing and teaching from the additional perspective of being both a ceremonialist and a community herbalist. Her school meets on land that is a certified botanical sanctuary for medicinal plants that are at risk of extinction in the wild due to over-harvesting, development and climate change.