My name is Axel, I was born in 1991 in Denmark.
I live in Berlin, where I work as an embodied counsellor and bodyworker. I give sessions to groups and individuals from my workspace in Kreuzberg and in nature.
My intention is to support all sorts of people in all kinds of bodies to get in touch with the resources that are already present. I see bodywork as a space that should be co-created, and I work from the belief that the client always is the expert of their own body. I draw my dfferent somatic educations, to work with a combination of embodiment, talk and consent aware touch.
I have a background in queer and transgender activism, and have especially been involved in a social justice movement that fought to secure transgendered peoples acces to health care and human rights.
Bodywork was for me a way to shift the focus from liberation on a structural level, to a more personal body-to-body level. I am interested in the space where the political meets the personal, and asking how we can support each other to live free, loving and embodied lives.
An important reason for making the change from activism on a structural level to embodiment, was that my feelings of anger towards structural oppression started showing up in my own body as stress and anxiety. It felt necessary to make a change to stay healthy and bodywork and embodiment has taught me a lot about how to move through challenging feelings. What came as a very welcome surprise was that embodiment is actually more about what it means to feel connected, safe, supported and belonging to community. I feel a lot of gratitude in now being able to work with modalities that unleashes the resilience we all have within us.
I live in a wg in Neukölln, I go for a lot of walks with Bobby (my dog), I am white, I identify as transgender on the masculine spectrum and use he as a pronoun.
I am a co-curator of Stretch, an embodied festival for gay, queer and bisexual men and everyone on a non-binary and transgender spectrum. It's happening 3 times a year and you can read more about it here
Somatic and therapeutic certificates
2019 Certified in Therapeutic Thai Massage, Thai Hand Berlin
2019 - 2021 certified in The Pantarei Approach to Somatic Therapy, The Pantarei Approach
2020 Certified in Embodied Counselling, The Institute of Somatic Sexology
2020 Certified in Basic Movement for Trauma, by Jane Clapp
2020 - 2021 Certified, Mind Body Therapy, Institute of Embodied Philosophy
2021 Introduction to Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Experiencing Spain
I am in regular supervison with Deej Juventin From the Institute of somatic sexology