Featured Presenter - Episode 21

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Traci Faith Guw Thonalig Hughes Hamilton, LMT, (Mississippi Choctaw, Mexica, Hiaki, and adopted Tohono O'odham)

Traci is an Arizona-based Licensed Massage Therapist, womb worker, full spectrum birth worker, Nutritional Consultant, Herbalist, planter and traditional foods harvester, single mom of two. She is of Mississippi Choctaw, Mexica, raised in Tohono O’odham ways and of European descent.

 

She is a ceremonial wombyn who knows her journey of healing and helping others is her way of life, her power. Traci has been involved with the Chukson (Tucson) community in many healing aspects.

 

The Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson was the beginning of her formal massage training in 1996. She spent many years perfecting her skillset with Miraval Life in Balance high end mindfulness destination spa, all the while advocating for natural and indigenous Pre/post-natal care, as well as, involvement with Chukson chapter ICBLC events and breastfeeding advocacy.

 

Traci, later spent four years with Ha:san Preparatory and Leadership School teaching rainwater harvesting, traditional in ground gardening; planting with the moon and rain cycles, seed to plate style teaching and food prep.

 

Her informal and formal learning is ongoing with family healers, ceremony, and CEU state license requirements. Traci is a natural teacher and is most at home teaching her community, friends and family the many benefits of Self~Care with indigenous geographical appropriate foods and healing ways. To Traci, food sovereignty and womb sovereignty are healing ways.

 

She believes the community has relied on the modern system far too long and has been deeply misdirected. The realization of food sovereignty is a healing way. Traci believes by that living with our indigenous foods brings back original language and songs, and revitalizes our spiritual natures by giving our human body what it must have to thrive. The 22 years of professional service in healing ways has shown her many aspects to healing the community by helping relatives remember and understand their homeland connections.

 

Traci’s specialty is womb, abdominal, breast/chest therapy and full spectrum birth work. She has found that ancestral Womb knowledge, abdominal therapy and the lymphatic breast/chest therapy complement one another in specific and profound ways that revitalize our ancestry and body wisdom. The breast/chest and uterine connection has become a strong foundation of her therapeutic sessions.

 

Traci’s passion for full spectrum birth work ties in very closely with the old healing ways of her teachers and elders. As a mother and knowledgeable community member she stays strong in outreach and knowledge sharing. Traci continues to work on a sliding scale basis to make this important healing work accessible. Her commitment to her community is where her heart is. Her goals are to be a strong resource and support a community of healthy warrior wombxn who step forward and make that effort for wellness.