Breaking Free: Embracing Connection and Overcoming the Fear of Judgment

10 minutes

Sometimes, we just need to get out of our own way, to get the connection we need!

~ Samantha Jane

How fear of judgement is holding you back…

Have you ever felt like every woman around you had a secret club to which you were never invited? I know that feeling all too well. It’s like constantly being stuck in a room filled with judgmental stares, fake smiles, and shallow conversations. You can practically feel their eyes dissecting every word you say and every move you make.

I used to wonder, what was it about me that rubbed them the wrong way? Why did I always feel like the odd one out? It got to the point where I found solace in the company of male friends, feeling like I never truly fit in with other women.

But then, amidst a whirlwind of life events, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery through coaching and therapy. And you know what I realised? It wasn’t me; it was simply that I was surrounding myself with the wrong crowd.

Do you remember those carefree days of childhood, where you’d lose yourself in the magic of the world around you? I longed to be surrounded by women who shared that same sense of wonder and magic. Yet, they seemed elusive, hidden behind societal norms and judgmental glances.

During moments of solitude on my healing journey, I found comfort in self-reflection. But deep down, I craved connection with like-minded women who shared my passions and values. No more surface-level conversations or pretence – just genuine connection with souls who understood.

As you delve deeper into your own world, embracing your inner child’s love for nature, healing practices, and spiritual exploration, you realise that your tribe exists beyond the confines of your immediate surroundings.

Enter The Power of 8 – a sanctuary for kindred spirits from every corner of the globe. Our virtual circles provide a space to connect, learn, and grow, free from the limitations of geography. Because sometimes, the friendships we seek are found in the most unexpected places.

With each session, we delve into somatic tools and techniques designed to nurture self-belief, confidence, and emotional resilience. But beyond that, we’re forging bonds that transcend distance, transforming not only our lives but also the relationships around us.

So, if you’ve ever felt the pang of isolation or the weight of judgment holding you back, I invite you to join us. And here’s the best part – if you take the leap before April 3rd, you’ll secure your spot at an incredible price. Don’t let fear dictate your journey any longer; reclaim your power and embrace the connection you deserve.

Empowering Somatic Practices to Overcome Fear of Judgement

Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and healing requires courage and resilience, especially when facing the fear of judgment from others. Incorporating somatic practices into your daily routine can be a powerful tool for navigating these challenges and reclaiming your sense of inner strength and self-worth.

3 Powerful Somatic Exercises for Fear of Judgement

Grounding Meditation

Grounding Meditation: In moments of uncertainty or self-doubt, finding your centre and reconnecting with the earth’s stabilizing energy can provide a profound sense of security and grounding. Through the practice of grounding meditation, you can anchor yourself in the present moment, releasing fears of judgment and insecurity as you draw upon the unwavering support of the earth beneath you. By cultivating a deep sense of rootedness within yourself, you can navigate life’s challenges with greater ease and resilience, knowing that you are firmly grounded in your own truth and worthiness.

  • Find a comfortable seated position or lie down.
  • Close your eyes and do Box Breathing (Inhale for a count of four, hold for a count of four, exhale for a count of four, and hold for a count of four, repeating this rhythmic pattern) allowing your body to relax with each exhale.
  • Visualise roots extending from the base of your spine, anchoring you to the earth below.
  • With each breath, imagine drawing up stability and support from the earth, filling your body with a sense of groundedness and security.
  • Hold this visualisation for several minutes, allowing any feelings of judgment or insecurity to dissipate as you connect with the grounding energy of the earth.

Body Scan Technique

Body Scan Technique: Our bodies often carry the physical manifestations of stress, tension, and unresolved emotions, which can exacerbate feelings of fear and insecurity. By practicing the body scan technique, you can cultivate greater awareness of these bodily sensations and release any areas of tension or discomfort that may be contributing to your fear of judgment. Through gentle and mindful attention to each part of your body, you can create space for relaxation and healing, allowing yourself to let go of self-criticism and embrace a deeper sense of self-acceptance and compassion.

  • Begin by sitting or lying down in a comfortable position.
  • Close your eyes and bring your awareness to your body.
  • Starting from the top of your head, slowly scan down through each part of your body, paying attention to any areas of tension or discomfort.
  • As you identify areas of tension, consciously release them with each exhale, allowing your body to relax and soften.
  • Continue scanning down through your body until you reach your feet, noticing any shifts in sensation or energy along the way.
  • By bringing awareness to your body in this way, you can release physical tension and cultivate a sense of presence and self-acceptance.

Self-Compassion Practice

Self-Compassion Practice: In moments of harsh self-judgment or criticism, cultivating self-compassion is essential for fostering resilience and inner strength. Through the practice of self-compassion, you can offer yourself kindness, understanding, and unconditional acceptance, regardless of any perceived flaws or shortcomings. By extending compassion towards yourself in times of difficulty, you can create a nurturing inner environment where fear and judgment have no power, allowing you to step into your authentic self with confidence and courage.

  • Find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed.
  • Close your eyes and bring to mind a situation where you felt judged or criticized by others.
  • Notice any emotions or sensations that arise in your body as you recall this experience.
  • Place your hand over your heart and offer yourself words of kindness and understanding, such as “It’s okay to feel this way” or “I am worthy of love and acceptance.”
  • Continue to repeat these phrases, allowing yourself to feel the warmth and compassion emanating from your heart.
  • As you offer yourself compassion, notice how your body responds, softening and relaxing into a state of self-acceptance and inner peace.

Are you tired of doing all the ‘work’ alone? Being in circle is the missing piece.

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Hear from previous circle members…

Take a moment to hear how this experience has truly impacted previous members…

‘Samantha Jane is an amazing coach on a group & an individual basis. I joined Somatic Circle after being impressed by her Facebook presence & I have loved the support I have received. The depth & pace of her coaching programme & the warmth & shared growth in group coaching sessions have been profoundly healing. Sam has held compassionate space for me as I have stepped out of the shadows of imposter syndrome & the camaraderie in the group has supported me all the way.’ ~ Laura B

‘If you’re unsure of attending one of these circles, do it! You can have camera off and don’t have to speak or message, you can just be there and absorb all the greatness! Thank you Sam, I’m going to sleep well tonight xxxx’ ~ Pam

‘I’m so proud of myself, yes my camera was off and yes my only courage was through writing in the chat box, but I did it for me. If anyone is thinking about joining the Somatic Circles, but is afraid, don’t be. It’s a beautiful place to be. xxx’ ~ Susan

Last night I was with Samantha and other wonderful ladies at her Power of 8 Zoom meet. I loved how she delivered the course and how relaxed but deep and soul searching the whole experience was. She used many techniques and I was able to follow the whole thing easily. Samantha really flipped the mirror on what I thought I was doing and showed me that there was another step and more when I’m ready to move forward. I was able to connect to that inner critic and see where these thoughts had originated and can start to put an end to them one at a time. Samantha was honest and shared her truth which made it so much easier to relate and share mine. There was absolutely no pressure to share but it felt right for me so I did. If you have thought about taking a course, a treatment or a call with Samantha I say do it… she is so gentle and inspiring.’ ~ Leah

‘I just have to say this woman is amazing! She gives such valuable insight with compassion and calm. Sam had me so at ease yet pushed me just that bit out of my comfort zone with absolutely amazing breakthroughs and results in just a short space of time. Even my 13 year old son joins in with tasks now too. I am so grateful to have met Sam.’ ~ Claire

How Somatic Circles will IMPACT your healing journey?

  • Transformative Practices: Dive into guided somatic practices designed to release tension, foster resilience, and cultivate inner healing.
  • Emotional Regulation: Learn practical techniques, with your mind, body & spirit, to manage stress, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions with ease and grace.
  • Greater Self-Awareness: Explore the mind-body connection to deepen your understanding of yourself and your unique needs during difficult situations so you can finally STOP reacting and START responding.
  • Boosted Confidence: Gain newfound confidence as you tap into your innate wisdom and embrace your authentic self which will impact both your personal and professional life.
  • Community Support: Forge meaningful connections with like-minded women, creating a supportive network for growth and empowerment that last. With our community hosted in Discord, we are always in private contact with each other, cheering each other on!
  • Life-Changing Insights: Discover insights and perspectives from others that ignites positive change in all areas of your life. Sometimes, how somebody says something just drops for you!
  • Accessible Anywhere: Access our circles from anywhere in the world, breaking free from geographical limitations to join a global community of healing and growth.


As I reflect on my own journey and the profound impact of our Somatic Circles, I’m filled with gratitude for the transformative power of connection and healing they have brought to our members and to myself. From overcoming the fear of judgment at even starting them in the first place, to learning how to express ourselves together in a safe space, judgement free!

Looking ahead, I envision our community flourishing with even more tools, techniques, joy and connection. Together, we’ll continue to delve deeper into the realms of somatic healing, unlocking new layers of growth and empowerment. With each circle, we’re not just transforming our lives – we’re creating a ripple effect of positive change that reverberates throughout the world. Join us on this journey of healing, connection, and limitless possibility.

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