Giving Up Isn’t An Option.
Grinding yourself to the bone isn’t working either.
Burnout doesn’t just make you feel tired — it strangles your ambition, chokes your optimism and accelerates the effects of aging on your brain.
Slogging through the week only to medicate with beer and pizza and Netflix binges on the weekend, just so you can get up and do it all over again come Monday morning?
That’s for other people. Not for you, dear soul.
We Are The Relentlessly Creative.
And we simply will not settle for ordinary.
We are the entrepreneurs, the writers, the artists and healers and visionaries who shape not only our own futures, but those of our entire culture.
The Relentlessly Creative build communities, craft art that strains emotional boundaries, generate movements and transform world views. We innovate products that revolutionize the way humans live.
If you are a member of the Relentlessly Creative, then your soul simply won’t let you settle for ordinary.
Sometimes all that frantic ambition is exhausting. It zaps your energy, siphons your passion and quashes your dreams.
And suddenly, you feel less like a creative powerhouse and more like you’re carrying an anchor around your neck as you slog through the day to day.
This is burnout.
and for creatives, it can mean game over.
Sacrificing your physical and mental health to make an impact isn’t necessary.
Abandoning your aspirations to lead a healthy and mindful life isn’t either.
That’s where I come in….
It’s amazing how you can be trapped in your own thinking about something seemingly simple for so long, without being able to see your way through or move forward. Sukie, who knows the nature of my business, was able to ask the right questions, and then give me clear, no-nonsense, and immediately applicable steps for getting out of the paralyzing mental state I was in regarding moving it forward.
She hypothesizes about ‘what if she had a magic wand..?’ but she may as well have. She was encouraging, yet realistic in her advice, and I was able to feel hopeful and breathe the first sigh of relief I had in along time.
Gina Loree Marks, USA
Who Am I?
I’m Sukie Baxter. Bodyworker. Behavioralist. Writer of words. Battler of dragons. Tamer of wild horses.
I’ve got thirteen years of clinical experience resolving trauma in the body and the nervous system.
And wouldn’t you know…trauma and burnout have nearly identical effects on your brain as shown through fMRI imaging.
Most burnout recovery practices focus on your brain — changing your thoughts and perspective.
My work is a little different. Burnout doesn’t just drain your mental energy — it literally changes the structure of your brain.
It’s not something you can think your way out of. No amount of willpower will overcome the neural impact of burnout.
That’s why I use body-based techniques to resolve the effects of burnout on your whole system — not just your conscious mind.
Because a lot — I might even say the majority — of the effects of burnout reside outside your logical brain.
Burnout affects deeper, more primitive structures that then influence your thinking, drive decisions and shape behavior.
In order to resolve burnout completely, it’s imperative to address not only the cognitive effects — your thoughts — but also the physiology.
This is what I do with my clients. Together, we unravel the tangled knot that burnout leaves in your neural network, leaving you feeling calmer, more centered and, frankly, alive again.
Sukie Baxter is a woman with an incredible heart and wisdom beyond her years. She has an amazing ability to focus entirely on the person she is with, listen carefully to him or her and respond in a way that encourages confidence and growth. Not only did I become completely relaxed and calm during my session, but I found myself much more present and accepting of myself. Being around Sukie makes me want to be a better person. I would recommend her to anyone I know.
Coventry Jankowski, USA
How I came about this
My journey began when during my last year in college, I lucked into an obscure form of hands-on therapy called Rolfing. Originally seeking treatment for athletic-related injuries, I got much more than I bargained for.
Rolfing lengthened my muscles, eased my aching joints and gave me greater flexibility — but it also had a profound impact on my chronic, low-level anxiety. The bodywork caused me to be much calmer, more easy going and opened up creative channels.
I became curious about how something that seemed entirely physical could have a profound impact on my psychology. My first step in learning more was to become a Rolfer myself.
So, I took a detour from my path of corporate ascension, got trained and opened my own private practice. During my thirteen years of practice, I observed similar results occurring in my clients.
Some lost weight that they’d struggled with for years. Others reported the dissolution of painful, traumatic memories. Sill more people said they felt calmer and more centered overall.
I pursued training in a diverse selection of healing modalities — everything from energy work to movement therapy and shamanism — but it always circled back to resolving stuck trauma in the nervous system.
Through cutting edge research in embodied cognition — the study of intelligence in the physical body — I discovered a golden thread linking ancient wisdom with modern research.
And with that knowledge, I’ve been able to utilize body-based coaching strategies to mitigate the effects of burnout and trauma on individuals for whom performing optimally is imperative.
Basically, it’s like getting an operating system upgrade for your brain.
I see therapists charging a lot for painful, hit and miss sessions and retreats. People go on several $2500 one week “deep trauma healing” retreats and get less benefit than I had from the first 45 minutes on zoom with you.
-Kris Lunde, Norway
How I can help you
I work with clients virtually all over the world through the magic of the internet. So, wherever you are on the planet (or maybe even in space), as long as you have an internet connection, we can work together. Visit my Become A Client page for details, or contact me directly.
I have fibromyalgia and I have been to many alternative healers, doctors, taken supplements, medications, etc, etc. But I decided to try once more and booked a session with Sukie Baxter.
And I’m glad I did! She helped me get in touch with my body (Sukie even gave me a mantra just for my body, not for my logical brain) and it has already helped ease my chronic pain. I’m even doing my stretches in a different way, with a mental and physical ease I have never felt before, due to Sukie’s coaching.
I plan on doing more work with Sukie and highly recommend her.
Sue Dunlevie, USA
In addition to my work in clinical practice, I’ve also been a small business owner myself for more than a decade as well as consulting and mentoring other practitioners. I have a degree in Linguistics, a passion for words and an insatiable fascination with the human experience.
My writing and work have been featured in Forbes, MindBodyGreen, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, and ShapeUp.
A selection of trainings and credentials:
Licensed Massage Practitioner
Licensed Large Animal Massage Practitioner
Certified Kettlebell Teacher IKFF and AKC
Continuum Movement with Emilie Conrad
Stalking the Wild Psoas with Liz Koch
Core Awareness Practitioner Application Course with Liz Koch
Neurology of Posture with Don Hazen
Structural Aging with Valerie Berg
Body = Brain Course with Amanda Blake
Somatic Experiencing Level I with Pedro Prado
In my free time, I train and ride my formerly wild horse, Shelby, who was born out on the range in the western United States.