Sarah Mariann Martland is creating writing, connection, community, companionship
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$78
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I’m Sarah Mariann Martland. I am a cisgender, thirty-something, woman from North-West England. I use she/her pronouns (or they/them).

I am a complex human who lives in a body that has known chronic, complex trauma, including physical, sexual and emotional abuses since very early childhood. I live with C-PTSD, along with other chronic illnesses. And, while these experiences continue to unfold and shape who I am, in recent years I have been finding new (wonderful and painful) ways to stay in my body and not want/need to leave it as often as I once did. I choose to stay again and again, and while I do not always love or accept the body I live in, I am learning a trust and an awareness of it like I have never known, which has been revolutionary to my life and my experience here as human.

I am deeply committed to unraveling the layers of my trauma (where that is possible) and I am always working on and trying to find comfort and soothing in my life, healing that which can be healed in my life and holding that which can only be held. And I do not believe in any specific model for becoming ‘healed’ or ‘recovered’ or ‘transcended’ from my trauma, as I do not believe all things in my personal lived experience can be ‘healed’, nor do I want them all to be.

I am always interested and open to hearing other people’s experiences of trauma and life (which I believe are all so complex and unique, even where there is deep connection), and I do not accept unwanted advice on how to become ‘healed’ or ‘enlightened’ or ‘better’ for myself personally, unless I specifically ask for or seek out the information for myself. I believe there is a lot of nuance and complexity in how we each use language around all of this (which is continuously changing for me too), and as such, any resources offered in my work are offered in the full belief that you know you best and you are welcome to take what works for you and leave the rest. Truly.

As I believe I know me best, just as you know you best. I trust in your knowing of you and ask you to trust in my knowing of me.

While I bring to all of my work my experience in supporting others with trauma, in various capacities, and a commitment to continued, lifelong learning on trauma and how it impacts us in our bodies and relationally as humans, I will never claim the title ‘expert’ in this. I come here to this space, and all my spaces first and foremost, as human and as a person deeply impacted by trauma, believing community and connection to be such important and often missing pieces in our experiences in navigating life with trauma.

In my complexity, I now work in three different (and often very inter-connected) areas:


TRAUMA & CO.
Before some years where I could not work due to chronic illness, I worked in the charity sector. Most recently I worked for Victim Support, with people who have experienced a range of traumas, abuses and hate crimes in supporting them to navigate their complex, individual needs, and prior to that I supported unpaid carers in similar ways. All of which provided extensive trainings and a depth of experience I treasure and call upon to this day.

From these working experiences and then, even more so, from my own personal experience in navigating the world while living with complex trauma, I created (and I am the director of) Trauma & Co. This is an organisation that aims to give voice to and support people living with trauma and its complex intersections with being human.

I am currently in the process of getting this organisation registered as a Community Interest Company, as while I am not currently interested in returning to work in the charity sector (because while I carry a lot of valued experience from my time working in this way, I also learned a lot about how I do not want to work – mainly in constant survival mode in trying to get funding amidst national cut backs, ultimately leading to burnout), I do hope to offer services to this community in the most accessible way possible.


ONLINE BUSINESS SUPPORT
In the years before I began working in the charity sector I worked in business/admin roles in the corporate world. I hold a First Class BA(Hons) degree in Events/Business Management, which indirectly led to my work in the charity sector, when I realised how I did not belong in the often oppressive cultures of the corporate world, and so instead I started working in the charity sector, initially in administrative roles, before moving into support roles). With that, and to support me in making my work for Trauma & Co. more accessible to those in greatest need, I began working in Online Business Support roles for other creatives and helping professionals in small and solo business. It is an honour to work with these humans and to support them in their incredible work (which are also intersecting areas to my trauma work, which was important to me going back into this type of work).


WRITER. CREATIVE.
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I am also a writer, a creative, a human who (most often) writes into the hard spaces of life. Writing and art has saved my life, repeatedly, and I am a huge advocate for its power. My most recent writing can now be found on Patreon, where there are also opportunities to join me in companionship. I have also had the honour to have articles published on websites including Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Women for One, Rebelle Society, The Manifest-Station and The Mighty. My poetry has also been featured in various online journal and anthologies (see website for more details). Some of my work can be found under my previous writer name Mariann Martland.

I have been needing a new space to write into for some time now and some people have recently been asking how they can support me and my work more, and so this Patreon page will now be one of the ways. There will be a lot of writing that is shared exclusively in this space, and for that which will be shared elsewhere you will often get an exclusive look here first, too (and perhaps a quick video or two now and again).

There will be a weekly thread opened up for those of you who chose to support me at that level (or above), where you will be invited to check in and land here in this space with me. As time goes on it could also be that I make some space in one of the tiers for regular group calls, but this will unfold over time. Along with offering my Landing Space, Companionship Sessions**  here also at the higher tiers (including an exclusive every other month option for my Patrons at that tier).

It is my deepest hope that opening up this page will allow me to continue writing, creating and making my work as accessible as possible, while allowing me to access the support I need to make my work sustainable while living will chronic illness and complex trauma.

Thank you for being here with me.
I am deeply honoured that you have chosen to be.
You are welcome here.


You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram and at www.sarahmariannmartland.com. In addition to over at www.traumaandco.com

**Please note that Landing Space - Companionship Sessions are offered here at the top tier of my sliding scale pricing to cover the other offerings and Patreon fees. As always 5% of all of session fees is put into the Trauma & Co. Accessibility Fund for those in greatest financial need of support (this will be officially launched later in 2019). If you want to access Companionship Sessions at a lower tier, because this is needed for you financially, then please click here for more information.

You can also read Trauma & Co.'s Guidance for Communication for more on my values when it comes to communicating on this page and in all of my spaces.

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Tiers
Words, Words, Words.
$2 or more per month 5 patrons

Here you will get access to my writing, both that which I write and share here exclusively, and you will get a first look at any articles I publish elsewhere. 


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Some extra love for the words...
$5 or more per month 4 patrons

Still just the words (but you want to give me some extra love)


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Companionship Circle
$15 or more per month 1 patron

Here you will be invited in a thread every week to check-in, to land here in community with me and amongst the other Patrons at this tier and above.


(as well as all the writing)


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Landing Space - every other month
$40 or more per month 1 patron

Exclusive to Patreon, you are invited to Landing Space, Companionship Sessions every other month (in other spaces there are only options for monthly or more). 


Or you can donate the session to the Trauma & Co. Accessibility Fund, where someone in financial need can access fully funded or partially funded sessions.


You also get access to all my writing here and my Companionship Circle weekly check-in.


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Landing Space - Monthly
$80 or more per month 0 patrons

You are invited to Landing Space, Companionship Sessions once per month. 


Or you can donate the session to the Trauma & Co. Accessibility Fund, where someone in financial need can access fully funded or partially funded sessions.


 You also get access to all my writing here and my Companionship Circle weekly check-in. 


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Landing Space - Twice Monthly
$160 or more per month 0 patrons

You are invited to Landing Space, Companionship Sessions twice per month. 

 

Or you can donate the sessions to the Trauma & Co. Accessibility Fund, where someone in financial need can access fully funded or partially funded sessions.


 You also get access to all my writing here and my Companionship Circle weekly check-in. 


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Goals
$78 of $100 per month
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I’m Sarah Mariann Martland. I am a cisgender, thirty-something, woman from North-West England. I use she/her pronouns (or they/them).

I am a complex human who lives in a body that has known chronic, complex trauma, including physical, sexual and emotional abuses since very early childhood. I live with C-PTSD, along with other chronic illnesses. And, while these experiences continue to unfold and shape who I am, in recent years I have been finding new (wonderful and painful) ways to stay in my body and not want/need to leave it as often as I once did. I choose to stay again and again, and while I do not always love or accept the body I live in, I am learning a trust and an awareness of it like I have never known, which has been revolutionary to my life and my experience here as human.

I am deeply committed to unraveling the layers of my trauma (where that is possible) and I am always working on and trying to find comfort and soothing in my life, healing that which can be healed in my life and holding that which can only be held. And I do not believe in any specific model for becoming ‘healed’ or ‘recovered’ or ‘transcended’ from my trauma, as I do not believe all things in my personal lived experience can be ‘healed’, nor do I want them all to be.

I am always interested and open to hearing other people’s experiences of trauma and life (which I believe are all so complex and unique, even where there is deep connection), and I do not accept unwanted advice on how to become ‘healed’ or ‘enlightened’ or ‘better’ for myself personally, unless I specifically ask for or seek out the information for myself. I believe there is a lot of nuance and complexity in how we each use language around all of this (which is continuously changing for me too), and as such, any resources offered in my work are offered in the full belief that you know you best and you are welcome to take what works for you and leave the rest. Truly.

As I believe I know me best, just as you know you best. I trust in your knowing of you and ask you to trust in my knowing of me.

While I bring to all of my work my experience in supporting others with trauma, in various capacities, and a commitment to continued, lifelong learning on trauma and how it impacts us in our bodies and relationally as humans, I will never claim the title ‘expert’ in this. I come here to this space, and all my spaces first and foremost, as human and as a person deeply impacted by trauma, believing community and connection to be such important and often missing pieces in our experiences in navigating life with trauma.

In my complexity, I now work in three different (and often very inter-connected) areas:


TRAUMA & CO.
Before some years where I could not work due to chronic illness, I worked in the charity sector. Most recently I worked for Victim Support, with people who have experienced a range of traumas, abuses and hate crimes in supporting them to navigate their complex, individual needs, and prior to that I supported unpaid carers in similar ways. All of which provided extensive trainings and a depth of experience I treasure and call upon to this day.

From these working experiences and then, even more so, from my own personal experience in navigating the world while living with complex trauma, I created (and I am the director of) Trauma & Co. This is an organisation that aims to give voice to and support people living with trauma and its complex intersections with being human.

I am currently in the process of getting this organisation registered as a Community Interest Company, as while I am not currently interested in returning to work in the charity sector (because while I carry a lot of valued experience from my time working in this way, I also learned a lot about how I do not want to work – mainly in constant survival mode in trying to get funding amidst national cut backs, ultimately leading to burnout), I do hope to offer services to this community in the most accessible way possible.


ONLINE BUSINESS SUPPORT
In the years before I began working in the charity sector I worked in business/admin roles in the corporate world. I hold a First Class BA(Hons) degree in Events/Business Management, which indirectly led to my work in the charity sector, when I realised how I did not belong in the often oppressive cultures of the corporate world, and so instead I started working in the charity sector, initially in administrative roles, before moving into support roles). With that, and to support me in making my work for Trauma & Co. more accessible to those in greatest need, I began working in Online Business Support roles for other creatives and helping professionals in small and solo business. It is an honour to work with these humans and to support them in their incredible work (which are also intersecting areas to my trauma work, which was important to me going back into this type of work).


WRITER. CREATIVE.
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I am also a writer, a creative, a human who (most often) writes into the hard spaces of life. Writing and art has saved my life, repeatedly, and I am a huge advocate for its power. My most recent writing can now be found on Patreon, where there are also opportunities to join me in companionship. I have also had the honour to have articles published on websites including Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Women for One, Rebelle Society, The Manifest-Station and The Mighty. My poetry has also been featured in various online journal and anthologies (see website for more details). Some of my work can be found under my previous writer name Mariann Martland.

I have been needing a new space to write into for some time now and some people have recently been asking how they can support me and my work more, and so this Patreon page will now be one of the ways. There will be a lot of writing that is shared exclusively in this space, and for that which will be shared elsewhere you will often get an exclusive look here first, too (and perhaps a quick video or two now and again).

There will be a weekly thread opened up for those of you who chose to support me at that level (or above), where you will be invited to check in and land here in this space with me. As time goes on it could also be that I make some space in one of the tiers for regular group calls, but this will unfold over time. Along with offering my Landing Space, Companionship Sessions**  here also at the higher tiers (including an exclusive every other month option for my Patrons at that tier).

It is my deepest hope that opening up this page will allow me to continue writing, creating and making my work as accessible as possible, while allowing me to access the support I need to make my work sustainable while living will chronic illness and complex trauma.

Thank you for being here with me.
I am deeply honoured that you have chosen to be.
You are welcome here.


You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram and at www.sarahmariannmartland.com. In addition to over at www.traumaandco.com

**Please note that Landing Space - Companionship Sessions are offered here at the top tier of my sliding scale pricing to cover the other offerings and Patreon fees. As always 5% of all of session fees is put into the Trauma & Co. Accessibility Fund for those in greatest financial need of support (this will be officially launched later in 2019). If you want to access Companionship Sessions at a lower tier, because this is needed for you financially, then please click here for more information.

You can also read Trauma & Co.'s Guidance for Communication for more on my values when it comes to communicating on this page and in all of my spaces.

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Tiers
Words, Words, Words.
$2 or more per month 5 patrons

Here you will get access to my writing, both that which I write and share here exclusively, and you will get a first look at any articles I publish elsewhere. 


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Some extra love for the words...
$5 or more per month 4 patrons

Still just the words (but you want to give me some extra love)


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Companionship Circle
$15 or more per month 1 patron

Here you will be invited in a thread every week to check-in, to land here in community with me and amongst the other Patrons at this tier and above.


(as well as all the writing)


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Landing Space - every other month
$40 or more per month 1 patron

Exclusive to Patreon, you are invited to Landing Space, Companionship Sessions every other month (in other spaces there are only options for monthly or more). 


Or you can donate the session to the Trauma & Co. Accessibility Fund, where someone in financial need can access fully funded or partially funded sessions.


You also get access to all my writing here and my Companionship Circle weekly check-in.


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Landing Space - Monthly
$80 or more per month 0 patrons

You are invited to Landing Space, Companionship Sessions once per month. 


Or you can donate the session to the Trauma & Co. Accessibility Fund, where someone in financial need can access fully funded or partially funded sessions.


 You also get access to all my writing here and my Companionship Circle weekly check-in. 


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.

Landing Space - Twice Monthly
$160 or more per month 0 patrons

You are invited to Landing Space, Companionship Sessions twice per month. 

 

Or you can donate the sessions to the Trauma & Co. Accessibility Fund, where someone in financial need can access fully funded or partially funded sessions.


 You also get access to all my writing here and my Companionship Circle weekly check-in. 


And (in every tier) you have my unending love and thanks for being here and supporting me in this way.