Sarah Mariann Martland is creating writing, connection, community, companionship
6

patrons

$66
per month
I’m Sarah Mariann Martland. I am a thirty-something, cis-gender woman from North-West England, who uses she/her pronouns (and is open to they/them).

I live in a body that has known chronic, complex and severe trauma, including physical, sexual and emotional abuses since early childhood. I live with Complex-PTSD, along with other chronic physical and mental illnesses. And, while these experiences continue to unfold and shape who I am, in recent years I have been finding new and 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, regulating/soothing my nervous system, staying with myself; healing that which can be healed and holding that which can only be held. I am always interested and open to hearing other people’s personal experiences of trauma and life, 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. 

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.

I hold a First Class BA(Hons) degree in Events/Business Management which indirectly led to my work in the non-profit sector before a change in direction in which I moved into support roles within the charities I worked for, moving away from my degree topic (and finding these roles, in supporting other people during times of crisis or need, were where I found my deepest sense of motivation and satisfaction). 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 worked supporting unpaid carers in similar ways. 

I currently work as an Online Business Manager for creatives and helping professionals and over the last couple of years I have also been building Trauma & Co.

Landing Space, Companionship Sessions, are offered through both my work in Trauma & Co. and for creatives and helping professionals. This is a space for you to land while you navigate life in a body that holds trauma or chronic illness or mental illness or grief, and/or as you work as a creative or as a helping professional, as you navigate all of the other systems and relationships involved in living with all of these things (e.g. healthcare, therapy, benefits systems, the online world etc).

This offering has not yet been officially launched, and yet I am doing this work already, so if you would like to know more and want to join at one of these tiers, please contact me for more information about what these sessions are and how to book them: [email protected] . **

I am also a writer, a creative, an artist, 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 their power. I’ve 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 journals and anthologies (see website for more details).

I have been needing a new space to write 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. 

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 10% 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 contact me outside of Patreon about this.

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.

Tiers
Words, Words, Words.
$2 or more per month 1 patron

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 3 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.


If you would like to know more about these sessions please contact me and I will give you all the info... 


You also get everything from the other tiers.


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. 


If you would like to know more about these sessions please contact me and I will give you all the info... 


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 the companionship circle 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. 


If you would like to know more about these sessions please contact me and I will give you all the info... 

 

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 the companionship circle check-in. 


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

Goals
$66 of $100 per month
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I’m Sarah Mariann Martland. I am a thirty-something, cis-gender woman from North-West England, who uses she/her pronouns (and is open to they/them).

I live in a body that has known chronic, complex and severe trauma, including physical, sexual and emotional abuses since early childhood. I live with Complex-PTSD, along with other chronic physical and mental illnesses. And, while these experiences continue to unfold and shape who I am, in recent years I have been finding new and 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, regulating/soothing my nervous system, staying with myself; healing that which can be healed and holding that which can only be held. I am always interested and open to hearing other people’s personal experiences of trauma and life, 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. 

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.

I hold a First Class BA(Hons) degree in Events/Business Management which indirectly led to my work in the non-profit sector before a change in direction in which I moved into support roles within the charities I worked for, moving away from my degree topic (and finding these roles, in supporting other people during times of crisis or need, were where I found my deepest sense of motivation and satisfaction). 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 worked supporting unpaid carers in similar ways. 

I currently work as an Online Business Manager for creatives and helping professionals and over the last couple of years I have also been building Trauma & Co.

Landing Space, Companionship Sessions, are offered through both my work in Trauma & Co. and for creatives and helping professionals. This is a space for you to land while you navigate life in a body that holds trauma or chronic illness or mental illness or grief, and/or as you work as a creative or as a helping professional, as you navigate all of the other systems and relationships involved in living with all of these things (e.g. healthcare, therapy, benefits systems, the online world etc).

This offering has not yet been officially launched, and yet I am doing this work already, so if you would like to know more and want to join at one of these tiers, please contact me for more information about what these sessions are and how to book them: [email protected] . **

I am also a writer, a creative, an artist, 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 their power. I’ve 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 journals and anthologies (see website for more details).

I have been needing a new space to write 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. 

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 10% 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 contact me outside of Patreon about this.

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.

Recent posts by Sarah Mariann Martland

Tiers
Words, Words, Words.
$2 or more per month 1 patron

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 3 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.


If you would like to know more about these sessions please contact me and I will give you all the info... 


You also get everything from the other tiers.


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. 


If you would like to know more about these sessions please contact me and I will give you all the info... 


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 the companionship circle 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. 


If you would like to know more about these sessions please contact me and I will give you all the info... 

 

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 the companionship circle check-in. 


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