We are all both body and mind. Seems like such an obvious point to make but how often have we heard people say “it’s all in the mind”.
Somatic or Body Psychotherapy recognizes that mind and body cannot be separated.
In Body psychotherapy we work together to connect what you are thinking to what you are feeling in your body.
When you connect to your body you will begin to see how physical feelings interact with patterns of thinking.
Counsciously focusing on breathing has a direct influence on feelings and sensations in the body.
You will discover how your body may try to block these feelings and sensations.
You will begin to notice the story you tell yourself that keeps you from opening up to the discomfort and pain, both emotional and physical.
Sessions involve carefully designed body movements to suit all people of all ages and all levels of physical capacity.
Change is felt immediately in the session and you are given the tools to integrate these changes into your day to day life.
“Expression work" is a key part of Body Psychotherapy and simply means verbalizing and moving in ways that help you feel more alive and connected to your feelings and thoughts
This greater connection is the first step toward making the changes you desire.
And change is really possible when it begins with the deep and holistic awareness that Body Psychotherapy promotes.
This may be stomping, punching the air, running on the spot. I will talk a lot about energy. This simply means how your body flows and holds itself and where there may be areas that have good energy flow and others that may not. Our bodies are always generating heat-energy-every cell in our body does this and Somatic Psychotherapy works to free up any blocks in the correct flow of energy, whether it be muscles, connective tissue, any part of the body for that matter.