Heal the Past
In the present
For the future
Body Centered Psychotherapy
Getting out of your head
A powerful factor in anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, unfulfilling relationships, and feeling helpless in life is from being stuck in our heads, not knowing how to get out.
...and into your body.
When we are alienated from the wisdom of the body, our lives become theoretical and abstract, and we are distanced from the direct, felt-sense connecting to others, and feeling connected to ourselves.
Modern research tells us that to heal the mind and heart, we must include the body and it’s moment to moment experiencing. Bessel van der Kolk's "The Body Keeps The Score" being on the NYT besteller list for 3 years and counting is a strong testiment to the growing interest in these proven body-centered approaches.
With my skillful guidance, I’ll teach you how to use your body in a way that moves you out of anxiety and depression. You'll learn to change your relationship to those overwhelmed and critical feelings and transform them into something new, something much better.
Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.
– Peter Levine
WHEN TALKING ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS
IS NOT ENOUGH.
By combining the approaches of Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, and Western psychology, both the Hakomi method and Somatic Experiencing are able to treat the entire person – body, heart, and brain.
In order to change patterns and beliefs that we struggle to change, we must discover what is driving them. By slowing down and investigating our body's responses to the issues at hand, we can start to discover what even moments ago was unknown to us about what is really going on. From there, we start becoming skillfully adept at being able to include internal referencing to our feelings, emotions and sensations in how we are in life.
Remember, for any therapeutic approach to be truly effective, there must be a real sense trust and openness. You need to feel safe and invited to be you--your perfectly imperfect self. This rapport creates a safe container for self-discovery to become much more available in the form of moment-to-moment experiencing, creating a fullness that goes beyond just two heads talking.
To learn more about how my approach
can help you, reach out today.
The mind is like the wind, the body is like the sand. If you want to see how the wind is blowing, pay attention to the sand.
- Bonnie Cohen
1 part ordinary thinking mind
1 part ordinary feeling body
A heap of Mindful Awareness
A heap of felt experiencing
2 parts Heart courage
1 part Trust
3 parts genuine curiosity