I believe, and research supports (Van der Kolk, 2014), that emotions and traumatic experiences are held in the body and processed in the present moment. This means we cannot successfully tend to emotional upset or past traumas through talk alone, we must work directly with the body, on a visceral level, in the here-and-now present moment .
Somatic Psychotherapy utilizes the body to access emotions and information that may not be consciously known. This work provides the opportunity for you to tune in to the messages of your body, perhaps pertaining to current life decisions, habitual behavior, relationships, or deep historical trauma.
The body holds and, when we tune in,
reveals truths our conscious mind is often not aware of.
I approach Somatic Psychotherapy as a collaborative endeavor. You are unique in your life history, experiences, beliefs, and soma (lived experience in the body), all of which will be tended to with respect and care in our work together.
Psychotherapy provides a special relationship through which you can discover patterns of behavior and thinking which may be holding you back from living a more fulfilling and honest life.
If you are suffering from persistent anxiety, depression, mood instability, self-esteem issues, or somatic complaints which can’t be addressed medically, I provide an attuned and safe space for you to explore and discover through body, mind, and soul, what is needed for deep healing and integration of self.
How you move in your body is how you move in the world.