Body & Mind Together

The body holds an immense amount of information related to our emotions, memories and inner world. It is the vessel through which we experience life, our environment and connecting with others.

 

I am a Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, meaning I have been trained

to use the body during the therapeutic process as a tool for accessing

& healing the mind.  You may ask, "Why do I not list Dance/Movement Therapy

on my site?" The simple answer is that my relationship to movement and the

therapeutic process is undergoing a change.  With my current undertaking of

iRest® Yoga Nidra training, I have begun to engage the body during sessions

with clients in a much more subtle way.  I am still willing to incorporate movement and somatic practices into sessions, but may not do so automatically. These sort of interventions will most likely develop out of previous work done in session using verbal, somatic and meditative skills.

 

Possible outcomes of connecting Body & Mind

  • Increased body awareness of emotions that can lead to prevention tactics for intense emotional states

  • Improved mood

  • Discovering an alternative method for expressing your inner thoughts and feelings apart from traditional talk-based therapy

  • Provides a non-verbal method of accessing one's emotional life that can help develop an internal holding ground of support and safety

  • Holistic treatment that involves Body, Mind & Spirit in recovery

 

       Melissa Schleicher-Park, LCPC, BC-DMT                                     1818 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL                                            melissa@mettacounselingchicago.com      

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