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
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