There are many paths that can lead us to a place of optimal balance of the body, mind, spirit, and psyche. I offer three holistic approches that all aim to bring integration and understanding to all parts of the Self, helping to guide you towards a life of ease, inspiration, and authenticity.
Talk therapy can be helpful in analyzing thoughts and emotions but keeps us tense and reactive in our nervous systems, often coloring the way we see and relate to ourselves and the world. Many of our personal stories and traumas live in our cells and tissues, bringing tension and dis-regulation to the body and mind.Without mindful awareness, emotional holding patterns and defensive strategies get reinforced, resulting in physical, mental, and emotional distress.
Somatic psychotherapy’s primary focus is on the awareness of the mind-body connection.It stems from the understanding that once we connect to sensations and feelings held in the body, the nervous system can begin to unwind and release tension and unconsciously held patterns. As we expand our capacity to tolerate experience and sensation, we create space for awareness and curiosity to grow. Our ability to relate to our pain and trauma changes. Our sense of suffering and reactivity decreases and our level of comfort and ease increases, both personally and collectively.
We become less reactive and more responsible, gaining a more intimate understanding of why we do what we do, and we learn how to respond in ways that help us maintain a sense of inner connection, balance, and equanimity.
What To Expect
In our sessions, I meet you where you are. I listen for the core issues and track your body and breath, gathering information about your psyche, your emotions, and your nervous system’s response to stress. My interest is in the present moment, helping you to keep attention on whatever is arising, be it thought, feeling, or emotion, so we know how to best approach the issue and learn what is most needed for healing.
We can’t heal what we are unwilling to acknowledge. One of my main tasks is helping you turn toward those harder, more stuck, more reactive places inside you by holding your attention there long enough to uncover what is being held. It is from here that you begin to move toward the next steps necessary to take you toward total health.
Drawing from my skills in western psychology, somatic intervention, and yoga therapy I will help you gain a thorough, integrated, and well-informed understanding of who you are at your most authentic and what you most need to thrive.
Yoga nidra is a simple, yet transformative relaxation technique that helps us achieve greater peace, equanimity and wholeness. It is a systematic method of meditation that brings about complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation by working directly to calm the nervous system.
As stress and tension from life accumulate, we feel that burden in our musculature, our emotional bodies and our mental states. Yoga nidra allows us to relax our minds and restructure our negative thoughts and habit patterns by working directly with the subconscious mind. Mental tensions are relieved leading to greater balance. Yoga nidra focuses on first-hand knowing of who and what we are, allowing us to see ourselves through a clear lens, free of psychological conditioning.
In the therapeutic setting, yoga nidra offers clients a map into the Self. It helps them get intimately familiar with the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and beliefs that keep them stuck in their presenting issues. It is a practical process toward healing and can help with many issues including stress management, insomnia, chronic pain, and trauma . Learn more about yoga nidra meditation.
Whether you are dealing with physical pain, emotional discomfort, or are looking to bring more structure and discipline to your life, I will design a home practice for you that provides you with symptom relief and overall healing. I draw from a combination of Western medical and psychological knowledge and the traditional wisdom teachings of yoga theory and practice.
What To Expect: In our first session, I will assess your presenting issues and create a customized practice.
Yoga Therapy clients meet 2x per month.
Fee: $150 for 60-minute session
Whole Health Mentorship
Walk the Walk: A Path Toward Wholeness
This 3-month mentorship is an integrative lifestyle reboot program aimed at supporting and mentoring you to create a way of living that best supports your physical, psychological, and emotional health and well-being.
Living a life of optimal health requires that you take an active role in deepening your self-understanding through psychological inquiry. To be successful you need to develop the personal habits and practices – physically mentally, and emotionally -that most support you in living a life where you are more whole, more happy, and more aligned with your highest goals.
This custom-tailored 3-month mentorship program includes:
- An initial consultation in which I do a thorough intake of your psychological, physical, and emotional goals and together we design a program that will help get you from where you are to where you want to be.
- Weekly somatic therapy sessions.
- Custom-tailored home practice to support your goals: body, mind, and spirit. This may include physical posture sequences, breathing exercises, guided meditation and Yoga Nidra, and psychological inquiries.
- Guidance on proper diet and lifestyle choices that will most support you to reach your goals.
- Regular email access to me.
Throughout our time together, I am your mentor, helping to guide and inspire you.
What To Expect:
At the end of three months, you will have gained a more holistic understanding of integrative health practices and how to apply them to your daily life. You will gain a clear vision for what you want to create for yourself and develop concrete ways to reach your goals. And you will have a personal home practice as well as your own toolbox containing everything you need to keep yourself accountable.
My intention is to create the sacred “tenemos”, or the therapeutic holding container where your personal healing journey can unfold. Through sincere practice and passionate discipline, you will learn to prioritize your time and redirect your energy so your life becomes a more authentic expression of you.