An Integrative Approach
Psychotherapy is more than just mental analysis and yoga is much more than the physical postures. Whether you are dealing with physical, mental/emotional, or spiritual challenges I will help guide you as you navigate your new path to Whole Self Healing.
My focus is to help you go inside your body and to connect to experience. As your own somatic connection deepens, so does your relationship with yourself. You become more embodied, more authentic, and more comfortable in your own skin.
Embracing The Mind-Body Connection
If we are to know ourselves as whole and complete we must be willing to move away from the false beliefs and misperceptions of who we have taken ourselves to be and we must gain understanding of who we are most honestly and authentically. The path to this understanding is the exploration and understanding of the the body-mind connection. Without mindful somatic awareness, emotional holding patterns and defensive strategies get reinforced, resulting in an overburdened system, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
As we include the body in our search for clarity, connection, and self understanding, our container starts to expand. We can tolerate more, helping us to both see and then relate to our pain and trauma from a different vantage point.
It is through deeper somatic connection that we can relieve our sense of suffering. As our capacity to tolerate experience increases, our emotional reactivity decreases and our connection to comfort and ease, both personally and collectively, comes back online. Emotional reactivity lessens allowing for more space for a more intimate inquiry and ultimately understanding into why we do what we do. We grow a greater ability to respond to stressors in ways that support us to maintain a sense of balance, equanimity and inner connection.
My interest is in the present moment, helping you to keep attention on whatever is arising, be it thought, feeling, sensation or emotion, so we know how to best approach the issue at hand and learn what is most needed for healing.