Somatic or Body Oriented Psychotherapy, encourages the “communication” of experience between the mind and the body, allowing greater understanding of the issues and enabling sustainable movement towards greater health and wellbeing.
Somatic Psychotherapy achieves this by exploring your presenting challenge and looking at the connection between the narrative and history behind it. We also look at your breathing patterns, physical sensations - discomforts or limitations - and support you in developing greater awareness of these connections between your body/mind. With this evolving awareness, it may be appropriate to use Integrative Bodywork to further examine“bodily-held stories”, and how these are held within the body. This may also include exploring any existing injury or emotionally based trauma.
The wonderful aspect of using bodywork, is that it potentially opens other doorways of understanding allowing greater awareness of the issues. This, of course, can enable a greater range of choices in life - choices that before, may not have seemed imaginable or possible!
Integrative Bodywork is only ever used with your permission, the boundaries outlined and understood and an awareness of what is being explored. It is very gentle, NEVER intrusive and very respectful.
I work with individuals, adolescents, families and couples. The therapy can be short, medium or long term, with our collaborative working goals including you achieving: