Somatic Psychotherapy

Counseling to integrate mind, body & soul


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From a Somatic perspective, our mind and our body are not just intimately connected, but rather one living, breathing whole.  Hence matters of our psyche and matters of our body are intertwined and intimately related.  When we learn to integrate our thoughts with our body language, breath and feeling states, we gain access to more of ourselves and discover a world of information that guides us toward the answers we are looking for.

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Somatic Psychotherapy can help with:

  • Feeling worried and nervous/anxious
  • Feeling depressed
  • Chronic and acute trauma
  • Desiring to get in touch with your intuition
  • Hormonal & autoimmune issues
  • Muscle tension and chronic pain
  • Healing and release of chronic and acute trauma

 

My Somatic work is motivated by:                                

Peter Levine's work with Somatic Experiencing - which helps to unwind and release the nervous system.  I'm also passionate about the teachings of Richard Miller and Swami Satyananda and their work with Yoga Nidra. 

Please feel free to reach out and ask if you have any questions about somatics. For additional information and research on somatic psychotherapy please have a look at the following resources and neuroscience research. For more on how I work, please click here

 

Some practices we may use in session include: 




Understanding, as well as truth, comes not only from the intellect, but also from the body. When we begin to listen to our bodies, we begin to listen to reality through our own experiences; we begin to trust our intuition, our hearts. The truth is also in the ‘earth’ of our own bodies. So it is a question of moving from theories we have learned to listening to the reality that is in and around us.
— Jean Vanier