In person & Online Counselling & Psychotherapy
Learn To Listen To The Wisdom
Of The Body
Listen to the Wisdom Of Your Body
There is more wisdom in your body than in the deepest philosophy - Nitzsche
Those who have a why to live can bear with almost any how
What is not felt stays the same. What is felt changes. - Gendlin
Change emotions through emotions. L. Greenberg
How Somatic Therapy Can Help
The fight-flight-freeze response is so pervasive, that even when the event is gone, a residue in the body’s nervous system remains, creating discord which can result in, anxiety, stress and depression.
Our life can feel unbalanced when there is a disconnect between the body and mind. While we can often “think” our way through challenges and obstacles, the imprint left on the body’s nervous system can often create discord, resulting in feeling stuck.
Through a mechanism known as interoception and proprioception, an awareness of the inner landscape of emtotions allows for a fundamental shift in how the nervous system processes emotions. This allows one to not just reprogram neurological reactions, but fundamentally alters the nervous system’s response in how we relate to the world, and ourselves.
The combination of focusing-oriented somatic psychotherapy with talk therapy, our work together helps integrate the emotional landscape, as well as the body’s neurological nervous system.
This integration allows for a shift in unhealthy habits, limiting patterns, and unhealthy boundaries, allowing the body’s nervous system to resolve itself back to its natural home – your authentic self
1. Learning to listen to the wisdom of your body
The body has its own internal wisdom. We are so accustomed to using our mind to navigate the word, that when guided correctly, we discover a whole world beneath the surface that is so often ignored.
Using somatic based focusing psychotherapy we can tune in and truly listen, perhaps for the first time. This can create something truly profound.
2. .Renegotiate and heal the body
There’s a sense of coming back home using somatic based psychotherapy. Focusing offers a new way to relate to yourself that can truly heal.
3. Bring it back home
Somatic psychotherapy allows via a bodily “felt sense,” from the highly aroused survival energy within the nervous system to be safely experienced and gradually deactivated.
This is truly profound work, which needs to be shared to everyone
4. Traditional therapy meets somatic therapy
While I’m trained and employ traditional therapies such as existential, psychodynamic, and CBT, it’s the somatic experiencing psychotherapy’s known as FOT – focusing oriented psychotherapy which is front and centre of my work. This allows for an integrated form of therapy that is truly holistic.
5. Create lasting changes
Creating change from all angles – reframing, cognitive errors, meaning making, as well somatically embodied changes. This integration allows for deep changes.
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