I’m dedicated to helping individuals reach their potential and lead happy, enriching lives. Body-Heart-Mindfulness practices increase emotional capacity and resilience so you can be more effective in your work, confident in relationships, and connected in your life. We’ll work together with a body based approach of body awareness and mindfulness practices to increase your inherent capacity for emotional regulation, process and relieve symptoms, nurture self-compassion, and learn self regulation skills. Special consultations available for mental health providers and body workers who want to be highly effective in their work without exhaustion or burnout.
What does a session look like? I meet with clients in person, by phone & Skype. Sometimes we sit in conversation, and I may guide you into a deeper conversation with your own internal experience. I help you access your body’s wisdom through sensation, awareness, touch support, visualization, and gentle movement. Depending on your needs and issues, your healing path may include regulating your nervous system with Somatic Experiencing*, QiGong energy work or touch support, deepening your spiritual practice, using your own creativity to process issues, and integrating the work through conversation. I make informed suggestions, and of course it’s always your choice, your healing path includes only the modalities that resonate with you.
Feel free to contact me. I would be happy to have a conversation with you to see if my work is a good fit for your needs.
* Often people want to know a little more about Somatic Experiencing: SE was developed by Peter Levine especially for re-negotiating and healing the after-affects of traumatic events. It is also a profound way of working through deep conditioned patterns, patterns that by the time you are an adult, you may already be quite skilled at describing and understanding, yet still find yourself getting hooked by. Direct work with mindful attention to the body brings the nervous system back into regulation, positively affecting mood, confidence, and the capacity to meet life’s current challenges with vitality.
What does SE work look like? Sometimes deceptively like “talk therapy” – except that the content of the talk has more to do with helping you stay within the range of where you are able to be present, rather than shooting into high states of arousal (fight/flight) or numbing states (freeze). Most clients find that they benefit more from being helped to slow down and be present in telling only a snippet of their story, rather than “getting it all out” verbally but still feeling overwhelmed by it. Sometimes a session involves physical movement, especially to resolve incomplete survival responses. When it’s useful, I also offer SE Touch Support to aid your nervous system in recognizing the safety of this moment. These are only some aspects of SE and body-oriented modalities. Many clients do not have a specific “event” or “issue” but just know that something is “off” in their body and relationships, and they want to be healthier and more fully present. If you’re wondering if you would benefit from this work, please contact me so that I can hear what your issues are, and we can find out if this is a good fit for you.