Somatic and Meditation Based Therapy
Our clinicians teach clients to dialogue with the body, which allows them to access unconscious material that automatically affects their current emotional and physical health. This essential avenue to feeling and spirit can sometimes be left behind with traditional therapies alone. The holding of emotions can be seen physically in the forms of depression, anxiety, back pain, migraines, and many other chronic illnesses. As they understand cognitively what is happening, they are also able to shift the pattern or habit from the physiology of their body. This is particularly helpful with long term patterns, as the neural pathways have adapted to the negative cognitions that have been running for years. Physically having a new experience, allows the neural pathways to run a new course and therefore allowing one to assimilate a new pattern more easily.
An essential part of our techniques involve mindfulness, which is the cultivation of moment-to-moment awareness. In the office, this allows for compassionately assisted self-discovery. Outside of the therapy session, clients can apply this method to a personal practice that includes learning how to meditate. Through mindfulness clients learn to take an active role in creating a life that they desire, which may include more abundance, joy, and fulfilling relationships. Mindfulness based psychotherapy guides clients on a path into the inner realms and leads to the discovering, reforming, and unlocking of who we are before all the defenses were created.