Body Centered Psychotherapy and Somatic Coaching

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          Body Centered Psychotherapy and Somatic coaching are collaborative processes where clients are supported to get to know themselves in a new way. This may mean getting support for navigating a difficult relationship, a transition, a burning question or major project. It may also be about a latent desire to feel more alive, and connected to oneself and others. We can access greater aliveness and personal power when we invite the mind and body to begin to work together. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and distracted by the contents of our mind leading to stress, anxiety, depression, and even dis-ease in the body. By tapping into one’s sensory experience proceeding any thought or behavior, individuals reclaim locked up energy and a grounded sense of choice, from which to engage with life. This comes with more ownership of experience, a sense of clarity of one’s desires, and more energy to act in the world. I work from Buddhist approaches of gentleness and compassion, Gestalt training, energy awareness and an orientation toward the Transpersonal. This type of working rewires things immediately and can save a lot of time and energy that is often spent in traditional talk therapy. Folks often report feeling a valuable transformation toward a deeper, more solid connection to themselves and therefore, others. Feel free to check out the TESTIMONIALS  page or reach out to learn more about which of these offerings may be for you. Contact me directly on Contact Page for interest in Psychotherapy.

Meditation Teaching and Mentoring


      This is an offering to help individuals begin or continue to meditate. Often we have a desire to slow our minds and the pace of our daily lives. And yet, beginning and maintaining a practice is difficult and requires support. What is meditation? How do I know I am actually meditating? This style of meditation, is a receptive practice that accentuates comfort in the body and openness to all that arrives; thoughts, feelings and body sensations. In this practice, we are not trying to force ourselves to do anything, or stop anything. In the openness, there is room for, and interest in, essential forms of consciousness that lead to high levels of creativity, clarity and a deep and sustainable relaxation that carries over long after meditating.

Based in the faculty of memory and the process of journaling one’s experience, this is a concrete practice of self compassion and genuine interest. Mentoring, is mind body training to get to a place where there is a natural and inherent desire to take time for oneself. It happens faster than doing it alone. I promise. Students often say, “this is too fun and comfortable to be meditation”. Many people begin with one on one work and then, gain added support in my 6 week Meditation for Everyday Life group. Because I hope to keep the group intimate, it fills up fast, so feel free to contact me with interest to get on the waiting list for the upcoming group.

Transpersonal Energy work


      Transpersonal Energy work is based in the view that we as humans have far more potential that we tend to live from in daily life. We carry in our body and spirit, deep wisdom that can inform our life.  This type of work is a blend of reiki, the Akashic Records and body centered work. Reiki is a simple and natural process of “laying of hands” on or above/beyond the body, to encourage the cells to release tension and move towards flow. Because we are working in the energetic realm this is well suited for Zoom or phone from your own home or fully clothed on the massage table in person. The Akashic Records are records of intuitive guidance for our individual soul’s journey that can arise as a thought, feeling, or image. In this process, reiki compliments the wisdom of Akashic Records, to allow for a rich narrative between mind, body and spirit to emerge. You may come to the session with a question or just be open to what arrives. With the reading, I may offer suggestions to help integrate the process or facilitate energy movement after the session. Suggestions may come in the form of meditations, yoga postures, breathing techniques, journaling exercises or dietary recommendations.

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