What is Body Psychotherapy?
My Psychotherapy sessions offer a confidential environment in which you can explore your feelings, relationships, habits and stuck patterns, with a view to gain a deeper insight into your difficulties, improve your relationships and personal problems and give you more choice about how to live your life.
Every trauma, shock, difficulty in life, every unexpressed joy is embodied. These experiences manifest as aches and pains, tight or slack muscle, shallow breathing, inability to relax and sleep, low or high arousal levels, feeling hot or cold, disturbed thinking, inability to concentrate or make decisions, and lack of vitality.
When these phenomena persist for a long time they develop into more or less fixed states, and illness and general malaise become habitual and normalised.
"Until we make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate"
Sessions are suitable for anyone experiencing stress, (which can be experienced as irritability, weepiness, aches, pains, insomnia, exhaustion, and a lack of interest in life), anxiety, depression, or for anyone who feels overwhelmed by strong emotion, unable to cope with difficult life changes, unable to express themselves directly to others, or for those who feel stuck in a lifestyle that no longer works for them.
What Happens in a Body Psychotherapy Session?
Body psychotherapy respects the innate wisdom of each person, even when you don't believe it yourself. It is a compassionate form of psychotherapy in which you will be encouraged to get to know yourself in your own time and way. Your wishes will always be respected and we will explore ways of using the sessions jointly. Different people need different kinds of support to listen to their body. That is why Body Psychotherapy is a talking therapy that can also include working with movement, posture, breathing, imagery and massage. These activities are vehicles for self exploration and will arise out of your psychotherapy process.