"And I said softly to my body. "I want to be your friend." It took a long breath and replied, "I have been waiting my whole life for this."
Yoga Therapy is an ever evolving and ancient yet entirely new modality. The research by people like Bessel Van Der Kolk and Porges and Siegel have paved the way for a new understanding of the relationship between mind and body. Yet this understanding is nothing new to the Yogi's who have passed the teachings of yoga down to us for the past 5000 some years. As a yoga therapist I am here to help those who find themselves what I call "neck up." Living life from the minds confusing and endless categorizing and thinking, thinking, thinking...
Presence lies in our body and our breath.
Finding presence opens us up to our next step, our new awareness, our epiphanies and our compassions to others and Self.
Yoga Therapy is a wholistic approach to physical and mental health. It can function as a wonderful addition to talk therapy or a new approach to working with the mind. You may find embodied counseling useful for:
PSTD and C-PTSD
Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Feeling lost or hopeless
Relationship Loss or Difficulties
Past Life Regression Therapy
...is a form of mild hypnosis that taps into the subconcious patterns of thinking to unlock blockages to personal growth. The yogic teaching of karma and dharma are addressed here on an emotional level. By tapping into the unconcious/subconcious parts of ourselves we can make changes that are not possible by rational thinking. Karma brings the idea that we come into this life with specific lessons we are meant to learn in this lifetime for our soul to evolve. PLRT creates a safe space to see these lessons clearly and observe how they show up in our daily lives in our physical experience of the lesson(s) and what gifts and support are naturally here to help us. Profound and surprising this work is empowering and the client is in control throughout the session. This work is broken up into three sessions: intake, the regression itself and follow-up and dream check in a day or two later.
There are several approaches to healing trauma stored in the body. Craniosacral Therapy, Vagus Nerve Therapy and Somatic Movement.
This type of work goes very slow and we follow the lead of the client to go where the healing is. We move knowing that the body has an innate and whole spirit that has brought life forward thus far. With togetherness we can support an environment of self and co-regulation which allows what needs healed to arise and move through.
Additional therapeutic support may be recommended depending on the situation.
I am now offering addiction support at my office or on zoom with a three month commitment. I can help you sort through all the personal, emotional and spiritual hurdles that come with sobriety. I use a body centered approach when working with goal setting, and healing past trauma that often arises when a substance is removed from our daily routine. Addiction can range from technology and porn to substances to people and they are all based within the same human experience which requires a spiritual approach. Additional support with one of the many the 12-step programs is recommended but not required. If you need a compassionate and body centered approach to your recovery than look no further.
"It's time to come hOMe."
Chitra Kate McDevitt