The body carries inarguable truth in ways that mental constructs alone do not. In my Somatic Therapy practice, we work tenderly with the many ways the body experiences and stores information. We foster embodiment, enhance strengths, bring ease to the nervous system, release stuck patterns, and build capacity to withstand difficulty. In a culture where the wisdom of our bodies has, until recently, been long overlooked, working in this way allows us to reclaim our inner authority, vibrancy and calm. Small shifts can happen within minutes. Yet, more often, over time, it can feel like we are gradually unwinding and awakening.
The process is gentle and safe, and can look like a paced, mindful conversation. Sessions may also include SE Touch, Reiki, guided visualization, movement, or energy work, and we make those decisions together. In-person sessions allow for table work, as desired.
Although I naturally integrate Focusing tools in somatic therapy, I also offer guided Inner Relationship Focusing sessions for both beginning and advanced Focusers who wish to work specifically in that modality. Inner Relationship Focusing teaches us how to be in mindful relationship with our body’s intelligence. It allows us to access and communicate with a full range of inner experience while observing it from a calm center. Focusing regularly can keep us centered, tuned-in, and confident.
With SE and additional training in Pain Reprocessing Therapy, I support clients in lessening and often eliminating chronic pain.
I have been a pianist and music educator for thirty years. This second career lends experience in supporting artists and musicians who feel blocks to creativity.
My interest in transpersonal and somatic psychology began when I was doing graduate work in music education and led me to trainings in Psychosynthesis, Reiki, intuition development, Inner Relationship Focusing, mindfulness meditation, energy therapy, Pain Reprocessing Therapy and Somatic Experiencing®.