Most approaches to counseling focus on understanding ourselves intellectually, thereby only engaging the left side of our brain. In recent years, it has become increasingly known that sustainable change can only happen through whole-mind integration. As the whole mind, we understand that the body, brain, as well as relational field, are essential parts of the healing process.
Emotional and physical well-being occurs when our wounds are given thoughtful attention, unraveling the coping habits with which we avoided pain in the past. Without emotional healing, healthy pleasure in current relationships is hard to cultivate because old coping mechanisms return when we are under stress.
Using the basics of Somatic Experiencing®, Depth Psychology, Attachment Counseling, Dream Analysis, and Integrative Nutrition, Somatic Counseling offers the body and psyche the needed to discharge, renegotiate and reorganize locked-in fight, flight and freeze responses that are stored in the nervous system. Even though most people would say they are experiencing themselves in the present, the truth is our nervous system often responds to current events with automatic reactions that arise from unresolved experiences from the past.
How does a Somatic Counseling session look like: In most sessions, you will do the talking, and I will facilitate the journey of exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and intuition; mirroring back your body movements taking you deeper into the process. By allowing your body and psyche to more fully inhabit the present and you enhance your capacity to effectively self-regulate.
“...nobody can stand truth if it is told to him. Truth can be tolerated only if you discover it yourself because then, the pride of discovery makes the truth palatable. ~ Fritz Perls
Somatic Counseling does not diagnose. It aids the inquiry process for insights to emerge. A process that is compassionate, respectful to your needs, rhythm, and time requirements.
To learn about trauma and Somatic Experiencing®, you find me on Instagram @myindigomuse or reach out directly to me by email or phone.
To your vibrant wellbeing!