Why Be Embodied? Somatic Psychotherapy Mindful Embodied Therapy understands that there is no separating mind and body. Our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, desires, longings, aches and pains all occur within a meticulously crafted masterpiece: the human. Keeping the energy flowing within the various systems of the […]
Are you feeling out of sorts?
So many of us today feel disconnected from ourselves and each other. This feeling predates the pandemic. You sense that you can live better and maybe even act better. You know there’s room for growth. Truth is, it’s our birthright to have deep connections inside a body that feels vital and alive. We are born to connect and live active, engaged lives well into old age but we have to put in the effort. Therapy works to help you create the life you want.
I have seen it work again and again. My name is Kerry and I help people get back in touch with their inner knowing, which is the driving force behind a fulfilling life. My style is informed by 25 years in the wellness field. Specifically, I am trained in experiential, psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches.
Meaning and Purpose
I help people get “unstuck” and re-connect with what matters most to them. The bulk of my work is traditional therapy. Additionally I offer a unique approach called Mindful Embodied Psychotherapy. This style is inspired by Eastern philosophy, somatic psychology, and neurobiology. It is a powerful adjunct to therapy, growth and transformation.
The foundation of the work is relational. For this reason, all therapy begins with two people being honest and curious together. Once the therapeutic relationship is established, the work can move to the mat.
Psychodynamic therapy uncovers the patterns driving our behavior. Its goal is to understand how behavior and mood are influenced by thoughts and feelings. We do this by increasing awareness and compassion.
Relationships are an important piece of a psychodynamic approach. Exploring your relationship with your Self is the work of therapy. New roles and ways of being emerge. This breaks patterns that are no longer serving you and lays the groundwork for new ways of being.
The stories we tell ourselves matter. Emotions follow thoughts. It is never the other way around. If you want to feel and behave differently, pausing can help. I use mindfulness-based techniques to help you listen.
Each of us has a moment when life looks us square in the eye and says, “Now what?” The choices we make in those moments determines the quality of our lives. Decisions big and small, we’re all engaged in the task of learning to become more fully human. As we look within, we see that every choice we have made (or not made) has brought us to where we are now.