Why Be Embodied? Somatic Psychotherapy Embodied Psychotherapy 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 body […]
Are you out of balance?
So many of us today feel disconnected from ourselves and each other. It’s frustrating. 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.
Each of us has our own 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 are 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.
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 Embodied Psychotherapy. This style is inspired by Eastern philosophy and somatic psychology. It is a powerful adjunct to therapy, growth and transformation.
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 exploring the past with compassion and clarity.
Relationships are an important piece of a psychodynamic approach, which includes you and I. Exploring relationships provides you with a perspective that is rich with possibility. 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. People usually attribute their distress to difficult situations, but in reality, it is our reactions to situations. I use powerful questions to get you in touch with your thoughts, feelings and beliefs. But also to help you accurately tell your story.
According to cognitive theory, emotions follow thoughts. It is never the other way around. If you want to feel and behave differently, a good place to start is with your perception. I use mindfulness-based, cognitive therapy to help you update and more accurately tell your story. The more balanced our thinking, generally speaking, the better we feel.
When you slow down, space is created to see what matters most. Most importantly, you remember that it’s your life. You are the author. You get to right the ending, instead of unconsciously living out the one given to you.