Why Be Embodied?
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 is an integral part of health. Practices like Yin Yoga, qigong and acupuncture all help to move energy.
Releasing blocks in one area, opens possibilities in others. It’s all connected. Like a mobile in a baby room, when activated, healing energy ripples across all aspects of being. That hasn’t changed for thousands of years. What has changed is the way we relate to each other and, consequently, ourselves.
Unplug to Connect
Technology has altered the way we experience life – the pace of which has quickened dramatically. We live in a state of constant stimulation. Our minds love it, but it’s at a cost. More and more people are burnout, overwhelmed and suffering from “compassion fatigue.” We’re not wired to be on all the time. As Anne Lamott says, “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
When we slow down and experience ourselves differently, new resources and strengths emerges. Life becomes more easeful and you find that solving problems isn’t as important as feeling empowered to be who you truly are.
Flow to Get Unstuck
Emotional pain can be difficult to overcome because it literally gets “stuck.” These thoughts, feelings, and beliefs become the personal truths we live by without knowing it. Embodied therapy is ultimately a journey of self-discovery. By leaning into the edge of your comfort zone, you help shift the energy.
Our bodies are tremendously underutilized resources for learning and changing in life. Embodied Therapy helps people notice habitual ways they hold tension while finding new ways to be in their body.