Foundational skills for Integrating mind and body to Transform your life!
Traditional talk therapy forms the foundation for my work helping clients create the life they have always wanted, conquer depression, recover from trauma, face grief and cope with other life transitions. As clients seek to increase their capacity to embrace life, find joy and deepen their healing, I can help them take additional steps through EMDR, audio recordings for personal transformation, embodiment practices and Dance/Movement Therapy.
Foundations: Learning physiological skills to balance, calm and energize the nervous system.
Integration: Practicing and applying new skills to experience the pleasure of re-patterning habitual bodymind interactions, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Transformation: Putting new skills, insight, and energy together in new ways to create the life you’ve been reaching for.
Using breath, sensory awareness, natural movement, visualization and/or internally-guided dance, we create a safe space to explore and understand the wisdom of emotion and sensation. The memories and experiences residing in the cells and muscles of our bodies are a powerful source of healing energy.
"Moment to moment, we experience energy, thoughts, feelings and sensations that flow through our minds and bodies. When we take time to get in touch with all facets of this flow, we actively turn away from pain and discomfort towards health and wholeness."
UPDATE: Wood Haven
From rain harvest pole barn to a beautiful movement space, the doors of Wood Haven are officially open! At last Barbara Jo's dream of offering a space for Dance/Movement Therapy, the growing field somatic psychology, outreach programming, InterPlay, and dance performance is becoming a reality. So get ready to bring your move-a-tivity to Wood Haven! More information and a Wood Haven official website coming soon.
The sprung wood floor is the gem of Wood Haven. Completion of the floor was made possible with the generosity of our Austin community. Below is a list of some of the amazing people who made the gem of Wood Haven a reality!
Becky Behling, MS, GCFP, cPT // Move With Ease Now
Barbara E. Davis, LCSW-S, CGP
Beverly Voss, LCSW
BIBOLOVE.US Breathe in Breathe out LOVE
Carol Lewis & Mark Boyden
Caroline Sutton Clark
Concetta Troskie, MA, LPC, R-DMT, RDT
Elly van Laar Coaching
Engaged Somatics // The Brook Institute
Heather L. Davies, LCSW
In Honor of Dance/Movement Therapy
Joanna Jones // Sister-in-law Extraordinaire
Kalila Homann // Embodied Neurobiology
Kate Cleary MFA, RYT200 // Kate Cleary Somatics
Kathy Dunn Hamrick
Lisa Stalans Movement & Rehabilitation Specialist
Liz's Dance Party
Martha Brandt // Triune Counseling
Nancy Stern Bain
Nancy, Dave and Cheryl // Super Siblings
Patricia & Bill Eagle
Renee & Larry Davis // The Sister Moses Project
Sally Thorpe // Sister-in-law Extraordinaire
Seth Davis // Zenoctave Studio
Tina Curran & Karl Heinz