Using EMDR, Dance/Movement Therapy, visualization, sensory awareness and progressive relaxation, my clients and I create safe spaces to explore and understand the wisdom of the body through emotion and sensation. The memories and experiences of our bodies are a powerful source of healing energy. My years of experience with talk therapy integrates and strengthens embodiment/somatic work. I offer forms of embodiment and somatic practices for individuals and groups.
EMDR and Embodiment Processes
Breathwork – Practical ways to use the breath to focus perception in the present, create mind-body connection, and open ourselves to psychological/spiritual understanding.
Sensory Awareness – The moment-by-moment tracking of physical sensations such as weight, temperature, and rhythmic movements of breath and heart. Increasing kinesthetic awareness of body position, tension and circulation of energy.
Progressive Relaxation – The systematic practice of consciously letting go of tension by tensing and releasing muscles using breathing and visualization techniques.
EMDR – When a traumatic event occurs, a moment can become “frozen in time.” Physical sensations and memories are experienced again and again as though the original event were reoccurring. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) stimulates the right and left hemispheres of the brain to process and reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts, images and the sometimes overwhelming physical response to trauma.
EMDR helps treat:
- Post-traumatic stress
- Panic attacks
- Anxiety and phobias
- Performance anxiety
- Stress reduction
- Complicated grief issues
- Sexual and physical abuse