My practice as a somatic movement therapist is informed by a sense of curiosity and the willingness to allow something new to emerge. Where are you strong? What resources do you already have, and how can they be mobilized to help the parts of you that are weak or afraid?
Gradually, step-by-step, I can help you uncover a more authentic, easeful version of yourself.
I’ll work with you in a gentle and supportive way to help you develop novel ways of moving, which will stimulate the development of new neural pathways. As these new resources become available to you, your body can recognize that your old patterns have become obsolete and new, healthy behaviors can take their place. This is key to producing lasting change.
What to Expect in a Session
I begin each session with a supportive, low-key check-in. As you speak, I listen to the language of your body as well as your words. This close attention to your particular challenges, strengths, and goals in the present moment lets me choose the best approach to use that day as well as for your long-term healing
A typical session may incorporate movement, mindfulness, body awareness exercises, gentle touch, and sensory integration techniques to help you unlock the patterns held in your body that no longer serve you.
Depending on the activity, you may be sitting in a chair, resting comfortably on a massage table, or doing gentle movement. You should wear comfortable, non-binding clothing and plan for a little quiet time after the session.
The first session is two hours long and is focused on getting to know you and your particular needs. My sessions run from one to three hours, usually weekly, depending on your treatment plan.
Generally, the optimal session length is one and a half hours. This gives us enough time for you to arrive, slow down, and open to change, as well as time at the end to transition gently from a deep inward focus back to the outer world.