Body-Oriented Psychotherapy is a modern branch of psychology that effectively works with a person’s mental state through the body, the mind, and the nervous system, to accurately determine the root of the problem that tends to hide and entrench within our psyche. It manifests itself over time physically in the body through chronic pain, on-going fatigue, disease, etc.
Body Oriented Psychotherapy deals with the “fight, flight, or freeze” response to stressors and perceived danger, traumas and assists with solving the problem as well as changing destructive patterns. Body Oriented Psychotherapy helps to build new constructive patterns and gently implement them into your everyday life.
Health conditions that Somatic Psychotherapy can help with:
- Chronic Pain
- Muscular hyper/hypotension
- Insomnia, poor sleep, nightmares
- Nervousness/nervous cough
- Anxiety/Depression and Panic Attacks
- Recurring symptoms of chronic illness
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Health conditions of the female reproductive system
If you are experiencing an emotional trauma that has “lingered” in your body as a form of:
- A pervasive feeling of impending doom
- An inability to feel at peace even with lots of meditation, prayer, purposeful relaxation, or “spiritual insight”
- Overwhelming feeling of worry/fear
- Feeling of isolation and disconnection
- Intrusive thoughts or memories
- Inability to feel love
- An exaggerated startle response
What techniques and approaches are used?
Body-oriented psychotherapy is based on practices incorporating specific Breathing Healing Techniques, Developmental Disruption of Muscles, MCBT, Bodynamic, Somatic Experiencing, Shock-Healing Trauma, NLP, Craniosacral Therapy, and Polyvagal Theory Techniques, various types of bodywork and massage techniques such as Polynesian Lomi Lomi Nui etc.
What to expect during the session?
The Initial consultation starts with an evaluation of the current health condition based on muscle testing and developing a treatment plan.
It takes 1 h 30 min and may include first treatment.
The following sessions usually include psychotherapy, deep muscle bodywork, and homework as an essential part of the individual’s healing.