“Many thanks for all you have done to help me
shake hands with me Self.”
– M.O., client
Emotions arise from our biochemistry, express themselves through the body, affecting and shaping the body. The opposite is also true: the body’s shape and physiology affect emotions. When we use somatic therapy to explore emotions via the body–and conversely, the body through emotions and thoughts–it becomes possible to free tensions and also increase your range of emotional response.
To do this, Sara guides you to feeling body sensations, tensions, postures, urges to move, and so on, as you “locate” emotions in your body. She may also facilitate you in discovering emotions and images held within a habitual tension pattern, such as head forward.
Try this quick sample of body-mind interconnectedness: Notice your mood, breathing, and any tensions or ease. Now, smile! What’s happened to your mood? Your breathing? Physical feelings? Did you feel a little shift toward happy and more relaxed?
Some issues Sara addresses through Body-Mind Connection:
- Emotional holding in the body, including anxiety and stress
- Disconnect between body and emotions, or their seeming at odds with each other
- Outdated body patterns limiting therapy progress
- Body Image and self-caring/self-loathing
- Suppressed creative expression
Benefits you may experience through this focus:
- Making friends with your body; enhancing congruency between body, mind, and heart
- Uncovering and releasing emotional holding and physical tensions
- Deepening self-connection, self-compassion
- Recognizing stress patterns, reducing anxiety, and activating healing processes
- Developing self-nurturing habits
- Freeing self-expression and creative expression
“Since I left your office I have experienced life in a more full,
more rewarding, more amazing, beautiful, awe-inspiring way. I have never, in my entire life, felt this alive.”
– M.C, client
If you’d like to feel more alive too, call Sara now to discuss how she might help. 510.526.5414
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