This includes breathing, relaxation, work on focal points which tend to hold blocked energy, stress relief programmes. In its more in-depth applications it can be an integral part of the therapeutic process during counselling, when and at the stage that this seems appropriate.
I am also continuously developing my work with movement and through movement, supporting our body to reveal to us the knowledge that is held in the impulses and motion that spontaneously arise and that is often unconscious or simply unnoticed or overlooked. This can be done in a safe and contained way as a part of the therapeutic process when it seems fitting or as a stand alone practice if this seems useful and possible. I work within a model of witnessed movement which has its roots in the practice of Authentic Movement founded by Mary Starks Whitehouse and developed by Janet Adler and others in many different ways.
I am currently undertaking further training in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing, which integrates a number of somatic practices in the service or supporting our own ‘education’ and experience of our whole being as a somatic unity whose tendency, like nature, is to attempt to heal and rebalance itself.
Please inquire if you are interested and we will discuss whether any of this suits your needs.
To be awake is to be alive. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. Every man is a builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.
Henry David Thoreau.