Injury, illness and psychological issues such as anxiety and depression have an impact on our body, our mind and our spirit. Our range of flexibility, our degree of strength, and our capacity for balance are concepts that occur in the mind as well as in the body. Each individual responds differently to the stress of being human, but for most of us, the impact can be felt on the physical, psychological and/or emotional levels.
I have found that treating one aspect of being has a simultaneous effect on the other aspects of being. For example, when working with the body, we experience a shift in our way of thinking about ourselves, our world, and our relationship to one another. Likewise, through a deeper understanding of our mind and how it responds to our environment, we find ourselves moving deeper into our bodies and experiencing more flexibility, balance, strength and overall health and well-being.
As a therapist, I treat each client holistically, as an entity comprised of body, mind, and spirit. Treatment generally begins with traditional psychotherapy but can include yoga, breathwork, and energywork or recommendations for other holistic therapies, as appropriate. I also consider clients’ presenting symptoms in the context of the Chakra system and may offer interpretation, feedback and interventions that restore balance at the eneregetic level.
Finally, there is great healing power in our ability to expand our perspectives and to allow ourselves to be open to new experiences. In addition to therapy, I periodically organize and facilitate workshops and “retreats” from daily life where our intention is to increase contact with the natural environment and to broaden our understanding of culture. It is not necessary to be receiving individual services to participate in these workshops and retreats. However, therapeutic services such as yoga and breathwork are generally included in the packages and additional services can be arranged as desired.