Body-Centered Approach

What is a body-centered approach to therapy?
Somatic therapy, rooted in the understanding that the mind and body are inextricably linked, offers a sophisticated, trauma-informed approach to healing. This modality acknowledges that our earliest emotional imprints are formed within our physical being at times when verbal expression was not an option. Furthermore, it recognizes the body as a repository for trauma and abuse. Through the integration of somatic practices, we aim to foster a transformative connection between bodily sensations and psychological processes. This paves the way for a recalibration of the nervous system, as supported by the work of Bessel van der Kolk, thereby facilitating a deeper engagement with oneself at a cellular level.
Embodiment: A Journey Through Imagination and the Somatic Experience
Drawing on the wisdom of mythologist Joseph Campbell, who championed the pursuit of one’s bliss as the essence of an authentic life, embodiment is a dynamic process. It intertwines the richness of the imagination with a heightened awareness of bodily signals — encompassing sensations, emotions, discomforts, and symptoms. By embracing these experiences simultaneously, one fosters a profound connection that gives rise to an ’embodied metaphor’. This concept, akin to the
body’s innate capacity for ‘dreaming’, invites an exploration of metaphors and narratives held within the somatic realm. Engaging with these stories and symbols illuminates one’s path and patterns, guiding the individual towards uncovering their true essence and calling
Our practice is dedicated to facilitating this journey, employing a body-centered approach that is deeply informed by trauma care principles. In doing so, we create a nurturing, professional environment where individuals can explore the intersection of their physical and psychological landscapes, leading to holistic well-being and self-discovery.

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