MindBody Therapy is an in-depth conversation with your body in focus. To notice the body and acknowledge the patterns that live in us, is the key to transformations, healing and personal growth.
Our body has wisdom beyond what we can think or say. By learning to be momentarily present with our body, we learn to understand the habits and patterns that characterise our identities, lifes and opportunities.
This holistic approach to body psychology believes that we all have an inner ability to heal and change what no longer benefits our lives. Sometimes we need help to access some parts of our system that protects us from healing.
My vision is to facilitate a space with care and compassion for people to build resilience and expand their capacity for accessing their own inner wisdom for healing.
Some reasons to do Mind-Body Therapy
Feeling isolated or alone
Pain in the body
Chronic health condition
Grief - someone is gone or grief from the past that has not been processed
Feeling disconnected to the body
The body feels like a scary place to be
Low self esteem
Stress activates easily
Other people are overwhelming
Pleasing other people
Easily emotionally triggered
Family issues - chosen or blood family
Boundaries are difficult to set
Difficulties to be in stable relationships
Living with trauma
Gender related topics
Sexuality related topics
Cognitive talk therapy and/or medication has not helped you
And many more
What does a session look like
The first session will typically be a session where we get to know each other and for you to get familiar with the work of MindBody Therapy. I will ask some questions about your topics and a bit about the background for them.
Together we define intentions for the work, based on what you bring.
We will most likely already do some body exercises and slowly start a new pattern of relating with your body.
Since I am still a student, I will be transparent with my level of experience and what I can imagine to help with and what not. The first session is a time for both of us to assess if we will go on working together. The therapeutic relationship is as important as the methodology.
A session is 90 min and cost 60€.
Online MindBody Therapy sessions
It might sound weird to do sessions online, but it really works!
For some people it feels even more safe, because they can choose where to be in their own home and choose how much to show.
They can even choose to step away from the screen or turn off the camera for a while, if that feels good.
More about the background of MindBody Therapy
MindBody Therapy is a holistic approach to healing the psychological, spiritual, and physical. It encompasses a wide range of methodologies – from holistic, humanistic, and somatic psychology to contemplative and eastern healing practices. It also draws from a number of traditions that span thousands of years, from the earliest Vedic practices of ancient India to present day scientific research.
This approach recognizes that our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can affect our biological functioning. Just as what we eat, our posture, the way we move, our relationships with other people and the environment can impact our mental state. This is to say that every aspect of our life is in connection with one another.
The intention of MindBody Therapy is to support the processes of healing and transformation while working with every aspect of an individual- psychologically, psychically, spiritually, energetically, socially, and environmentally. MindBody Therapy recognizes the interwoven connection between these aspects of an individual and works in an integrative capacity to enhance vitality and well-being.
My aim as a practitioner is to identify a client’s strengths and increase their resilience and personal resources for healing and sustained wellness.
This holistic approach draws on:
Somatic / Embodied Psychology,
Transpersonal / Eastern Psychology,
Internal Family System (parts work),
Somatic Experiencing (Trauma Therapy),
Somatic Stress Release,
Humanistic and Strength Based Therapy,
The Realization Processes and more.
The teachers I am learning from are great role models and inspirations of mine and I will highly recommend these teachers to anyone who might be interested to learn more about a holistic approach to healing.
Dr. Scott Lyons (DO, PhD, MS, MFA, CHT, BMCP/T, RSMT, SME, BMCP, IDME, SEP, CST, BFA, RYT-500) is a Clinical Psychologist, Osteopath, and MindBody Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth, and adults. Additionally, Dr. Lyons holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, and an MFA in Dance/Choreography. Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™ - a school of yoga and therapy, and developer of Somatic Stress Release™ - a process of restoring our biological adaptation system.
Dr. Christine Caldwell, Ph.D., BC-DMT, LPC, NCC, ACS, is the founder of and professor emeritus in the Somatic Counseling Program at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, USA, where she taught coursework in somatic counseling theory and skills, clinical neuroscience, research, and diversity issues.
Dr. Rae Johnson, Ph.D., RSMT, is a scholar/activist and registered somatic movement therapist who chairs the Somatic Studies in Depth Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Dr. Albert Wong is a professor of somatic psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a leading clinician and educator in the field of somatics.
Dr. Maureen Gallagher is a Licensed Psychologist (NY, NJ), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Faculty Member, Inner Relationship Focusing Trainer, Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor and a Relational Psychoanalyst.
Dr. Joe Loizzo, MD, PhD, is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over forty years’ experience studying the beneficial effects of contemplative practices on healing, learning and development.
Moustafa Abdelrahman, is a Registered Psychotherapist, a Meditation Teacher and an MBA and with over 18 years of corporate experience working with Fortune 100 companies worldwide.
Dr. Jay Earley, Ph.D., is a transformational psychologist, psychotherapist, group leader, author, teacher, and theorist. Jay teaches classes on Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) for the general public and trains IFS therapists. He also leads Interactive/IFS groups.
Deej Juventin (CSSE; MA) is a leader in the fields of somatic education and embodied therapies, experience in adult education. He supports the development of somatic therapies internationally through professional trainings for embodied counsellors and somatic sex educators, and providing professional supervision for therapists who work somatically.