Why Include the Body in Therapy?

Embodied living allows for engaging the present moment with all senses.

Our bodies are brilliant at surviving many stressors, however, sometimes; circumstances get in the way of this innate process.  In turn, stress responses get ‘stuck’ in the body, creating fixed thought, emotion and stress patterns.

To cope with these patterns, we tend to live from our head and move out of embodied living. Building body awareness in therapy helps us discover the underlying traumas and needs that created the fixed patterns. The more we learn to build the body-mind connection, the more we learn to trust in our body’s innate process to let stress responses move through the body and be released.

Only then, can our body open up to relaxation, fluidity, and happiness; increasing our capacity for embodied living.

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