Psychotherapy helps people heal and grow on three levels…

…the body, the mind and the spirit or soul. Effective psychotherapy is holistic. It includes all aspects of the client’s life: family, friends, personal growth, and relationships; working to bring the whole person into balance. This requires working with body, mind and spirit.

Healing and growth for the body…

…is both emotional and physical healing. Emotions are body-based. You feel your emotions in your body, you express them through your body and communicate feelings to others through your body. When traumatic life events causes suppression of emotions your ability to life a joyous, compassionate life is compromised. Somatic or Body-centered psychotherapy technics help reconnect disowned feelings and and you begin to regain the fluid, lively quality of a joyful life. It is common to have improvements in in physical health as well.

Healing and growth for the mind…

…is accomplished through talking about life experiences, identifying self-defeating thought patterns and learning to understand painful life-events in positive life-affirming ways. This part of the work includes being more skillful in relationships such as setting more appropriate boundaries with loved ones and communicating more effectively with the people in your life.

Healing for the soul or the spirit…

…is going to depend on your belief system about having a soul or a spiritual identity. Soul work is the work of getting in touch with spontaneous creativity, also called the muse. You begin experiencing greater creativity and gains confidence necessary to trust in and express your creative intuition. This integration manifests differently in every person but is visible as increased creativity, joy, spontaneity, healthier relations, and an over-all improved satisfaction with life.

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