cope with depression
Psychotherapeutic Counseling + Yoga: The Mind Body Approach
Partnering with the body, using its signals, and following the sensations or lack of sensation is a powerful yet gentle tool for transformation. Anodea Judith PhD says, “The body is the unconscious mind. It attempts to communicate in its own language.” Julie's practice is based on allowing the body to have that voice. The work follows the client’s instincts, intuition, and impulses. We will use dialogue, body awareness, breath work and movement.
Who can benefit from this integrated therapy?
Do you feel lost in your life?
Do you hold chronic tension in your body?
Do you sense a core fear, anxiety, that you can’t explain?
Have you tried other modalities and found your core issues are still left unresolved?
Is there a history of trauma that you have survived but not yet dealt with?
Do you feel stuck? Physically? Mentally?
Do you wish to get more in touch with your body?
Do you feel out of touch with your feelings?
Do you find yourself obsessing over the same things?
Are you stressed out?
Somatic psychotherapy would posit that anxiety, depression, emotions, stress all have a signature of how they are held in the body, sometimes in contraction or tension or in collapse. Dr. Peter Levine, says these postures inform our emotional experience. Particularly, trauma informed yoga approaches are demonstrating the impact of chronic held trauma responses on the nervous system when we are stuck in fight, flight or freeze.
Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk psychiatrist says,“Yoga turned out to be a terrific way to regain a relationship with the interior world and with it caring, loving, and sensual relationship to the self.” Trauma Sensitive Yoga, in which Julie is trained, is gentle, invites choice, and helps to reset the bodies response to rest and relaxation.
For more information on trauma and yoga read here: Transcending Trauma: How Yoga Heals | Yoga International