Mind-Body Psychotherapy focusses on the meaningful interactions between mind, body and emotion and how these affect healing, health and wellbeing. Mind-Body Psychotherapy utilizes both cognitive and somatic techniques to help bring awareness to how our body and mind 'talk' to each other (often unconsciously) through symptoms of pain, restriction and stress in the body, and the resultant negative thoughts and feelings attached to these experiences. By becoming aware of our internal physical experience and then learning how to shift our body out of stress physiology into new patterns of healthy natural responses, we can experience relief, presence, calmness and a renewed sense of aliveness and vitality, with an improved positive outlook and resilient mindset.
Through Mind-Body Psychotherapy we can begin to feel safe, comfortable and at home again in our body, find relief from chronic pain and stress, and enjoy a greater sense of the naturally joyful flow state of being.
Mind-Body Psychotherapy may include and combine healing methods such as:
Progressive and attentive relaxation
'Bodily' prayer (for faith-based clients)
'Qigong' based movements
Slower or deeper breathing
And other mind-body integrative techniques.
Mind-Body Psychotherapy may assist with:
Tension and migraine headaches
Jaw pain (TMJ)
General muscle tension
Chronic pain, fatigue and fibromyalgia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Anger and frustration
Feeling 'stuck' or immobilized in life
Inability to let go of the past
And other psychophysiological problems