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You are here because you seek a more harmonious relationship with your body. 

There are many body-oriented therapies out there, just like there are many talking therapies. Some acknowledge the body and mind connection, yet few modalities can give equal attention to both and help you resolve issues where body and mind come together:

- In The Nervous System. 

My Somatic Coaching approach is based in Somatic Experiencing and Pilates. It enables you to understand both your physical and emotional symptoms as your autonomic nervous system expressing itself.

 

Exploring your nervous system states and responses allows you to build new capacity, resilience and movement ability in your body. As you get in touch with your survival instincts and negotiate your inner conflicts on this deep level you move beyond your cognitive understanding of your difficulties and gain a greater sense of connection, safety, freedom, ease and authenticity in your body and in your life.

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Are you struggling with persistent pain?​
Did an accident change you?
Do you have multiple symptoms or a health condition that is affecting both your body and your mental health?
Are you are a professional mover or performer and you have come to realise that habitual tension or a lack of confidence is getting in the way of you unlocking your full potential? 

Why Online

  • you can engage in your sessions from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world.

  • ideal for less movement-based Somatic Experiencing work. 

  • you can step away from the screen if you feel uncomfortable with being seen. 

  • sessions can take place 100% safely regardless of pandemic restrictions.

Why Studio-based

  • ideal for more Pilates or movement-based sessions.

  • access to Pilates apparatus, such as the reformer, trapeze table and combo chair.

  • supportive touch and manual, fascial release work may be part of these sessions during non-covid times.

What To Expect:

  • You play an active role.

My role is to support and guide you to your own empowerment. This requires a level of curiosity and a willingness on your part to play an active role in your recovery/self-improvement process. This is your session! 

  • I may interrupt you.

Sometimes I may politely interrupt you when you tell me details of a traumatic event or share newly discovered insights during the work. I do want to hear what you have to say, yet it is my role to make sure we stay in the present moment and with the physical sensations linked to what you are sharing, as this is where powerful change happens. 

  • Complimentary video & audio recordings.

Creating lasting and powerful change can be difficult if we only have one hour per week to do so. Therefore I may sometimes offer you complimentary video or audio recordings to help you continue the process in between sessions.

  • Movement is not a chore.

When we work with movement we will never use force. While we may explore physical challenges where appropriate, the focus will always be on instinctive and conscious explorations and learning, in order to improve movement patterns, physical efficiency and authenticity. I want you to gain confidence and a sense of joy and inner connection through movement.

  • Sensation-based questions.

I may often ask you questions like: "What are you sensing in your body when you say/do this?". These can be difficult questions to answer, however it is important that we give time and focus to the physical resonance of our thoughts and actions, in order to resolve conflict between our instinctive and analytical brain. Noticing our body's reactions to our thoughts and actions, as well as the meaning we give physical experiences, is the essence of working equally with body and mind.

  • A slow pace.

Sometimes I may ask you to slow down. Time and space is important for us to fully experience what is happening in the nervous system as we move, think or speak and sometimes a habitual fast pace can be a subconscious avoidance mechanism that stops us from truly connecting to what is happening inside. 

  • Resourcing rather than re-traumatising.

When working with trauma it is most important that we do not re-traumatise ourselves in an attempt to deal with the past. Therefore we will never work with strong traumatic material in the first session. Instead emphasis is given to resourcing you and building capacity for resilience. Once you feel resourced to work through more difficultly or past trauma safely, we will do so in small manageable portions that do not overwhelm you.

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COMPLIMENTARY ONLINE CALL

 If you want to experience what it would be like to work with me, simply request a complimentary online call below and lets get to know each other.

It is obligation-free and only if by the end of the session we both feel excited by the idea of moving forward together, we will discuss the next step.

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