In private practice we explore together; finding the best practice for you – physically, mentally and emotionally.
Private practice is a specialized form of Expressive Arts and Movement practices. It supports all activities for people in all stages of health and development.
My education and teaching experience – in combination with my history of injuries, rehabilitative discoveries and health-related research inquiry — allows me to provide individuals with a sound movement practice.
I frequently collaborate with physical therapists, massage therapists and holistic healthcare providers who encourage their clients to apply lessons around merging mind and body awareness.
Private Practices include:
- Movement-based Expressive Arts Therapy
- Integrative somatic practice & yoga
The methods, tools and pathways described below will vary based on individual wants and needs. For example, individuals may want to combine yoga with expressive arts modalities, like drawings or writing. Integrative Somatic Practice applies modified yoga postures and concepts similar to physical therapy and occupational therapy.
These practices progress slowly, because we need time to work with the nuances of physical, emotional and mental material.
Slow and exploratory movement teaches how to unwind processes that need re-setting and reorganization. An injury is more than a syndrome, it is a complex and intricate compilation of symptoms that contribute to the formation of the whole story. A physical injury is an emotional, mental and relational injury. You can turn the order in any direction -it is all interconnected. This interconnectedness embodies resources that contribute to our ability to thrive and survive; so while we untangle what we are feeling we take care to preserve all the working parts of our being, which include our unique ways of doing, learning and being.
A look inside a private practice:
Pathways to Discovery
In The Pathways model, we make use of expressive art modalities. We employ a mixed-modality approach; we use movement as a prompt for writing, and drawing as a part of a movement-reflection cycle. This is how we provide a unique way to:
- Improve movement coordination that supports structural, functional and expressive integration
- Experience an embodied sense of vitality and enjoyment for life
- Work with memories or patterns that may not be fully accessed by verbal/rational means
- Work with trauma, sensitive or unresolved themes/issues
Everything we do and say is connected to the central or inner most part of something in our life – and that is connected to how we move.
The method makes use of
- Mindful inquiries and psycho-education
- Integrating dreams/working with psyche
- An interdisciplinary approach to self-actualization based on experimental and reflexive practices that can access the best pathway for individuals who seek to understand/problem solve, thrive and heal
The purpose of movement education and therapy is to integrate and regulate human function; physically, emotionally and mentally. Movement knowledge is essential to learning and the very first movements we make are tied to survival and emotional and social connection. As we continue to thrive, change and develop throughout our life cycles we can use movement awareness to heal, understand, accept and cope.
A Reflective Summary can be helpful; in a private practice an individual experiences multiple layers of engagement, and processing takes time and memory. The summary is a handy item that progresses their work and aides in reflection which can help in communicating thier findings with others. For example, the summary may include:
- Illustrations/explanations detailing any instructions for practicing movement sequences at home
- Ah-ha’s that emerged for you during a session
- Homework which may inform your next private session
How to begin
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