Self-Protective Strategies – When Your Body Gets Stuck in Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Difficult Emotions.
Many of us feel stuck – in chronic feelings and emotions that make us feel overwhelmed, shut down, anxious or numb. It is possible for your experience of your life to change when you begin to show up for all of your feelings, even the sad, scary, overwhelming or difficult ones.
I hold the belief that each of our nervous systems’ have the innate capacity to heal. When we can be with sensations, images, behaviours, emotions and the meaning we make of what has happened in the past, we can transform our stressed nervous systems, day by day, at your own pace.
Expand your feeling tolerance and understand your self-protection responses linked with anxiety and fear, and reset your unconscious, automatic responses to difficult events that keep you in a state of chronic shut down or overwhelm.
Self-Protective Strategies May Block the Connection We Long For
I work with you to help you heal chronic emotional patterns and responses, and to understand your body responses so that you can rewire your nervous system responses to anxiety, panic, fear and depression – one session at a time.
If you experience chronic stress, disconnection or dissocation and have one or some of these symptoms: increased heart rate, restricted breathing, chronic pain, anxiety or panic attacks, angry outbursts, hypervigilance, racing thoughts and persistent worry – I can help.
What happens during a session?
We slow down, and be with what’s happening for you, as you are. Sessions happen in my office or online – and both options are effective in creating lasting change to chronic emotional, relational and body-focused concerns.
During sessions, we can address emotional struggles, feelings of anxiety or depression. chronic pain, and relationship concerns, and support during life transitions. I use a variety of methods, including verbal dialogue, Relational Psychotherapy, Integrated Body Psychotherapy, Embodied Mindfulness and somatic practices.
Sessions can also include body-systems work and somatic movement therapy. Movement sessions can address self-protective body holding patterns that cause excessive tension, chronic pain, injury recovery, energy system imbalances and emotional blocks.
I work with a gentle relational and somatic approach – deconstructing and reintegrating both the psychological and physiological conditioning that limits our innate capacity to fully inhabit our body and live vibrant lives.
I look forward to being with you.
love Kim, xoxo.