When You’re Feeling Revved Up, Numbed Out or Overwhelmed.
I hold the belief that each of our nervous systems’ have the innate capacity to heal. That 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, in your own time.
Your body is your teacher – with open attention, you will notice what you are feeling, as well as what you are ignoring or denying in your life. When you begin to pay attention to your body, barriers between your outer and inner self will dissolve – and your receptivity to others increases as you become more receptive to yourself.
I work with you to rewire your nervous system responses to anxiety, panic, fear and depression – one session at a time.
“To resolve trauma, we must learn to move fluidly between emotion and rational thought. In learning to identify and contact bodily sensations, we begin to fathom our instinctual reptilian roots. The more primitive portions of our brains are not exclusively survival-oriented. They carry vital information about who we are (and) they tell us that we belong here…(that we are connected)…beyond the material world. In the process of healing trauma we become completely human animals, capable of the totality of our natural abilities.” ~ Dr. Peter Levine.
There is incredible potency in working with the nervous system to change what limits us physically and mentally – helping you gain a greater awareness and sense of how to build the capacity to be more fully yourself in your everyday life.
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.
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.
- In a chair – sessions can address emotional struggles, 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. (in-person or via Skype)
- On the floor (on a padded mat) – sessions are a hands-on form based on body-systems work, somatic movement therapy. Movement sessions can address chronic pain, holding patterns that cause excessive tension, injury recovery, energy system imbalances and emotional blocks.
Our pain is not something to avoid or be ashamed of but is a powerful opportunity to step into our authentic truth and power.
I look forward to being with you.
Love Kim, xoxo.
NEW CLASS Experience– Coming soon…
Moving Rest – Somatic Movement – Time and space for slowing down to receive supportive nourishment from the inside of your body outwards. Simple movements, body awareness and flowing energy. This monthly class is for those who may be experiencing ongoing anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, chronic illness, feelings of being stressed or burned out, and anyone who wants to create new awareness in their body and regulate their nervous system.
I also offer one-on-one sessions using elements of this class too.
The first monthly class begins Monday, November 6, 2017 – 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
Do you have questions about my work or what it would be like to work with me?
Please get in touch, we can set up a time to talk – I’d love to hear from you.
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