The individual therapy is suitable for anyone that is struggling with changes or who might be in a particular moment in their lives in which support and help are needed. Therapy and coaching are also great instruments of prevention.
Movement therapy is an option for all those individuals who feel that talking is not enough to overcome their issues or to express their feelings. A Somatic therapy approach can also be complementary to psychotherapy sessions.
“Progress is dance to the same song I used to cry“
Often behind every criticism there is a wish…. Suitable for couples that are not only in a crisis but also for those who are developing good communication skills. Clear and honest communication is the biggest challenge for couples. Therapy can help you and your partner to put things in perspective, to learn how to take turns and to respect each other’s space… just like when you are dancing with someone.
Working together with a creative therapist can help you and your partner actively listen to each other with all your senses. I often explain with clear examples in movements and actions how patterns of power, control and blame can hide deeper needs or deliver the wrong message.
We explore how each individual experiences himself or herself within the context of the family or family constellation. I invite and expose the group to understand conflicts and dynamics guiding them to find ways to intervene on the relational issue that might occur.
Throughout the sessions the family is involved in activities such as games, dance and 'move-me-observations' which can allow it to be highlighted where tension often rises or how to intervene to allow the balance of the system (the family) to be restored.
Transitioning into adulthood is not always a smooth process. Being a teenager can be much more stressful than it looks.. It is not always easy for teenagers to communicate their feelings and their needs while embracing a physical and identity transformation.
My work with them focuses on helping them to find ways to express themselves without feeling judged or without judging themselves and to free themselves from peer pressure. Creativity can engage them in reaching that sense of autonomy that is often perceived as an internal fight. I have experience working with teenagers with down syndrome ADHD and autisms.
Playing is learning and learning is playing! I suggest to watch this inspiring video to understand the great contribution of dance therapists with this particular population.
I have experience working with children with with down syndrome ADHD and autisms.
Movement Psychotherapy Practice
What to expect in a Somatic Session
During a session we might explore breathing exercises, meditation, mindfulness and mirroring techniques you will move, think, feel and dance. You will be gently guided by the therapist to discover your way of moving and decide how indulgent, big or small your movement wants to be. I won’t teach you how to move.
This serves the purpose of self-expression and communication. By learning to truly listen to your body and “breathing” metaphorically and literally through pain and discomfort you will feel that a shift will occur.
You will teach your body and self how to transform while dancing the story of your life.
The body in movement or stillness carries meaning and tells us a story. Whatever sitting, walking, standing, awake or asleep, our body is the medium to our life journey and our daily self expression. Understanding the body and mind connection can give us access to a deep understanding of who we are. Movement is for me the greatest manifestation of the body and mind connection of the inner and intimate creativity that resides in our bodies.