Therapeutic Approach

How does Yoga fit in?

Yoga principles and practices are mindful body-centered interventions. They function to expand your awareness by anchoring you in the present moment. By being present moment focused and evoking a calm state, positive psychological tendencies often come to the surface. Positive tendencies include:

· The desire to be honest and authentic.

· The inspiration to grow and expand.

· The motivation to live a healthier life.

· The courage to take risks.

· Feelings of kindness and acceptance toward yourself for being the unique
person you are and, likewise toward others.

Essentially, my aim through combining Yoga and Psychotherapy is to guide clients to consciously evoke these in-born positive tendencies, and, most importantly, to rouse an inner and creative impulse toward growth that each of us share.

Establishing Trust

By feeling safe within the therapeutic relationship, you will more likely express yourself openly and honestly. By its very nature, opening up within the space of a supportive relationship activates the healing process. Opening up can become an opportunity for you to find in yourself the power to explore, become curious, discover new and healthier approaches in your life and nurture a belief in yourself—all indications that change is in fact stirring.

Focus on Moment-To-Moment Experience

Focusing on actual moment-to-moment experience is closely intertwined with establishing trust. Trust supports being in the moment, since feeling safe will encourage you to express your feelings as they arise. Bringing attention back to the present maintains an experiential focus as contrasted to an exclusively ‘”talking about the problem”’ approach.

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