WHAT IS BODY-BASED HEALING?
Body-based healing is a journey that awakens our senses, enabling us to reconnect with the wisdom of our bodies. It is a path where we learn to listen to our bodies through movement and stillness, discovering the essence of who we truly are at our core.
This process allows us to become aware of our emotions and sensations, accepting them with grace and compassion.
Reconnecting with our bodies
We all experience pain, grief and trauma at some point in our lives. And while we may forget, or push these feelings aside, our bodies remember. These feelings and sensations can become trapped in our bodies, subconsciously triggering thoughts and behaviours. Ignoring our feelings and signals from our bodies can cause us to lose connection with ourselves and the world around us.
Body-based healing helps us reignite our connection with our bodies, so we become aware of our feelings and sensations; allowing us to accept them with compassion. The journey to healing is often a quiet one, where we listen to our bodies through movement and stillness, remembering who we truly are at our core.
Our bodies are our compass towards healing and a sanctuary where we find vitality, strength and connection.
Body-based healing can include Yoga Therapy, Systemic Constellations Therapy, touch therapy, mindfulness, music, dance and more. It can support healing anxiety, depression, burnout, insomnia, chronic pain, fatigue, digestive issues, physical ailments and can offer a complementary approach to medical treatments.
Body-based therapies can be beneficial on their own or complement other types of therapy, including psychotherapy, especially when we feel "stuck" or struggle to put our inner experiences into words.
"You can be fully in charge of your life only if you can acknowledge the reality of your body, in all its visceral dimensions."
"As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself… The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage."
- Bessel van der Kolk, from The Body Keeps The Score.