Somatic Movement Therapy
I am a qualified somatic movement therapist, offering sessions in integrative bodywork and movement therapy, a form of somatic movement therapy developed by Linda Hartley and the Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy. I am registered with the ISMETA and follow their code of ethical conduct.
This work draws on the practices of somatic psychology, Authentic Movement, Body-Mind Centering®, Embodied Anatomy, and Developmental Movement. I incorporate these practices into individual sessions for those interested in exploring movement work, as well as occasional group workshops. See below for upcoming workshops.
What is Somatic Movement Therapy?
Somatic Movement Therapy is a form of therapeutic movement work that invites us to connect to ourselves through the direct experience of the body, attending to experiences of sensation, feeling and imagination, through movement and stillness. The aim of this work is to support our relationship with ourselves, others and our environment, deepening our capacity for presence, aliveness, and vitality. The work meets us wherever we are, and supports us to work creatively and sensitively with whatever may be obstructing our capacity for health and wholeness. Sessions draw on guided movement and touch work, and offer a relational approach in which the therapist accompanies the client / mover in their process, witnessing what unfolds in a safe and held container.
'Somatic Practices for Wellbeing'
Online via zoom
Wednesdays 12pm - 1pm
13th July - 10th Aug
In this five-week series of online sessions we will explore body oriented practices to support a sense of wholeness and health, deepening our relationship to ourselves and our natural environment. With guided meditation, gentle movement and bodywork, we will orient to embodied resources through experiences of slowing, settling and grounding, with opportunities to follow our body's creative impulses for movement and rest.
You are welcome to drop in to a single session or attend the whole series. Open to all.
Please prepare a little floor space for movement exercises, and have a blanket, cushion, pen and paper to hand.
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