What kind of creative tools are integrated into the therapy sessions?
This could be visual arts, movement, yoga, breathing, visualization, theatre, music… infinite possibilities! All depends on what resonates with you as an individual.
What is evidence-based?
Refers to treatment that is supported by scientific evidence.
What is psychotherapy?
This is a type of therapy that relies on the collaborative relationship between therapist and client. It provides a safe container for you to explore your needs, without judgment. With time, we will develop a therapeutic relationship that will allow you to journey deeply, and safely into yourself
What is meant by holistic?
A holistic approach recognizes all parts of the individual: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. This stems from the idea of wholeness, within ourselves, others, and the environment. By addressing all those parts of ourselves, we can not only reach our utmost potential but cultivate a lifestyle that sustains and empowers this change.
Doing therapy and yoga online?
We will be using the Zoom application for this (link to download). And trust me, I was skeptical at first but it works great! You will be in the comfort of your own home or space, which adds a layer of ease to it. Whether it is for therapy or yoga, the sessions will maintain their benefits, as we use our creativity and adaptability to stay connected and engaged virtually. It is important to have a stable internet connection for this.
What is Hatha yoga? Tell me the story!
Yogic philosophy recognizes the archetypal masculine and feminine, as Shiva and Shakti, respectively. Everything, including you and I, embody both Shiva and Shakti. Shiva is known as pure witness consciousness, the seer, the still point, the spirit. While Shakti is pure power, pure embodiment, the moon, matter. And they both need each other to be.
Without the still point, there would be no dance’ T.S. Eliot
What are some benefits of yoga?
The tip of the iceberg benefits:
Stress management, emotional health, develop a mind-body-breath awareness, relieve anxiety and depression, nurture mindfulness better sleep, supports menopause, healthy balanced living, aids with neck and back pain + arthritis, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis…
Why creativity and the arts?
As human beings, we are inherently creative. Our ancestors knew this; they used the creative process to journey deep into their minds, bodies, and spirits, emerging with insights to better themselves and their communities. Creative arts transcend language, and cultural barriers, meaning it is accessible to all. It can help you give a tangible form to your inner world; it is the language of your unconscious mind. And no, you do not need to be a professional artist; we are all artists. It is our birthright. Let me guide you into your innate creative potential, and witness the transformation that occurs.
What can I expect from a therapy session?
Since sessions are individualized, this can look different for everyone. Generally, sessions involve conversation and creative tools that will guide you deeper into your inner world.
How many therapy sessions do I need?
Psychotherapy is not a quick-fix pill. It is a process of patience and commitment to do the inner work. With that said, the length of therapy depends on the individual. Research shows that a minimum of 12 sessions is required to see significant improvement. Again, these numbers are suggestive; when you feel that you are satisfied with the progress and no longer require my support, we can schedule our final session.
Okay, I’m in! How do I book?
Click here to book a free 30-minute phone consultation , where we will discuss your needs and find out if I am the right fit for you. After our call, I will send over the details of the therapy process, and anything else we have discussed in the call.
How does this relate to hatha yoga?
Through the practice of postures and breathing exercises, the whole theatre of the universe is acted out in the body. The condensed power of Shakti, lying coiled at the base of the spine (kundalini) longs to rise up the spine to meet its companion, Shiva, who lies in the energy center at the crown of the head.
The union of Shiva and Shakti is the goal of Hatha yoga. The result is a sacred dance of energy and consciousness, known as Lila.
What to expect from a yoga class with me?
I tailor the class according to the needs of the class. Generally, we incorporate breathing exercises (pranayama), sun salutations (surya namaskar), and postures (yogasanas). My classes are flows, like a playful dance, that are rooted in the interconnectedness of ourselves and nature; leaving you feeling balanced, calm, and empowered!