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EMBODIED-RELATIONAL THERAPY 

There are channels of relating and feeling that can be left unexplored in talking therapies and Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT) - a relational body psychotherapy approach I work from - looks to redress this balance, accounting for the wholeness of our experience; that we have minds, bodies and spirits.

 

A core premise of ERT is that diligently throughout our lives our body registers, consciously or not, what the mind makes contact with and from this acknowledgement we can begin to take an interest in movement, breath, habitual gestures and internal sensations - directly working with these body based experiences as well as exploring how they express the way we think and feel.

Often this work can look like regular sitting and talking, where as other times we may follow embodied sensations if you feel called to work more deeply with process found in these channels. This can be of value to anyone but it can be especially helpful to those who feel estranged from their body in some way and those who yearn to feel more at home in themselves. Ultimately we can move in alignment to what you need, being curious about old patterns which want to shift or release.

Although various therapeutic wisdom, philosophy and psychoanalytic thinking inform my approach to working with the body, it has also developed through my own embodied practices: I've spent over a decade practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, exploring how play and contact emerge in this art when trust develops, as well as through meditation, authentic movement and dance.

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