How are you right now?
Are you happy? Content? Are your days easy? Do you enjoy the challenges of living? Are you free from pain? Are you in good health and able to do all the things you want to do? Are you feeling whole?
If you struggle with any of those, I offer approaches to deal with and guidance that can help with all of them. If something's wrong, whether great or small, if you're suffering from recurrent pain or discomfort, feeling stagnant or stuck, fragmented or plain frazzled, these are all issues I can work with.
The Pieces of the Puzzle
Why do we feel pain? What purpose does it serve? Why do we feel fear, anger or anxiousness? And what stops us from feeling truly at peace with ourselves?
All pain and negative emotions are signals. Messages from unconscious parts of ourselves trying to communicate that something is wrong – we are not in balance.
Some pain is straightforward - you fell over, grazed your knee, pulled a muscle, fractured a bone. Some healing happens with ease, the injury all but forgotten within a short time, a minor scar remaining.
However, pain that stays around, or keeps coming back, particularly that we already associate with bad experiences or strong emotions, is another matter. This kind of pain is a persistent message that is asking for something to be done.
Some feelings are brief and purposeful - a lorry is hurtling towards you, you feel immense fear, rush to action and move out of the way. Most negative experiences do not leave a lasting impression, and if you remember them at all, it is without a strong emotional charge.
However, some events, particularly those where you have felt overwhelmed, create a weight you might feel for longer. Even if the specifics are hazy, it may have a lasting legacy that saps your energy and leaves you unable to move forward with people, plans or your life. And with discomfort, mental or physical, it might often mean you are unable to do the things you want to do.
What is your body telling you?
- Recurring or chronic pain?
- Frequently anxious, stressed, tired, fearful, demotivated, or down?
- Lacking energy and enthusiasm?
- Fearing change, people, situations or the future?
- Finding it difficult to recover from an injury, accident or overwhelming event?
- The pieces not fitting together, not reaching your potential or not feeling whole?
Or perhaps you are experiencing difficulties and need support with facing changes, such as undergoing surgery, living with a chronic illness or coping with bereavement?
A possible solution
Your reasons for seeking help are as unique as you are, yet whatever they are, whether they are clear to you or challenging to get a sense of, where we would start is with your sense of not being 'ok'.
I can provide sessions that can be a time and space for you to regularly devote to yourself, your journey, and your needs. They can enable you a peaceful, safe space to explore how you are in body and mind and develop or strengthen your inner resources.
How does it work?
For a start, stopping and taking "time-out" and acknowledging your feelings will often make an enormous difference. Yet, if it were that simple, you probably wouldn't be reading this now.
So, in addition to this, I use touch, discussion, presence, knowledge of anatomy and intuition to listen to you and your story, guiding you to deeper states of relaxation and supporting you in letting go of previously traumatic and difficult experiences or coping with present ones.
By acknowledging, exploring, accepting, and forming a new relationship with your physical and emotional self, you can enable yourself to no longer spend energy keeping the hurt in, hiding it away or compartmentalising.
In essence, it's about getting back in touch with your sense of wholeness through greater awareness of your body, feelings, and relationship with yourself.
Over the past ten years, I have further developed my work with influences from biodynamics, mindfulness, NLP, energy medicine, cranial osteopathy, massage, and therapeutic dialoguing.
What are the Benefits?
Acknowledging your sense of un-ease, exploring and building your inner resources, letting go of restrictions and long-held physical and psycho-emotional patterns.
That's the theory, yet of course, benefits will vary from person to person. However, they generally include:
- Less pain
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Greater flexibility
- More energy
- A new found sense of ease
- Feeling grounded
- An opportunity to explore what may be stopping you being how you want to be, feeling how you want to feel, achieving what you want to achieve and most importantly, feeling whole.