WHAT IS MIND-BODY COUNSELING?
Mind-Body counseling, or integrative psychotherapy, draws upon a variety of techniques that aim to heal problematic moods and behaviors at the root cause. Regardless of the issue, each person is diverse and unique with a wide range of influences and experiences. Holistic therapy emphasizes the importance of integration between our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and behaviors. Past unhealthy relationships and challenging life events (traumas, transitions, losses, etc.), and our personal meanings associated with them, may interrupt our ability to remain connected and whole in the present.
Who can benefit from Mind-Body Counseling?
Mind-body techniques are effective in treating trauma, anxiety, phobias, depression, low self-esteem, and a variety of issues contributing to relationship problems. An integrative approach is ideal for those who would like to try an alternative to solely talking about their problems and for those seeking deeper changes. Many people interested in mind-body counseling have tried traditional forms of psychotherapy (talk therapy) and have not met their goals. Some indicators that mind-body techniques might be right for you include a general feeling of being “stuck” in life, hitting a plateau in self-growth, frustration with relationships, or other recurring patterns that promote negative feelings.
“The challenge of recovery is to reestablish ownership of your body and your mind.” – Bessel van der Kolk M.D.