COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

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Complementary therapy is a broad term that applies to many types of health care practices that are used in conjunction with conventional treatments.


Complementary therapies can enhance psycho-therapeutic treatment in a number of ways. For instance, people may use yoga, meditation, and other complementary practices to calm the nervous system, reduce stress and to improve wellness and quality of life.


Complementary therapies are meant to enhance, not replace conventional treatment you may be receiving for physical or psychological conditions.



MINDFULNESS MEDITATION


Psychotherapy and meditation both offer opportunities for increasing self-awareness.  Meditation teaches us how to stay centered in the midst of change and how to use difficult situations and emotions to cultivate a  more compassionate and abiding relationship with our bodies and minds. 


You can learn to stay in touch with the present moment, without having to ruminate  about the past, or agonize about the future.


Meditation can help build the strength and resilience to stay open to all situations and emotions without harshness or running away. Meditation is not about “getting it right” or attaining any ideal state. It is about being able to stay present with ourselves and remaining open and amenable to whatever arises.  Read more about Meditation Classes



SOMATIC THERAPY


I integrate acupressure, breath work, sensory awareness and relaxation techniques to help support the body's innate, healing capacities. Somatic therapy can help address emotional concerns and some effects of trauma that are not as likely to be resolved through talk therapy alone.



YOGA THERAPY


Yoga Therapy offers practical tools to promote wellness and balance at all levels of human experience: physical, emotional, mental and energetic. I combine the ancient science of Yoga with elements of contemporary body-mind psychology to help clients achieve autonomic nervous system equilibrium, foster physical and emotional balance and to improve mood.