What does it mean to be in the body? How do we open our heart? How do we notice our self talk without judgment? How do we allow pain and let it go? How do we breathe smoothly? Is it time that passes through us? Is that a sensation or an emotion? Is that a thought or a habit of memory? Do we ever stop growing? With so much change what is stable?
What is an embodiment processing session? We open safer space and try and practice not turning away from what arises. We feel our heartbeat. We inhale and exhale. We stay in the present, again and again, because it is transformative.To learn to be at ease, to relax the body, to let the eyes gently gaze, to be open - is a gesture of great love to oneself - it is healing and awakening, simultaneously.
Practically, these sessions are experiential. No two sessions are ever the same, just as no human being is exactly like another. There are methods invited in; Kum Nye (Tibetan Healing Yoga), Cognitive Behavioral Replacement Techniques, Pranamaya (Breathing Techniques), Shamatha and Vipasana Meditation (Calm-Abiding and Insight Meditation) and others, to increase attention to the mind-body connection, practice resting an overactive mind and learn to be, so that we can create healthy boundaries in our lives that allow us to fully show up. These sessions are trauma sensitive and held in the highest confidence.
In the years of this work I have supported school teachers to recover from extreme fatigue, faculty of Carnegie Melon University to improve being at ease in the mind and body, a team of employees at Child Protective Services dealing with vicarious trauma and burnout, all of the Superior Court Judges of WA state to improve work-life balance, teenagers dealing with anxiety and depression, mothers during and after pregnancy, artists in transitions, people going through separations from family and loved ones, community leaders dealing with a sudden death of a member of their team, and countless others. This work is for every body and brings us to the places of what it means to be fully alive and human now.