As Yoga is integrated within the context of Psychotherapy, the uniqueness of you as an individual along with your presenting issues or challenges will guide the course of the sessions; therefore, the amount of Yoga, and the practices introduced will vary from client to client. What we learn in sessions together you will then be encouraged to practice at home. Home practice will help to integrate learning into your daily life. Over time, you will develop a practice and learn to utilize the therapeutic benefits of Yoga on your own.
How it Works
Yoga practices offer a natural remedy to life’s inevitable challenges and are proven to have potent calming effects. By directly working to slow down an overactive mind and unruly emotions, the relaxation effects of Yoga can help to alleviate confusion and provide you with a regained sense of control and optimism. Relaxation also promotes calm attentiveness and is especially therapeutic in relation to our experience of difficult emotions. It is only by calmly and non-judgmentally relating to ourselves in the midst of difficultly that the opportunity for real and lasting change can take place.
Experiencing relaxation and promoting calm attentiveness is rejuvenating and healing on many levels and is a core component of the psychotherapy I do. Another aspect of Yoga’s psychotherapeutic dimension is Yoga’s power to evoke positive emotions. Over time, the repeated experiencing of positive emotions will result in a gradual transformation of your personality. My approach along with your commitment has the capacity to cultivate a positive outlook rooted in Life’s inherent potential to overcome adversity.
The following offers an example of how a session might unfold and how
positive experiences can be evoked through integrating Yoga within
Psychotherapy. In the case of someone who has become aware of an
underlying lack of confidence, standing upright with a tall spine, an open
chest, and a feeling of support and rootedness through the legs will invariably
evoke a degree of self-confidence. In Yoga, intentionally standing as described
is known as Tadasana or Mountain Pose. Standing in Tadasana offers you the
possibility to not only talk about confidence, but to actually experience it, invite it
deep into your being and with therapeutic guidance learn to nurture its growth.
Cost and Length of Each Session
Because of the integration of Yoga practices, the recommended length of each session is 1 1/2 hours. The cost of a session is $75.