How do Yoga practices fit in?
One of the aims of including simple Yoga postures, breathing practices, and guided meditations within a therapy session is to guide clients to consciously evoke in-born positive tendencies. Examples of inborn positive tendencies are:
- The desire to be honest and authentic.
- The inspiration to grow and expand.
- The motivation to live a healthier life.
- The courage to take risks.
- Feelings of kindness and acceptance toward yourself and others.
By feeling safe within the therapeutic relationship, you will more likely express yourself openly and honestly. By its very nature, opening up within the space of a supportive relationship activates the healing process. Opening up can become an opportunity for you to find in yourself the power to explore, become curious, discover new and healthier approaches in your life and nurture a belief in yourself—all indications that change is in fact stirring.
Focus on Moment-To-Moment Experience
Focusing on actual moment-to-moment experience is closely intertwined with establishing trust. Trust supports being in the moment, since feeling safe will encourage you to express your feelings as they arise. Bringing attention back to the present maintains an experiential focus as contrasted to an exclusively ‘”talking about the problem”’ approach.