The main emphasis in my practice is on physical experience rather than on theoretical understanding.
The first session starts with an intake conversation, in which we talk about your reasons for coming, about your history and situation.
From there we describe your qualities, patterns, and their physical expressions in the body. Connections between physical symptoms, personal history, different behaviors and patterns will be clarified. We will talk about your questions, needs, longings, and desired impacts of our work together.
Based on this conversation we transfer the intake on the table, with a first experience of this awareness based body-learning through touch.
The following work is done on a regular basis, according to your wants and needs.
At the beginning it is recommended to come weekly or two-weekly.
In the beginning we will work mostly in a laying position on a massage table. Clothing is according to the clients choice. I do like to work as directly on the skin as possible. However, it is much more important that the client feels safe, comfortable and not distracted by what he/she is wearing or not wearing.
We are going to train your body-awareness. I will show you new doors, but you have to walk through it.
With your active participation and the use of breath and touch, the training of attention, movement exercises and “description tools” you will learn about your body and the connection with your patterns.
Part of that learning process includes working with your “physical memory” – the way your body experienced and remembers certain situations in your own history, and the patterns and conclusions you developed from them.
Fear and Pain – both physical and emotional – are usually common subjects addressed in a process. This work centers around discovering the many patterns which evolve around the way you learned to deal with them. These may include ignoring fear and pain, avoiding, resisting or surrendering to them, letting yourself be limited by them.
With the improving body awareness you gain, step by step, the tools to initiate the desired changes.
You experience and learn to control new sensations and states on all levels – physically, emotionally, your way of thinking and perceiving. This enables you to discover alternatives in your patterns and behavior.
Thus, this work enables you to
- reduce chronic pain by using your body differently
- treat situations in a different manner and handle them with creativity
- encounter and experience more new and unexpected – physically, emotionally, mentally.