Imagine loving yourself and feeling comfortable again in your body. Isn’t it time?
What is Body Centered Therapy?
Body centered therapy incorporates a person’s mind, body, spirit, and emotions in the healing process.
At Integrative Life Center, our body centered therapy includes various approaches used to enhance coherence between body, mind, and spirit. Approaches include:
- EMDR, Brainspotting and Comprehensive Resource Model
- Experiential Therapy (an approach that helps you identify and change subconscious beliefs through activities such as role playing, movement, guided imagery, and a range of other active experiences.
- Somatic Experiential Therapy (SomEx)
- Breathwork (an approach that uses breathing practices to improve mental, physical, and spiritual health.
- Acudetox and Acupuncture
- Nature based groups
- Expressive (art, music, movement) approaches
These different techniques are used to increase awareness of body sensations, behaviors, emotions, and thoughts so the client can learn the relationships between them. This holistic form of therapy engages the body into the therapeutic process. Although relatively new to most treatment programs, body-centered approaches have a long history, and are grounded in valid theoretical practices. Many body centered therapists believe the body holds valuable knowledge to a patient’s condition as the body holds physical and emotional stress and injury that may not be in our conscious awareness. As a result, our body can have a powerful impact on how we think, feel, behave, and view ourselves. By turning to the body as an additional resource in the therapeutic process, a patient can work through many of these concerns and learn to become a self-healer. We believe there is a connection between the mind and body, physical ailments are not only felt by the body, they have an impact on the mind as well. Body centered therapy addresses this connection and considers all factors concerning a patient at one time. These approaches to group and individual therapy help you identify and change negative habits and patterns of thoughts, feelings, and actions, which means that you begin to change your how you perceive and experience the world.