Inspired by my clinical experience, I adopt a mentalizing attitude as a therapist. That means, I’ll be curious about your mind and how it motivates your behaviours. I’ll be transparent in collaborating with you to find the right balance between accepting what there is and discovering areas you want to improve.
In our sessions, we will work through the body in motion as well as in stillness. Starting from the moving experience, thoughts, emotions, sensations, images, sounds, memories are integrated to create a more complete picture of your therapy process.
In working with the body and movement, I use Laban movement analysis to support my observation. Often times I will apply the same framework to stimulate more varied qualities of movement. We are also going to revisit patterns of body connectivity, connecting movements on a neurological level. As you develop more sensitivity towards your body, you’ll have ample opportunities to practice being mindful on your own movements. By being aware of your own patterns, transformation can take place. With integration of varied movement qualities and body connectivity, you develop more resource to build resilience and create new patterns in your life.
Then, there are moments to slow down and pause. Observe, reflect, and start again with renewed insights. These are moments to engage our reflective thinking. Depending on your therapy theme, I may use concepts such as Karpman drama triangle , Ofman core quadrant model, Hofstede cultural dimensions to clarify the theme we are working on.
So… the therapy will be about striking the right proportion of James Brown (in motion) and Eckhard Tolle (in stillness) that works for you 🙂 And you definitely have an important say in this process.
Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.
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