WHAT IS A SOMATIC YOGA THERAPIST?
As a Somatic Yoga Therapist I am a facilitator of mindset and behavior change that generates sustainable healthy lifestyles, which prevent or treat disease, reduce suffering and foster well-being and thriving.
Just like the people who push athletes to greatness in sports, I will empower you to find success and satisfaction from your lifestyle and job.
Somatic Yoga Therapist help clients to:
quit bad habits
anxiety and depression
recognize your skills and dreams,
refocus in your life's goals,
lose a few pounds,
heal from injuries,
become aware of body, mind and heart/emotions.
HOW DO I WORK WITH SOMATIC YOGA THERAPIST?
First, we'll sit down over the phone/skype or in person. The first session is 90 minutes. During that time we’ll talk about what you want to accomplish and share some history of body, mind, emotions.
Through the self-inquiry we'll define your goals/intentions and the challenges that could stand in your way. Then I'll create a personalized program for you to follow to achieve those goals.
You'll have homework assignments -- things to think about or do between coaching sessions to work toward your goals. You might need to write in a journal or create "action plans" of things you want to accomplish.
I will offer support and guidance along the way. And I will hold you accountable for achieving your goals.
We’ll work together for a period of a few months or longer. The time frame depends on how often you meet and what you're hoping to accomplish.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN SOMATIC YOGA THERAPIST?
Because you would spend a lot of one-on-one time with your somatic yoga therapist, not to mention trusting him or her with your goals, make sure the two of you are a good match. You should be comfortable sharing your life's vision with her/him. And you should feel strongly that he/she’ll help you achieve that vision.
A somatic yoga therapist is also different from a psychotherapist, who is a mental health care professional with training in medicine, psychology, nursing, or social work. If you think that depression, anxiety, or other mental health problems
who might require some medication as treatment, then you may want to talk with a licensed mental health professional before you hire a somatic yoga therapist.
Somatic Yoga Therapy is a process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of mindful inquiry, lifestyle awareness, movement, breath work, and meditation practices.
It is a means of discovery that supports individual/group potential to tap into their own innate healing abilities.
It is fundamentally about reducing suffering at all levels of being, mind, body and spirit.
Somatic Yoga Therapy is used as a rich personal and spiritual exploration.