Body-Centered Therapy

Body-centered therapy works to resolve the deep-seated issues which keep compulsive eating patterns in place. Clients and therapist come to an agreement on how to best make use of their time in session. In addition to talking about eating issues from a developmental framework, techniques for developing body awareness, movement training, and imagery work are included as appropriate for each client.

Body awareness skills increase people's ability to sense their bodies and therefore themselves. Clients are led through a process of focusing on the sensations in their body, helping them develop their ability to know when they are tired, hungry, or needing contact as well as when they are satisfied and have had enough.

• Work with movement explores clients' ability to act on their own behalf: reaching out, holding on, pushing away, or moving towards, as appropriate in any given situation.

Imagery work helps clients to develop positive, life-enhancing images and to disarm old images which keep them trapped in outmoded ways of being.

• Finally, verbal integration helps clients to understand the issues they are grappling with in their life, and how these fit within a greater life purpose.

Body-centered therapy is conducted in person, one-on-one. Sessions last one hour and are usually done on a weekly basis. The initial session is free, and is specifically directed at determining why an individual is considering body psychotherapy and whether this type of work, as well as this particular therapist, fits his or her needs.

Mindful Eating groups and workshops
Lifestyle Coaching
Body-Centered Therapy