What role can dancing, painting, and creativity play in therapy? The answer can be more complex than you think. Talking is an important and often healing aspect of therapy, but there are parts of our experiences that cannot fit into words.
What is art and body-based therapy?
Art and body-based therapy is a process through which you are guided in expressing your emotions through movements, instead of through words.
In the language of neuroscience, traditional talk therapy utilizes secondary brain processes involved with thinking and verbalizing.
In contrast, art making and body-based therapy activate primary brain processes where memories are stored and body sensations, emotions, and imagination are generated.
The most recent findings of neuroscience validate the old adage that a picture really is worth a thousand words.
Bypassing secondary brain processes has an immediate effect on the nervous system and helps build new neural pathways in the brain. It cultivates depth of feeling and a fuller understanding of the self and others.
Feeling safe, understood, and loved is a primary need in relationships.
I believe in providing couples therapy that is flexible and spontaneous, in alliance with the needs of clients.
Sometimes couples find that talk therapy doesn’t fully cater to their needs and struggles. That’s where body-based therapy comes in.
By stretching their capacity to experience and relate deep emotion to one another, they can rediscover and secure their bond.
To learn more about how body-based therapy can help you as an individual or as a couple, reach out today. You can call now to make an appointment in Sebastopol, or just fill out the contact form and click Send. I look forward to hearing from you.Please share this post!