What Exercise Therapy is:

Exercise therapy is the integration of movement and therapy. The sessions are tailored specifically to the clients needs. There are several exercise modalities that can be utilized, depending on the clients goals- including; walking (we have easy access to the river trail), yoga, strength training, creative cardio or cross training. People often seek therapy to more effectively cope with anxiety, stress, depression, traumas, relationships and an assortment of other conditions. Clients dress in comfortable clothes and shoes to exercise in. We provide all the equipment you will need. If you have your own yoga mat, please bring it. 

What to expect:

Some people find it helpful to be side by side and in motion during therapy rather than sitting across from a therapist. Exercise therapy is an active way to get help and talk about the barriers you are faced with by literally and figuratively moving forward. People typically feel more comfortable talking while moving and are surprised by what surfaces in sessions when they are exercising. Sessions are intentional and utilize the clarity you gain through movement and talk therapy to further problem solve and process. The first session we generally meet in an office to discuss paperwork and get acquainted. We discuss what brought you in and determine what exercise modality and format for sessions is going to be most conducive for you and your goals. Each session will begin with a check-in to customize the session to where you are, in that moment. From there, we will continue the conversation in the gym/studio or head outside for a walk or to exercise in the park. It is also possible that you just want therapy without exercise, which is also ok!

Goals for the stages of therapy:

The Launching Pad (Stage 1) 

*Creating clarity and direction 

* Set intentions to catalyst change 

* Explore your vision, your desires and your needs 

* Boost in motivation and intentionality 

* Generate new coping skills 

* Punctuation of strengths

Self Exploration (Stage 2) 

* Opportunity to get out of your comfort zone, where true transformation happens

* Increased insight to the inter-connectedness of thoughts, feelings and behaviors

* A release of emotions and traumas held in the body 

* Shift in perspective 

* Rediscover unique life purpose and passions

* Understanding of hidden (soon to be not so hidden) barriers

* Implementing powerful steps to make your vision a reality  

Grounded on the earth (Stage 3) 

* Renewed passion and love enables you to enjoy relationships, health and career/school

* Connection with all pieces of self 

* Increased self efficacy and self worth 

* Reduction in anxiety and depression

* Enhanced focus, concentration and work productivity 

* Empowered to trust intuition with peace of mind 

* Present and alive