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