What to expect in a Private Session with Carrie?
Serving Yukon and Northern BC clients with in person clinical sessions. A SomaYoga Therapist specializes in using a unique set of tools to help their clients regain balance in their body and mind. The therapy is grounded in a biopsychosocial model of healing, driven by the active participation of the client.
The primary focus of the therapy is to rebalance the nervous system, which has become out of balance due to stress, trauma, and poor lifestyle choices. Learning how to retrain the brain to change pain responses in the body is foundational to all one-on-one work.
In the yogic texts this is referred to as the “kleshas” which literally means, the afflictions that distort clear thinking, clear acting and clear feeling, leading us astray from realizing our highest potential, that place of ease, happiness and joy.
The initial assessment is 90 minutes and starts with a conversation about your current health presentation, history and goals to improve functional movement and restore balance.
The session involves a significant amount of education about what SomaYoga & Somatics is, learning about neuromuscular re-education and the technique of pandiculation and other key therapeutic principles of this approach. Our goal together is to bring awareness to habituated patterns of being, moving, and doing that cause pain and dysfunction in your body and prevent you from enjoying your favourite activities.
Posture will be assessed with respect to 3 Primary Reflex patterns that present in the body followed by a walking and movement assessment. Most work is done on a wide low lying table. You are working fully clothed and it is recommended to wear yoga or track pants. Please avoid jeans or constricting clothing.
Some sessions include Mind Work – detailed discussion and exploration of how the aspects of the mind affect what is showing up in the soma.
After working to release tension through neuromuscular re-education you will explore some form of glute stabilization, walking, or load bearing to integrate the releasing you have done in your Soma.
Some sessions involve intricate re-education of the pelvic floor. Some involve functional stabilizing to get you strong to support a fitness goal, taking long walks, weight lifting, hiking, golfing or any other activity that brings you joy.
Most sessions involve breath coaching, breathing practices and at times deep guided relaxation, all geared toward what is needed for your progress on a given day.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that the number one goal is to release tension in your system, so that functional movement and posture naturally arise. When the brain regains full control over your muscles, you will feel lighter, taller and stronger. We call this relaxed resilience.
I am excited to explore the possibilities with you.
Dedicated to your health and well-being,