Are you struggling with interpersonal relationships? Are you feeling stuck in a shame cycle? Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety and depression ? Wondering if somatic therapy is right for you?
Relationships can be a beautiful and powerful healing force. Being in a healthy relationship with another has the potential to positively rewire our brains. It has been proven that we can heal more effectively by being in relationship with another, rather than going through the process alone. Studies have also found that the process of relating is more important than the content of relating.
What happens when you are feeling stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns or cycles? This causes stress! We experience stress in our bodies through sensations, feelings, and emotions. When we struggle to process or discharge emotions, which are essentially electrical charges in our bodies, we begin to feel stuck. When trauma or stress gets stuck in our bodies, we have a tendency to become triggered and get dysregulated. Research shows that chronic stress contributes to physical illness and dis-ease in the body.
We do, however, have the ability to tap into our own healing mechanisms through body-oriented (somatic) practices.
When we are able to establish a connection to the present moment, we are able to let go of the false narrative that is deeply embedded in our soma and psyche. Cultivating somatic awareness can help us become more aware of our own triggers, reduce anxiety and create ease in our every day lives.
As a body-centered (Somatic) and EMDR therapist, I work holistically, intuitively, and relationally to help you access your own innate ability to heal. Together, we will work on gaining a deeper understanding of what drives you and what is holding you back. We will help you utilize and build resources to create a deeper awareness of your self in relationships.
There is nobody that has the exact same experience as you do, which is the beauty of being unique and diverse. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space for you to explore the challenges you face. I welcome and appreciate diversity in my practice.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in Denver, Colorado. I have a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration of Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies.
I believe the first step to knowing your authentic self is through cultivating Awareness. Through cultivating awareness, you learn what needs your attention, what is working for you, and what no longer is working for you. Cultivating mind-body awareness can help reduce anxiety and decrease stress.
When you cultivate awareness, you develop Understanding. Developing a deeper understanding of yourself can make it easier to meet your needs, goals, and desires. With embodiment and understanding we learn our somatic responses to different experiences and environments.
Once we develop understanding, we can take Accountability for our actions. Taking accountability for our actions is a really important part of the healing process. This is about taking ownership, being involved and engaged with your process of growth and healing.
With this deeper understanding and awareness of self, you gain Consciousness. Consciousness is putting awareness, understanding, and accountability into action and creating positive change in your life.
And with all of this, arises Growth.
Growth creates change. Change creates growth. With growth, there is a deeper ability to intuitively listen to what your body needs, and the messages your body is sending for healing. There is a sense of achievement and feeling of peace when we can truly embody growth.
I am honored to walk along your journey with you. We will work together to create a plan that is specific to your needs to help you reach the goals you desire.
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes .” – Carl Jung
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What Is Somatic Psychotherapy?
The word somatic is derived from the Greek word “soma” which means living body. Our bodies are fluid and we are always in movement. Somatic psychology encourages communication and understanding of the mind, body, and spirit connection. If you would like to know more, click below.
Allison White, LMFT
Allison is known for her ability to connect with her clients to help them create healthier relationships. She has received an MA in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and also received a BFA in Photography from San Francisco Art Institute. Allison helps people understand the connection between the body, mind, and spirit. She works with clients to reach personal goals. If you would like to learn more about Allison and her work, please click below and thank you for visiting.