The fundamental belief of Yoga Psychotherapy is that a healthy mind is an organic consequence of a balanced life.
When the mind is functioning at its best we feel inspired, creative, content and at peace with the world and our place within it. We are able to host a myriad of emotions without feeling overwhelmed, succeed at our daily tasks and activities and have deep, meaningful and lasting relationships. We find the psychic space to dream and reach our full and limitless potentials, far beyond what our rational minds can envision. In its balanced state, the mind becomes an ally and trusted servant.
Unfortunately, this is the not how most of us would describe our mental landscapes. Instead, we are subject to incessant and disturbing fluctuations of thoughts that leave us depressed, anxious, alone and lacking. It is no wonder that we then compulsively try to manage these uncomfortable feelings with depleting activities, like unconscious and excessive use of entertainment, drugs/alcohol, sex, acquiring material goods, etc.
The mind expresses in these debilitating ways for various reasons, but perhaps most significantly because:
Yoga Psychotherapy believes that no matter our unique circumstances (or how disadvantageous they may be), this life is our most precious gift and is not to be squandered. Furthermore, it is possible and even our entitlement to recognize the base of all human experience as something magnificent and awe-inspiring.
Yoga Psychotherapy brings the wisdom of yoga off the mat and into the lives of those who are seeking effective and lasting change.