Anxiety is on the rise largely due to our fast-paced, modern lives. It manifests on a spectrum from chronic, low-grade nervousness to debilitating fears, racing hearts and minds, dizziness, and physiological panic. Anxiety is best treated with the wisdom of ayurveda, which resources clients with tools like breathing, meditation and lifestyle modifications that strengthen the constitution and bring us into deeper connection with the mind’s healthy expression, eventually curing anxiety for good.
Depression is a wily beast that moves in cycles, rarely fully relinquishing its momentous control. It creates untrue stories that are difficult to pierce, leaving us helpless and hopeless in our ability to persist and overcome. Yoga Psychotherapy believes that there are several mind/body origins for depression that require different treatment strategies, and works with every client to find their unique way through.
The psychology of food and eating is a complicated topic, since we can’t just abstain from food when it becomes an unruly part of our lives. Food is the most accessible (and seemingly benign) thing to reach for when we seek comfort and control, yet it can rewire the brain just as powerfully as any other addiction. Yoga Psychotherapy offers an excellent approach to treatment by combining the healing and dietary wisdom of Ayurveda with modern psychotherapy and addiction treatment.
Our sexuality is intended to be a beautiful and liberated expression of our nature, however society is quite slow in coming to terms with what that means. Yoga Psychotherapy does not pathologize any healthy sexual identity or practice, and considers the widest range of human sexuality possible. Therapy can offer a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental space to explore fantasies of kink, fetish and power exchange and the healthy integration of them into our sexual lives.
#MeToo and Women's Empowerment
Women are still awakening to the level of inequality that has both injured and continues to injure, in our patriarchal society. Perspectives and behaviors that were once thought of as “normal”, are coming to be understood as blame, harassment and abuse. In order to heal and find our greatest power, it is imperative to go back into our histories and name these injustices. Yoga Psychotherapy is deeply passionate about assisting women in this crusade, along with resourcing girls and young women with tools to ensure that they forge a better path and know their full worth.
Sacred medicines can offer an expedient route into the psyche, as well as experiences of ego-dissolution and oneness. We work with those who independently and respectfully utilize psychedelics and other psychoactive substances to assist them with the assimilation of their journeys into their baseline of consciousness. This can support the healing of past trauma, relief from anxiety and depression, and the cessation of unhealthy compulsions, while also revealing one’s highest potential and the path to its attainment.
Traumatic experiences annihilate trust with our selves and the world around us, and can lead to reoccurring symptoms of anxiety, rage, dissociation, isolation and more. Yoga Psychotherapy assists trauma survivors in digesting their negative experiences and repatterining the affected parts of their brain with breathing, relaxation practices and other somatic approaches that reestablish one’s sense of safety and empowerment. Yoga Psychotherapy also considers the heart and the spiritual self to achieve the most holistic level of healing possible.