Body-based therapies are typically nonverbal (or require minimal conversation) and focus on energy and emotions stored within the body. These include sensorimotor therapy, yoga, and reiki.
Yoga brings the mind and body together to improve all aspects of wellness: physical, psychological, spiritual, etc. It incorporates postural and breathing exercises, as well as relaxation and mindfulness techniques.
Yoga is an effective form of treatment for conditions such as muscular pain, cardiac issues, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
The following practitioners offer Yoga services at the Viva Center:
Sensorimotor therapy is a body-based talk therapy that looks at how psychological concerns manifest in the body. It helps individuals to self-regulate their responses, and/or to move out of the flight/fight/freeze response.
Sensorimotor is ideal for anyone looking to become less reactive and more protecting in their responses and relationships. It is frequently used to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, anger management, and compulsive/addictive behaviors.
The following practitioners use Sensorimotor techniques at the Viva Center:
Somatic Experiencing examines our bodily responses to trauma (hyperawareness, increased heart rate, etc) and aims to increase our awareness of those responses and shift them.
Research has shown positive results using Somatic Experiencing for the treatment of trauma and other overwhelming sensations.
The following practitioners are currently training in Somatic Experiencing techniques:
Reiki promotes physical, mental and emotional healing. Practitioners are trained to use light touch to channel energy, providing clients with deep relaxation and healing.
Reiki is offered at a unique rate of $100/45-min.