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to Nurture Self-Esteem & Emotional Healing
up to 45-minute trial session for £20!
Contact for availability.♥
Body-Mind Experiencing is a weaving of Embodiment practises within a therapeutic setting. One of being mindfully grounded, centred in our body, connected to our breathing and, in the end, through a restorative process of rewiring of our nervous system, one of regulation of our physiology and healing of our emotions.
Through Embodiment we invite our inner Self to consciously process sensations, feelings, thoughts and involuntary movements within those core places of our bodies where we feel either a lack of or an excess of energy, gently dipping in and out until we feel balanced, empowered, alive and whole. It is these completed and integrated body-mind experiences that allows us to release hurtful memories and to communicate from our heart what we need or want, and in essence, help us to discover our true Self. In this way, new neurosensory pathways are created for us to manage our built-in struggles with anxiety, depression, relationships and intimacy.
Healing at Heart Level, that is, at a root level, is a potential gateway to move us out of being trapped in the sorrows of our past and to bring us to the present when we jump ahead into the expectations of our future, thus giving us support to bypass our life-long conditionings and better manage experiences of depression and anxiety which usually manifest themselves through numbness, pain, distress, chronic symptoms or illness.
“Embodiment is what allows us to go within ourselves, discover the truth and communicate it in a full-hearted way. Embodiment is the basis of our physical, emotional and neurological healing. Embodiment is the root of our creative and spiritual impulses.”
“If you’re an alive body, no one can tell you how to experience the world. And no one can tell you what truth is, because you experience it for yourself. The body does not lie.”
About the Heart-centred
Fernando Kalliope is a regular Yogi practitioner with over twenty years of professional training and cumulative expertise in Embodiment practices, physically assimilated in dance, acting, voice and improvisation art forms. Fernando is an insured professional member of the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS) and follows its ethical codes of practise.
The backbone modality Fernando uses in his work is Somatic Experiencing (SE), a neuroscience based approach to healing trauma and other stress disorders. Fernando has now completed the SE training and is a few whiskers away from being a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and, under these circumstances, Fernando is officially an Advanced Trainee member of the Somatic Experiencing Association UK.
In addition, Fernando also uses Chakra Therapy, a Body-Mind Integration therapy approach, using cognitive, somatic, and energetic tools and techniques for integrated healing in the body, mind, and spirit. Finally, Fernando has completed his SOMA-Embodiment training which offers diagnostic skills, touch and movement tools, and haptic awakening to transform emotional, developmental and shock trauma. From the latter point of view SOMA-Embodiment takes SE to another dimension of perception and ability and thus further away from the conventional cognitive-focused psychotherapy models. At the present time Fernando is the only SOMA-Embodiment practitioner in the UK!
Embodiment, Intimacy & Empowerment
How does it work?
Embodiment works by increasing the level of Intimacy of the Self while staying connected inside and in Embodied Relationship with the outside world. As you give yourself time and permission to share your internal process with the Other/Therapist, as the level of intimacy increases, so does the capacity for feeling sensations and emotional states through your body: your sense of Self strengthens and your cognitive ability to ask for what you want or desire gets an Empowerment boost. Empowering the body to speak its mind is the ability to feel while listening, thinking and talking in regards to the Self and to the Other. Embodied Speech is thus the ability to speak your truth directly from your own body-mind experiences as you feel each experience moment by moment.
Boundaries & Body-Mind Integration
Boundaries are the physical and/or behavioural development edges we all have, the frontier between what is within our current knowledge, ability and strength and what is immediately outside, the wild and challenging realm of the senses that is unknown to us. These edges form the inner space whereby our embodiment process of mindful contraction and expansion gradually occurs. A mindful and slow Self-discovery exploration ensures it is done within a safe and resourceful container, so as not to unintentionally hurtle through our boundaries, and hence facilitating its flow and Integration into our grounded and connected being. Within this Self-regulating framework, we are are able to safely integrate the body-mind experiences in a way that we reclaim our sense of power and learn to expand or reset our boundaries, building up our resilience and opening up our heartland to emotional healing.
Body-Mind Integration enables us to restore a feeling of flow – being – and our actions – doing – come out of this flow of life other than from the fleeing need to do something in order to avoid what we’re fully experiencing, e.g., craving of food when our body is not hungry. Body-Mind Integration or Embodiment therapy is a gateway to our love and freedom within, creativity, intuition, choice, self-acceptance, self-esteem and self-expression.