BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
with Fernando Kalliope
Embodiment Therapy
to Nurture Self-Esteem & Emotional Healing
BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
Embodiment Therapy
to Build Resilience
& Manage Emotions
  BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
  Embodiment Therapy
  to Express
  your
  True Self
BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
Embodiment Therapy
to Connect to the Love Within
& Nourish Relationships
  BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
  Embodiment Therapy
  to Empower your Will
  & Boost your Confidence
BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
Embodiment Therapy
to Honour your Feelings
& Embrace Intimacy
BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
Embodiment Therapy
to Unearth a Higher Path
to the Self
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BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING




with Fernando Kalliope

Healing at Heart Level

Embodiment Therapy
to Nurture Self-Esteem & Emotional Healing

"As a survivor of multiple abusive experiences,
I can't recommend Fernando enough for
both his effective practice of Somatic Experiencing work,
and his reliability as a vital, safe source of help;
enabling the transition from surviving to thriving."

BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
Embodiment Therapy
to Build Resilience & Manage Emotions
BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
Embodiment Therapy
to Express your True Self
BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
Embodiment Therapy
to Connect to the Love Within
& Nourish Relationships
BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
Embodiment Therapy
to Empower your Will & Boost your Confidence
BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
Embodiment Therapy
to Honour your Feelings & Embrace Intimacy
BODY-MIND EXPERIENCING
Embodiment Therapy
to Unearth a Higher Path to the Self
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Body-Mind Experiencing

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

“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.”

Body-Mind Experiencing can work for You
if you relate to one or more of the following statements!

"I worry all the time."
"Everything is always too much."
"I am on the edge of losing control."
"I have lost interest in everything".
"It's an effort to do anything."
"I feel all alone in this world."
"I have do it all on my own."
"I don't feel safe in this world (anymore)."
"I am not worthy of (having) love/anything."
"I feel discomfort in my body and shame on how it looks."
"I don't feel sexually desirable."
"My partner only wants me for sex and I try to please him/her."
"I don't have an intimate/sexual relationship."
"I don't enjoy sex (anymore)."
"I lose myself in a relationship."
"My feelings get hurt easily."
"I don't love anyone."
"I can't find anyone that will love me as I am."
"I am hard on myself and those around me."
"I can't do anything right."
"I have achieved a lot but I am not satisfied or happy."
"My childhood still makes me feel angry and resentful."
"I have lost someone and can't overcome the grief."
"I believe there is something wrong with me."
"I am not good enough."

Body-Mind Experiencing is also highly recommended for actors, artists, writers, public speakers, teachers, lawyers, entrepreneurs and for anyone that wants to speak the truth from the core of who they are and unleash their creative power!

Testimonials

What Clients Say?

I reached out to Fernando after years of cognitive/talking therapies, including EMDR/CBT. Whilst these therapies helped to comprehend the extensive past trauma which led to my CPTSD symptoms, my body continued to have responses to triggers - which made daily life challenging. I have been working with Fernando for over a year now and he has helped me not only through some big life changes (including having a baby, moving house and cutting contact with triggering individuals), but in giving me the tools and techniques I needed to expand my 'window of tolerance'; I'm now aware of what my body can feel when any triggers arise, and have a greater capacity for tolerating these. I will continue to heal and tough days are a part of this, but I'm now much less afraid as I feel more consistently safe each day, more confident in validating my feelings, and more able to recognise any negative bodily movement - consequently reducing its power. As a survivor of multiple abusive experiences, I can't recommend Fernando enough for both his effective practice of Somatic Experiencing work, and his reliability as a vital, safe source of help; enabling the transition from surviving to thriving.
Amy, 30

Working with Fernando has helped me to be more aware of sensations in my body, to be more grounded, and to be more able to tolerate difficult feelings. What I have learnt so far is helping me to be more present in challenging moments and to bring kinder responses to bear. I have found Fernando to be a sensitive, compassionate, supportive and kind person. He is a highly attuned and skilful therapist, who makes the sessions feel very safe and comfortable. I quickly felt able to trust him and have found our sessions together to be very helpful at a difficult time in my life.
Tim, 31


I had a weekly session with Fernando for over 18 months. Each time, I learned to trust that whatever came up in the session would feel safe and that I would become clearer about the issue in hand - I would become more present with what was going on in my life. I grew in safety and in trust. I knew that Fernando would always be empathetic and not judgemental. I learned what it was to feel safe and to trust; for that I am truly grateful.
Freya, 56


I‘m actually feeling really, really good. I feel the work we’ve done was super powerful and cleared some major things for me in a very quick time.
Kristin, 41


I wanted to say a huge thank you, I found them really beneficial and I learned a lot, and I appreciated all the effort you put in.
Anna, 32


The sessions with Fernando, although few, quickly helped me to be able to understand and better manage situations of stress, anxiety, anguish, that is, traumatic situations of diverse origins and intensities. I have now more confidence in myself, tranquillity and calm, in solving situations and/or problems (complex and simple) of different contexts: family, professional, social and while being among friends.
Fernando transmits to his clients a very positive energy, which brings us a well-being, tranquillity and calm, very appeasing and which give us confidence in ourselves.
And a therapist, in whom I can trust and tell, who I know is there to help, understand and construct/rebuild a person positively, not to judge and criticise the other, which are very important qualities and values.
Sofia, 46



About the Heart-centred
Embodiment Therapist

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. More recently, Fernando highlights amongst many, and other than his practise’s core modalities mentioned below, the following short courses training experiences:
– Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) with Steve Haines (London, 2015);
– ‘The Wheel of Consent‘ model of touch training programme with Betty Martin (Dawlish, 2015);
– Scar Tissue Remediation & Management with Ellen Heed and Kimberly Ann Johnson (Dawlish, 2016);
– The Art of Tantra Massage Professional Training, 16-day over one-year programme with The Paths of Transformation by John Hawken (Cernivsko, Czechia, 2017);
– Myofascial Energetical Release ‘Lower Back & Neck’ with Nisarga Dobosz (London, 2017);
– Somatic Experiencing Bodywork and Coupling Dynamics with Kathy Kain (Weggis, 2019);
– Getting to the Core of Sexuality Trauma with Ariel Giarretto (Stockholm, 2019);

Fernando Kalliope is an insured professional member of the  Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS) since 2016 and follows its ethical codes of practise.

The somatic therapy framework and backbone modality Fernando Kalliope uses in his work is Somatic Experiencing (SE), a neuroscience and body-based approach to healing trauma and other stress disorders. Fernando is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (Krakow, Lisbon 2017-2019) and thus a Professional Member of the Somatic Experiencing Association UK.


In addition, Fernando Kalliope uses another Body-Mind Integration method, Chakra Therapy, as developed by Anodea Judith and as presented by this author in her “Eastern Body, Western Mind” book, having had trained personally with Anodea Judith in two in-depth courses in London and Novato, California (2016).

Finally, Fernando Kalliope also uses to a great extent the SOMA-Embodiment ‘post-graduation SE modality’, which offers touch and movement tools, relating to the perception or awareness of the position and movement of the body to transform emotional and developmental trauma. SOMA-Embodiment was devised and devlepod by Sônia Gomes, a senior SE faculty teacher, and Fernando completed the 120-hour certification training programme with Sônia Gomes and Marcelo Muniz (Zurich, Łochów, 2019-2020).

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.

Online Sessions Only in the UK:
  • - up to 75-minute Online Session: £50
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Fernando's Contacts

07740 261421

FernandoKalliope@gmail.com

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