Compassion-Focused Somatic Psychotherapy (CFSP) is an integrative approach to therapy that uses body awareness, movement, and dialogue to help you connect with the innate wisdom of your body. With its foundations in ancient yogic philosophy, Buddhist psychology, neuroscience, and contemporary psychotherapy, CFSP offers an opportunity for you to practice embodied present-moment awareness to enhance physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
In a world that is complex, fast-paced, and superficially hyper-connected, we often long for deeper connection with ourselves and others. Simplicity is often elusive. Yet there is an inner wisdom that we can access once we quiet the outside distractions, go slowly, and listen to our inner voice carefully, compassionately, and with curiosity. The body and heart are always speaking to us. Are you listening?
CFSP helps you engage in a compassionate dialogue with your body, heart, and mind in a manner that honors all aspects of your experience as it unfolds in the here and now. By learning how to witness yourself with compassion, you can safely explore parts of your experience that are difficult to hold or that have lived in exile.
CFSP is ideal for anyone that wants to reconnect with themselves and engage in a process of discovery and growth. Inherent in the CFSP process is a deep respect and appreciation for listening to the ways in which our bodies hold our past and current experiences. The memories that we carry in our bodies and in our hearts need careful attention. To honor this process, I work within a trauma-informed approach that emphasizes going slowly, being attuned to your nervous system, cultivating self-compassion, and offering moment-to-moment choices.
Benefits of Compassion-Focused Somatic Psychotherapy:
CFSP offers an opportunity to befriend your body, hold difficult experiences with compassion, process traumatic events, relieve stress, and cultivate joy. CFSP helps you understand unique aspects of your nervous system and use this knowledge to develop tools to regulate emotions and cultivate greater balance in your life. If you are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, or need to process traumatic experiences, CFSP can help your body and heart release and transform difficult experiences and live with greater ease.