The thing that is really hard, and really amazing,
is giving up on being perfect and
beginning the work of becoming yourself.
- Anna Quindlen
Stress, grief, and traumas can be healed through the means of play, connection, and AcroYoga with knowledgeable healers.
Movement and body-based therapies have been used for centuries as a way to heal from stress, grief, and other emotional difficulties. Oftentimes humans can become so overwhelmed with their difficult circumstances that they loose touch with or completely disconnect from their bodies. When the mind and body is not integrated, it is hard for healing to take place.
AcroYoga can be used as a treatment method to help heal many emotional wounds that are caused by:
- Life transitions
- Substance abuse
- Grief & loss
As a psychotherapist, Kayna believes that working with a licensed professional is important in processing and moving through some of the bigger life challenges and she also recognizes that the body needs to be integrated into the work. As a trauma-informed and resiliency-focused yoga/acroyoga instructor, Dominick brings a sensitivity to the sessions creating a safe container for clients to get connected to their bodies in a new way. Together they provide a treatment option that is on the cutting edge of utilizing the body and the mind for an experience of healing that addresses the source of pain and struggle.
This form of working with difficult emotions does not always have to be heavy, and in fact, a major foundation of this work is about learning how to "play" as an adult. Other components of acroyoga as therapy:
- learning about the nervous system and how to self-regulate
- experiencing nuances of non-verbal communication and emotional reactions to it
- developing healthy intimacy
- healing traumatic wounds caused by another person
- increasing self-esteem
- finding joy in life
- increasing self-awareness and body-awareness
- experiencing resiliency within one's body
- learning the capacity to bounce back within one's mind
This work can be supplemental the work clients may already be conducting on themselves - Kayna and Dominick believe in a holistic approach to wellness, and are pleased to work alongside health care professionals in the treatment of mutual clients/patients.