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Somatic Embodied Practices: with Chris McDonald

Somatic Embodied Practices: with Chris McDonald

Update: 2023-05-10
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Personal Experiences and Science keep showing us that working with our bodies is much more profound for deep healing than just talk therapy or behavior changes.  As a former therapist who has offered a lot of talk therapy, even I agree with this.  It only gets a person so far.

 Today, Chris does an excellent job of walking us through what the process might be like to work with a holistic therapist who includes somatic work.  Curious?  Me too!

 Chris is a holistic therapist who weaves trauma informed yoga, breathwork, meditation and brainspotting into her services with clients.

 You’ll learn:

  • What is Somatic therapeutic work
  • That doing yoga in therapy is simpler than you thought
  • Why doing the skills at home makes profound changes

We do an impromptu body scan, which was great!  Here are some meaningful questions you can ask to connect more deeply to your body.

  1. Where in your body do you feel strong?
  2. Where in your body do you feel centered?
  3. Where in your body do you feel neutral/numb?

She also mentions Three Life Rafts, and I wanted to make sure you had them written down, so here they are!

  1. Grounding
  2. Resourcing
  3. Breathwork

Here is how you can find Chris McDonald:

 Claim your 30 day Aura app guest pass and From Chris McDonald OR

Get a FREE 30 Membership to the Aura App, where Chris is a meditation teacher!  https://www.aurahealth.io/guestpass/chris-mcdonald

The Holistic Counseling Podcast:  https://holisticcounselingpodcast.com/podcasts/

The HCP episode 85, Somatic Intelligence with Jen Degen:  https://holisticcounselingpodcast.com/podcasts/85-somaticintelligence/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/holisticcounselingpodcast/

Tiktok:  @holisticcpodcast

Get Chris’ Book here: Self-Care for the Counselor amzn.to/3G8agQV


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Somatic Embodied Practices: with Chris McDonald

Somatic Embodied Practices: with Chris McDonald

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