"The body is a multilingual being. It speaks through its color and its temperature, the flush of recognition, the glow of love, the ash of pain, the heat of arousal, the coldness of non-conviction. It speaks through its constant tiny dance, sometimes swaying, sometimes a jitter, sometimes trembling. It speaks through the leaping of the heart, the falling of the spirit, the pit at the center, and rising hope." Clarissa Pinkola Estes
What Is Therapy in Motion?
Integrating movement into your practice.
Therapy in Motion is a dynamic methodology that integrates leading psychological concepts and translates them into an embodied movement vocabulary. The theoretical grounding of Therapy in Motion includes attachment theory, relational psychoanalysis, trauma studies, theories of sexuality, gestalt awareness practice, the understanding of multiple self-states and transpersonal approaches.
It is scientifically proven that emotional intelligence, stability and resilience are dependent upon and reflective of, being present in the moment and embodied. Evidence-based embodied therapeutic practices demonstrate that the ability to tolerate strong emotions without dissociating are key to good mental health. Additionally, embodied emotional intelligence is vital for profound, lasting spiritual development.
Psychology is Movement
The premise of TIM is that the body, mind and emotions are inter-connected. All aspects of our psychology - emotional, social and relational – are experienced through our bodies. Emotions, imagination and intentions make themselves known to us and others by way of an intricately sensitive and finely tuned web of sensate experiences, biochemical exchanges and neurological pathways in the brain.
When we are frozen, overwhelmed or dysregulated emotionally, we are likely to feel ungrounded, off-center or out of touch with our physical presence. This results in stuck emotional states and repetitive symptomatic patterns.
When therapists integrate intellectual, emotional and physical approaches, client issues can be translated into movement, resulting in a richer therapeutic outcome. By including body sensations and movement into already existing psychotherapeutic approaches, therapists can increase the depth and efficacy of their work.
I am opening my practice to include a CLOSED conscious relationship inquiry group...inviting a small group of individuals interested in doing the deeper work in the realm of relationship, using conscious movement practice, somatic depth psychology, and ancient wisdom teachings.
There are a few spaces left; the next 4 monthly classes will be a closed committed group!
With Maryanne Comaroto, PhD
Tuesday Nights 7-8:30pm: January 16th, February 20th, March 20th, 2018
$35 drop-in, $25 each when you sign up online