Each human being is inherently linked to and affected by its social environment, just as no cell of the body can exist in isolation outside the body. Most people live according to more or less conscious habitual patterns and beliefs adopted from our social context and shaped by past or present relationships. Just as our thoughts and emotions impact on our physiology and posture, mindful movement and skilful touch help bring flexibility to and effect cognitive and affective change. Whether aiming to improve posture, seek pain relief from physical movement patterns, address disempowering thought patterns for overcoming anxiety, explore better how to deal with stress Mindinsom uses a psychosomatic approach to increase emotional and social learning about these patterns to effect change. By increasing mindfulness and conscious awareness to existing patterns whilst supporting the creation of new and more resourceful neurobiological pathways in the body pain, rigidity and unease can be re-patterned and transformed into experiences of lightness, spaciousness, vitality and flow.
It is in the meeting with another that we come to know our self. The aim of both Shiatsu and Somatic Movement Therapy & Education is to find courage to be ourselves in every situation and find authenticity in our relationships. Embedded in person-centred counselling theory clients are supported to discover their own self-healing capacity. Many people today find themselves somewhere midway on a scale between healthy and sick. Mindinsoma aims to understand the phenomenon occurring for the client rather than searching for or emphasising a particular disease. Our focus is health promotion and preventive care. Rather than trying to be something different or fixing symptoms the work emphases the health of the whole and finding the strengths and potential already inside to create the right conditions for individual growth.
Through increased awareness and self-education the healthier and more united a person is the more sensitive they become to distortions and blockages in the body and thus better able to respond quicker when life circumstances throw them off centre. The client therefore plays an active role in their journey towards health and well-being. This work is for anyone who is interested in and curious to learn more about their mind-body connection and discover new empowering ways of moving and as a result better serve their own needs and the needs of others around them.
Further Reading on Shiatsu Therapy:
Yin & Yang and the Five Elements Theory
What to Expect and Guidelines for Receiving Shiatsu
The Origins and History of the Technique
Acupressure Points, Meridian Stretches and Self-Shiatsu Guidance
Meridians and Their Associations
Shiatsu for Pregnancy
Benefits of Shiatsu for Wellbeing
Further Reading on Somatic Therapy:
Somatic Movement Therapy and Education
One-To-One Somatic Movement Sessions
Health Benefits of Somatic Work
Best Somatic Exercises for Back Pain
Somatic Movement Therapy Training
Further Reading on Holistic Therapy:
Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy
Body and Mind Centering
Movement Development Patterns