Yoga therapy is a holistic approach simultaneously working on the body, mind and spirit.
I offer 1:1 yoga therapy sessions which take place in a setting of your choice (at home, online, at a studio). As a mental health professional I have found the tools of yoga and mindfulness very important in helping people feel better and more in control.
I work in a trauma informed way with physical, mental and emotional difficulties. We work collaboratively and holistically towards your personal therapy goals.
Some conditions I have experience in working with are: stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, trauma, psychosis, poor wellbeing, grief, auto-immune disorders, recovery from illness including cancer, musco-skeletal conditions, neurodevelopmental difficulties and neurodegenerative conditions.
We might focus on; understanding the role of your nervous system in your physical and mental health and how to restore balance, increasing feelings of well being and self-compassion and supporting you to feel more resilient. We might also think physically about restoring strength, flexibility and balance. Over all our work will be about preventing further difficulties, managing existing problems and promoting recovery.
You will learn more about how to apply yoga and mindfulness to support your own well being, and will be given a tool box of practical techniques which you can use anywhere and whenever you need.
We might also focus on how you might cultivate more compassion to yourself and how you can develop your own practice which you can use independently in the longer term for self care.
An initial meeting will assess your needs and therapy goals, and determine if this is the right approach for you. This is also an opportunity to see if you are comfortable with us working together.
'I have found sessions with Grace extremely helpful. The breathing techniques and postures have provided me with a different way of relaxing and becoming more aware of how I am feeling. I have identified through these sessions that in my work and daily life I have difficulties in finding time to relax and identifying how my body is feeling. The sessions have allowed me to feel more grounded and aware of what is happening in both my body and mind, which can help me feel more connected'.
Mental Health Professional