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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing….
Occupational Therapists strive to enhance a person’s ability to engage with their everyday life and the tasks, occupations, interests or activities which make up their day. Occupational Therapists considering the person, their environment and what they find meaningful, offering support and strategies to enable people to achieve what they want out of life. 

Occupational Therapists support individuals to engage and participate in the daily experiences and activities which are meaningful to them, by working with each person through holistic and person-centred approaches, to help each person achieve their goals. Occupation is not just about your paid working role – occupation refers to how each person occupies and uses their time for the everyday activities they need to do, the experiences which they enjoy and are meaningful. Occupational Therapy.

Why see an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapists (OT’s) provide support in so many areas, so although we are part of the same profession, we all work entirely uniquely, in different areas of OT. It’s important that you do your research to enquire with the therapist about how they work, and what support they can offer you to best support what you.

Occupational Therapists have a role supporting individuals in the areas of self-care, physical and mental wellbeing and supporting individuals to find meaning and purpose in their life. They also have a role in supporting emotional wellbeing, and a person’s ability to do the things they want to, in their everyday life. 

Our energy levels, pain, sensory sensitivity, low mood, short attention, sleep difficulties and emotional imbalances can significantly affect daily life, and the ability to do everyday tasks, whilst experiencing a sense of fulfillment and enjoyment in your life.

When your nervous system is balanced, your brain and body experience states of calm, ease, balanced energy, balanced wellbeing and optimal health.

 

We’re taught how to drive a car or ride a bike, but most of us aren’t taught how to navigate our bodies or our emotions. Our emotions and our inner world affect the balance and health of our physical body, and our mind-body balance. 
It’s something we can all benefit from knowing about; how our body systems are connected, how our nervous system functions and how our brain and body are interconnected and always in communication with each other.

Somatic Awareness

We all have a body and a nervous system. 
When your nervous system is balanced, your brain and body can easily
experience states of calm, ease, balanced energy, balanced wellbeing and optimal health.

Somatic work is connecting with our body. Connecting to ourselves through the sensations in our body.

Somatic practices guide us into knowing our bodies. And into feeling our bodies in present time.

Somatic practices are about knowing we’re alive.

And that we’re always changing, and that we’re moving,

And sometimes we move and we’re moving AND doing, or we’re moving and we feel LATER.

But somatic practices guide us toward moving and feeling at the same time.

Guiding you towards being in your own personal experiences.

We’re noticing and sensing and being with ourselves.

How often do we take a chance to think about how our body systems are working for us?

People learn how to drive a car or ride a bike but most of us aren’t taught how to navigate our bodies or our emotions. In fact, for many of us, we learnt at a young age that our emotions made others uncomfortable, that we should apologise for crying or expressing anger, and that we’re “sensitive” if we express our emotions authentically.

Our emotions and our inner world affect the balance and health of our physical body, and our mind-body balance. 
It’s something we can all benefit from knowing and learning about; how our body systems are connected, how our nervous system functions and how our brain and body are interconnected and always in communication with each other.

Re-Connect To Yourself

This is a 6-week Somatic Body Awareness program designed to work on building your self-regulation, nervous system resilience and finding safety within your body. Other areas we might work with are:finding your inner compass, working through inner child trauma and developmental trauma, and uncovering emotional patterns to support mind-body integration.

What can I expect in the program?

“Re-connect to yourself” is a 6-week Somatic Body Awareness program delivered through 
1-1 sessions, developed to work on building self-regulation and safety within your body, integrating developmental trauma, and uncovering emotional layers, to support mind-body integration and balance.

Somatic Awareness

– Increased connection to self
– Body connection
– Self awareness
– Emotional awareness
– Balance the ‘busy-thinking’ mind
– Connect to intuition/inner compass
– Introspection
– Inner child awareness
– Interoceptive awareness
– Connect to your meaning & purpose

 


What does this look like during a session?

Somatic exploration through;
Guided mindful awareness
Guided body scan
Emotional exploration
Visualisations
Discovering thought patterns
Breathwork
Interoceptive awareness
Self-safety exploration
Supporting a healthy ‘window of tolerance’


What support is offered between the sessions?

Guided mindful awareness practices
Guided body scan exercises
Affirmation practices
Self-regulation exercises
Breathwork
Grounding practices
Daily activity meditations

 

Each sessions during the program is a 60 minute appointment via video call – 
Please use the contact form below to get in touch and see if this is right for you.

Ready to connect to your mind & body? Get in touch.

Book a free 20 min video consultation to see if we’re a good fit and to clarify that this program is right for you.
Complete the form below and please include: what you are looking for support with (both emotional and physical conditions) and what kind of therapy/somatic work/self-reflection you have engaged in prior.