About usMind-Body Healing Center in Santa Monica, California
Mind-Body Healing Center
A new way of thinking about mental health care, now in Santa Monica, California
Over the last fifty years, psychotherapy and medicine have become separated over time, but at the Mind-Body Healing Center, we have brought the two disciplines back together. Mind-body healing is medicinal to the body, but it is psychologically healing.
Our clinicians are familiar with traditional therapies: cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy. But we are also intimately familiar with somatic therapy, a marriage between body and mind, so we can use cognitive behavioral therapy or psychodynamic therapy, while also weaving body awareness into it. Mental and physical therapies reinforce each other, promoting faster and more effective treatment.
Why is this helpful?
Traditional therapies are, in many ways, top-down approaches. You think it and it is absorbed into your body which subsequently affects behavior; this is cognitive-behavioral therapy. But in somatic therapy, we approach the body first, and it is a bottom-up approach. If your body feels comfortable, then your mind will feel comfortable, and it will be more likely to absorb new ideas and behavior patterns.
WHY MIND AND BODY HEALING?
We bring the most efficacious treatments to bear on your issues
With mind-body healing, you’ll find that you gain new insights into your relationships and the impact you have on others. Clarity results from a better understanding of how you interact with your world.
When you begin to apply mind-body medicine, you’ll better understand your body’s responses to external stimuli, and you become more capable and more efficient at relaxing your body, no matter what’s happening on the outside.
focus & attention
Focusing is choosing what and whom you want to hear in the moment. By redirecting your attention away from distractions, you can focus on what it is that your heart wants, or your belly wants, or what your instincts are saying.
Mindfulness is the ability to filter overstimulation into action. And it usually just takes an extra two to five seconds for each person to be mindful. It’s just one deep breath, one extra moment to decide with clarity what it is that you want to do next.
can this change my Life?
Just as when you go to the gym for six months, every other day, you’re going to get stronger, Mind-Body therapies are a gym for your mind. If you’re willing to put in the work, in three to six months you’ll see the benefits.
LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
Contact us today
If you would like to learn more about mind-body healing, attend an introductory clinic, or apply to attend our extended 8-week workshops, click below to register with us.