What is mind-body medicine?
Why do people need mind-body therapy?
There are so many distractions; kids are tweeting and looking at Facebook, while watching TV, while doing their homework. People are distracted and don’t really know what it’s like to focus anymore. Adults want to focus on the time that doesn’t work in relationships, where they’re sitting with friends or a partner at dinner and they are on a mobile phone. Real intimate contact requires focusing, and focusing is an embodied experience.
…and how do workshops help clients?
We teach different modalities of mind-body medicine. Each week, groups learn biofeedback, autogenics (how you talk to yourself, and how it affects your body), hypnosis, movement, drawing as a form of healing, genograms (which is family mapping), and ritual (another form of healing).
Mind-body medicine workshops are essentially eight-week participatory classes in multiple techniques that help clients control their attention by improving their focus. Our workshops include 4 to 8 carefully-selected participants, but it is not group therapy. A facilitator holds 30-minute talks each week on the benefits of a specific therapy and the history behind it, why it’s important and how to apply it. The group becomes a supportive, healing team by practicing with each other.