Because puberty, pregnancy, peri-menopause, and menopause are times of significant change. Though these are normal and natural they can still be challenging when they bring about unsettling, disruptive, or anxious thoughts and feelings.
Because many women struggle alone when it comes to their thoughts, emotions and feelings about their body, and there may be no one that you can talk to freely without feeling shame or judgement.
Because emotions are often dismissed, minimized or seen as a sign of weakness in some families and cultures. The feelings that are stirred because of hormones, chemistry, and biology are often not accepted and validated in our culture.
Because a women’s physical health and emotional health are connected. Listening to one’s intuition or inner wisdom can be a powerful tool in maintaining health and preventing illness.
Whether you are dealing with a physical issue that is related to hormonal changes or not, acknowledging the connection between the mind and body, or, emotional and physical realm, can be a powerful piece in understanding your body and easing symptoms.
Are you going through a difficult time in dealing with issues related to fertility, pregnancy, peri-menopause or menopause?
Are you dealing with physical symptoms or an illness and need emotional support?
Do you tell yourself?
- “Be strong lots of other women have dealt with this.”
- “Don’t complain, people will think you are weak or whining.”
- “I’m just being silly.”
- “It’s just hormones.”
- “Why do women have to go through all this?”
Having worked with women for years, I know how often women “keep it all together” on the outside. Having a place to acknowledge and vent what goes on inside can be an immense relief.
As a therapist, I will provide a safe space to listen without judgement, and help you to discover what you can control in your life when it feels like your body is out of your control. Finding a kinder and more peaceful feeling inside will allow you to:
- Decrease stress
- Have more resilience to deal with physical discomfort or pain.
- Feel more grounded and calm.
- Be less reactive to people and situations.
- Have more clarity in your life.
I combine body-oriented psychotherapy and wellness counselling to help you reconnect to your body’s inner voice and knowledge. I work holistically because a sense of well-being comes from addressing the needs of mind, body, and spirit. Even if you are struggling with a physical issue you can find relief.
Discovering what you need to feel well in your heart can allow healing in all areas of your life.