BODY ᐧ MIND ᐧ PSYCHE
σώμα ᐧ νοῦς ᐧ ψυχή
Embodied Parts Work and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Prosopon Therapy has a strong focus on "parts" or subpersonalities. These "parts" within us hold different roles, wounds, and gifts and interact with one another in ways that can produce the spectrum of challenging to empowering thoughts, feelings, reactions, and behaviors. Working with parts on the felt-sense level enables clients to grasp the structure of their inner world and learn to feel love and compassion for even their most difficult struggles. Through healthy self love and compassion, clients find gentle ways to transform wounded parts and make space for the gifts they have to offer.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centered approach to therapy that aims to treat the somatic symptoms of attachment wounds, social adaptive strategies that are no longer helpful, and unresolved trauma and/or dissociation. While traditional talk therapies relay on the words of a person as the entry point for treatment, this type of therapy depends on the bodily experiences of the client as a gateway to awareness, an increased sense of choice, and improved mental health.
Somatic bodywork includes myofascial release, visceral manipulation, cranio-sacral therapy, movement therapies such as yoga, breathwork, guided visualization, somato-emotional release/unwinding among other approaches to achieving relaxation, restoration of motion and function, and an increase of comfort and freedom in the mind and body.
Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions. The fascial system weaves through and interacts with every system of the body, including the nervous system. Freeing and appropriately toning the fascia not only has physical benefits but psychological benefits as well.
Elements of Myofascial Release and Somatic Bodywork are often included in the Prosopon Approach to psychotherapy to promote the ability to:
- more clearly feel somatic and emotional sensations
- explore states of calm and relaxation even in the face of life's challenges
- unblock habitual patterns of the psyche that are mapped onto the body
At Prosopon Therapy, we believe in working interdisciplinarily. Suppose your situation requires other practitioners to serve you best. In that case, we will either help you find those practitioners or integrate with practitioners you currently see as an endeavor to work in a team model. Liz has worked on interdisciplinary teams for over a decade and believes strongly that multiple eyes on a challenging situation will always be better than just one pair.
Beginning to work with an interdisciplinary team can feel overwhelming. Liz will support your discernment process when it comes to selecting providers, analyzing that the direction they are going works for you, helping you learn to advocate for yourself, and showing you how to educate yourself on whatever condition you may have and the treatment options available.