YOGA MOVEMENT THERAPY
Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering individuals to make positive changes in their lives, and empowering them to make healthy and effective choices, through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga. Yoga/Movement therapy at Beyond the Mirror is not your average yoga. Beyond the Mirror practitioners use an integrative approach to working with clients, while incorporating both eastern holistic philosophies and complementary evidence based western psychology.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy is a unique combination of body awareness practices combined
with inquiry through counseling. Yoga therapy can be helpful for anyone
wanting to explore the mind/body/breath connection and is especially
beneficial to those suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and body image
The Mind: Yoga therapy offers students the opportunity to slow down and
spend quiet, reflective time with themselves. Often this time allows the
student to experience self- inquiry, which can help with identifying the
negative thought patterns that cause them to feel depressed and anxious and
replace these thoughts with healthier, more loving statements.
The Body: Listening to the body’s communication regarding needs, strengths
and limitations is another benefit of yoga therapy. Practicing the various
physical postures allows the student to focus internally and discover how they feel in the pose rather than how they look externally. This self-discovery can lead to a deeper appreciation of their body and increase self-confidence from the inside out. Being present with the body provides many opportunities to investigate all the amazing ways the body can move,stretch and relax.
The Breath: Breath awareness and breathing techniques are yoga practices which can deactivate the fight or flight response associated with high levels of stress. Learning to deepen and focus on the breath allows students to calm both their body and mind. As the student becomes more peaceful, clarity and healthier life choices emerge.
Learning to slow down, create space for self-discovery and healthy movement are only some of the benefits students find when practicing yoga. Step onto the yoga mat and experience how yoga can be the beginning a healthy relationship with your body, mind and breath.
Faith Brandt, M.Ed
I believe in every person’s ability to learn new skills, adopt valuable tools and uncover unique and beneficial strengths. When given the opportunity to realize our true potential, positive change can emerge. As a counselor, I am deeply committed to encourage and support you as you excavate your abilities, integrate new tools and practice being in the world in a more enriching way. In addition, I am dedicated to providing clients with an atmosphere that includes mindful attention, heartfelt presence, and the confidentiality you will need to begin your journey into change and healing.
I specialize in the following:
-Health and wellbeing
-Self Esteem Challenges
-Body Awareness practices