Yoga Mind & bodywork for Health and Transformation
Yogabodymind Therapy
What is Yogabodymind therapy?
What happens in a session?
What is it good for?
How many sessions would I need?


What is Yogabodymind therapy?

This is a combination of yoga, hypnosis, hands on bodywork and shiatsu. Thus it combines the pleasantly relaxing physical sensations of touch, pressure and manipulation with some active participation of the client through yoga techniques. It also includes hypnotic suggestions to engage the mind, enhance relaxation and reinforce the desired outcome for the session.

What happens in a session?

In a session, you may be given some simple active yoga postures and movements to do, in conjunction with your breathing, and/or passive postures, using props and supports to enable you to relax at a deeper level. The active poses stimulate circulation and breathing and help mobilise and strengthen the body. In the passive poses you are placed in positions, which stretch and open particular areas of your body. This works on the inner body, releasing tension from the deep muscles and allows unconscious and chronically held tight areas to relax in a way most people have never experienced before. The process is enhanced by the use of hands on support adjustments and stretches, stimulating pressure points, and applying some gentle joint mobilisation.

After the initial assessment, you will be asked to form an intention ('sankalpa') of the outcome you would like from the session. This may be something as simple as to feel relaxed and energised, or to heal an illness or injury, perhaps to cultivate an inner resource and/or to resolve an issue in your life. The session usually begins with a short, guided relaxation in which your aims are fed back to you as hypnotic suggestions, while you are relaxing your body and/or you may be asked to use your memory and imagination to visualise the outcome you would like. Your aims may be reinforced from time to time during the session, while you are in postures, which have been selected as particularly appropriate to help you move towards your desired goals.

You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
~ James Allen ~


What is it good for?

Yoga, shiatsu and hypnosis have all proved effective in helping to treat an enormous range of physical, mental and emotional conditions, including:

  • back and neck problems
  • joint injuries, pain or stiffness
  • problems with digestion, blood pressure, heart, circulation, breathing or menstruation,
  • chronic coughs and colds
  • immune system disorders
  • infertility, discomfort and minor ailments in pregnancy
  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • stress, depression and anxiety
  • addictions
  • fears and phobias
  • low energy levels
  • lack of confidence

Combining yoga with mind and bodywork is also very helpful for addressing life issues, clarifying and achieving your goals, for preventative health care and to help maintain general well being.

If you would like to ask about a specific problem or issue feel free to contact me. I will tell you if I think I could help and how or suggest something else which might.

How many sessions would I need?

It is usually recommended that you attend for an initial series of 5 sessions, during which we work together to build up a simple routine of exercises, postures and techniques, which will be drawn up for you to take home and follow on your own. Thus you will have your own personal self-help programme you can use as part of your ongoing self care routine. You can then continue with the sessions, or return as and when you feel the need. Some people chose to attend regularly or every few weeks, when the original problems are resolved, because it helps keep them at a high level of well-being and to deal with minor imbalances and the stresses and strains of modern life, before they become incapacitating ailments.

Take care of your body or you will have nowhere to live!


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