Learning through your body
Alison is an experienced coach. After working for many years in the corporate sector in organisation and individual development, she trained with the Grinberg Method schools in Berlin and Vienna, and now offers Somatic Coaching – working through the body to overcome the limitations that prevent you from achieving your potential and accomplishing what you want in life.
Description of therapy:
Using different forms of touch, breathing and greater body awareness, deep patterns of tension can be released and a sense of freedom and flow regained. Working to release old patterns of tension will enable you to experience these and achieve your aims.
She has worked successfully with clients on a variety of issues including:
On-going health issues: chronic aches and pains
Anxiety, nerves and tension
Career issues: what next?
Grief and loss
Lack of sense of purpose, or lack of clarity
Lack of energy, sluggishness
Managing your time: dealing with procrastinating and structure in life
Over-work and burn out
Preparing for critical meetings and interviews
Relationships and communications: such as developing strong boundaries, expressing your needs, respecting others
Self esteem and confidence
Stress at work, performance and motivation
Support during major life transitions
“I’ve discovered relatively late in life that the body is the basis for everything we experience: how we feel about ourselves and others, how we perceive and think, our ability to feel grounded, be confident, have clarity and engage our energy to accomplish what we want, our interactions with the world. Having gained this understanding, I am keen to share this with others. This means learning to be a body. We are born as bodies, socialised and educated through our early experiences to separate our mind and body and we suffer as a result. So coming home to the body seems to me to be most important!
I have come to working with the body after a career in organisational and individual development in both public and corporate sectors. Now, I partner with people who want to change something in their life, whether it is a physical symptom, a way of behaving or a persistent mood that troubles them. I teach them how to live in a more embodied way and stop the automatic habits over which it seems initially that they have no control, that prevent them from leading the lives they want and to experience more energy, spontaneity and choice.
At the outset of a learning process, we will identify and agree goals that you want to achieve. You can then decide to work with me for a specific amount of sessions, and we will review progress regularly. The time required for your learning process will be determined by your starting situation and goals.”
“…I have been seeing Alison for the past half year, and the sessions have offered me a new way to experience life. By working through the body, Alison has helped me experience my true, unconstrained self, in ways I have never felt before. Depending what we worked on, I would feel light, relaxed, self-assured, clear in my thoughts, or emotionally balanced. I could feel less bodily or emotional pain, stronger boundaries or simply more funny, all of which helped me ride one of the most challenging periods in my life. As an academic, I am used to spend most of my time ‘in my head’, so it was eye-opening to realize that mental and behavioral patterns are stored in the body, and can be unlocked through touch. Grinberg has worked better for me than any other kind of therapy, and I could feel it already from the first session. Ultimately, you can only understand once you experience it!”
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