Sound Well Center offers holistic, somatic psychotherapy and wellness services including Creative Arts Therapies, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Deep Listening Sound Meditations for groups and individuals, providing relief from trauma and anxiety by recognizing our inherent healthy selves through body-mind awareness, creative inquiry, and artistic expression. The work we do is based on the idea that we connect to our higher selves and each other through Creativity, Curiosity and Compassion.
The idea of these "3 c's" are what drives my clinical practice in whatever modality I am working - whether it is with a traumatized or activated client and we are processing that trauma through EMDR, or with someone who is going through a tough time in work or a relationship or with family dynamics.
Creativity is what helps us to re-frame situations and see things through a new perspective using art, music, movement, meditation, visualization and listening. Curiosity gives us the tools to dig deep into underlying causes of current or past difficulties and find ways of unpacking the causes to take a deeper look so we can begin to facilitate health changes in our patterns. Compassion is what drives the therapeutic rapport in each session and allows clients the opportunity to examine their ability to move in new and healthy directions.
Sound Well Center, which is sort of a play on words, describes the phenomenon and process of a sound body and sound mind. When we are truly feeling well, we are in sync with the universal flow, feeling connected in all aspects of our lives and resonating from the heart - the "organ of perception." Sound is a connector, a conduit for self-actualization and well-being.
I bring over 25 years experience as a professional musician, performer, licensed psychotherapist, music therapist, sound practitioner, and Reiki practitioner to each session which allows for a creative and improvisational approach to our work together.
I am certified in EMDR for trauma and symptoms of PTSD and have training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
The process of psychotherapy brings together self-inquiry and ultimately self-love. In order for the heart and mind to heal, we must sometimes ask ourselves difficult questions and open ourselves up to vulnerability to gain the strength we need to live a life that resonates on the frequency of joy!
There is an Irish saying: "Contentment is Wealth." To be content is to want for nothing - or to look at it from a Buddhist perspective, desire or craving is at the root of unhappiness.
Ancient Greek philosophers, modern-day thinkers, and many of our spiritual leaders for thousands of years have postulated the idea of happiness as our ultimate goal.
Although it may seem to some that "happiness" is perhaps a lofty ideal or even trivial goal when it comes to our health, it is the natural state that resides in all of us from a homeostatic perspective and how we define and achieve a sense of happiness is, of course, up to us!
The thing about happiness is that it is an ephemeral being/feeling state and it is something that waxes and wanes. We can use mindfulness to acknowledge our feeling states and recognize these states as something we are feeling in the moment without defining who we are.
Through mindfulness, we can identify and even accept our patterns while at the same time, make conscious decisions to create new patterns towards optimal health!
Mindful Music Psychotherapy Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC
A place for listening and healing