Psychotherapy, Music Therapy, Sound Therapy, Reiki
Mindful Music Psychotherapy Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC
EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPIES Music and the expressive arts in conjunction with talk therapy can help open our creative side for deeper exploration of current issues and relief of symptoms. Music in particular can tap into our emotional states where release and relief are easily accessed. Home visits for neurologic patients and children are available on a case by case basis.
EMDR EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is a therapeutic, integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. For more information about EMDR and if it's right for you, please visit the EMDRIA site.
REIKI Reiki is based on the principle of universal life force energy. Through deep listening, resonance and entrainment, the instruments I use in each session help to invite equanimity, calm, and release of tension and stress. The combination of Reiki and sound helps to balance the autonomic nervous system through vibration and movement of stuck energy in in our bio-field.
SOUND BATH MEDITATIONS Sound Bath Meditations are deep listening experiences, creating the opportunity for optimal wellbeing. Deep Listening is a practice cultivated and borne out of mindfulness meditation and my experience of Deep Listening first came from the composer and my colleague and teacher, Pauline Oliveros who cultivated the practice of deep listening as a way into engaging in music and sound mindfully and with an embodied approach and relationship.
Sound Bath Meditations can generally run from 60 minutes to 2 hours and incorporate a collection of instruments based on the 5 elements which are the the basic aspects of nature: Fire, Water, Air, Earth, and Ether/Space. The instruments include quartz crystal and Himalayan singing bowls gongs, rattles, frame drums, flutes, tuning forks, and stringed instruments. Each instrument and the way in which they are played helps to move the energy in the bio-field, facilitating Alpha-Theta brainwave states for deep relaxation, inviting imagery for a journey in Deep-Listening.