“I love Nia. It’s a total mind-body-spirit celebration”
-Christine Northrup, MD
In addition to talk therapy, some of my clients enrich their therapeutic experience through movement. One of the transformational movement forms that I employ in therapy is Wellness Nia.
Wellness Nia is an energetic and dynamic healing movement technique that combines dance, martial arts, healing arts, and somatic therapeutic techniques. The practice of Wellness Nia is an essential path in gaining somatic self-knowledge. You can use the movement of Wellness Nia to access emotions, release anxiety, or increase body awareness. At the same time, it is a powerful form of communication. Wellness Nia offers the joy of practicing “free dance,” which stimulates your own, unique creativity.
Nia 5 Stages of Self-Healing
Nia 5 Stages is an integrative movement practice based on the five developmental movement stages humans experience from the embryo to walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function, and comfort in the body. As a practice, Nia 5 Stages supports your body holistically to sustain mobility, flexibility, strength, agility, and stability.
Body-Mind Psychotherapy (BMP)
Body-Mind Psychotherapy (BMP) is a somatic-cognitive approach to psychotherapy developed by Susan Aposhyan which is uniquely focused on physiology, neuroscience, and early motor development. BMP offers a unique perspective on body-mind integration, somatic psychology, body psychotherapy, and psychotherapy in general.
When BMP is practiced in the therapeutic session clients experience an increase in body awareness through movement and breathing techniques and non-verbal communication.