Group Talk Therapy
I’ve been doing Yoga and Talk Therapy groups for 14 years. Sharing in group therapy right after the yoga has a synergistic effect. It’s both a safe container and a catalyst for healing and transforming.
The talk therapy portion of my programs encourages the expression of thoughts and feelings (all the feelings, not just what we think people want to hear, like our gratitude and hope.) The feelings that we worry no one else can understand need to be spoken and understood, as well, including the anger which everyone tries to hide, the fear, and the questioning. Suppressing these feelings locks up your energy – and this is energy you need to move forward.
Group members become vehicles for healing for one another by witnessing and honoring the depth and the courage and the beauty that is present even in the most difficult of times.
Cancer patients are primed to benefit immensely from yoga and talk therapy because the diagnosis and treatment create an awakening. You are pushed out of your day-to-day routine and faced with your mortality. It’s the most frightening part of the cancer experience, and it’s one of the gifts. You can look at life and death consciously and be more open to each moment and how you are going to live it. I’m passionate about helping cancer survivors connect with the pulse of their lives. It’s why I’m here.