Recovering from serious illness whether mental or physical can be difficult. Sometimes we just need a helping hand and someone who might be able (along side - not instead of - your doctor, psychotherapist, etc.) to understand and listen and support you find your way towards recovery and healing.
I am a body-mind therapist:
Working with your body and mind is important because both are intertwined. What affects one, affects the other. Practices such as Reiki, Restorative Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Mindfulness, breathing and visualization practices, and personal development tools can help you heal/recover.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing. Reiki helps promote healing on all levels through improving our flow of vital life force energy. This universal energy is channelled through a practionner's hands ("healing hands") to another person.
Reiki helps to speed up healing, balance energy, calm emotions, release stress, etc.
Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing practice, where the body is supported into poses with bolsters and blankets to enable the muscles and mind to relax deeply.
Trauma Sensitive yoga
Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) aims to help empower you by helping you to connect back to your felt body, restore a sense of agency through practicing making choices.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that allows you to come back to and be in the present moment.
Minfulness means paying attention on purpose with curiosity, kindness and acceptance and can be brought into your daily activity. It helps reduce stress and pain, increase focus and creativity, discovering yourself and your emotional world.
I am a trained mental health peer:
I have trained as a peer practionner in mental health with the EESP in Lausanne, after having recovered from challenging mental health issues such as depression, ptsd, self harm and eating disorder. This enables me to listen and share my experience and recovery tools (e.g. crisis planning, managing emotions, exploring your values and strengths, etc.) to help you find hope and your road to recovery.
Recovery is a deeply personal, unique process of changing one's attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills and/or roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful, and contributing life even with limitations caused by the illness. Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one's life as one grows beyond the catastrophic effects of (mental) illness.