Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling and treatment, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
In a safe and trusting environment the sensorimotor art making process taps into learnt, painful or dissociated structures of the past, but then also encourages new sensorimotor experiences that are capable of communicating a felt sense of self-value, self-esteem and empowerment.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events.
Sensorimotor Art therapies can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. Rhythmic bilateral drawing or connecting with the physical resistance of clay supports an immediate feedback loop of interaction with the world at hand and its resonance within the individual. It fosters the development of new neurological pathways that can bypass traumatic memories to restore wholeness and well-being. (Cornelia Elbrecht Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy)
Intentionally creating an image and then talking about it, encourages the awareness of the implicit felt sense; how the muscles and viscera (internal organs), the heart-rate and breath shape of our sense of being. Motor impulses and their sensory feedback define the core relationship of ourselves with the world. This is how infants learn to interact with their surroundings; they touch objects and they receive instant sensory feedback from the texture, the temperature and the pleasurable or dangerous potential of this object or person. Love and safety, but also violence and abuse are communicated through touch in this sensorimotor feedback loop. (Cornelia Elbrecht Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy)