Auckland and Waiheke Island
One on one sessions available online
Open Floor Teacher Level
Workshops and groups coming up in 2022
WORKSHOPS / RETREATS
Aliveness - Remembering our Belonging October 2020
Workshops and Therapy-in-Motion Groups in the planning for 2022
THERAPY IN MOTION
My background is in working psychotherapeutically with people in any kind of physical or emotional pain, especially with a background of sexual abuse or other trauma. During my own process of recovery from Trauma, I have discovered that the body can not be left out in the healing process and Conscious Dance has become an essential part of my journey of self-discovery. Consequently, I have become a passionate advocate of integrating body and movement into my work as a Psychotherapist.
Therapy in Motion is a therapeutic movement-based healing method which translates issues and experiences into embodied language.
Combining talking and movement can increase the depth and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. Simultaneously, it offers creative resources helpful in daily life.
Movement sessions and workshops are available one-on-one and for groups, in-person or online, indoors and outdoors.
I offer one-on-one sessions for anyone interested to:
extend your repertoire of embodied resources in daily life,
increase emotional Intelligence/ awareness of body and feelings,
work on a specific issue in your personal or professional life,
increase understanding of limiting patterns or beliefs and develop alternatives
increase self-acceptance, self-care, self-compassion
reduce acute or chronic physical or emotional symptoms (insomnia, anxiety, depression etc...)
increased understanding of attachment patterns that effect past and present relationships
understanding and working through the effects of trauma and abuse, Post traumatic stress
grief and loss, illness, migration or other unexpected life changes.
Supervision with specific issue/client/situation;
Self-care and Wellbeing, to Increase awareness of bodily resources for self and clients.
I am available for one-off or ongoing sessions to explore movement as a main approach, or in combination with talking therapy.
Ongoing Therapy-in-Motion Group 2022 - coming up soon
ABOUT / BIO
I am informed by my training and experience as a Psychotherapist (MHSc), and many years of practicing meditation, mindfulness and different forms of dance and movement. As a dancer and therapist, I am inspired by the ongoing discovery of Movement as medicine. My passion is in holding a creative space for individuals and groups, that welcomes Uniqueness, and stimulates a sense of Belonging.
Master of Health Science
What I love about Open Floor
I discovered Dance as an art-form in my early twenties in Austria, when I was still somewhat disconnected from my body. I was excited to find a way of expressing myself creatively, while connecting with my own body and Soul, and other people in the space. I am impressed by the connections we can make without talking, or knowing each other, and have formed life-long friendships on the dancefloor.
After 20 years of dancing 5 Rythms, I was ready to dive more deeply into a practice that integrates Dance with my vocation as a Psychotherapist. OPEN FLOOR is not just a fun and juicy practice, but offers an ever-deepening inquiry into who we are in Life, how we operate in relationship to Self and other, and how we experience and integrate an embodied way of living that includes all of our experiences, Body-Mind-Emotions as well as the more expansive parts of our humanness, Soul and Spirit. As a practice, Open Floor offers resources for us to increase our capacities to be more present, fluid and receptive towards ourselves and others, to become curious, to move and include whatever comes up during these times of uncertainty, and discover new choices and possibilities in our daily lives.
"To contribute to the WELLBEING of individuals, groups, communities
and therefore our humanity by offering embodied practices and therapies that strengthen our capacity to re-source, re-member, and
re-connect a sense of Belonging".
"Inspired by Ingrid Rose Nagl and what I learnt from her...
I found and experienced my own sense of transparency, sensuality and authority - Which have all been parts of me that I have feared!
I allowed myself to dance with them and realised they are essential components of me, and I cannot be in this world without them..." (Lysa)