How are you reacting to the Pandemic? Do you notice a difference in your breathing, sleeping, eating, feelings and activity with the changes of social distancing? How can we work through this together?
I believe that the most effective way is through the body because nervous systems are not cognitive; they are physiological. Our organs do not function well when tense and stress decreases our immune system. With therapeutic practice in relationship with the body we can access an abundance of free resources and wisdom within us that can support our mental health and overall wellbeing.
Dance and Movement Psychotherapist Colleague Erica Hornthal talks about how crucial movement, dance and physical activity are for overcoming anxiety brought on by COVID-19 and maintaining your mental health. Click here to watch.
Breathing for Wellbeing
Online Zoom Thursdays 4-5pm. In these sessions you will learn breathing techniques & movement to support anxiety, the respiratory system, sleeping and the immune system. You will have access to guided meditations and practice related, accessible, yoga asanas.
I am offering these sessions by donation, so please pay what you feel is right. And please don’t let money stop you from coming along. Guidance on this is a suggested drop in price of £10 or 4 week block £30. Book now.
Join Zoom Meeting Thursdays 4pm
Meeting ID: 340-092-6068Password: BFW
Participants have said:
“I really enjoyed the tapping and self touch; I live alone and am happy in my own company but as a hugger I miss physical contact with friends. I could feel the circulation being stimulated and a warmth under my skin; a real self-hug!”
“I am trying to do the full yoga breath each day as I find it is very beneficial. I don’t think I had ever filled my lungs so full.”
Individual sessions support a dialogue in the moment to moment experience. We may use props that support a movement dialogue, creative and or verbal ways of relating. Work with the innate wisdom of your body to develop resources within yourself to flourish.£45-60 for 1 hour sliding scale depending on household income. Contact Mhari to book an appointment and for more information click here.
“For the first time I felt understood. After coming to see you I felt less stressed and able to speak to my husband and we resolved the difficulties we were having. Thank you.” Client
1:1 Mindful yoga supports your wellbeing through bespoke physical exercises, breathing techniques, self-massage, (movement) meditation and relaxation to help relieve anxiety and calm the nervous system. Yoga is for every-body. £45 for 1 hour. Book here.
“I had the best night sleep ever after that yoga nidra yesterday, I almost slept through my alarm, thank you so much.” Teacher
I am a mover and a shaker, a partner, an aunty, a psychotherapist, yoga teacher and movement educator. At the heart of my work is embodied listening with my-self and with others; adults, young people, children, families and professionals. I collaborate with you so that you may develop your full potential. Through working creatively with individuals who have non-verbal communication at Sense Scotland, with Itay Yatuv and Wayne McGregor dance company, I became aware of how important communication through movement is for building relationships and supporting mental health and wellbeing. I learnt that the body holds memories, resources, speaks and has great wisdom.
I work privately as an Integrative Psychotherapist. I am a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (DMP) with ADMP UK. DMP is a relational and creative process that recognises body movement as an implicit and expressive instrument of communication. ADMP UK is an organisational member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and follows their ethical code of professional practice.
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Qualified with Special Yoga (British Wheel of Yoga) on Mindfulness with children who have a diagnosis of Autism and ADHD. Completed Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation for Trauma Recovery training with Deirdre Fay.
My experience as a psychotherapist working 1:1 and in groups with children, young people and adults with Place2Be has enhanced my awareness of how crucial early therapeutic intervention is to support individuals whole self (emotional, social, spiritual and physical).
What people have said:
“Mhari is very calm and kind. She helps my friends realise stress so that they aren’t taking it out on me….the environment is very calm and you feel like you could say anything.” Student.
“Beforehand I had felt how I do after many days- drained and fatigued. I felt relaxed and nourished after the practice. I was still tired but in a sense that I was ready to end my day.” Participant of yoga class.
“They learnt practical tools to find comfort in their bodies when stressed and this allowed the capacity to communicate with one another.” Speech and Language Therapist
“After being with you she did all her work and was able to concentrate and keep on task the whole day. That is a first for her.” Class teacher
“Mhari has excellent rapport with people and a gentle way of working alongside people that can inspire confidence.” Manager, Sense Scotland
“He loves coming because he doesn’t have to worry about being himself and being judged. I really notice a difference in him, he is much calmer at home and has strategies now to help when he feels overwhelmed.” Parent of child in one to one therapy.
“I have noticed a massive difference in her since coming to see you. She is much happier. We have been practicing the heart meditations you recommended and she is now sleeping right through the night.” Parent of child in one to one therapy.
“Mhari has shown exemplary professionalism when working across the school community with a very good focus on mental health and working on meeting the needs of our children and families, in collaborating respectfully with school staff and partners. Mhari’s professionalism has impacted significantly in terms of positive outcomes, in taking the school vision, the needs of the children and families forward, working on developing lifelong skills, safeguarding of our youngsters and contributing effectively to GIRFEC and attainment outcomes across all stages. “ Head teacher, Mount Cameron Primary School