In 2017 Izabella was drawn to work more deeply with the body again. With a Biochemistry degree already under her belt from over two decades prior, now she was called to study somatic (body-based) psychotherapy. She also undertook training in Embodied Couples work with Marcia and Brian Gleason, graduating in 2018.
There is a limit to what can be accessed through the conscious mind. Working with the subconscious emotional material stored in the body has a much more powerful psychotherapeutic effect. Engaging through the body allows you to go directly to the source of the emotional pain in question, release it and create the space for a new reality. The new reality occurs in part from the corrective relationship experience with your therapist as well as the new possibilities now available in how you relate with others in your life.
We apply somatic psychotherapy amongst other modalities to help you integrate psychological trauma, heal attachment wounds and correct the incomplete stages of child development that are still adversely affecting your relationships in adulthood. Our retreats provide a safe space to work through the relationship difficulties which express via characteristic patterns of defence against the original psychological injuries. Anxiety, depression, denial and dissociation are viewed as a symptom of trauma that requires attention, care and compassionate attunement. With this embodied approach you can expect more vitality, a sense of authentic empowerment and improvement in how you relate to yourself and others. Select from our two retreat programmes below: