Shifting Patterns with Somatic TherapiesApr 29, 2022 09:31AM ● By Wendy Nadherny Fachon
Shaw and Bodymind Repatterning
Throughout life, everyone develops unconscious patterns
of thinking, ways of dealing with emotions and deep beliefs about self and the
world, and these patterns determine how one experiences life. They guide
self-behavior and even mold body posture. Such bodymind patterns can lead to
pain, restriction and illness, and, over time, they can compromise the
functioning of every system in the body, leading to illnesses from indigestion
to cancer. They can also interfere with relationships or lead to anxiety and depression.
By becoming more aware of this connection between mind and body, it’s possible
to resolve these issues by using a set of repatterning strategies.
RN, HNB-BC, LMT, CBHS, created Bodymind Repatterning as an integrated approach
to treatment which draws from the principles of body-centered counseling,
somatic and trauma-informed psychotherapies, expressive therapies, energy
medicine and Jungian psychology. With more than 30 years of experience in
holistic health care, private practice and teaching, Shaw combines these
modalities into a customized blend.
began with her own healing using body-centered therapies after suffering for
eight years from chronic fatigue syndrome. Shaw’s personal success led her to
develop her own model—Bodymind Repatterning. Shaw is a former family nurse
practitioner, licensed body worker, certified holistic nurse and graduate of
the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.
“Bodymind Repatterning incorporates the body in order to reach deeper parts of
us than can be reached with talk therapy alone. I often call this process
'multidimensional surfing.' We start with counseling to awaken the client’s
conscious understanding of his or her emotional, behavioral and physical
patterns. Then we work to unwind those patterns, getting to the root of the
issues.” Shaw leads clients through guided body dialogues to come into
conversations with the symptoms, while integrating breath work and exploration
in posture to address the client’s specific issues. She also incorporates
movement and expressive therapies, as well as energy medicine techniques.
system, which connects the mind with the body, is largely responsible for how
people respond to perceived adversity. Patterns are based on programming from
early trauma and become lodged into the tissues and autonomic nervous system.
By working with the body, it is possible to get underneath the symptoms, deeper
into the psyche and shift the pattern. Shaw declares, “Somatic therapy is
blooming. It’s the missing piece.”
Repatterning involves working virtually to help people learn how they are
living in their bodies and raise their awareness of the patterns that are
holding them in a state of dis-ease. Clients learn how to respond to life based
on the present rather than the past, and they come into bodymind postures that
allow more freedom, safety, aliveness and authenticity. They become free to be
who they really are.
Individuals interested in exploring Bodymind Repatterning
can arrange for a free 30-minute consult. For more information, call or text
781- 646-0686, email [email protected] or visit BodymindRepatterning.com.