Yoga Therapy in St. Petersburg, Fl
Wishing You Could Feel More in-tune with your body to manage stress?
Does it feel like you are constantly stressed and overwhelmed in life? Do you often feel disconnected from yourself and the world around you? Does it seem like anxiety is taking over your life?
You may have experienced some sort of physical, emotional, or sexual trauma in the past that has left you seeking healing. You may not know how to manage emotions related to the trauma as they arise. As a result, you may have turned to unhelpful behaviors, such as overusing alcohol or overwhelming yourself with work and social commitments in order to cope.
Maybe you ignore your body’s needs because you just don’t recognize them- and eventually end up feeling tired, tense, and stiff. Over time, these sensations compound and lead you to get sick more often than you used to.
Your life may be going quite well overall, and yet you feel like something is missing. You may know that you need to grow spiritually but are not sure how to connect to your inner divine in order to increase your depth as a human being.
To overcome your past trauma or current feelings of stress and anxiety, or to just improve yourself as a whole, you may have decided that you need to do deeper work in therapy instead of focusing on surface-level issues. And now you are looking for something different than traditional therapy.
You cannot stop your emotions from surfacing, and life will always throw challenges your way. You can, however, learn to connect to your inner being naturally by utilizing techniques from Yoga therapy for mental health and become more in-tune with your mind-body-spirit connection.
Our Fast-Paced World Sets us up for struggles with acceptance and connection
Uncomfortable emotions are called “uncomfortable” for a reason. In a world where we are primed to be disconnected from our bodies and to distract ourselves in a variety of ways, it’s hard to tune into our inner being and to accept our emotional experience as it is. As a result of this disconnection from our bodies and the deeper layers of the self, many people in our society struggle with various forms of addiction, stress-induced illness and mental health issues.
In fact, from a young age, many of us are encouraged to disconnect from our emotions and our bodies. Think about the simple example of a parent that tells their child to stop crying when they experience pain. That child essentially creates a negative association with pain, making future pain even more intense. Eventually, that child learns to ignore pain by disconnecting from their body in order to escape what they are feeling.
To experience true connection with self, you must be able to tune into your emotional experience. Yoga Psychology for mental health gives you the opportunity to do this holistically, and Be Your Best Self & Thrive Counseling has experienced therapists that can teach you the therapeutic devices you need to get there.
Achieve Inner Wisdom Through Holistic Yoga Psychology
While yoga is widely acknowledged in modern society, few people truly understand its roots and underlying tenets. Many people have come to see yoga as just another form of exercise. But yoga is so much more than this. It is a philosophy for living, a system that provides a variety of tools to help us connect to the deeper layers of the self, to the world around us and to the world beyond us. The team at Be Your Best Self & Thrive has specialized training and knowledge on how to use this rich philosophical system and practice to enhance your mind-body-spirit connection, heal past trauma and live your best life.
Our therapists use a warm and supportive approach to teaching you yogic practices that you need to feel more grounded and in-tune with your mind, body, and spirit. Our holistic approach will allow you to achieve success in all areas of your life. We will get to know all aspects of your life and work with you as a team to develop and implement the best plan of action that suits your unique life situation and circumstances.
Yoga Psychology encompasses a broad variety of techniques that can help you heal, grow and reconnect with your true, authentic self. We’ll start by helping you build a knowledge base of your body, pranayama (breathing techniques), and The Kosha System (5 essential layers of the Self). Being more aware of your body and having the foundations of yoga psychology down pat will provide you with a platform for growth and increase your faith in the power of healing through yoga.
Once you have the essential knowledge about yoga psychology that you need, we’ll help you become an expert in practicing the tools that build a more yogic lifestyle. We’ll teach you rituals that you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you heal from past trauma and tune into what your emotions and body are trying to tell you.
Svadhyaya (Shadow work and personal inquiry) will be integral in our work together as well. This will help you to look at and challenge any beliefs you have that aren’t serving you, and cultivate a deeper connection to your core values and inner divine being.
The pranayama practices that we incorporate into our work together will help you overcome anxiety and stress by teaching you to tap into your parasympathetic nervous system and cultivate inner peace. Yoga therapy for mental health emphasizes the importance of the connection between our physical being and our emotional being, and we believe in helping you to learn to improve the connection between the two to improve your overall well being.
We’ll incorporate tenets of other therapeutic modalities into our work as needed based on the challenges you are facing. Our therapists are trained in a variety of modalities aside from Yoga Psychology for stress and anxiety that they may incorporate into your work together. Strengths-based therapy, for example, can be complementary, as it can help you better recognize and harness your inner strengths in your daily life.
Through restorative yoga practices, you can learn to relieve your depression and anxiety from a more holistic lens. With the guidance of a licensed therapist, you can embark on a journey towards healing the wounds of trauma and build a healthy connection between mind, body, and spirit.
Acceptance and peace are at your fingertips - let us help you get there through Yoga Psychology.
Perhaps you’re considering Yoga therapy for mental health, but you’re uncertain…
I’m not flexible or athletic, so I don’t see how I could benefit from yoga psychology.
Yoga Psychology incorporates much more than simply holding various postures. It also incorporates meditation, rituals and prayer, and exploring the multiple layers of the self. You’re in the driver's seat throughout our work together, so we’ll let you decide when and how to incorporate these practices into your treatment in a way that feels physically and emotionally safe.
Yoga Psychology for anxiety sounds like a lot of work. I don’t know if I have time for that.
Many of our most valuable achievements require time, dedication, and a little bit of discomfort. In order to truly connect to your inner divine and find the peace you are seeking, you have to be willing to commit to a dedicated practice. While it may seem hard to carve out time right now, think about how much time your struggles will cost you long-term if you don’t get the help you need.
I don’t know anything about yoga, mindfulness, or spirituality so I’m not sure Yoga Psychology is right for me.
Yoga Psychology can help with a very broad variety of issues - it is designed for the person who wants a richer, deeper experience in life. Your therapist will provide you with the yoga knowledge in small steps and will be answering any questions you may have along the way.
Learn to Regulate Your Emotions and Find a Sense of Peace
If you have a strong desire to connect with your unconscious and improve your mind-body-spirit connection, holistic treatment at Be Your Best Self & Thrive Counseling can reharmonize your mind, body, and spirit. To find out more about how we can help, schedule a free, 15-minute consultation today!
Please note that during COVID-19, we are offering both in-person and online therapy sessions.
How to get started
You’ll meet with one of our trained clinicians to discuss your needs, provide answers to any questions, and review our process and offerings.
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