- Marcia Hill, from Diary of a Country Therapist
Join Jennifer Kimmelman, LMFT on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 for this experiential workshop on Somatic Psychotherapy. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of your own somatic experiences that can help you listen to the wisdom of your body.
Somatic Psychotherapy is a dynamic approach to marriage and family therapy that emphasizes the organic or functional relation between the parts and the whole of an individual. This modality explores how the body communicates with our minds through the language of felt sense (such as hunger, disappointment, joy) and it provides a way to understand how our internal structural organization affects our perceptions and relationships. In learning how to identify our needs and desires through our felt sense, we can then gain the power to choose how we want to navigate and embody these needs and desires. The goals of Somatic Psychotherapy are to learn to integrate our sensory knowledge of ourselves and use that knowledge to change patterns in the mind, body, and relationally that are no longer useful or beneficial in our lives.
Although infidelity can be a painful episode in a couple’s relationship, it does not have to be the final chapter. Many couples are able to move through the trauma of an affair to create an even stronger bond. The three exercises contained in this article are meant for couples who have survived the initial upheavals of an infidelity disclosure and are ready to take steps toward rebuilding their partnership.
As Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring wrote in After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful, “This is the time to rebuild, to commit yourself to a lifetime of renewal, to allow yourself to feel hopeful about your future together. This is a time to channel your energy into creating something new, something better than you had before. Don’t be afraid to nourish memories of healthy and happy times together, and to dream up new ones that will sustain you.” By nurturing the positive aspects of your relationship, you can find the good again in your relationship. Read more…