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Counseling Services - Mind, Body & Spirit
Yoga Centered Psychotherapy
"Our body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care." - The Buddha
Yoga Centered Psychotherapy is an invitation to experience the profound healing power of yoga. Yoga will be explored as a set of practices based on mindfulness and on listening to inner wisdom. Yoga as therapy responds to the unique needs of the individual and involves the fundamental experience of connectedness – body to heart to mind – emotions to energy to breath.
Research has shown that when traditional yoga postures are mindfully practiced the results can provide release from held tensions, traumas, beliefs and self perceptions. With a strong commitment to the compelling research linking mind, body and spirit, therapists at CCC utilize techniques including centered meditation, breathing practices, visualization, mindfulness practices and assisted/supported yoga postures as they invite clients to safely explore the connection of their physical, emotional and spirit-filled selves. This connection is gently held and explored with focused breathing and therapeutic dialogue, which in turn fosters personal discovery, release, growth and healing.
Clients will learn how to take the techniques with them outside of the yoga room, using them to enhance daily life experiences and their relationships with self, with other, and with the world. Yoga Centered Psychotherapy has been proven to increase the benefits of other therapeutic modalities, and is beneficial for a wide variety of therapeutic concerns including, anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, loss and grief, life questions and transitions and relationship obstacles.
Yoga Centered Therapy is done on site in our Skokie office in our state of the art eco-friendly yoga room. No previous yoga experience is necessary to receive the benefits of Yoga Centered Psychotherapy. Yoga Therapy can be explored in both group and individual settings.
For more information, questions, or to schedule an appointment for Yoga Centered Psychotherapy please call Peg Duros, LCSW and Registered Yoga Teacher and member of International Association of Yoga Therapists at 847-676-4447 ext. 304.