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Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy
Chakras - Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy

Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy is a unique blend of yoga therapy and psychotherapy, uniting together to heal body, mind, and spirit in a body-centered, mindfulness-based, trauma-informed psychotherapy. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a form of yoga therapy that combines gentle, assisted yoga postures with guided meditation, body/mind psychology, and Jungian psychotherapy techniques. By using mindful dialogue, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy helps clients explore and bear witness to their present moment experience in yoga postures, allowing awareness to deepen, insights to arise, and old emotions to release.

Mind/Body Psychotherapy encompasses several different approaches, drawing from both Eastern wisdom and Western research. Clients have the opportunity to explore feelings, learn new coping strategies, and problem-solve situations in a safe space that encourages mindfulness, creativity, and spirit.

What to Expect:


During the initial assessment, a physical/mental health history is obtained and the different modalities used in Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy are explained in more detail. In subsequent sessions, clients choose whether they want a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session or a Mind/Body Psychotherapy session, depending on their needs at the time.

In Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions, clients wear comfortable, loose clothing and work one on one on a large yoga mat. No strength, flexibility, or yoga experience is necessary, as clients direct the session and are met wherever they are in the present moment. In Mind/Body Psychotherapy sessions, clients can sit comfortably and sip tea, if they so choose, as they explore their feelings and concerns in a more traditional form of psychotherapy.

As Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy is trauma-informed, I work with clients where they are at and within their window of emotional tolerance. Depending on where a client is at, I may suggest that we have a number of Mind/Body Psychotherapy sessions before we dive into a Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy session, engaging in a more traditional form of talk therapy rather then moving into the body right away.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOGA FUSION PSYCHOTHERAPY AND GODDESS YOGA PSYCHOTHERAPY?

In Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy, yoga poses are restorative and supported. Most of the session is done with eyes closed, bringing the awareness within.

In Goddess Yoga Psychotherapy, yoga poses are active and engaged, with eyes open. Goddess Yoga Psychotherapy also includes a more spiritual element, with the inclusion of the Goddess Oracle Cards and the essential oil lavender.

Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy is for everyone, but Goddess Yoga Psychotherapy was specifically designed for women.

If you are interested in Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy before January 1, 2018, please call (902) 429-3303 to book an appointment.

If you are interested in Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy after January 1, 2018, please email me at angemackay@yahoo.co.uk

Download .PDF of Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy Consent Form

 

Angela MacKay, M.Sc.
Psychologist, Writer, and Celtic Artist
Therapeutic Approach Health Centre
6156 Quinpool Road, Suite 102
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 1A3, Canada

Twitter: @AngelaDMac
Email: angela@halifaxhealth.ca
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