Compassionate Accompaniment

Compassionate Accompaniment is somatic practice rooted in the principles of Qi Gong, Authentic Movement and Sensory Awareness and expresses that which most closely describes my approach. This practice is an exploratory process that includes body awareness through attuning to breath, inner listening and meeting whatever is there in the moment. This cultivates a process of self-inquiry and embodied listening while creating life practices that embrace compassionate, sustainable self-care.

In a session I accompany you through movements, stillness, sometimes gentle touch or whatever emerges and you learn to accompany yourself through mindfully being with what is in you and responding in compassionate ways that support you. This is a gradual, experiential process of returning to your natural state of balance and whole body integration which encourages a greater sense of presence and authenticity in daily life.

My role is to support you in re-discovering ways your breath guides your movements to open and re-pattern for integrated health. Breath and movement awareness encourage a process of embodied listening by slowing down, pausing and giving opportunities to meet with whatever is there in us and then explore this with attention and sensitivity. This is a life practice that is ever adapting to our relationship with ourselves and others. 

What may happen in a session? Gentle, mindful movements can bring awareness back into the body through attuning to breath, inner listening and meeting whatever is there in you in the moment. Movements are not intentional or directed, rather, each movement is your sensory response. This re-educates and releases chronic holding habits of the muscles that create tension and pain. Please visit the sessions page for more details and to book 1:1 sessions.