Being psychotherapist and healer for more than 8 years of my own practice, I’ve recognized that massage of psychosomatic nature is much more effective method than just a sole consultation, which works only with the mental aspect of our mental-physical complexity. Compassion, conscious touch and flow of energy presented within the massage can reconnect my clients with their body and senses, and thus allowing them to remain naturally and effortlessly aware of the present moment.
Staying in the presence dissolves stress and possible tensions and it reconnects us to the full experience of our own life, free from neurotic mindsets of our culture and society which taught us to believe that there is something imperfect with our body and sensuality.
Let me assist you through sensitive and compassionate approach to reconnect your awareness with your senses, energy of your body, and joy of your life.
I specialize in three hours long sessions with consultations, whole body massage and healing therapy, adjusted to personal needs of my client.
– Person-centred Counselling program
– Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)
– School of Holistic Sensual Massage
– Scar Tissue Healing
– Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner
– Healing Science Practitioner
How much are our days consumed, eaten up in the press of what needs doing? How much do we lose of ourselves in the process of wandering in the past or in the future, rather than being fully aware of that, which is right here and now?
Mindfulness is a state of being, characterized by accepting and acknowledging the present moment, without getting caught up in mental or emotional reactions.
Mindfulness session will introduce you to the underlying ideas and principles of Mindfulness – Stress Reduction Program MSRP, which aims at fostering a mindful way of living, counteracting stress and supporting well-being. Client will be encouraged to reflect on mindfulness and mindlessness in daily life, and will participate in practical exercises. The aim of these sessions is to spark an interest in the positive and mindful way of living, and to enhance wellbeing and mental-physical health.
Mindfulness is not something apart form our self or our life. It is the way we perceive the world, the way we live, walk, communicate, work, or the way we perceive. It is never away from us. It is right within this very experience, of each and every moment. In this process, we bring all of life’s possibilities, its beauty, joy, and its strength back to ourselves.
Being fully in the moment brings about a truly enriching and liberating experience, which is in fact accessible to us, twenty-four hours a day. All we need to learn is to consciously recognize habitual patterns of our mind, which constantly drive us away from such experience. This perpetually present invitation to wake up to ourselves and to life is the challenge and the gift of Mindfulness.
Mindfulness in relationship
Giving your fullest attention to the other person embodies mindfulness. Mindfulness comes from the Sanskrit words for “attend” and “stay.” Simply put, a mindful relationship is one where you pay attention to the other person, staying or being present to their here and now without judgment.
In 2004 University of North Carolina study of “relative happy, non distressed couples” proved that couples noticed improvements to their “relationship happiness.” By practicing Mindfulness. More over, they experienced healthier levels of “relationship stress, stress coping efficacy and overall stress.” Mindfulness is a valuable tool in facing the daily challenges of staying close to our partner. It teach us to be more centered and harmonious with ourselves, so we can communicate instead of arguing. When we are overreacting to every word our partner says, we fail to really hear them. What are they experiencing? What are they really saying to us or asking of us? Mindfulness isn’t about denying our emotions. It’s simply about learning how to stay aware in any given situation. We can see our feelings and thoughts like a passing train roaring through the station, but we alone choose if we want to get on board.
Mindless relationships are often perceived through our own mental projections, expectations and fears. To be mindful in our relationships means to be free of misperceptions and personal projections on our partner. As mindfulness expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn notes, „mindfulness is about paying attention to the present moment on purpose and without judgment“. If we stay in the moment with our partners, we can take each moment as it comes. We can cultivate empathy and insight within ourselves and share our compassion with those we love.
Mindfulness and health
Many clinical studies about effects of Mindfulness on psychological and physical health has been done there.
New research suggests that mindfulness meditation has benefits in stress-reduction, which is the main cause of chronicle disease. Mindfulness improves immune function, reduced blood pressure, increase gray matter in Brain, and enhanced cognitive function. Mindfulness even proved to be stronger than drugs for pain relief.
Author John Durocher, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological science at Michigan Technological University, said: “The results suggest that a single mindfulness meditation session may help to reduce cardiovascular risk in those with moderate anxiety.”
Mindfulness at work
The US Marines have a Mindfit program which had some very positive findings around working memory under stress, as well as physical and mental resilience. Cutting edge companies such as Apple and Google offer mindfulness at work training for employees. In the workplace, individuals have reported that it has helped them to build teamwork, enhance creativity & communication and resolve conflict.
Mindfulness and sexuality
Journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy, published psychoeducational program for women with sexual arousal disorder subsequent to gynecologic cancer and have included a component of mindfulness training in the intervention. Their findings suggest that mindfulness may have a positive affect in treatments of sexual concerns.
What can you expect from Mindfulness session?
The standard MBSR/CT (Mindfulness based stress reduction/cognitive therapy programme) lasts for eight weeks and each session is usually about 2 – 3 hours long. However, all can be adjusted to a personal need of a client.
The session starts with an introduction in the Mindfulness meditation, which fallows by 15 minute sitting meditation, in the classic Vipassana (insight) style. Most people sit upright, but for some the body requires lying down or leaning. Through assuming a comfortable position of our body, we invite stillness not only of our body, but also of our mind. In that time we listen to the language of the body – sensations, emotions, energy, breath, sound, feelings and keep noticing when the wandering mind goes off into thoughts. These moments are a critical part of the practice. To notice where the mind goes, to observe and allow, and then to choose to let go and turn the attention back to the body, again and again. Gradually this becomes easier.
After the meditation practice, we keep space for a consultation and then introduce the client to various, relaxation and yoga techniques. A client will have the opportunity to explore perception, self-awareness, mindful communication, understanding stress and ways of responding to difficult/stressful situations, and to understand what Mindfulness is and how it can be applied to their everyday live.
Why did I choose Mindfulness
Being a professional psychotherapist and healer, I’ve recognized that Mindfulness is one of the most effective mean, to bring about full awareness into our life, and to correctly identify, anything that needs to be healed.
What can you learn form Mindfulness?
How to meditate
How to be in harmony with myself
How to be more aware in everyday life
How to cope with stress
How to bring awareness to our body
How to improve sleeping disorders
How to deal with emotional turmoil
How to reduce pain
How to be more effective at work
How to communicate mindfully
How to improve health and well-being
“The session felt effortless and instinctive. I’ve been struggling with my motivation. I don’t think that particular method was ever really understood by me until now. It feels like it’s ongoing and timeless. It feels good and it is becoming stronger and I’m going to run out of words to give it justice. My worry, my desire to victimize myself, my dilemmas and battles on who I want to be has disappeared. I cannot shake this power off, the vibrations just perpetuate. I have never felt like shedding tears of joy so intensely.” ~ Alabert Turek (Zahra Modern Art Foundries Ltd)
“Dear Caroline! I was incredibly lucky to have found the recording of your teaching. I listened to your profound words of insight again and again, and it was like the lights were suddenly switched on in a dark room, it changed my perspective completely. Since then I feel more in alignment with my true nature. I’m very grateful to you! THANK YOU!” ~ Renáte Schiffrich (Language Teacher)
“Life gets easier and more free by the day. So I rest in that experience. I am very thankful to you for being such a central part in that. Especially the courage to trust that I can make the leap. It is beautiful regardless of how I get there. Somehow I have the feeling I want empower you eventhough you don’t need that. Probably an expression of thankfulness and love.” ~ Haken Andersson
“Thank you Caroline for an amazing journey with you and within myself. Your energy brought feelings to me that was both unexpected and amazing. You took your time to explain what was happening and lifted my feelings and present higher. I‘m so glad that our roads crossed for this amazing journey, that I will always have close to my heart.” ~ Ivo, Oslo