Somatic Movement Therapy and Education
Greater Grand Rapids and Holland, Michigan
Can you remember a time when you felt connected to and grounded by your body? When you felt alive in and good about your body? When you communicated confident, healthy boundaries with your body? Or experienced love through your body?
Maybe you don’t think much about your body. Or maybe you try not to think about your body because of chronic pain or illness, past hurt or shame.
But what if everything you wanted to experience in life — joy, love, meaning, wellness and wholeness — was closer than you thought?
Injury, Pain, Illness, Trauma, Stress, Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, Cognitive Issues, Relationship Challenges…
The answers are in your body.
Your movement patterns reflect your body’s efforts to protect you from trauma, anger, grief and fear. These patterns begin pre-birth and reflect the many experiences of your life. In other words, how you carry yourself communicates volumes about you, your take on the world, how you think and how you feel.
Somatic movement is mindful movement that connects your thinking brain with your feeling body. Through somatic movement education, you learn to move with awareness and intention, discovering healing, expressive and communicative movement for your unique soma, the Greek word for “living body.”
Each rejuvenating and empowering movement session is personalized and follows the therapeutic framework of Dynamic Embodiment™. This form of somatic education and movement therapy, developed by Dr. Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, Ed.D., integrates skilled therapeutic touch, movement, and compassionate dialogue to help people of all ages and abilities relieve stress, find enhanced expressiveness, and balance all aspects of the body and psyche. No mundane “exercises” or “dredging up the past” required.
Wellness and Wholeness
for body and mind
- Increase range of motion.
- Decrease pain.
- Prevent injury.
- Optimize organ function.
- Reduce stress.
- Heighten focus.
- Improve balance.
- Boost energy.
- Breathe fully.
- Sleep well.
- Release trauma.
- Safely express emotion.
- Decrease anxiety.
- Elevate mood.
- Recover from difficulty.
- Set clear boundaries.
- Communicate effectively.
- Trust your intuition.
- Enjoy healthy relationships.
- Live in the present.
All through movement.
- Schedule a complimentary phone consultation.
- Explore personalized goals for wellness and wholeness.
- Move with me weekly to listen to your body, wake up your senses, repattern your movement and clarify your physical communication.
- Start a new chapter of physical and emotional freedom.