Your body. Do you feel at home in it?
When you’re uncomfortable in your body, it’s hard to get comfortable anywhere. When you can’t get comfortable, it becomes hard to rest. And when you can’t rest, it gets hard to function, much less enjoy life. At Heidi’s Table I help people find ease and a sense of comfort inside themselves.
Usually it’s discomfort that gets our attention. And usually it’s discomfort of some kind that makes a person schedule their first session with me.
Discomfort can feel physical: a pain in your neck, an ache in your low back, a tightness in your jaw… Discomfort can also feel emotion- or thought-related, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia… Or maybe it’s this vague sense that you could fly off the handle at any moment. Or a noticing that the sense of meaning you used to get to take for granted has been nowhere to be found.
Discomfort is rarely all in your body or all in your emotions or psyche. Actually, to label anything as mind OR body can be a misleading distinction, a distinction that can have the effect of closing doors to gorgeous rooms filled with possibility.
“But my discomfort is real!” you might be saying. “It isn’t all in my head!”
I hear you! I don’t want to underplay any of your discomfort. And you will never hear me saying anything to the effect that psychic pain is “all in your head.” I find it very unfortunate that we are so primed to hear judgment at the mere suggestion that discomfort in our heads is not just as worthy of help and empathy as, say, a broken arm. But that’s for another time! For now, let me say this about that:
Even if that pain in your neck came about suddenly and entirely because of, say, a freak car accident, there are ways in which your emotional and thought-reactions very likely tightened around the original event of the accident, making it hard for your neck/body to return to the ease and safety that make feeling comfortable possible.
Ready to feel more at home in your body?
Find out what is possible for YOU when you feel more at ease and at home inside your very own self.
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Heidi Fischbach, EdM, LMT, holds a master’s degree from Harvard University (Ed.M., 1999), an advanced professional certificate from the Muscular Therapy Institute (MTI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (900-hour program, 2005), and professional certification from The International Focusing Institute. Heidi is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA, since 2005); is licensed and nationally certified in therapeutic massage through the NCBTMB; and a graduate of The School for the Work of Byron Katie (2001). Over the years she has also continued her education and training at numerous advanced workshops, most recently in working with clients who’ve experienced trauma.