WITH KINDNESS AND SKILL
FOR YOUR BODY, MIND, AND SELF
with Beth Baron
SEP, LMT, CPT-RES
In Person in Shelburne Falls, MA
What to expect, including COVID-19 concerns, here.
- Somatic Experiencing: trauma in the body
- Craniosacral and myofascial therapies:neuromusculoskeletofascial relief
- Restorative exercise: your body in relationship with itself and to gravity
- Hands off hands on: contact through the sense of touch
- Ergonomics: protective buoyancy
All services offered on a sliding scale basis.
May you and yours stay healthy. May we all protect each other. May we adapt and thrive.
May you be comfortable, strong, and at ease in your body,
especially when your life includes:
- pain, tension, or dysfunction from injuries, chronic conditions or current stressors
- a history of trauma, especially early, complex, or attachment trauma
- being highly sensitive and/or neurodivergent in an overstimulating world
- marginalization, oppression, and/or isolation
Together we find what can work for you.
When we are together:
ALL of you is welcome.
You don’t have to be a “good client.” You can tell me exactly what you need or have no idea what you need. You can come with intensity, exhaustion, shutdown, or an even keel. You can say something and then take it back. You don’t have to have it together in any way. The more room we make for the parts many try not to show, the more relief, joy, laughter, delight, confidence and competence can come through as well. When they do, we can enjoy together.
It’s worth the time to get it just right.
It’s about more than comfort. Too much discomfort too young or too often changes what a person is able to experience. Even a limited experience of “just right” can have a profound impact. Sometimes for most, and most times for some, it feels like there’s no “just right” to get. Then, we pay attention together and see how what’s possible changes over time.
We can talk or be quiet during your session.
With most of the work we would do, the pace of conversation is different from talk therapy or physical therapy or medicine. It is like the difference between talking with a friend over dinner and talking with a friend while engaging in a task – think gardening, building, or doing art together. You can always take your time to speak or respond, or choose to be silent for long stretches.
Is your situation described here?
Injury recovery is harder when basic self care is a challenge
Early trauma or current stress can make it hard to follow the instructions of your medical providers, even ones you trust, despite your best intentions. We can figure out steps you can take, as you are, right now.
Grief is simple, complex, and can change on a dime
Grief comes in waves. It can call for being held one minute and having space to be alone the next, or both at the same time. When loss is complicated by guilt, shame, or anger, there can be a lot of conflicting needs and feelings. There is space for all of it in my office and on my table.
Therapists and helpers through crisis hold other people’s stories in their bodies
Therapists inevitably hold clients’ suffering in our bodies, alongside our own vulnerabilities. It happens to the most experienced and well-boundaried, as well as to folks new to holding as much as therapists have to hold. You may not realize your body needs help letting it go until you have relief. Regular skilled bodywork from someone who understands this can help you be a better therapist.