"I truly feel that Rolfing helped me to release some of my emotional defenses and that it has helped me to progress along my personal path of self-healing." - Melody P.

Healing

Alongside my work as a Rolfer over the past several years, I have been trained to help people navigate their difficult emotional experiences. Emotional baggage can prevent us from realizing ourselves in our career, relationships, and from having the capacity to stabilize a sense of wellbeing in our lives.

I have been trained in a variety of modalities which you can read about on the healing modalities page.

What your wellbeing comes down to

If I were to simplify everything I have learned over the past several years, the most fundamental principle of wellbeing I have learned is that in the right circumstances, the human nervous system has the inherent capacity to heal itself and resolve difficult emotional experiences.

Are you Empowered or Disempowered?

The nervous system has a kind of inherent design that makes this possible. The more your beliefs and ideas are in alignment with the way the nervous system is designed to come into wellbeing, the more empowered you are. The further off your ideas and beliefs are from how the nervous system is designed to come into wellbeing, the more disempowered you are. A disempowered or incomplete understanding of the nervous system is inevitably going to get someone stuck.

Have you Been Shamed for Having Feelings?

All nervous systems are designed to discharge – to resolve emotional discomfort by feeling and expressing the discomfort. For example, crying, shaking, shouting, sighing, are all ways that the nervous system tries to resolve emotional distress. Our negative beliefs and thoughts are typically part of an experience of undischarged discomfort.

Unfortunately most cultures and family systems shame and condemn many of these behaviors, resulting in a lot of people believing their body’s natural attempts to resolve discomfort by discharging are not okay. This results in a culture of lots and lots of people who are carrying around unresolved stresses and emotional baggage without the means to resolve them.

Healing Yourself is a Skill

I help people learn the fundamental skills and understanding necessary discharge and resolve emotional discomfort, and provide a safe space for people to be in touch with themselves so they can discharge those emotions. I also provide guidance for using meditative and other mind-based methods as well as body-oriented methods for change.

If you are interested in the 4 basic skills needed for healing, you can take a look at my self-assessment worksheet here: Healing Skills Summary and Self Assessment

If you are interested in educating yourself more, you can take a look at my recommended reading list.

How I work

I provide one on one healing sessions and guidance. For those who do not live near Boulder, I can provide sessions online via Skype or Zoom. A typical session is about 75 minutes.

What Happens in a Session?

Over the years as I have deepened my understanding of how healing and human experience works, my sessions have looked less and less like any one prescribed method or procedure that I can describe, but rather a process unique to each person that addresses specifically how they are having difficulties coming back into the part of the nervous system that knows how to heal itself. If you have any questions about what I do or any of the modalities I practice, you can write to me at ryukoyama@gmail.com