In an individual Core Energetics therapy session we explore the issues that are blocking the forward momentum in your life through body reading and somatic work involving movement, breath work, visualization, and touch. We aim to awaken suppressed feelings, uncover energy that is dormant, and use physical processes to move that stuck energy. We don’t just talk about the issues, we move the energy that has us stuck in certain patterns. This frees you up to explore the issues from a different perspective.
The process of this evolutionary work is to bring awareness to how we unconsciously block our energy, and recreate childhood defense patterns that affect our relationships, our work, our self-worth. Together, we work to unblock our defenses, move the stuck energy to create healthy flow and to transform the negative, distorted emotions from the Core. This is done by penetrating the mask, softening the body armoring, transforming the negative emotions of the shadow self, and expressing primal wounds. The Core Self is then experienced as loving, joyful and connected.
When a couple is in trouble, it becomes difficult to see any way out. In couples therapy, each individual is encouraged and supported to risk opening up to their partner in new ways they could not explore together before. Couples benefit from having a safe space to communicate at a deeper level, creating greater intimacy and understanding.
In Core, we practice, but go beyond basic communications skills. With support, we risk exploring resentments, withheld hostilities, and blame, in order to connect in a place of open, honest contentment and passion. We let go of the control that keeps us from finding deep intimacy within ourselves and with each other.
Couples generally make the choice to seek relationship help when they are weathering some sort of crisis or transition. Some crises are tangible, such as when couples find themselves continually fighting, affairs, internet sex, or the impact of addicted behaviors, depression etc. Other crises are less transparent. These are the couples whose relationships have lost their spark or are stuck in the mundane routine of life. How can we get underneath what is causing the relationship to feel so unsatisfying?
Other couples, however, display none of the above. They come for support and tools. They want to open up, be more real, confide in and learn from one another, have more pleasure, deepen their sexual intimacy, and to mutually discover the higher purpose of their relationship.
For couples in crisis, or couples wanting to bring their relationship to a whole new level of intimacy, couples therapy could be for you. Married or partnered, gay or hetero, this is a place where you can heal old (or new) wounds with your partner, and find a new and grounded reality for your relationship.
complimentary phone consultations
Schedule a complimentary, 15 minute conversation in which we can chat, and get a feel for whether this type of body based therapy is a good fit for you.
Process Group Session
93% of our communication is nonverbal. But do you really know what your body is saying? Do your words contradict the language of your body?
A process group is composed of a small group of individuals who are committed to change. While individual therapy provides deep transformation, testing that with a small group of people in the context of a safe space helps to solidify and lead to further changes. We explore what the body is communicating without your awareness, where your energy is stuck, and what you can do to move it. Group provides a magic that cannot happen in individual work.
The group process involves a physical warm up, grounding exercises, role plays, deep interpersonal interaction with group members, moving energy through physical modalities, connecting at a deep level and risk taking. By using and moving the energy in the body you can learn important things about yourself that you were not aware of, and make changes that allow freer expression of your essence.
Shalom Style Weekend Retreats
A Shalom Retreat is a place where you can know yourself as whole, complete and lovable—an embodied, emotional, spiritual being. We celebrate the body’s wisdom and its gifts. You can learn to unblock the stuck places and open your heart once again. The retreat takes place within a circle of people, supported by intentional loving, where you can experience a focused time for your own individual work.
The Shalom Retreat is an intensive growth experience set in a loving and supportive community with these essential elements:
- Skilled and compassionate leadership.
- Focused time for your own personal work with the retreat leader.
- A community where each person is held with respect and love.
- A reverence for spirit and the mystical journey.
- Experiential exercises grounded in Western psychology, including Gestalt, Core Energetics, role playing and story telling.
Fees For Service
60 Min $100
90 Min. $150
60 Min. $125
90 Min. $175
Process Group :
8 Sessions – $475
($100 Deposit & balance at start of Group)
4 Day – $650 CDN
4 Day – $695 USD
I opened up and trusted the Beth, the participants and the process.
Her skills are second to none
I’ve been working with Beth for quite awhile, and I find her to be very intuitive, and skilled. Prior to working with her, I had seen other therapists, and none were able to guide me to success the way Beth has. My journey isn’t over, and I look forward to continuing with her guidance. Highly, highly recommend Beth. Her skills are second to none.
- S. L.
Beth has saved my life
Beth has saved my life. Her ability to stay with me, hear me and see me has allowed me to really look at the core roots of my trauma, and what holds me back from living life fully. With her steady guidance, and loving presence, I have started to heal old wounds that I never realized were repeatedly showing up in my current relationship. I am grateful to have found her.
- C. S.
Beth Lewis is AMAZING!
Beth Lewis is AMAZING!
Her approach is gentle, yet efective. I have felt a huge positive shift in my life since I have been working with her. Highly recommend
Breathe In Life and Beth Lewis!
- D. S.