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Psychosomatic coaching 

Take a moment to be mindful of who you are, what your environment feels like and how this information lands on you as you digest it. 


Psychosomatic coaching is a holistic therapeutic approach to understand emotions, release them & regulate them. Too often we live in the mind & ignore the sensations in our body. The body's sensations are messages which speak our deepest truths.

"The body has its own language that is older and primal than many realise. 

- our job is to listen and build a trusting relationship with our body. "

In psychosomatics we connect the mind & body together while identifying deep core reasons of emotions & sensations. 


Psycho means the mind 

Soma means the body

Together finding balanced alignment 


Some psychologists refer to this as “somatization” which is when our inner states of anxiety, heartbreak, and anger are converted into physical distress in the body.


Imbalances in the body can cause dis-ease. If you do not address the rooted core of the dis-ease it can turn into illness. 


Below you can learn the story of the feather, brick &  Samurai. 


The body is an encoded map, it holds the blueprint of your trauma, trauma wounds of your parents & ancestors. 


Gut wrenching emotions can go from dis-ease to illness of autoimmune disorders and skeletal/muscular problems ( Van Der Kolk. B. The body keeps score). People that hold onto things including anger have been proven a strong link to having cancer. 


Have you ever felt unsafe in a particular environment but you can't pinpoint why? Often your body can be reminded of something even if your mind isn't replaying it. This memory trigger sends your body into alert, pause or danger. 


In psychosomatics we identify that in addition to flight & flight there is a freeze response. In this modern age our mind can feel unsafe and put us in one of these three states. We need to learn how to shake off our energy response & regulate our bodies nervous system. Peter Levin says if we don't do this somatically our blueprint will become traumatised. Short term our neocortex (thinking brain) takes over & we can mentally spiral. 


Freeze response:

Physically or emotionally the body shuts down or is intolerant. In survival the body immobilizes in immediate life threats to severe pain or death.

Releasing this frozen energy often requires professional assistance, such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) or Somatic Experiencing psychotherapy. 

Flight response:

This is known as the running response to get away from danger. 

Fight response:

The bodies sympathetic nervous system activates adrenaline in the body 

Psychosomatic's can help you if you have
  • physical injury,

  • Trauma,

  • hormonal imbalance, 

  • anxiety, 

  • disassociation from your body,

  • depression, 

  • chronic fatigue, 

  • pent up anger, 

  • grief, 

  • living in a state of fear, 

  • chronic pain, 

  • heart palpitations,

  • sense of loneliness,

  • feeling empty, 

  • high blood pressure, 

  • skin issues (acne, eczema etc...), 

  • gut & gastrointestinal issues (irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion etc...), 

  • pelvic floor issues,

  • Relationship problems,

  • headaches/Migraines,  

  • sexual dysfunction

  • Addiction and more. 

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Integrative approach to healing:

Our conditioning & experiences have wired the brain & body with unconscious deeply rooted beliefs e.g "I am not good enough", "it's all my fault", " I am a bad person", "I don't deserve..." "I am a failure", "I'm alone '', "no one loves me". Sometimes we are unaware of the behavioural thought patterns & beliefs that are held until confronted. Somatic approaches are used to engage the relationship between mind, body, brain, and behaviour. People Like Dr. Peter Levine & Dr. Pat Ogden have created many somatic approaches that integrate the whole-body which engages body awareness. 



Traditional talk therapies are effective to address many mental and emotional health challenges, somatic psychotherapists believe mindfully attuning to the communication of the body reveals a deeper layer. As mentioned before past traumas can have a negative impact on the NS & those experiencing dis-ease of emotional or psychological issues may be affected by physical concerns (same are listed above) such as digestive issues, sexual dysfunction, hormones imbalance or bodily tension of trapped emotional blueprints often in head, neck and shoulders. Somatic psychotherapy can help individuals clear the mind and become aware and connected to bodily sensations (See examples below) and learn to use therapeutic techniques to release any tension the body is holding. Techniques can include breathing exercise and sensation awareness, physical exercise such as dance or other movement, voice work, massage, and grounding exercises. During the session, the person in treatment may be encouraged to reflect on patterns of behaviour and identify any impact these patterns may have on any new emotions, experiences, or concerns that come up in therapy


Sensations can internal or external they can feel like:

• Pressure

• Tension 

• Pain 

• Itching 

• Numbness 

• Temperature 

Sensations can relate to sensory input such as:

• Sound 

• Taste 

• Smell

• Minds sight 

Sensations can show up as overload to things such as:

• Texture 

• Speed

• Mood

• Colour 

• Size

• Weight 

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Aria can help coach you:

• Emotional healing 

• To Connect to your body 

• Be present 

• Be Open minded 

• How to cope & manage stress

• Identify emotions, how to process emotions & release unwanted ones

• How to engage in Shadow work

• Learn what your body is trying to tell & teach you 

• Create self-love & self-care plan 

• Understand ancestral wound you’re carrying

• Visualisation and how to effectively manifest 

• Breathwork 

• Journaling prompts 


• Help develop better connections 

• Safe intimacy

• healthy relationships

• Feeling secure 

• Creating change on a cellular level 

Some of the work we will do:

  • Downloading sensations, thoughts & experiences that feel-good. Using resourcing of places & people to strengthen lives stability & replenish energies. 

  •  Conscious awareness of tension & obstruction, as well as feelings & thoughts that are safety calming. 

  • Postural alignment 

  • Grounding 

  • Curiosity of movement 

  • Brain-spotting: In addition to mind and bodywork, this therapy incorporates eye positioning to retrain emotional reactions.

  •  Naming e.g there is a sharp discomforting sensation like someone is Prodding under my rib-cage 

  • Embodiment is when you physically embody the thought pattern, calling & emotion. This helps you to understand links of where things have come from, how to process & release. E.g you feel small & therefore you may crouch down. Moving this way may make you identify with "not feeling heard". Perhaps your voice becomes softer. Uncovering that you may in the past have been put down & feel unsafe to talk your truth therefore now when you're unheard or someone is more dominant in a conversation you feel small.

  •  Self-regulation tools to center and calm oneself. Self regulation tools are taught to help you move through big emotions

  •  Pendulation is good for when we feel overheated, trapped, frozen, disconnected or completely lost. When we approach healing from a body centered place, we do so with appropriate pacing and tracking so that the body can tolerate the discomfort, and properly release the emotions needing to be released. Pendulation is when you pendulate your focus between stressful content and something completely non-stress related. You may do this by focusing on a stressful sensation that comes up when you begin processing something important. You then slowly oscillate to a resource such as the trust you have in a relationship in your life, or a belief that is reassuring to you. Oscillating through the two helps the body slowly tap-into and then release, at a balanced pace. 

  • Sequencing is the process of which the body-based tension begins to release ; Tension in the belly may begin moving upward to your upper body, feel like tightness in your chest and then feeling like your arms are heavy.At some point, there there is often trembling, where the hands and/or legs tremble, where the tension begins leaving the body. There are many ways the body moves through sequencing, tension can leave through the top of your head, bottom of your feet, tips of your hands or arms, you may cry as a way of letting go of emotions and sadness that you’ve been holding. You may take a deep sigh and notice an ability to breathe easily, or you may feel like you’ve dropped a huge brick from your heart. 

  • Boundary setting

  • Hakomi, a form of therapy that combines mindfulness with a somatic approach

  • Core Energetics, an approach that utilises movement to balance energy between body, mind, and spirit and better express innate qualities. 

  • Bioenergetic analysis, a somatic therapy that integrates therapeutic treatment with psychology and body work

  • Bodynamics, which helps people in therapy use the body to address and resolve psychological concerns

  • Dance and art therapy 

  • Massage

  • Physical exercise (including yoga)

  • Breathing exercises. 

As you’re reading this, notice what it’s like to be reading about healing the mind and body. Check inward if there are emotions, situations or even a pressure point that is pulling at your attention. 


After working with me, we will have identified:
  • The power of Intuition and how to trust

  • To Connect to your body as a primary source of communication. Including using energy healing methods. 

  • How your body communicates to you through symptoms and sensations 

  • Discover your triggers and trauma patterns and how to heal

  • Tools to regain your self worth 

  • To feel into all emotions and release big feelings of anger, fear, shame, sexual tension and guilt 

  • Transform belief and behavioural patterns that no longer serve you in order for your life to work with you, not against you.

  • Discover your true authentic self 

  • How to have a balance mind, body and spirit 

  • To embrace your masculine and divine feminine 

  • Movement, mental health and self love plans based on your mind & bodies needs 

  • How to be intimate with yourself and manifest your deepest desires.  

  • Effective self and interpersonal communication skills

  • Develop Lifestyle action plans to help you move forward while removing expectations and judgement that have previously got in the way of what you desire

  • Guidance of how to Flourish in your career

  • Movement and natural medicine to heal your sacral and womb

  • How to integrate breath-work, movement and meditation into your routine life. 

  • Tools for subconscious reprogramming 

  • Resources for spiritual guidance, language coding, visualisation, journal prompts and mindset growth. 

  • How to develop deeper connections and create change on a cellular level.

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The mind refers to conscious thoughts,perception, memory, emotion, imagination and all of the brain's conscious and unconscious cognitive processes. The definition of the mind is often debated, some believe the intellect and the emotional sides of the mind cannot be separated. While others view the mind as a subject of thought and that emotions are primitive. Thinking involves the cerebral manipulation of information, it is a cognitive function as when we form concepts, engage in problem solving, reasoning and making decisions.Emotions are  This perspective follows dualism philosophy that the mind and body are separate entities, with the objective to synchronise them in harmony.

Here, we believe the mind is defined as the conscious thinking in which you experience your thoughts and your brain is part of your body, therefore the brain gives rise to the mind.


When we live in our mind, unconsciously or not our thoughts and beliefs are running the show. Mindfulness helps people to become an observer to our whole selves, allowing us to connect primarily to our intuitive body and no longer let the subconscious mind steer the wheel. Understanding how the mind operates, you are able to rewire the patterns of your mind. Aria can help you overcome limiting thoughts, beliefs and self destructive patterns in order to align your mind and reduce the citta (over-thinking director of the mind). You can learn to remove fears, guilt, shame and anger. 



The body generates emotional vibrations and within 5 seconds the body primarily feels emotional and physical sensations through introspection and extrospection (stimuli received by the brain). The third process is where emotions get processed into thoughts (secondarily mind process), which are based on our experiences, beliefs and conditioning. Thoughts then turn into identified feelings e.g anger, guilt, fear and happiness. Emotions are ethereal therefore cannot be seen, where feelings can be displayed as behaviour. E.g you think about eating an apple because you sensed your stomach rumbling, you don't like feeling hungry so you walk to grab an apple to feel, not hungry. The final step is emotional processing which is moving emotional feelings out. In order to do this we must acknowledge where thoughts originate and release them within a few seconds to several minutes. If the final processing steps are interrupted the energy of emotion will likely get trapped in the body. Many people may not realise that some of the negative thoughts you’ve experienced, regardless if you felt them a long time ago, may be trapped in your body and causing you problems now. 


"In the same way that the effects of the wind are felt rather than seen, trapped emotions are invisible yet can exert a powerful influence upon you."


Emotions are primal, they are our spirit's expression and intuitive guide. They ask for nothing but to be validated & acknowledged. To primarily tap into communicating with our body over the mind, takes time. There are many personalised ways to connect to your emotional body and highest self. When you harness this skill you will feel confident in trusting yourself, empowered with your choices and have clarity. When you are able to release trapped emotions, you may find yourself feeling more secure ,motivated, and liberated to create the relationships, career, and life you have always wanted. 


Below is a short example list of circumstances from … that will likely result in trapped emotions: 

  • Divorce or relationship problems

  • Feelings of inferiority 

  • Financial hardship 

  • Home or work stress

  • Internalisation of feelings 

  • Long-term stress

  • Loss of a loved one 

  • Miscarriage or abortion 

  • Negative feelings about yourself or others 

  • Negative self-talk

  • Neglect or abandonment

  • Physical illness of yourself or a loved one 

  • Physical or emotional combat 

  • Physical trauma 

  • Physical, mental, verbal, or sexual abuse 

  • Rejection


Aria can offer you guidance to design and strengthen your self-awareness practises. Practises can include and are not limited to, movement, emotional decoding, yoga, journaling, breath-work, self-regulation, manifesting and grounding. Such practises will lead you to release what doesn't serve you, surrender, forgive and flow to the trust of intuition. 


The body is separate from the mind and the brain is part of the body. The body holds your nervous system, fascia, meridians, chakras, nerves, blood, muscle and bones and organs. For the body is more than a vessel or corpse for your mind and spirit, it is a beautiful gift. In many philosophies including in Hindu being a spiritual entity having a human experience is one of the greatest honours some go as far as saying a human experience is one of the last incarnations for moksha (liberation), where all Karma cycles can be experienced and possibly concluded. While the body is matter meaning it can be destroyed it has a huge job to protect our spirit. In Hindu philosophy we are all connected, inside of us is the divine (a power greater than us) and we are the divine; the mirror of. Therefore the body should be seen as a temple, a place of worship. 


Research shows that in order to have a healthy mind, the body must be physically healthy. The body sends messages to our mind by communicating through sensation and symptoms. 

The spirit is emotional vibration signalling to the body, the body communicates physically sending nerve connections to the brain and then to the mind to process. This cycle is to have optimal health. This also works the other way, as our mental view (thoughts/beliefs/experiences) of our body impacts our body's physique and health. If our mental and physical body are unbalanced (not healthy) we become spiritual unbalanced too. Ever had that feeling of floating or unsettledness? This can be a sign of spiritual distress.


Many western physical programs disconnect from our primal intuitive body. Wellness coaching and psychosomatics can reconnect you back to an intuitive temple and guide you to balanced nourishment. 


Aria can help you with listening to your body primarily, understanding what symptoms and sensations are. How to work with emotional processing, self-regulation and letting go of what no longer serves. Aria can take you through somatic and therapeutic movements whether you have trauma (sexual or physical), injury or goals of getting fit. Fitness training programs can be customised and personal class sessions. Breath is a vital force of the body's temple and Aria can guide you through pranayama in breath-work, meditation and sound therapy. Movement medicine will empower your mind, body and soul into a daily state of wellness.

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