Somatic Therapy

Our body remembers everything.

Our joy, our laughter, our love, our hurt, our hard times and our history. When our body has memories of trauma, whether that is from this lifetime or intergenerational trauma, this physiological imprint can create
· anxiety and or depression
· accelerated aging
· panic attacks
· chronic inflammation
· addictions
· difficulty concentrating
· unhelpful thoughts
· sleeplessness
· headaches
· reduced immune system function
· and a whole range of physical, mental and emotional stressors

Through one on one Somatic Therapy, Liz McComish can support you to find safety and peace within your body, access the physiological imprint of trauma and help you to gently, respectfully and lovingly release it through a combination of therapeutic yoga techniques and somatic trauma therapy. 

Clients find that this therapy can improve their health, relationships, work, family life and more. It is also a powerful adjunct to psychotherapy. Liz regularly works in conjunction with Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and many other practitioners to support clients’ healing pathways.

If you are struggling to find inspiration and joy in your life, Somatic Therapy with Liz may be what you are seeking.

Please reach out if you’d like more information or to have a chat about how Somatic Therapy works. 

‘Liz has an approach which is built on a solid foundation of knowledge on how we hold trauma in our bodies. Liz guides and supports clients to release trauma from their body through somatic therapy – assisting clients to begin to feel safe in their bodies again. I wholeheartedly recommend Liz’s therapeutic approach’ – Emily, Psychologist

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    Eve

    I have a love of any style of Yoga but Ishta is my firm favourite. I have been doing yoga for nearly 20yrs and studied teacher training several years ago. It’s such an important part of my life. I can’t imagine life without yoga. I teach Vinyasa, Flow and Yin at EmbodiMe. I like to bring fun & lightness into yoga coupled with relaxation. Life can be challenging sometimes and we can learn so much about how to navigate our challenges on the mat. It is so amazing to watch people learn about how strong they are while at the same time being gentle and able to be happy on their life’s journey. My students inspire me in every class I teach. I’d love you to join me in class.

    Richenda

    I have practiced yoga since my early twenties and found it intertwined with my professional  life as an archaeologist and museum curator. The two complemented each other. I found yoga, like archaeology, helps us to learn from our past, strengthen our present and help build for our future. I always wanted to study to be a yoga instructor and finally in 2017 I commenced my dream and graduated from Tamara Yoga in 2019. I found that I had entered a whole new journey with endless opportunities for spiritual healing and growth. Currently I’m focusing, under Paul Grilley, on the functional approach to yoga anatomy and yin yoga and applying it into the practice of yoga asana. It’s not just about becoming a yoga teacher; it’s a way of life.
     
    I teach Power Vinyasa, Meridian Flow and Yin classes at EmbodiMe. I encourage my students to take yoga from the studio into their everyday life.  I like to think that my yoga classes are also playful and fun. There are far too many serious things going on in our lives – live for the moment and enjoy! I have a partner, three children (what were we thinking!) and a very nice dog called Alan Rickman.

    Liz (founder)

    Hello xo it’s so great to have you here. 

    I founded EmbodiMe, but I don’t feel like I’m solely responsible for its creation.

    Rather, I feel like my life has been what it has in order for me to learn how to impart these teachings, which are steeped in ancient wisdom and proven by modern day science.

    Let me explain.

    My life as a child and a young adult was marked with significant traumas. From institutional rape to medical traumas and a lot in between, I have experienced a lot. 

    I have also suffered from the ailments that arise from trauma: anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, nervous system dysregulation, eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidal tendencies, self harm, headaches, leaky gut, stomach aches, back issues, jaw issues, skin problems, and more. 

    I worked so hard in many different types of therapy, bodywork, yoga, meditation, breathwork, trauma therapy, IoPT, counselling, you name it, to heal myself.

    I knew deep down that life could be full of joy and freedom. It was something I believed in my soul.

    I also knew innately that life could be lived with joy and freedom on the physical plane; that the world was full of beauty and here to be enjoyed as a human being.

    I didn’t want to transcend myself in order to be happy. Transcendence just didn’t make sense to me: why would I be embodied if I was meant to leave my body to find peace? 

    It was when the inspiration came to create EmbodiMe that I started to gain a deeper understanding of why I went through so much.

    You see, EmbodiMe is the culmination of everything that I studied and learned over the last 30 years in order to heal myself from all my trauma. 

    I have infused it into movement, meditation and mindfulness to create an approach to healing that is deeply embodied: we use our bodies as a medium to stabilise ourselves, find our innate inner joy and heal ourselves.

    The science is in: we know that working with our body is the key to creating lasting change in our lives; healing ourselves in this way actually alters our physiology and our neurology.

    You are your best healing tool. You have everything you need inside you to live the life you want to live.

    Step into yourself. Embrace your humanness and everything life has to offer.

    You are a living miracle.  It’s time to remember why you came here.

    Love and hugs, Liz