Psychosomatic Therapy

     Psychosomatic therapy looks at the relationship between the psyche (mind) and soma (the cell body). The mind and cell body are in constant communication in every moment of life.

     This treatment is delivered through an intuitive heart, and is grounded in science and evidence-based research. It marries together Eastern and Western approaches to treatment, placing high regard on the body’s own natural healing systems and intelligence.


What is Psychosomatic Therapy?
         Psychosomatic Therapy seeks to bring awareness to the underlying issues presenting in one’s mind-body, especially those areas of the mind-body where stress, tension and psychosomatic discomfort can be eliminated before they become dis-ease. This enables a person to recognise what the subconscious mind-body is communicating.

     Notably, when discomfort or tension is being experienced in the body, this is a part of the intelligence of the mind-body following its natural processes because the attention has not been given to the tension, and the release of the dis-ease has not been completed. For example, research demonstrates that ongoing stress can present as headaches, and jaw tension may indicate issues related to the pelvis and sacrum. With insight into the affected area, a person is able to understand what is happening subconsciously in the mind-body and identify opportunities to release the associated blocks.

Why Psychosomatic Therapy? 

     Psychosomatic Therapy is typically accessed to explore and understand metaphysical causes to injuries, illnesses, dis-ease, mental and physical conditions & somatic and trauma related issues. Through a comprehensive assessment of the mind-body. attention is bought to the tension, the specific areas of the body that are presenting with underlying issues  of stress, tension, dis-ease, and psychosomatic discomfort.


The ultimate goal is to:

  1. create a deep awareness of the issues in the tissues

  2. facilitate a deeper connection between ones own mind and body intelligence

  3. to assist with the release of the problems identified to improve bio-psycho-social-spiritual health outcomes

How is Psychosomatic Therapy delivered?     

     Treatment can be offered in various ways, and all can be offered separately or in combination by choice of client:

  • Therapy from a Psychosomatic framework, as described above.

  • Hands on trigger point emotional release body work, see 'Emotional Release Bodywork' tab.

  • Body Mind Analysis (includes body face, hand, foot analysis). See 'Body Mind Analysis' tab.

  • Face Analysis. The body is in the face. An assessment of the face provides information about imbalances present in the different parts of the body, imbalances in one's masculine and feminine energy, personality type, ones personal strengths and weaknesses, dominant characteristics, and much more! A face analysis may also include a visual face split of the client if desired. This involves a face split of the left and right side of face/body to identify imbalances and differences between the feminine/internal, and masculine/external, world. 

  • Hand Analysis. See 'Body Mind Analysis' tab.

  • Foot Analysis. See 'Body Mind Analysis' tab.

Note, sessions will look different based on what the client has arrived for.

© Stephanie Papadopoulos 2020


Melbourne, Australia