It’s time to start honoring your mind body connection

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Melanie Taylor, LMFT, RYT-500

 Melanie Taylor, MS, LMFT, RYT-500, assistant clinicial director | creative marketing director

Melanie Taylor, MS, LMFT, RYT-500, assistant clinicial director | creative marketing director

You know about eating disorders.  You struggled with anorexia or bulimia for a time in your life and perhaps you’ve found some recovery, but sometimes you still use behaviors to shut off your feelings.  You understand others' on a deep level, and sometimes it feels overwhelming so you use restricting, body obsession or binging and purging to numb out and protect yourself. 

Do the superficial aspects of society frustrate you?  Do you want to know yourself and relate to others’ in a deeper way?  Do you sometimes you feel depressed or anxious about food, your body, and other things too?

If you’re feeling stuck and you want to find the deeper meaning in life, I know how to help.  I am specially trained in recovery from food and body issues, depression and anxiety. With advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS),  and therapeutically oriented yoga, I help people to heal and connect with themselves and others’ in a deep and meaningful way. 

Body Positive Yoga Therapy 

Do you find yourself feeling disconnected from your body and have difficulty knowing what you need?  Do you struggle to know when you’re hungry or full? Do you desire to feel more at home in your body?

I am trained in traditional psychotherapy as well as yoga therapy for trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship distress and eating disorders. When appropriate, I utilize yoga philosophy, breathing practices, meditation and asana (physical forms) to provide a somatic, body centered, whole-self experience of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing and strength-building.

Yoga helps heal the relationship between body and mind by providing a safe avenue to explore feelings, sensations, and thoughts while learning tools to calm the mind, increase ability to remain present, and develop safety and comfort in your body.  

Who is a good candidate for yoga therapy?

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Yoga therapy can be used as a holistic adjunct to eating disorder, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction and chronic illness recovery. I can integrate yoga therapy into regular psychotherapy or we can focus solely on yoga therapy as a way to support the work you’re already doing with your primary therapist or treatment team. 

If you’re ready to get started, contact me to set up a phone consultation.  I look forward to working with you so you can connect with yourself and others’. 

Namaste.

As a registered dietitian/nutritionist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, sharing the care of my clients with Melanie was one of the best collaborations of my career. The clients we shared trusted Melanie and benefitted from her therapeutic process and presence. If you are a client looking for a provider or a colleague looking for a partner, you cannot go wrong if you choose to work with Melanie. She cares deeply and has a strong clinical skill set to offer her clients and clinical partners.

Debra Benfield