Dear one

Your time with me is a significant step in paying attention to what you need for yourself. The felt experience of disquiet emerges as distress, overwhelm and/ or dysregulation in pivotal moments in life. I validate you in whatever brings you here. 

Sensations of unease in the body-mind-emotions are felt, shaped and experienced as anxiety/depression, chronic pain/migraine, body dislike, fears, low self-esteem, loneliness, guilt/shame, isolation, impulsivity, or self-blame.  

The medical-cognitive-behavioural-psychological frameworks override our (lived) body and classify everything as a dysfunction or disorder.

Maybe instead you like to be mirrored and told that  your adaptive responses make sense.  I affirm your life choices (even the unconscious ones) as  the best way you have coped with the absences, complications, wounds, disruptions, stressors and/or trauma embedded in misattunement, developmental history, neglect, abuse and/ or  violence.

I hold a profound belief in our body's wisdom and its ability to heal. A world where our bodily impulses, emotional imprints, and relational patterns are not seen as problems, but as unique and valuable gifts. I intuit the implicit ways as a guiding light to navigate the challenging path of traumatic stress and adversity. 

Namaste. My name is Jaya Narayan (She/Her). I am a body-led, neurobiology-inspired, and culturally affirming trauma therapist. I trust the wisdom of our expressive and imaginative body to resource young adults and adults.

I lean into the creative-experiential-psychodramatic approaches, somatic frameworks, and relationality to scaffold the therapeutic approaches I practice. I have deep reverance for our emotive landscape and in-body curiosity as encourager of healing and transformation.

Please consider booking a 15-minute Zoom no-obligation consultation to determine if I can support your therapeutic needs for in-person sessions at Eve Studio@ Preston or Bundoora, Melbourne (Narrm).

I like to pause here and emphasise a favourite quote by Ben Okri, "the most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering".

I see you. You matter. May you receive what you need. 

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