Welcome

I offer private sessions and group classes in somatic movement and improvisational dance. 

I am a certified Body-Mind Centering┬«* Somatic Movement Educator, registered with the International Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist Association (ISMETA) as a Somatic Movement Therapist. I also hold two yoga teacher certifications, in Chakra Yoga (with advanced training) and in Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga. 

Additionally, I have been a psychotherapist for over twenty years in private practice in Portland Maine, where I provide 1:1 therapy and provide consultation and professional development for therapists.  For more information about my psychotherapy practice go to www.debgrant.net  


About Private Sessions

In an initial session we'll talk about your somatic movement or dance goals as well as any related physical mental and emotional issues.  

I'll share with you some options for how we can work and what I can offer.  We may meet for one session at a time as desired, or we might contract for a number of movement sessions. 

Together we'll decide what feels right for today's work.   

  • Work might be done seated, lying down, standing, or with a  physioball.  
  • We might use props such as yoga straps or blankets and bolsters.  
  • I might ask you to move and offer verbal or hands on guidance.   I might offer touch to help you locate or experience an aspect of your body's anatomy or physiology or to help you to integrate your experience.  
  • We might work with visualization and internal resourcing, where we attend to your beliefs, emotions and feeling states while working imaginally.
A session may be active and engaging or quiet and restorative, depending on your needs.
Sessions are typically 60-75 minutes. 

*  "Body-Mind Centering" is a trademark and "BMC" is a service mark of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, used with permission.