‘When language goes, the body is still speaking.’ Cai Tomos.
As part of my practise, I pay attention to how the body moves, breathes and holds tension. The body is a powerful communicator of our emotions. We are embodied beings and so I believe that our bodies, have much to tell us in the therapy room.
Western medicine tends to separate the body and mind but there is now much evidence and understanding in the field of body/mind symbiosis, that aims to re-connet us to our bodies, with an understanding that our emotions, our mental health, directly effects our physical one.
For further reading on this, I would recommend these titles-
The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel Van Der Kolk
The Body Remembers, by Babette Rothschild
In An Unspoken Voice, by Peter A. Levine
When The Body Says No, by Gabor Mate
Cai Tomos is both artist and art psychotherapist. Website – https://caitomos.com