We all have the capacity to live with joy, in totality and with our hearts wide open. To go for what we want. To say what we need to say. To feel everything along the way.
Unique to each of us are the limitations and false beliefs we acquire as a result of growing up in our particular family, living in our particular culture and responding to the conditioning from the larger world we inhabit. These limitations and beliefs are like knots tied into a rope, and my skill lies in helping you untie those knots, one at a time, and fully claim your own life and your own energy.
As a Somatic Therapist & Bioenergetics Practitioner my approach is to work with the wisdom of the body.
The knots in our rope have correlating experiences in our bodies, and these feelings can exist outside of our awareness, influencing us in indirect ways. With my support, people begin to feel the truth of their body (suggestion: or their embodied truth?) . With my support — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual changes happen. When we can embody truth on all these levels, we fulfill our capacity to create a life of totality, joy and open heartedness.
Here are the four foundations of my practice:
1) Accept what is.
Say YES to whatever you are experiencing in the moment. Welcome your present moment experience, whether it’s pleasant or unpleasant. It is ok, valid and important. Start with where you are, without judgment. And if you’re judging where you are, then welcoming that, too.
2) Self Exploration.
Through the process of inquiry, we begin to unveil how our experience is coloured by our unique perceptual filters. And as we examine these filters, we begin to learn where they come from, how they got formed and why they matter to us. We may find out that in the past we needed to adopt beliefs or repress feelings in order to survive and stay in good standing with others around us. We look at these with strategies with fresh eyes to see if they still serve us in the present moment, or not.
3) Self Expression.
Self expression is the foundation on which belonging is built. Imagine knowing that you are welcome here in this world, just as you are.
The space to feel and express all the parts of ourselves — without shame, guilt or repression, but with loving acceptance, is vital to the task of re-creating belonging. As we allow ourselves this expression — which happens differently in each person — we gradually begin to accept that who we are is not only ok, but good, and needed in the world.
4) Self Possession.
We possess ourselves when, with acceptance and through self exploration and full self expression, we take responsibility for ourselves, our feelings, and our life situation. We choose what we want to do and create what we want to create in this world. Self Possession means that we are the leaders of own our lives. That we are aware that we have choice, and we choose to walk down the path we have chosen.
My work is to walk beside you in your journey and creatively support your emerging process, wherever it goes. I hold space for all that needs to be felt, expressed, seen and known. With this support you will transform your biggest knots into your biggest gifts.
"Sanjay's Deep Dives have changed my life and my relationship to myself forever. It's given me permission and allowed me to show up for life in my realness and truth in whatever moment I am in. It's rare to find someone who can accept and encourage you to show up exactly as you are and to love you there, that's exactly what Sanjay holds space for. Its an honor to work with him as I continue to learn about myself in this deeply honest and raw way." --- J.M.
"The work I did with Sanjay was quite impactful. With his help, I became aware of unconscious behaviours that underly many of my actions in relationships and business. I came prepared to work on one important facet of myself, but after just a couple of sessions, I realized that there was more to it than that. I discovered a range of deeply-rooted limiting beliefs that held me back from my potential. With Sanjay and the group, I had a well-facilitated space to lean into my edges and experience meaningful growth, which has made me happier." --- A.N.
"Working with Sanjay in his 10 week program altered the course of my year and how I show up in all my relationships, be they with family, at work, with friends, or personal relationships. Going in I knew I had work to do on boundaries and intimacy but didn't know how or appreciate why. Slowly, thoughtfully, and without any force, Sanjay helped me tease out the areas I was keeping myself small and gave me the container to express feelings I didn't know were there (and those I did know about but wouldn't let out). As a result of this work, I developed stronger boundaries, the ability to articulate my feelings, and most importantly, the ability to do so without shame or guilt but with confidence and peace. The group environment was also more valuable than I could have ever predicted. I learned a lot about how I show up and react, as well as what triggers me in others; this propelled my ability to communicate and speak up for myself forward. I can't speak highly enough about Sanjay and the strength I gained through this process and highly recommend working with Sanjay to anyone who's ready to see change in their lives." --- Lawyer & Participant in 10 week Deep Dive