Deborah Ann Tallarico

Licensed Professional Counselor
Counseling - Psychotherapy - Expressive Arts Therapy
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Yoga & Movement
Yoga is a mind-body-spirit integrative health practice with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. There are eight limbs or foundations of yoga practice that serve as guidelines and there are numerous schools of yoga that incorporate these eight limbs in varying proportions. The aspects of yoga typically explored for health benefits combine physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation or relaxation. There is an increasing amount of evidenced based research on the health benefits of yoga and breathing. Studies have shown with clinical significance that yoga has a positive effect on a wide range of health conditions including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, prenatal health, menopause, diabetes, stress, and high blood pressure. Yoga may be practiced for general fitness, muscle toning, improving flexibility, relaxation, stress reduction, and mind-body spiritual connection.

Authentic Movement
is a profoundly simple movement practice with origins in dance movement therapy and Jungian depth psychology. Within the practice of Authentic movement, a mover "moves" with eyes closed within the presence of a "witness". The witness holds or contains the experience of the mover by observing without judgement, projection or interpretation while the mover listens inwardly and then follows sensory impulses of movement and sound. At its core, Authentic Movement is about trusting the innate wisdom of the body to lead us toward healing, awareness, and the development of conscious presence.

Yoga and Authentic Movement may be incorporated into any Counseling or Expressive Arts Therapy Session as requested and as this best serves the individual's process. Both private and group sessions are offered.

Within my counseling Master's Degree  training, I completed a concentrated study in Body Centered Therapy. I have  practiced yoga since 1993 , and completed a year-long Yoga Alliance approved yoga teachers training program in 2005. I have also gratefully participated in a peer-led Authentic Movement practice for the past several years. Through experience in mind-body practice I recognize healing and wellness.   -D.A.Tallarico 

Call (828) 773-7891 for details.

D.A. Tallarico MA, LPC
1064 Meadowview Drive
Boone, NC 28607

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