Not all stress is bad, but chronic stress can have a long term impact on your health and wellbeing.
I work with adults who are experiencing life changes, anxiety, depression, and physical pain that may have an emotional component. My mind-body online approach can reduce emotional distress, alleviate physical pain, and lessen anxiety and depression.
Taking part in group counseling in a safe, confidential and well facilitated environment can be an excellent way to learn about yourself in relationship with others. It is also an opportunity to connect with others and realize you are not alone.
What is Integrative Body Psychotherapy?
Many of us live primarily in our minds; thinking, planning, and processing memories of the past or anticipating future events, which can lead to chronic stress. Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) is an energetic approach to enhancing wellbeing through breath, movement and mindful awareness of what you feel in your body. In this way, you are able to recognize and release your stress.
- Are experiencing panic and anxiety
- Feel an obligation to fulfill the needs of other people before yourself
- Often feel empty and alone
- Or give yourself away in order to fit in and be likable
- Prioritize yourself while keeping important relationships connected
- Let go of your overwhelming sense of responsibility for others
- Take care of yourself so that you don’t feel empty and alone
- Let go of your inner critic
Margie Gayle, Psy.D.
For the past 20+ years, I’ve been working with people to help them find their inner strength so that they can manage their stress and experience a life filled with health and well-being. I work with you to understand the false beliefs you have about yourself, so you can unlearn these lies. This process helps you find more of who you really are so you can transform into your authentic self.
Being able to help people move past their stress and transform is one of the most rewarding endeavors I’ve ever undertaken. I became an Integrative Body Psychotherapist (IBP) for many reasons. Besides training me to become a competent therapist, this journey has helped me to get unstuck from my old patterns, taught me about love and relationships, and upped my enthusiasm for my life.
Every time I’m able to help someone see the truth about who they really are, past their limiting sense of themselves, I fall in love with my work all over again.
What My Clients Are Saying…
“I have had the pleasure and benefit of working with Dr. Gayle for the past year beginning when I lived in Calgary. I was so grateful to be able to continue my sessions online after I moved away, but truthfully, I was concerned it just wouldn’t be the same. To my very pleasant surprise, my online sessions are different but no less valuable. The online platform actually enhances the sessions because of the close face to face interaction. Whether in person or online, the most important thing to me was, and is, to continue my process of self-discovery with Dr. Gayle’s body-mind approach.”
“I am learning how to let go of negative messages and patterns of thought that have plagued my life – keeping me a victim. I am learning to nurture and feed my soul through tuning into what takes care of me rather than engaging in repetitive self-harming and addictive behaviours.”
“I’ve gone through years of talk therapy and never gone as deep as I have in only a few sessions with Dr. Gayle.”