Shane Pokroy, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Compassionate Inquiry, Somatic Therapist in Ontario

Shane Pokroy

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA

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Areas Of Focus

The essence of my psychotherapeutic approach is contained in three guiding principles: authenticity, mindful insight, and embodied wellness. Together these principles create a dynamic framework that supports you in navigating a therapeutic journey toward a life marked by balance, deeper self-awareness, meaningful connections, emotional stability, and a vibrancy for living. This approach goes beyond symptom management to empowering you to lead a life that is authentic, insightful, and holistically well, embodying the true essence of healing and transformation.

Authenticity serves as the cornerstone of my practice. In the therapeutic space, authenticity is about fostering an environment where you can feel safe to remove your masks, discovering and embracing your true self without fear of judgment. Authenticity involves exploring your genuine thoughts, feelings, and desires, moving beyond the confines of other people’s expectations and self-imposed limitations. The goal is to help you live congruently with your values, cultivating a life that resonates deeply with your innermost being.

Mindful Insight represents the cultivation of a deep, introspective awareness within the therapeutic process. It involves supporting you to engage fully with the present moment in a non-judgmental and accepting manner, fostering a profound understanding of your thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. This principle is crucial for unravelling the patterns that underlie emotional distress and maladaptive behaviours. Mindful insight offers a pathway to observe one’s experiences from a place of curiosity and compassion, leading to transformative realizations and the development of healthier coping mechanisms. It enables you to disentangle from habitual responses and view your experiences through a lens of clarity and wisdom.

Embodied Wellness underscores the eternal link between mind and body, recognizing that emotional and psychological well-being is deeply intertwined with physical health. This principle emphasizes the importance of attending to the body’s wisdom, using somatic practices to integrate and heal aspects of the self that may be fragmented or neglected. Through techniques such as breathwork, movement, and sensory awareness, you will learn to attune to your bodily signals, fostering a harmonious relationship between body and mind. Embodied wellness fosters a state of being where you are cognizant of your emotional states and actively engaged with your physical well-being, leading to a more integrated and holistic form of healing.

"Awareness is the greatest agent for change. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life. "

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