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Sessions with Mariana

Since 2017, I have been working with individuals and groups through somatic practices, sound therapy, voice therapy and sound meditations. My experiences as a mother, childhood art educator, artist, academic researcher, and PhD clinical psychologist deeply inform my approach to listening and somatic practice.

This work exists to assist people in reinventing themselves to affirm a vivid way of living!

Why Sound and Voice Therapy?

  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Increase focus
  • Improve balance and grounding
  • Reduce tension and sadness
  • Decrease pain
  • Expand energy field
  • Recreate rhythms and patterns of the body
  • Open a listening field to the body 
  • Empowerment of voice-body 
  • Work with voice-body memories
  • Stimulate the immune response
  • Improve mental health
  • Welcomes the affections of the body and recomposes them for a more vibrant life!
photo: Lisa Graves

Our Work Togheter

As a Montreal-based therapist invested in sound and voice—and their profound implicationsI propose a sonorous investigation of trauma in the body. 

Because trauma usually works in patterns, I look at these patterns in terms of rhythm and sounds, listening for their manifestation within the body. Our work together aims to create new melodies within the body, breaking repetitious habitual actions, and making space for new ways of engaging, creating and living.  

In our therapeutic work, we will move between talking, voicing, vibration, and the body. It is through a continuous shuttle between talking-listening (from the radical analytic perspective proposed by Felix Guattari) and somatic body work that the therapeutic exercise takes place. In this work, the body is not limited to its physical contours. We understand the body as a multiplicity invested with cosmic forces.

In my services, I support clients with both somatic awareness as well as stress, anxiety, depression, or PTSD. Some clients may be artists looking for therapeutic work that enhances their creative process, or they may be considering the relationship between their research and personal life. I also offer a clinical perspective on clients’ personal, artistic, and academic investigations.

My services complement other treatments, such as psychology and psychiatry.

*Although I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology my sessions are offered under the scope of Naturopathy. As a sound therapy practitioner I do not under any circumstances replace the role of a doctor or psychologist. I do not make a medical or psychological diagnosis, nor do I prescribe medication. I do not recommend or encourage a client to stop monitoring, treating or taking medications prescribed by a healthcare professional.