Paths to Peace

Recovery from anxiety & PTSD through yoga and touch therapy

Paths to Peace

Paths to Peace

Recovery from anxiety & PTSD through yoga and touch therapy

Welcome

Paths to Peace offers alternative body based approaches for the treatment of PTSD and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

The Paths to Peace approach to treating PTSD and anxiety is revolutionary in that it first addresses hormonal imbalances that cause chaos in the nervous system.  Using an Ayurvedic massage approach known as marma therapy, blended with accessible and calming yoga postures and breathing practices, clients are taught how to alter their posture and breathing, as well as facial postures even to restore cortisol levels to normality and to enhance endorphins.

The therapist, Louise Fortunato is a British Wheel of Yoga trained yoga teacher and Integrated Yoga Therapist. She has taught mainstream yoga and mindfulness for many years and is trained in marma therapy which she uses primarily in conjunction with her private practice for PTSD and anxiety in Colchester, Essex.  Having trained extensively as a yoga therapist, her interest in trauma and experience in treating those with PTSD and anxiety stems from the research around yoga practices in relation to the effects on the nervous system and changes to brain regions. In addition, she has suffered with complex PTSD herself and understands first hand the debilitating effects this can have on a person’s mental and physical health.

Here at Paths to Peace, a solution is offered in a peaceful, rural setting in a calm environment.  The treatment is a blend of yoga-like postures that are simplified, relaxing and accessible to the individual, coupled with a touch therapy, known as Marma therapy,  administered (fully clothed) to acupressure points on the limbs and feet.

Louise offers consultations for those who are seeking respite from the symptoms of trauma or anxiety who may have a diagnosis of PTSD or GAD or who are struggling with anxiety and stress but may not have a formal diagnosis of either. More information and cost of treatment can be found here.

To arrange an appointment, call Louise on 01206 272453 or email info@pathstopeace.co.uk