About B O D Y S P O K E N

We are all born with an innate ability to create changes in our life. This is connected to our bodily sense of ourselves, in relation to how we feel, think, and interact with our world.

Sometimes we may experience sensations such as discomfort, pain, disconnection, stuckness or inhibition that may stop us from achieving what we truly want.

In times of intensity, challenge or potential opportunities, it is possible to learn to flow with these sensations and tap into a more relaxed and deeper sensation of our body and mind. Through this we can find strength from our past, clarify and align ourselves with our future intentions, and gain insight and vital energy to support a fuller experience of our body, mind and wellbeing.

You might be feeling stressed, stuck in a routine, anxious, in conflict with your thoughts or feelings. Or you might wish to have a better relationship to your body, to feel more confident in speaking, to have more meaningful connections with other people, or to develop your creative expression from a deeper place. You might have a particular goal that you’d like to be supported with, or you might have an old question that needs a fresh perspective. BODYSPOKEN sessions can help accompany you on your journey of personal transformation, using a holistic approach to integrate body, mind, and voice.

“The session … resonated in my body and mind for a long time after and helped me make some concrete changes in my life.  I was impressed with her as a therapist. I felt safety but also a lot of freedom. I think that might have something to do with her long experience as an improviser in movement and music. Thank you Jan” (Daniel Mang,physiotherapist, bodyworker, movement teacher)

My name is Jan Lee, and I hold BODYSPOKEN one-to-one sessions in North London and Central London, for people from all walks of life, ages, backgrounds and intentions. I offer an open listening space that seeks to respond to each person’s pace and rhythms.

I am trained in The Pantarei Approach which is a body-based approach that combines creative verbal communication with hands-on empathetic touch.

I tap into my experience as an artist working with dance, music and the performing arts to invite and free up sensation and expression in the body, movement, the voice and presence.

What Happens?

  • Be supported to articulate and review what you need and want in your life right now
  • Be guided through hands-on touch to experience what feelings are present
  • In a safe space, allow yourself to shed what you don’t need to hold physically, mentally and emotionally
  • Have more space to regain energy to flow toward your deeper wishes

What does a session usually look like?

We sit together and use creative constructive verbal communication to explore how you are feeling right now.  I support you to articulate clearer what emotions, challenges, and passions are present for you in your life.

We acknowledge your life experiences as a rich resource to find out what is unique about you and how you deal with challenges and opportunities in every moment.

We communicate together in a way that respects you as an individual, with unique strengths, goals and values. Finding an honest way that you can connect to the best version of yourself, supporting your deepest intentions.  The session is held so there is as much space as possible for you to feel safe and free.

We tune into your body sensations so you can feel what’s present right now.  I guide you with hands-on touch to experience what emotions are in the body, encouraging the energy to flow so that your mind, body and feelings can be in more dynamic communication. This helps you to explore ways to release physical, emotional, and mental tension which you may be holding, so that you can experience yourself in a more integrated and relaxed way.

We can do this while sitting, lying on a massage table, standing, moving through space, or exploring moving in contact with the floor or with my touch. We find the best way that suits you in each session.

I also tap into my background as a creative facilitator of dance and musicality to support your freedom to explore and express yourself including breath, movement, voice, stillness and presence. It is not about performing but using creativity to connect to our honest expression in a non-judgemental way.

At the end, there is a resting period on your own of around 10 minutes. This helps your body to digest the session and your mind to rest.

About Jan

As a child I grew up in London around multiple cultures, languages and belief systems, and was exposed to many perspectives of the world.  It taught me to notice the importance of empathy and compassion in a panoply of differing views. Growing up, I often found connection through dancing or playing music, which I started to do professionally – performing and teaching to support people’s creativity and expression.

Working as a musician, dancer and performance-maker, I became fascinated with body awareness and the communicative power of touch, to learn about ourselves and each other.  These things are a basic human need, yet so neglected in our education and society today. We may still engage in physicality and touch, but we may not be encouraged to connect it deeply to our thoughts, feelings or ideas. The body can remain repressed, mystified, inaccessible or unspoken.

With BODYSPOKEN, I want to flip this around. Here, in these sessions, we tap into our bodily intelligence while exploring verbal communication. Working with both can give us clarity, strength and empowerment into our personal goals, challenges and desires in our life.

Book an individual session

Locations:
North London private space, N15  (7 mins walk from Seven Sisters)
Natureworks, W1K 6TN (3 mins walk from Bond Street)

Book your first consultation session (90 minutes) now!  
After this session, depending on whether the Pantarei Approach and my way of working suits you, we can book you in for more sessions (60-75 minutes) in these options:

  • Sporadic sessions
  • Block of 4 weekly regular sessions

Email me at jan.lee.uk@gmail.com to book your first consultation session in.

“Hey Jan, thanks for yet another truly awesome session.” – (Roddy Skeaping, musician)

Group Sessions

As well as individual sessions I occasionally offer group classes, workshops and bespoke creative labs. Please email me at jan.lee.uk@gmail.com if you would like me to send you more information on upcoming classes, workshops and labs!

“…A gentle but potent session – gentle because Jan held it with care and kindness and potent because there was a sense of …allowing something to unravel in my body and emotions… felt to be a deeply improvised meeting/conversation between the two of us spanning verbal, physical and emotional. In my case it felt like the session continued over the next days.” – (L. B, movement practitioner)