My name Cat Moyle and I support people who are tired of overthinking all the things.
It happens to the best of us, our mind is a powerful manager but we can become over reliant on our cognitive ability and forget there is a whole lot more to us.
We may struggle to stay present with those around us or the task in front of us.
We can dwell on things for days, becoming self critical or over analytical.
We can struggle to make decisions – analysis paralysis anyone?
We sometimes find it hard to switch off, rest a bit or even sleep and boy do we need rest right now.
We have forgotten how to trust ourselves or connect to our intuition.
And when it comes to our emotions we either run from them or feel overwhelmed by them.
And it can be exacerbated by ‘these times’ we are living in
And it’s bloody exhausting.
Thinking well is a superpower
We know how powerful our minds are. Our minds allow us to be clever, analytical, intellectual. Our minds help us plan and organise, discuss and debate and all that fun stuff. Our minds help us handle big concepts and tiny details.
Any overthinker who has tried to think their way out of impossible situations will know who vast our imaginations can be, constantly coming up with new suggestions.
We often find ourselves in roles (work, family situs, friendships) where we are the smart one, the one who can figure it out, the problem solver, the one who will get the task done.
We are valued in this way and we value it too.
But I am not talking about thinking, thinking is wonderful.
I am talking about overthinking.
I am talking about what happens when the mental cogs wont slow down, when the only smarts we rely on are those from our mind and hen we disconnect from a whole heap of below the neck wisdom.
The work we do is to remind you, you are more than just your mind.
To help you learn to slow down the cogs, plug back in to your body, reset your nervous system, find presence and show up as your whole glorious self.
How can we make it stop?
I hear you and your cogs beginning the process of enquiry – How can I stop overthinking… Because already you have likely read a bunch of books on being calm, letting go and not sweating the small stuff (how big is your book pile BTW?)
You listen to the podcasts on neuroscience and psychology and how our minds work.
You may find some moments of quiet in yoga or massage but the jury is still out on meditation because you don’t need to spend ‘just 10 more minutes a day’ listening to the swirling noise that already keeps you from sleeping at night or staying present during the day.
The truth here is the mind does not need any more freaking INPUT. It doesn’t need more stimulation, it needs soothing and for that we have to turn to the nervous system and therefore the body.
How can the body help?
Your body is biology
Your body is biography
Your body is boss.
And it is in with the body that we work to support the nervous system, to find some space, to start to explore your whole humanness, of which the mind is an important part, but not the whole.
Embodiment work just means we work with the body. We might use movement (nothing athletic, all accessible), breath, sensation, touch, sound, talking or stillness and silence to explore what is going on for you.
Embodiment means it is you and your body who leads the work.
Embodiment is the way I have found to
This work, this time spent plugging into the whole of you, learning about, challenging, accepting and celebrating yourself is growth, so it is not always comfortable and it’s not always pretty and we know it is a whooooole lot easier to do it with support. So that’s what I do. I offer you support.
Check out my online offerings, my face to face work – COVID permitting – and find out a) if we are a good fit and b) whether working with me one to one or in a group setting would work best for you*
It really IS all about YOU.
And if you want some DIY time, download this short body-based practice to get you out of your head and into another part of yourself.