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 – Ming Lee, and I hold BODYSPOKEN one-to-one sessions in Bristol and London. 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 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?

Depending on your needs in every session we will usually start in conversation, or with a guided mindful exercise, or with a movement warm-up to begin to drop into your body.

I 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 intentions.  The session is held with the aim 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 to explore ways in to experience what emotions are in your body, encouraging the energy to flow so that your mind, body and feelings can be in more dynamic communication.

These dialogues help 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 down, standing, moving through space, or exploring contact with your own touch. We find the best way that suits us 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 of the session there is some time for you to rest on your own, between 5 – 10 minutes to let your body and mind digest what has happened during the session.

About Jan-Ming

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

‘…I received an astonishing online body coaching session of Jan Lee! …Thank you! Big recommend.’ – (Ela Aschenbach)

‘Jan’s sessions offered a safely held space to connect to body and mind in a way that was deep and theme-oriented but also creative and playful’ – (Paul S., Translator)

‘The physical part of the session felt healing, intimate and energising. Talking throughout it felt natural in a way that I’d not really experienced during massages in the past.’ – (AH)

Book your session now!

Free Zoom Consultation Session 15-20 minutes

Following in-person sessions:

30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 min options available

4-session / 6-session / 8-session carnet discounts available

Email jan.lee.uk@gmail.com for details

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

Group Sessions

Bodywork into Contact Improvisation Class + Jam with Jan-Ming Lee & Jayne Peake

FB event: Sunday 23rd Jan

FB event: Sunday 13th Feb

“…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)