About B O D Y S P O K E N

somatic sessions combining bodywork treatment and talking therapy

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.

At times we 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.

“The sessions resonate in my body and mind for a long time after and help me make some concrete changes in my life…. I feel safety but also a lot of freedom. Thank you” (Daniel Mang)

My name is Jan-Ming Lee, and I hold BODYSPOKEN one-to-one sessions in Bristol and in London.

I am trained in The Pantarei Approach which is a body-based approach that combines talking therapy with hands-on empathetic touch & movement.

What Happens?

We usually start speaking together in conversation. 

The verbal conversation is a way to get a picture of what is present for you, and help you articulate what physical and/or emotional challenges/desires are present for you in your life. 

The hands-on part of the session will follow, much like a verbal conversation but through touch.

We can do this while sitting, standing, lying down on a massage table or standing, or in movement.

I will help you 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.

Combining bodywork and talking therapy helps you to finetune your body awareness and direct your energy and release unnecessary tension, especially when you are under pressure, or wanting to achieve your goals.

In an online session, we do a similar process, but instead I guide you to use self-touch, breath, movement and body awareness skills to connect to your life goals. This sounds strange to do online but it really works – and also offers you a toolkit to resource yourself on your own.

At the end of each session there is time for you to rest on your own to let your body and mind process. I will return to the virtual/real room to close the session with you together.

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 goals, challenges and wishes in life.

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‘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 and energising. Talking throughout it felt natural in a way that I’d not really experienced during massages in the past.’ – (AH)

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

Book your sessions now!

Free Zoom/Phone Consultation Session 15 minutes (optional)

First in-person session typically lasts between 60 – 90 minutes

Following sessions typically last 60 – 75 minutes. We would create a schedule of sessions over a period of time that supports your intentions and availability.  It is recommended to book sessions in blocks of 3 or 4 to get a sense of progress over time.

Prices 
Online session (45 – 60 minutes)
standard price £38
Pay what you can £25 – £38*

In-person session, Bristol (60 – 90 minutes)
standard price £68
Pay what you can £40 – £68*

In-person session, Natureworks, Bond Street, London (60 – 90 minutes)

Weekday sessions: 10am – 3pm: £68 per session
Weekends: 10am – 6pm: £68 per session
Pay what you can (limited availability)*

To secure a place for in-person sessions in London ~ please send a payment through 5 working days in advance before your session begins.  

*Pay what you can options are currently open for BIPOC to re-address the balance in access ; Limited PWYC options are also open to those with low personal financial experience – see far-right bottle to help you consider your situation: 

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