Mihyun Lee

Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) & Kinesio Psychotherapist (AMFT)

I studied dance and psychology. For about 30 years of practicing dance professionally shaped my understanding of the primal nature of the body and its expression. My perspectives on body, movement, and expression have been developed by graduate education in Somatic Psychology. I formed my services in somatic movement therapy and education influenced by my advanced study in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies (LBMS) at Integrative Movement Studies 2021-2022. My service is oriented towards promoting psychological wellbeing through physiological practice. Many of my clients including a few somatic psychotherapists have appreciated my unique service that specifically integrates psychology and movement. 

Relationship, Polarity, and Integration have been important concepts for my private and professional life. I often find wisdom in polarities and believes acknowledging the opposite components in polarity is a way to integrate oneself.  

Let’s Talk What You Need and What I Can Offer

Services

Private Somatic Movement Therapy

I facilitate private sessions for couples to improve attainment and communication skills and for individuals to rebuild self-esteem from interpersonal trauma and build satisfying boundaries by examining their own embodied responses regarding “yes, maybe, no”. 

I utilize principles of Contact Improvisation.

Somatic Movement Workshop

In a group setting, I facilitate multiple ways to identify their movement with associated meanings and history through the system of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies.

In the past, I have facilitated group for Somatic Movement Class with two themes, “Nothing into Something” and “Exploring Multiple Identities through Movement”.

Kinesio Psychotherapy

Kinesio Psychotherapy is an approach that integrates movement in psychotherapy with the belief of fundamental relationship between movement and psychology. In this particular approach, therapist 1) observes clients’ movement while they talk and explore movement and 2) share observation from the lens of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (LBMA), which is evidence based and objective, non interpretive.  

Testimonials

Trent and Ozben | Software Engineer and DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)

Ongoing Couple Clients for Private Somatic Movement Therapy

My partner and I have been taking private lessons from Mihyun since May 2022 on regular basis. It has been a deeply nourishing time for us. Mihyun has such a gift for holding spaces with stillness and clarity, and guiding people gently towards openings and insight. The sessions have brought us many beautiful moments, and have enriched and enlarged the way we experience each other.

Erin C. Law | Somatic Movement Education, Politicized Healing, Multidisciplinary Art

I have had the chance to work with Mihyun in the context of the Integrated Movement Studies program as both her mentor and as a participant in her work.  In my observation, she is exquisitely attuned to the center of her own being and from that place, she is able to hold space for others to explore the different facets of their humanity through movement and somatic practice.  She is in deep relationship with the many dynamic parts of the self, and how those emerge and recede over time.  Ultimately Mihyun serves as a tender embodied witness to her clients’ integration toward wholeness.

Colleen Wahl | Co-director at Integrated Movement Studies, Asst Professor at Alfred University

I first met Mihyun through Integrated Movement Studies, where she is a graduate, and have experienced the impact of her work in my own life. Mihyun’s approach, Kinesiopsychotherapy, opened by eyes and my heart to new understandings of myself and my body. Working with her helped me get in touch with polarities I was struggling in my work and personal life. Her facilitation lead me to experience a clarification and understanding of these poles in a way that I felt more whole and capable of working with each. Working with Mihyun gave me new tools to be with the tensions in my life and move forward in a supported and generative way. What I gained through the experience continues to support me both physically and emotionally as I encounter new challenges and discomforts.

Contact

Mihyun Lee | MA, CLMA, RSMT, RSME

movementflow.org@gmail.com

https://www.ceeya.io/at/mihyunlee