Welcome to SantaVie

About SantaVie

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Philosophy I - Who?

Santa means sacred or holy in Portuguese and Spanish, while Vie means life in French. SantaVie emerged from many months of soul searching, deep intention setting, self-inquiry, spiritually connecting practices, and an honoring of my Brazilian roots combined with my love of the romance languages. This word captures one of the most important guiding principles in my life: Life is Sacred. It guides how I make decisions and how I believe I need to approach others. My name is Corey Emerick, I am the owner of SantaVie, a licensed professional counselor (LPC-MHSP), a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), and a yoga teacher (RYT500). I also have a PhD in Clinical Counseling, extensive training in Rapid Resolution Therapy/Rapid Trauma Resolution (RRT/RTR), comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training, and Reiki I and II Certifications.  To me, all the above acronyms aka 'alphabet soup' translate to the belief that we are likely to find a way to help you re-connect with the 'you' that is ready to live life joyfully and authentically. Welcome to SantaVie!

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Philosophy II - What?

We certainly spend enough time navigating life trying to belong, to fit in, seeking acceptance, or working at being good enough. Somewhere along the way we lose ourselves. We become driven by urges, others' demands, controlling behaviors, vicious cycles, self-medicating, avoidant strategies, numbing out, busyness, among other conscious or unconscious tactics. My goal is to help you find yourself in the chaos, to help you reconnect with your true self, to learn how to let go of beliefs or behaviors that no longer serve you, and to start living a joyful and fulfilling life. 

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Philosphy III - How?

You will be surprised at how far being seen, heard, and validated can go. Of course it helps to add tools, skills, education, non-judgment, and personal practices, to reconnect you with the 'you' that has been sidelined, for whatever reason. It is my job to understand you, to collaborate with you as we develop a road map to your goals, to let you know when you seem off course, to help you understand what got in the way, and to support you in getting back on track or changing directions. The timing is yours, the pacing is yours, the goals are yours...the how is ours...no more going it alone.

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Modalities Offered

Integrated Individual Therapy

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Therapy guided by your needs. Your sessions will likely integrate some of the following: conversational therapy, education, problem-solving, skill development, insight expansion, emotional attunement, accountability planning, trauma work, and varying mindful or body centering practices. 


To honor Tennessee (TN) licensure laws and ethical code, Integrated Individual Therapy (or Counseling) is only available for TN residents. Sessions may be conducted over phone or video if client and therapist agree on the benefits of the chosen delivery format. Phone and video sessions may not be offered to all clients.

Yoga Therapy

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Guided by the Phoenix Rising modality of Yoga Therapy (PRYT), Yoga Therapy (YT) sessions and offerings honor one of the core values of yoga, union. The intention is to support you in re-connecting to all aspects of your being: body, mind, emotions, and your inner wisdom or chosen spiritual practice. No yoga experience or flexibility required. Also, YT is not yoga. YT certification is attained through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, or IAYT. For more information visit: www.iayt.org or www.pryt.com


YT can be interwoven into Integrated Individual Therapy Sessions, in which case it is only available for TN residents, and follows Integrated Individual Therapy pricing.


When YT is utilized non-clinically for individual Wellness or group Wellness Offerings, participation is open to residents worldwide, and follows individual or group wellness pricing.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

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DBT brings together principles of Zen Buddhism and Radical Behaviorism. It is a modality that teaches people to find balance between acceptance of their current situation and the need for change. Comprehensive DBT is comprised of individual DBT, a DBT skills group, coaching calls, and ongoing therapist participation in a DBT consultation team. 


Currently, I am not available as primary individual DBT therapist, however, I will usually offer one or more DBT Skills groups throughout the year. To honor TN licensure laws and ethical code any DBT offerings are only available for TN residents.


Please visit https://behavioraltech.org/resources/faqs/dialectical-behavior-therapy-dbt/ for additional DBT information.

More Modalities Offered

Individual Wellness Offerings

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Wellness Offerings can be facilitated in person when possible or remotely by phone or video.


Individual Wellness Offerings include:

• Individual Yoga Therapy

• Individual Yoga Practice

• Individual Reiki Sessions


Group Wellness Offerings include Yoga Therapy and Yoga Philosophy Groups, as well as Yoga Classes. Group Offerings will vary throughout the year. Join the mailing list to be updated and visit the website as often as you wish to learn about current offerings.


Yoga Therapy offered as Wellness is open to participants worldwide and supports one’s journey of self-discovery, embodied awareness, and desire to flourish; it is not counseling. Reiki, Yoga Practices or Classes, and Yoga Philosophy are also Wellness Offerings and promote individual and/or group well-being; they are not being offered as therapy or counseling. For individual therapy and counseling needs, please visit the Integrated Individual Therapy section. For therapy and counseling groups, please look at the groups that are only open to TN residents.




Yoga

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Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word 'yuj', which translates often as 'to yoke.' Yoga is an ancient practice that can be invited into your life in many ways. In our Western world, most people are familiar with the 'Asanas' or 'postures.' In my opinion, it is important to learn the history of Yoga, to honor the culture(s) from which Yoga originated, and to understand what Yoga is and isn't. This way respect extends its arms around your morals/beliefs/values, as well as Yoga itself. 


Throughout the year, I offer individual yoga practices, as well as in-person classes, and online yoga groups that focus on the varying Aspects of Yoga. You might notice I write Yoga and yoga; this is one way I honor the ancient practice and differentiate it from what I offer. Both individual and group offerings are open to residents worldwide. No previous yoga experience is necessary.


 Yoga is not the same as Yoga Therapy. Yoga teacher certification is attained through Yoga Alliance. For more information visit: www.yogaalliance.org

Reiki

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“Reiki s a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means ‘Universal Life’ and (Ki) which means ‘Energy’. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy. Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s ‘ki’ or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.”~ International Association of Reiki Practitioners


I invite you to visit iarp.org for more information about Reiki and it’s history.

Spring/Summer 2019 Groups

Restore and Replenish - An Online Yoga Therapy Group for Health Care and Mental Health Providers

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This 9 week online yoga therapy group, from the Phoenix Rising modality, will be facilitated via Zoom, a HIPAA protected video conferencing site. Each week, we will meet for 2 hours to shift our focus inward and explore the following themes: body connection, awareness, acceptance, choice, discernment, truth, truth-in-action, and flow. We will do so by engaging physically, mentally, emotionally, and connecting to our inner wisdom or spiritual practice of choice. Open to participants worldwide who are 18 and older.


This group will encourage you to explore some of your edges, while respecting any limitations you might already have or may bump into along the way.


Starting September 2019 (Exact date TBD)

Time: 7-9am CST/8-10am EST 

(5-7am PST/1-3pm BST/2-4pm CEST)


Yoga Therapy Payment Options:


Option A: $38 per group, if paid in full by Friday August 30th ($342).


Option B: $44 per group, if paid by Monday September 9th ($396).


Option C: $52 per group, if paying in 2 installments. The first installment ($234) is due at sign-up, the second ($234) is due by Monday October 7th.


Option D: $56 per group if paid weekly (payment due the Monday prior to each group).



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Walking the Middle Path - Online DBT Skills Group for Partners and Support System Members

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This Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group, will be facilitated via Zoom, a HIPAA protected video conferencing site, for participants 18 and over who have a loved one receiving comprehensive DBT. This group's focus is to teach DBT skills that can help you navigate the little or big waves that life and relationships have a tendency to present, as well as, offer you a common language to use with your loved one when they are (or aren't) using their DBT skills. 


To respect Tennessee (TN) licensure laws and ethical codes, this group is only available for TN residents. 


Mindfulness Module (4 week commitment)

Dates: Wednesdays, September 11th to October 2nd

Time: 5:30-7pm CST/6:30-8pm EST


Mindfulness Module Payment Options: 


Option A: $40 per group, if paid in full by Friday August 30th ($160).


Option B: $44 per group, if paid by Monday September 9th ($176).


Option C: $50 per group, if paying in two installments. The first installment ($100) is due at sign-up, the second ($100) by Monday September 23rd.


Option D: $56 per group if paid weekly (payment due the Monday prior to each group). 


Upcoming Modules: Distress Tolerance and Reality Acceptance (6 week commitment) Late October 2019; Self-Compassion/Self-Validation (4 week commitment) December 2019; Emotion Regulation (8 week commitment) January 2020; Interpersonal Effectiveness (6 week commitment) March 2020.

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Inviting the Yamas into your Life

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The Yamas, translate from Sanskrit as “restraints”. They are the guides and the compass we invite into our lives to help us practice restraint from doing, speaking, or thinking, things that can be harmful/hurtful to ourselves and others. They are benevolent, compassionate, teaching, and forgiving. They are bearers of inward and outward Truth and kindness, offering us wise guidance throughout our easiest to our most difficult decisions and actions.


It is with great joy that I open up this group as a way for us to invite the Yamas into our lives. I continue to read, participate in groups about the Yamas, and do my best to live from their guidance. I find it helpful to know and remember that doing so is a lifelong practice, an ongoing relationship, not really a destination. However, the more they are invited into our lives, the sweeter they can make our days, the more support they can offer when we seek to overcome difficulties, and the greater the healing we can bring to our lives and our world.


This group is open to participants worldwide, 18 and older, and will be facilitated via Zoom, a HIPAA protected video conferencing site. Each week, for 5 weeks, we will connect to a Yama through reading, sharing, moving the body, finding stillness, conscious breathing, and integrating our experiences while witnessing each other’s. We will also spend the week in between each group living and learning from that Yama. 


We start with Ahimsa (Non-Violence/Non-Harm), then spend time with Satya (Truthfulness [Benevolent]), followed by Asteya (Non-Stealing), then Brahmacharya (Non-Excess [by Walking with the Divine]), and finally bring our group to a close with Aparigraha (Non-Grasping/Non-Possessiveness).


Book for this group - “The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice” by Deborah Adele. Please purchase your book prior to the start of the group; used or new is completely your preference.


Dates: Tuesdays, June 25th to July 30th (off July 9th)

Time: 6-8:30am CST/ 7-9:30am EST

(12-2pm BST/1-3pm CEST)


Inviting the Yamas Payment Options:


Option A: $38 per group, if paid in full by Friday June 21st ($190).


Option B: $44 per group, if paid by Monday June 24th ($220). 


Option C: $52 per group, if paying in two installments. The first installment ($130) is due at sign-up, the second ($130) by Monday July 15th.


Option D: $56 per group if paid weekly (payment due the Wednesday prior to each group). 

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More Than a number - A Group for Men with an Eating Disorder or challenged by Disordered Eating

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This 6 week educational, skill-building, and process group, will be facilitated via Zoom, a HIPAA protected video conferencing platform. The group aims to help participants: 


* Gain insight about their relationship with their body/food/feelings and what influences these relationships

* Create a safe space to process insights/thoughts/feelings/urges 

* Learn and implement skills to navigate their experiences 

* Problem-solve in the moment

* Proactively develop plans to cope with foreseeable challenges 

* Become acquainted with being present throughout life’s experiences (seen and unforeseen)

* Engage in body-centered and breathing practices to support all of the above


Please know this is not a substitute for medical care or individual therapy.  To honor Tennessee (TN) licensure laws and ethical codes, this group is only available for TN residents, 18 and older.


Dates: Tuesdays, June 25th to August 6th (off July 9th)

Time:  8:30-10am CST/9:30-11am EST


Payment Options via Square and PayPal


Option A: $40 per group, if paid in full by Friday June 21st ($240).


Option B: $44 per group, if paid by Monday June 24th ($264).


Option C: $50 per group, if paying in two installments. The first installment ($150) is due at sign-up, the second ($150) by Monday July 22nd.


Option D: $56 per group if paid weekly (payment due the Monday prior to each group).

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Fall 2019 Groups

Inviting the Niyamas into your Life

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 September 2019 (5 week commitment)


Yoga Therapy Group for Women working through Post Partum challenges

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September/October 2019 (8 week commitment)

Walking the Middle Path: DBT Skills for Chronic Illness, or Physical/Home-Binding Limitations

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Starting October 2019

First module: Mindfulness (4 week commitment)

Tennessee Residents Only

Transforming your relationship with fear

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Fall 2019 (6 week commitment)

Winter 2019/2020 Groups

Cultivating Joy through Self-Inquiry, Inner Exploration & Finding Gratitude.

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 Winter 2019  

8 Weeks with the Chakras

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Winter 2019/2020

Disordered Eating Support Group based on Dr. Anita Johnston's book "Eating in the Light of the Moon"

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Winter 2019/2020

Do you need support getting through the Holidays?

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 Late Fall/Winter 2019 

Yoga Therapy Group for Women having difficulty conceiving or undergoing infertility treatment

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  Winter 2019/2020

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Services provided under SantaVie are not in network with any insurance companies. A superbill is offered upon request, for services provided solely under LPC-MHSP licensure, should you want to submit it to your insurance provider; you must have out of network benefits to qualify.


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SantaVie

4001 Murphy Rd., #B, Nashville, TN 37209, United States

(860) 543-5207

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