Ellen Ressler Hoffman, MA, PC,
is a licensed psychotherapist in Beachwood, Ohio. She is trained in the Maudsley approach and Gestalt Body Process Psychotherapy. Ellen is also a dancer with over 25 years of professional experience. She integrates her body wisdom with an evidence-based, embodied relational approach in her work.
How is it to be a person in your sexual/erotic body-self in a positive way? How can our natural being of Eros, the life force, flow from our excitement to be alive and impact others without abuse of power? How can we bless our energetic self rather than live in shame and fear? We are often faced with the dilemma of inhibiting our physical excitement out of fear that we will be "too much" or be "misunderstood" by others. This shame is usually rooted in some old experience or learning which lead us to diminish our own lively self — our erotic spirit.