Body Poem

Healing modality and art form, Body Poem is a trauma-sensitive practice, distinct from conventional treatment approaches.
Grounded in compassion and contemporary neuroscience, it is harmonious with natures' innate self-organising intelligence and movement to equilibrium. 

The method, devised by Katie Sarra over 30 years of body psychotherapy practice is an elegant synthesis of 3 approaches:

  • Body Focusing: developed by Eugene Gendlin, supports attunement to our embodied felt-sense through holding a kind of open, non-judgmental attention to our internal knowing which is directly experienced but not yet formed in words.
  • Clean language: the concept of David Grove, aimed at supporting clients to find their own metaphors to describe their experience as it emerges. These powerful symbolic descriptions come from our own frame of reference rather than having interpretations imposed on us by a therapist or facilitator.
  • Dream Form: the original inspiration for Body Poem, comes from an interactive Play-Back theatre ritual (improvisation, storytelling and psychodrama) where actors re-tell a dreamer's dream in spontaneously choreographed theatre.

              “Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone."
                                                    Adrienne Rich

Body Poem evokes our inherent expression through contacting and communicating physical sensations, dream landscapes and aspects of our environment; elements that represent parts of ourselves within the waking dream we call reality.

The poetry emerges from beyond our rational mind and inherited restrictions to expression, where we can come into gentle contact with exiled parts and unprocessed life experiences. We welcome them back through the kindness of rhythm, into present moment awareness for integration and digestion.

Body Poem is a ritual of creative expression weaving you into your own mystery and mythic journey.

“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.”

                                    John O’Donohue

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Introductory rate: £60 for 90 mins (discounted if 3 sessions are booked in advance) 


Soul Call

Soul Call sessions are one-to-one meetings online, or in-person in the North of England. They are typically two hours in duration.

This is a spacious, gentle exploration through dialogue, held in a potent field of connection for you to be witnessed, with permission, appreciation and acceptance. 

Attuned and compassionate witnessing affords you the possibility to be more fully present with yourself, which supports you to bring your unique and distinct essence into substance, into reality; to birth yourself into being.

With intention and commitment to meet ourselves in this way, what happens is not only personally transformative, the collective field shifts. 

When we embody our authentic self-expression, we become visionaries; we liberate energy and accelerate evolution.

This is how new worlds are born. 

 Your authentic expression is your gift to the world.
                           This is your Soul Call.

Rates: £50 per hour


Contact healing and 'off the body' healing are in-person sessions for deep relaxation and rejuvenation. Energy healing is an ancient art that helps to restore balance and create the conditions for optimum health by freeing your innate resources to work in the most effective way for you. 

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Rates: £25 per hour (plus costs for travel) 


Testimonials - Soul Call

"In my first one to one session with Karen, she held space with so much care, grounded presence and integrity.
She offered holding and guidance whilst at the same time supporting me to find my own pace and flow. I felt such deep trust in her. We worked intimately and I felt many different aspects of myself rise up and be met with love by her. I felt deeply accepted and supported in my process of integrating my sexuality with my heart, and will definitely be continuing to work with her" JS 

"Karen has a real gift and I trust her implicitly with my innermost thoughts and feelings, which is a huge deal for me. She is so present and I really feel her caring and compassion for what I am sharing and for getting underneath the words to what it is I am feeling or holding onto. She holds the space with integrity, honour and with a deep, deep wisdom, that works through her in such a profound, yet down to earth way. Karen has an honesty and realness that makes me feel safe and at ease; this is her passion and you can really feel this when working with her. She is incredibly grounded, has a huge heart and genuinely cares about her clients. What makes her so unique is that there is no ego with her, the sessions are not about her and what she can do for you, but about your experience and what is unfolding. She really listens and is so perceptive and intuitive to the energy around what you are saying and doing, she goes beyond the obvious. I am so glad that she has come into my life to work with me now, it is a huge relief to know she is there". Louise M


“I experienced expansiveness, a sense of the container of myself getting bigger, and at the same time, feeling more intimate contact with the energy behind my desires, and behind the conflict. It’s not challenging any aspect of me, but allowing of all the parts”
Ian R

"Words cannot describe the experience of Karen's body poem sessions. Through this process I have realised my body is wise, clear and open. Hearing my body's words, thoughts, and expressions back again is truly remarkable. I am inspired and happy using my own words and wisdom to teach me. Karen listens and hears and holds the space in such a gentle and spacious way it confirms how the words of my body should be honoured. A huge thanks for introducing me to body poem."
Katy W

I have been a psychotherapist and trainer for over 40 years and the work with Karen is extraordinary and so powerful. She has the gift of holding you well, while at the same time, enabling you to work at real depth. This work that she offers is life-changing and she is truly magical in her approach. Body Poem with Karen is not to be missed. For me, it has opened a gateway to my soul, a return to lost parts of who I really am, my authentic self. It has enabled me to step fully back into the river of life.
Simone Silver Path.

Karen was present, listening, supportive, creative, a poet, clear, sensitive - I felt deeply heard. I'm so grateful for these sessions and all the ripples they have created in my life... They feel like a treasured ongoing resource to come back to.
Lynn Campbell