Biodynamic Psychology, Psychotherapy and Massage
Biodynamic Psychology, Psychotherapy and massage works from the belief that within every individual there exists a core ‘healthy self’. Through taking a ‘midwife approach’ and allowing the body to release and speak its mind, this core self can come to expression. This can allow for the integration of released energy through intuitive wisdom and strength.
The principle of Body Orientated Psychotherapy is that the mind and body function together in an emotional process. It emphasizes the importance of the body and “bodywork” in achieving and maintaining emotional, mental, spiritual and physical well being. It works directly with the psyche, through techniques which support the body to release chronic armoring. Stress, anxiety and traumatic experiences build up chronic physical and psychological blocks, which become embodied, forming character structure. Working with chronic blocks, corresponding emotional energy can be released and changes in the Character, Energy and Body structure can take place subsequently leading to core changes in the psyche.
The essence of biodynamic psychology and it’s therapy is to work with the life force and its principles. Life force has many names including Ki, Prana, Orgone energy and bio-energy. It takes a midwives approach in accepting, guiding and trusting.
The presence, attitude and intention of the therapist are key to creating a safe environment for the client. This allows the client to simply “be” and take the space offered for healing.
Frequently asked questions about Biodynamic Massage:
How is Biodynamic massage different from other massages?
Biodynamic massage is about the deeper intention of working with psycho peristalsis and the emotional release of energetic blocks. These are repressed stress and trauma held in fluid, which build in pockets within the tissue and the muscle layers of the body, preventing expression of vitality and life energy.
How does it work?
It works through assessment of the technique and massage needed for each particular client. One should feel a sense of wellness following the first session but it is recommended that a number of weekly sessions to start gives an overall sense of its effectiveness. Following this, a review is important for the therapist to be consistent in assessing the effect on the client during and after each treatment.
How many treatments would be needed to feel the effect?
This varies from one person to another. Gerda speaks of finding the key to bring release, this key opens the peristaltic flow and the energy begins to release. This process is described as the self-regulatory process. In this process, the body is trusted to move towards its own inner rhythm and way of being in the world.
Biodynamic therapy and massage works from the belief that within every individual there exists a core ‘healthy self’. Through taking a ‘midwife approach’ and allowing the body to release and speak its mind, this core self can come to expression. This can allow for integration through intuitive wisdom and strength.