I just had to make sure I got a post up on this special day….Leap Day, that only happens once every four years. Of course, every single day is just as special as Leap Day, in that it will never come again, and that my job is to try to make the most of it, even if that means just sitting and being in the day. But I still have some attachment to posting something on this day.
So I am going to post an information sheet that I’ll be handing out at the group meeting tonight. I hope you are coming!
Here it is:
Body-Mind Psychotherapy: Bioenergetic Analysis & Therapy
Are you stressed? Anxious? Sad? Worried? Having trouble making decisions? Things feel like just too much?
Bioenergetic Analysis is a holistic form of psychotherapy that listens not only to your words but also to what your body has to say. Bioenergetic analysis diminishes anxiety and depression, and promotes health and wellness in body, mind and spirit.
Bioenergetics assumes that the mind and body are one. The experience of living in a body shapes and creates the subjective experience of the mind. Feelings are a body experience, for example, and our minds use the information from our body experience to construct thought, generate behavior, and motivate our ways of being in the world.
The body-mind approach of bioenergetic analysis helps to heal a split between what our minds tell us and what our bodies experience. In bioenergetics, we use body responses as a way to understand our patterns of behavior. When we can feel those patterns in our bodies, then we become free to change them.
When we were children, our feelings were huge. When a very young child has a feeling, it happens all over the body….joy, sadness, anger or fear is a whole-body experience, filling the child and often filling the room. As children, we learn that such explosive emotion is not acceptable. We learn to contain our belly laughs by tightening our abdominal muscles, to constrict our longing by tensing our shoulders, to hold back our rage by tucking in our tails, setting our jaws, and tightening our backs. In this way, we become socially acceptable but we cut ourselves off from our deepest feelings, including the sources of pleasure. In bioenergetics, we can take back our birthright. We can learn to feel all that we were meant to feel, and experience our life in all of its fullness.
Working with a bioenergetic therapist is a way to help alter old patterns, heal persistent wounds, and move into a fresh future.
In bioenergetic therapy, you will explore your internal landscape with a trained therapist. You’ll use movement, your voice, and other tools to help you experience yourself in a safe, comfortable setting. With support, you’ll find that you can allow yourself to feel more, experience more, appreciate more, enjoy more. When you can have these experiences in the therapy room, they become more possible in the world where you live and work.
Good to know….
An essential part of bioenergetic training is extensive personal bioenergetic therapy. In bioenergetics, you know that your therapist has been through this very therapy. This allows us to create a collaboration, in which you develop ways of moving forward in your life, while becoming more fully the person you were meant to be.
Bioenergetic Bodywork: become vibrantly alive!
Bioenergetic exercise classes are fun! Exercises are designed to help you get in touch with your body sensations, getting to know and like yourself in a different way. Exercise classes are not psychotherapy, but helpful for everyone. Exercise is tailored to your body needs, and incorporates stretching, sustained postures, vocal expression and fun!
During 2012, we’ll be offering FREE monthly bodywork groups on the last Wednesday of the month at Lokamotion Studio, 7-8 pm. Call to register or just drop in.
Was there anything new and interesting in this post? drop me a note or post a comment and share….and I hope to see you becoming vibrantly alive!