At the heart of body psychotherapy is the relationship between client and therapist. Body psychotherapy is a joint exploration of embodied experience. It can support a process of becoming more aware of what drives habitual patterns of response, especially in relationships. It is only through awareness that we can begin to claim more freedom in our lives.
There is a natural movement towards health and wholeness that operates within each of us. When we align ourselves consciously with this movement or process, it reveals to us the ways in which we are being dishonest or dishonouring of ourselves. The body is key to this enterprise because it always tells the truth about what is happening in any given moment. By bringing a gentle curiosity to physical experience as well as other channels of experience, we can become more sensitive, responsive and trusting of the body’s messages.
Sessions last for one hour and would usually begin with talking in chairs. As the work unfolds different methods might be employed such as movement, using the voice, using representational objects, vegetotherapy and biodynamic massage. The use of different methods would always be negotiated and agreed upon in the session. The first session will be an assessment to see if this approach would suit you, and to see if there is an agreement to work together.