Also referred to as Somatic Psychotherapy, this is a process that recognises the intimate relationship between the human body and psychological well-being.
The following are some methods which I apply in course of the therapy:
Postural Integration (PI)
Postural Integration works simultaneously with the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the whole person, it contains elements of both psychotherapy and bodywork,
We tend to suppress non-acceptable feelings through breathing less and tensing our bodies. Our emotional blocks are connected with physical pains and tension. A central part of PI is deep massage work on holding patterns and tensions in the body. It is often combined with work on breathing, with movement, and expression of thoughts and feelings.
Bioenergetics is a based on the idea that blocks to emotional expression and wellness are revealed in the body as chronic tension. The blocks are treated by combining specially designed physical exercises, emotional expression and touch.
Gestalt therapy is a client-centered approach to psychotherapy that helps clients focus on the present and understand what is really happening in their lives right now, rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on past experience.
Through the gestalt process, clients learn to become more aware of how their own negative thought patterns and behaviours are blocking true self-awareness and making them unhappy.
When focusing, you bring your attention inside your body and you examine how you relate to a special situation, relationship, problem or person.
Since you store memories, sensations, emotions and feelings in your body, you need to look at your body to gain access to this inner wisdom.
Focusing can, among other things, be used to become clear on what one feels or wants, to obtain new insights about one’s situation, and to stimulate change or healing of the situation.
In coaching, fundamentally, the coach is helping the individual to improve their own functioning: in other words, helping them to learn and to maximise their performance
The essence of coaching is:
- To help a person identify and achieve personal goals
- To help a person build awareness
- To empower a person in making conscious choices
People have all the resources to solve their own problem. With this principle in mind the coach does not try to ‘fix’ the client but rather to bring awareness to factors which may be obstructing the achievement of goals, such as limiting beliefs, values, feelings and thoughts