Bioenergetic Analysis: Body/Mind Psychotherapy
What is it?
Bioenergetic Analysis is a highly effective, body-based psychotherapy that helps resolve emotional issues by engaging the wisdom of the body in a safe and caring relationship with a highly-trained therapist.
Bioenergetics has a long and established history, yet finds itself on the cutting edge of contemporary psychology as rapid advances in neurobiology highlight the intricate and intimate relationship between body and mind.
How does it work?
Bioenergetics recognizes that our life experiences – from our earliest days of childhood onward – leave physical imprints on our body. We have physiological responses to events in our lives that are stored not only in our brains, but also in our cells and muscles. Early traumatic experiences often manifest in a range of problems in adult life, from patterns of failed relationships to illness and chronic pain.
Bioenergetic analysis – a type of body/mind psychotherapy – gives you the opportunity to release unconscious holding patterns in your body through breathing, movement and emotional expression while being supported by an experienced, empathic therapist.
As a certified bioenergetic therapist, I believe strongly in the connection between our mind, body and emotions. Bioenergetic psychotherapy is one of the most useful and effective techniques I know for getting unstuck from the effects of past traumatic events. It’s a highly-effective psychotherapy technique that I use to help my clients experience more pleasure, joy and love in their lives.
Qualifications for Bioenergetic Psychotherapists
It’s not easy to become a bioenergetic therapist: you must complete a four-year training program through the International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis and – following two years’ of clinical supervision by a master teacher – can then became certified to do this skillful and challenging work.
Due to the rigorous training and supervision required, there are currently only 15 therapists in all of San Diego County who are trained and certified to do Bioenergetic Analysis. I am proud to say that I am one of this highly-skilled group of psychotherapists.
Why is it better than traditional talk therapy?
Many of my clients want bioenergetic therapy because they have already experienced the benefits (and limitations) of traditional talk therapy and still weren’t where they wanted to be.
As a wise teacher once told me, “Traditional talk therapy doesn’t address what happens from the neck down. Working with the mind-body relationship in psychotherapy helps draw out an inner knowledge that no amount of reading or talking can do.”
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