Body Informed Therapy
“Without awareness of bodily feeling and attitude, a person becomes split into a disembodied spirit and a disenchanted body.” ~ Alexander Lowen
Body Informed Therapy
I feel very fortunate to have had many good teachers, therapists, coaches, and healers who have helped me find my own body informed approach to guiding others.
Body Informed Therapy is very different from cognitive-focussed therapies. While I use some of the best tools and insights from hypnotherapy, NLP, and coaching, I do so only as a means to help my clients deepen awareness of felt experience. Our bodies hold the memories we need to access so we can process, heal and integrate the wounded parts of ourselves. Our addictions and other maladaptive patterns are secondary pain products of our innermost wounding and the flawed identity that has been birthed from it.
The mind will chase solutions and reach many dead ends in its attempts to find the root cause of suffering. The mind is the veiling and the barrier that prevents self-connection. The challenge is getting the mind to return to its appropriate level of authority, so it serves rather than impedes us. Once this has happened, the mind allows felt bodily experience into conscious awareness so disunity can end and healing can begin.
Each of my clients experiences their problem differently. Every client is unique in the way they experience the world. They all have different living environments, and a different set of challenges. My clients require processes and insights that help them heal at a pace that’s right for them, thus I have no one-size-fits-all approach to my work. For therapy to be successful, it must be personalised to a client’s unique needs and goals.
The main goal that my clients bring to therapy is personal autonomy. They want to find mental clarity, emotional stability, and heal the broken connection with themselves. All of these things are possible with a commitment to deep inner work.
If you would like to know how body informed therapy could help you, please contact me.
Private Sessions in Zürich, Switzerland. Online Sessions for clients worldwide.