Contemporary Body Psychotherapy is an integrative approach that not only draws upon techniques and perspectives from other disciplines but seeks to unify them into a cohesive relational model of psychology that also embraces neuro-science and physics.
Underpinning my approach is a fundamental understanding of the body and mind as being one interwoven holistic system, in which the psyche expresses itself with thought-processes, emotion, sensation, body posture and language, intuition, imagery, energetic presence, relational and inter-generational dynamics.
I have a particular interest in enactment-dynamics, how it is that an historical relational wound will unconsciously manifest in the therapeutic relationship; and I have written fairly extensively on this subject.
Another keen interest of mine is the history of consciousness, and in particularly how it is that both culture, and the individual, experience radical shifts in perception over time; and long beyond the childhood developmental stages that are more routinely identified. The life-time is a journey of unfolding process, and it is different for each person.
Body Psychotherapy can be effective for working with any emotional, psychological, or relational issues, and is particularly useful for addressing trauma. However, many people choose Body Psychotherapy also to more generally deepen their experience of the body-mind and spiritual process.
Currently I am working online only, and it’s important to note that the principles of Body Psychotherapy absolutely work without immediate proximity.
Having been engaged in one form of therapeutic work or another for thirty years, and for over twenty as a psychotherapist, it’s rare that a client comes to me with issues that I have no previous experience of working with successfully; although I receive each client as an absolutely unique individual who I will seek to be fascinated by.
Integrating History: the enactment-model as a unifying structure of consciousness. (18,000 word article)
Working with enactment from within the body-mind relational field. (11,000 word article)