Body Psychotherapy to Overcome Your Past, Sexual, Relationship and Emotional Problems

Body Psychotherapy to Overcome Your Past, Sexual, Relationship and Emotional Problems

Traditional psychotherapy is usually talk therapy. You talk about your thoughts and emotions, behaviors and attitudes. You can reflect on your past, your childhood, your past and current relationships, and the issues you are currently struggling with. Often the focus is on changing your behavior and changing your attitudes so that you can communicate more clearly with others and create more fulfillment in your life.

Body psychotherapy methods have a similar intention, to help you gain clarity about your life and make the changes you want to achieve greater satisfaction. However, in a body psychotherapy session, you can focus on your breathing: is it shallow, gasping, holding your breath, is your abdomen tense, or does it hurt? You can also focus on the sensations you feel, aches and pains, tightness, and other sensations. The therapist may encourage you to exaggerate the tension so that you really feel it or allow your body to release the tension and truly relax. As your body begins to
Release your usual tension and shielding, your brain often produces images, ideas, insights, emotional release, and creative solutions that could not have been obtained logically through speech and the reasoning mind.


somatic experimentation

Memories of traumatic experiences and painful emotional wounds remain in the body, creating patterns of neuromuscular retention that lead to restricted emotional expression. Talking “about” these memories, emotions, and life-related problems is not enough. Intellectual insight and awareness must be accompanied by felt, bodily, somatic, and emotional experience. Only as the layers of bodily tension patterns are released can the underlying, authentic self emerge.

Body metaphors and body image

Our body does not lie. Bodily symptoms often provide metaphorical messages about our life, our needs, our desires, and problems that our conscious mind may not be willing to face.
As we explore deeper meanings, our metaphors change and our bodies begin to heal.
Body image distortions and dissatisfactions gradually diminish as we begin to disidentify from our body and accept it for the precious gift that it is.


Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Massage therapy and other studies have shown that touch, especially loving touch, decreases stress, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, anger, pain, and neuromuscular tension, increases dopamine and serotonin levels, improves mood and increases relaxation. Giving and receiving caresses can enhance intimacy and emotional and sexual pleasure.

Empathy and Security

In the presence of a non-judgmental, caring, empathetic therapist who is an expert listener and respectfully offers appropriate feedback, clients have the opportunity to explore deep and important life issues in a safe and confidential environment.

Body, Mind, Spirit

In order to have a direct experience of the authentic self and to solve persistent and repetitive problems, intellectual or emotional insight is not enough. The past, present, and potential future must be explored, as well as the effects on all levels of being. Distorted thought patterns, cognitive dissonance, disconnections between mind, body, and spirit, and restrictions that interfere with spontaneity and happy living must be addressed.

mental health skills

People who understand and work to release their own unique mental, emotional, physiological, and spiritual disconnections and restrictions are better equipped to deal with the uncertainty of life. They have the ability to cope with unexpected changes, unmet needs, heartbreak, loss, illness, pain, inevitable aging, or simple differences and conflicts with their most intimate partners.

Methods and Modalities

Methods and modalities have been developed that incorporate teachings from psychology (psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, object relations, cognitive-behavioural, existential, gestalt, hypnosis, Jungian, Reichian, etc.), Eastern teachings (mindfulness, meditation, etc.) , body therapy (Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Energy Work, Chakra Balancing, Craniosacral, massage, etc.) and transpersonal inspirations.

Methods and Techniques

Session may include: verbal and cognitive, breath work, tactile exercises, art, music, writing, journaling, guided imagery, mindfulness, grounding and centering, boundary work, releasing energetic or neuromuscular holding patterns, work of the inner child, movement, dance. and physical exercise or a combination of any of these and more.

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