About Integrative Body PsychotherapyIntegrative Body Psychotherapy, or simply IBP, offers a way of looking at one’s personality through the lens of the body and the energetic process within. What sets it apart from other schools of psychotherapy is that it utilizes personality and character analysis along with psychical techniques to detect — and release — chronic muscle tension, a necessary step toward overcoming withdrawal from life, which is a defense mechanism. IBP recognizes the body’s intelligence and ability to heal itself and encourages this process. In my work, I primarily use the Integrative Core Dynamics (ICD) method developed by the Center for Integrative Development. It is an approach based on the principles of vegetotherapy, character analysis, and the theory of segmental armoring, i.e. bodywork therapy developed by Dr. Wilhelm Reich almost a century ago. This integrative method uses physical contact, breath, movement, and voice to open the energetic flow within the body so that we can through that flow integrate the different levels of the body, feelings, mind, and spirit. In addition, I use bioenergetics principles and techniques as per Alexander Lowen, which are also based on the work of Dr. Reich. For grounding and embodiment, we use core energetics exercises, free movement, and various techniques to open the flow. The energetic flow takes us through the sensations, emotions, and thoughts, toward a grounded spirituality. Breaking through the adapted layers of personality into its destructive parts, and processing them in a safe therapeutic setting, we make room for the manifestation of our authentic self, and our essence which is constructive and inclusive.
Open floorOpen Floor Movement Practice offers a dynamic and creative set of tools and resources that helps us move through our lives fully embodied. The language we use is the language of dance and mindfulness — to achieve self-awareness, a sense of connectedness, and healing. The Open Floor method combines dance with teaching, in a way that leads to resourcing and awakening. It aims to help us learn how to move no matter the intensity or type of feeling and be in contact with others while not getting out of touch with our very selves. Through bottom-up and top-down processing we get to know our bodies, movement range, and breath. We carefully build a link between what happened on the dance floor and what happened to us in life, allowing for the insights and resources to become available outside the dance floor.
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