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Hanson healing. We are on a journey together, traversing a path made by walking.

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The great destination on this path is a deeper connection to sources of inner wisdom, peacefulness, integration, and joy in life. Integrating a spectrum of approaches allows clients to experience a connection beyond the normal “talk-therapy” approach. This spectrum includes: · Somatic Psychology is a unique approach to psychology that builds a bridge connecting the mind and body. Coming from the Greek word “soma” (meaning body), somatic psychology understands the body as the foundation of human experience. . · Humanistic/Relational Psychology honors the relationship between client and therapist as an integral part of the healing process. . · Psycho-spiritual Integration allows room for spirituality within the psychotherapeutic container. . · Guided Imagery/Meditation involves looking within for answers as an effective and helpful way to move through life’s challenges. Welcome to the IIBA Website.

Bioenergetic Analysis is a specific form of body-psychotherapy – based upon the continuity between body and mind – rooted in the work of Wilhelm Reich and founded by Alexander Lowen.

Welcome to the IIBA Website

BA basically combines a bodily, analytic and relational therapeutic work, based upon an energetic understanding. Bioenergetic Analysis helps to release chronic muscular tensions, manage affects, expand the capacity for intimacy, heal sexual difficulties and learn new, more fulfilling ways of relating to others. Tenderness, aggression, assertion – and their confluence in sexuality – are seen as core lifesaving forces.

The therapeutic relationship provides a place of safety in which healing begins. The therapist reads the body, resonates with its energy, feels the emotions, listens, hears and answers the words. Dr. He also writes in his book Bioenergetics: "Bioenergetics rests on the simple proposition that each person is his body. Short and Introductory Courses. Short courses and introductory courses are available in Cambridge and we can also arrange to teach an existing group in your locality.

Short and Introductory Courses

A minimum of ten participants is needed. Courses include Introduction to Body Psychotherapy, Introduction to Biodynamic Massage, and Relaxing Mind and Body (stress and relaxation from a body psychotherapy perspective), Working with Anxiety, Work with Physical Symptoms, Holistic Anatomy and Physiology. Please see Training in Biodynamic Massage for full details of the Emotional Anatomy and Physiology course, which is suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists, and complementary therapists wanting to know more about the relevance of the subject to their work. A nine weekly course for healthcare professionals, creative arts therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists as continuing professional development. This course is based on the renowned programme developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center 27 years ago.

Cost: £280. Peter A. Levine (therapist & author) Peter A.

Peter A. Levine (therapist & author)

Levine (born 19 February 1942) is an American therapist, author and educator who specializes in the treatment and understanding of chronic stress and tonic immobility, more commonly known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD). Dr. Levine is the developer of Somatic Experiencing® (a body awareness approach to the treatment of trauma) and founder of the non-profit educational and research organization dedicated to the worldwide healing and prevention of trauma, The Somatic Experiencing Training Institute (formerly known as The Foundation for Human Enrichment).

He is also an author of numerous books about trauma and post traumatic stress disorder, including In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness and the New York Times Best Seller Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma. Career[edit] Peter A. He also is the originator of "Somatic Experiencing®" method, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma / healing of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

B.S. The Somatic Experiencing Association UK - Home. Somatic Experiencing. Somatic Experiencing is a form of therapy aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client’s perceived body sensations (or somatic experiences).

Somatic Experiencing

It was introduced in Dr. Peter Levine's 1997 book Waking the Tiger. In it, he discusses at length his observations of animals in the wild, and how they deal with and recover from life-threatening situations. He concludes that their behaviour gives us "an insight into the biological healing process" (p. 98), and that "the key to healing traumatic symptoms in humans lies in our being able to mirror the fluid adaption of wild animals" (p. 17-18) as they avoid traumatization in reacting to life-threatening situations.[1] Theory[edit]

Continuing Education For Mental Health Professionals. Continuing Education For Mental Health Professionals. About Somatic Experiencing (SE™) SOMATIC EXPERIENCING (SE™) is a potent psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress.

Continuing Education For Mental Health Professionals

It is the life's work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. SE offers a framework to assess where a person is "stuck" in the fight, flight, freeze, or collapse responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states.