is Body-Centered Psychotherapy?
As opposed to the traditional Freudian method of "conversational" therapy, BCP (Body Centered Psychotherapy) largely relies on information stored in the body in the form of images, memories and emotions.
OUR ESSENCE is alive, spontaneous, and creative. However, often it gets blocked by those black holes, our primal wounds and feelings. As children we are told: stop! do not cry, do not be afraid, be quiet, and don't feel too good either. When we were not allowed to feel what was natural to us, we held our emotions so we would not feel the pain of rejection. So they got stuck in our physical body. We also pushed down parts of our personality that were not welcomed by our caretakers, thus creating those black holes. As an adult we adapted our behavior into a social persona-mask, creating defenses, that block our energy flow. Held-in emotions not only cause emotional suffering, but physical pain, glandular imbalances, tension and often disease.
THE KEY to this healing lies in the client-therapist relationship --being treated with unconditional positive regard and accepted just the way you are. In a safe environment you will be able to release those emotional blocks, those defenses and re-own the rejected parts of yourself so energy that kept those defenses in place is freed to be used for more creative and satisfying purposes.
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