Amanae Emotional Release Work, Biodynamic Massage and Upledger CranioSacral Therapy
The following types of Body Work are used as integral to my practice as a Body Psychotherapist.
I also offer stand-alone sessions in each.
Amanae Emotional Release Work
Amanae - I am an Amanae Practitioner, Teacher and Course Organiser.
This is a powerfully interactive and collaborative type of body work. It is a method of connecting to your heart energy in a very direct way and of getting to know yourself from the inside out.
The client lies on the massage table and learns to work with their own awareness and breath inside their body at the same time as using the practitioner's touch to help connect to various energetic 'doorways' in the body. As the doorways open the energy in the body flows more freely, the body can vibrate, and the sense of aliveness within the self and the world deepens. If the doorways are closed or blocked, the heart energy softens the armour, enabling an opening to occur.
The intention in the work is to help you to connect more deeply to yourself.; to feel viscerally where you have rejected parts of yourself and to understand and welcome them back.
What prevents this deeper connection can be witnessed, felt, held in loving attention and eventually welcomed. Healing and resolution can happen, layer by layer:
* the knocks and bruises of childhood
* our early experiences of relationship with our parental figures, siblings, teachers etc,
* our emotional upsets,
* our psychological wounding,
* our fear, grief, anxiety, depression,
* our hatred, anger, and judgement
* many kinds of traumatic experience
When this happens we can experience inner freedom, deeper joy and love for ourselves, and as a result a greater openness and love towards others and the earth.
Intensive courses in Amanae. Throughout the year I organise short group courses in Amanae work, ranging from 5 hours to 2 days. Once a year I also organise a 5 day intensive Amanae course which is rather like a retreat, and offers the opportunity to work much more deeply within a supportive environment.
If you would like to read more please see the work of Eric Lipin, Amanae practitioner and teacher, and founder of Amanae Europe.
Biodynamic Massage - I am a Biodynamic Massage Therapist
Developed by Gerda Boyesen in the 1960s this type of massage works with an understanding of the whole system of a person, paying particular attention to the nervous system and how this communicates through the belly. It invites a softening of muscular armour and can enable emotional and psychological release as well as greater spontaneous flow in the whole body and system.
For more information please see www.abmt.org.uk
Upledger CranioSacral Therapy
I hold the certificate to practice the material from the first two modules of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and I often integrate this with other body work where I deem it appropriate.
For more information please see www.upledger.co.uk