Bodycoaching is a combination of counseling, energetic and body treatment.

Bodycoaching is the practice of supporting an individual through the process of achieving physical, psychological/mental, energetic benefits and deeper understanding of his/her present themes.

In a Bodycoaching’s session, the practitioner can help the client:

  • relax and cope with issues such as stress, muscular/joint problems, nausea, anxiety, and depression
  • re-balance energy flow
  • perceive the body as a (re)source of subtle information to deal with present challenges and circumstances

 

Bodycoaching is useful when a person is willing to develop more:

  • Personal awareness-> greater contact with one self, own needs, motivations, direction
  • Understanding of which attitudes, dynamics, mental states, blocks we should no longer base on and can let go, and what are our own resources to which we can draw on.
  • Increased empathy, compassion and listening to oneself and others
  • Learn about our psychological dynamics while listening to our own body perception and understanding its messages
  • Develop the capacity of perception of the physical and energetic body
  • Learn how to go beyond the capacity of the analytical mind by developing a perceptive and subtle listening
  • Learn to listen to your body and emotions -> development of a conscious intuition
  • Becoming more grateful of life processes
  • Reestablish an alignment of body-mind-heart
  • Restoring personal effectiveness

 

Techniques, theories and philosophies behind Bodycoaching

  1. Neo-Reichian massage:  it is a system based on theories developed by Wilhelm Reich. The therapist locates and dissolves the “holding patterns” in the body about past traumatic experiences (also called the “body armoring”).
  2. Core energetic: Dr. John Pierrakos integrated bioenergetics, which co-create with Alexander Lowen, with spirituality. The Core Energetic is known worldwide as the first Western psychotherapeutic approach that incorporates the principles of body psychotherapy and depth psychology and transpersonal with the spiritual dimension of human beings.
  3. Carolyn Myss: Author of Energy Anatomy, Creation of health and Anatomy of the Spirit which are useful guidelines to track at first the body’s energy and spirit patterns.
  4. Shiatzu and the knowledge of the energy meridians
  5. Counseling: is an art based on knowledge and skills derived from many sciences, including those psychological, but in and of itself it does not constitute a science. It is an individual support to address more clearly the challenges that a person is living in the present. Counseling is a set of skills, attitudes and techniques to help a person to get in touch with his/her resources and therefore find her/his sustainable solutions. It is assumed that the person has in herself the necessary resources and within the session the aim is to create the best conditions for them to emerge. The set is basically a client-centered dialogue, in which the counselor helps the client to re-view his/her mental psychological constructs, and through questions unlock the “only one dimension” vision. The enlargement of perspective helps the customer to relate better with others and with the different parts of him/herself. 
  6. Rogers: active listening
  7. Voice dialogue of Hal and Sidra Stone
  8. Daniel Goleman and 5 components of emotional intelligence (EI): Self-awareness, Self-control, Motivation, Empathy, Social skills
  9. The practice of various techniques of body massages: Swedish massage, trigger points, Rebalancing, large variety of stretching, mobilization, kneading, stroking that lead to stimulate the neuro-sensorial system, energizing the body, unifying and rooting the organism.
  10. Focusing: the ability to pay attention to feelings and needs that have not yet been expressed in words. The term was introduced by the psychotherapist Eugene T. Gendlin.
  11. Transpersonal psychology: The central hypothesis is that the man is not simply an organic-psychic, but an open and connected, in his inmost reality, deep in a supposed “spiritual” all-embracing
  12. Humanistic Psychology (Roger, Maslow)
  13. Vipassana Meditation: Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills. Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion. The scientific laws that operate one’s thoughts, feelings, judgments and sensations become clear.
  14. Sufi psychology of Faisal Muqaddam and A.H.Almaas
  15. Louise Hay: Positive Thinking
  16. Presencing (Presence and sensing) experiential learning process of being in the here and now, with particular focus on interiority body, to being in contact with the self and the world through the body perception (senses). To let go of the Ego re-action and be “with the future that wants to emerge” O.Scharmer.
  17. Breathing techniques
  18. Visualizations