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Body Psychotherapy
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Higgs boson - mass & nothingness
Body Psychotherapy is where we rediscover the inner child’s relaxed domains and integrate our child self with our adult side in a relaxed and harmonious way.

When we usually think about our bodies, we tend to have the notion that we are separate, skin and bone encased egos that meet others in the world with the same attitude. But we all live with the basic feeling of wanting to find our way home in our inner universe and discover who we really are.
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Shiva, King of Dance - creation & dissolution

Body Psychotherapy
maps the core of the inner child through body memories. The body does not always distinguish between externals threats, such as a person feeling threatened, and a threat coming from within, an unpleasant thought. The body as subject already exists in that before we, as ‘I’, know about it, that’s how we carelessly, spontaneously orientate ourselves in the world. The body is like a child who has not yet learnt to tell the time, constantly living in the infinite now.

Wilhelm Reich was the one,
among several gifted psychoanalysts in the so-called Viennagroup around Sigmund Freud, who focused on the importance of the body in psychoanalysis. He developed Vegetotherapy, which uses breathing, movement and bodily positions to relieve tension that he described as body armour. A successor to Reich was Alexander Lowen who developed Bioenergetics. And George Downing’s psychodynamic body therapy is taught in Sweden.

Therapy forms in Asia
have been based on meditation and yoga for thousands of years. Yoga helps the body relax, thereby allowing meditation to take place with a more open body image. Yoga can be an excellent complement to Body Psychotherapy.


- Is it mind over matter or matter over mind?
- Never mind it doesn´t matter!

Cosmic dialogue

"All matter is Energy."
"The Field is the sole govenor of the particle".

Albert Einstein

Your naked body
should only belong to
those who fall in love
with your naked soul.

Charlie Chaplin

"if any thing is
sacred, the human
body is sacred".

Walt Whitman


Tiger

Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
in the forest of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In that distant deeps or skies
Burnet the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he spire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, and what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
in the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake


"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat
match the beat of the universe."

Joseph Campbell

References:
Didier Anzieu : Hudjaget – om hudens psykiska betydelse
F. Batmanghelidj : Your Bodys Many Cries for Water
Erwin Bischofberger : Kroppens etik
Harald Blomberg : Helande Liv
David Boadella : Lifestreams
Jan C. Bouman : Kroppen-som-subjekt
Barbara Brennan : Hands of Light
Barbara Brennan : Light Emerging

Malcolm Brown : The Healing Touch - An Introduction to Organismic Psychotherapy
Staffan Carazo : Karaktärsanalys - Att förstå karaktärsstrukturens betydelse i psykoterapin
Cash - Pruzinsky : Body Image - A Handbook of Theory, Research, & Clinical Practice
Deepak Chopra : Quantum Healing - Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Healing
John P. Conger : JUNG & REICH: The Body as Shadow
George Downing : Kroppen och ordet
Caroline Eliacheff : På Kroppen På Skriket
Donald M. Epstein : Healing Myths - Healing Magic
Sandor Ferenczi : THALASSA.. A Thoery of Genitality
Fossel, Blackburn, Woynarowski : The Immortality Edge : Realize the Secrets of Your Telemeres for a Longer, Healthier Life
Martin Fransson : Källan till att må bra är du - Utveckla dina fem hälsopelare
Eugene T. Gendlin : FOKUSERING - En psykologisk teknik för självhjälp och utveckling.
Gay, Kathlyn Hendricks: Kroppens egen intelligens

Arthur Janov : Life before Birth
Robert Jerdén : Kroppen vet mer än Huvudet
Bessel van der Kolk : Traumatic Stress
Caron Kent : The Puzzled Body
Peter A. Levine : HEALING TRAUMA - A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body
Peter A. Levine : Waking the Tiger - Healing Trauma
Libet, B., Alberts, W.W., and Wright, E.W. 1976. "Responses of Human Somatosensory Cortex to Stimuli Below Threshold for Conscious Sensation." Science, 158 (3808), 1597-1600.

Alexander Loyd - Ben Johnson : Healing Koden
Alexander Lowen : The Language of the Body - Physical Dynamics of Character Structure
Alexander Lowen : The Spirituality of the Body
Marc Micozzi - Donald Mc Cown : NEW WORLD MINDFULNESS
Marc Micozzi - Michel Jawer : Your Emotional Type : Key to the Therapies That Will Work for You
Marc Micozzi - Michael Jawer : The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion
Iréne Matthis : Den Tänkande Kroppen
Maurice Merleau-Ponty : Kroppens fenomenologi
Michael Murphy : The Future of the Body
Tor Nörretranders : Märk Världen
Ogden, Minton, Pain : Trauma and the Body - A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy
Nick Ortner : The Tapping Solution - A revolutionary system for stress-free living
Candace B. Pert : Molecules of Emotion - Why you feel the way you feel
John C. Pierrakos : Core Energetics - Developing the Capacity to Love and Heal

Cash - Pruzinsky Eds. : Body Image - A Handbook of Theory, Research, & Clinical Practice
Stèphano Sabetti : Waves of Change
J. Nigro Sansonese : The Body of Myth - Mythology, Shamanistic Trance and the Sacred Geography of the Body
Paul Schilder : The Image and Appearance of the Human Body
Al Sears : Rediscover Your Native Fitness PACE
Myron Sharaf : Fury on Earth – a biography of Wilhelm Reich
Smith / Clance / Imes : Touch in psychotherapy
Renee Taylor : Hunza folkets hemlighet - Konsten att bevara hälsa och lycka under ett långt liv
John E. Upledger : Your Inner Physician and You - CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release
Michael Washburn : Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World
Alan Watts : The Book
- On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Xiuling, Li : Healing with Ki-Kou - The Secrets of Ancient Chinese Breathing Techniques
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