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Talking & Mindful Therapies
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Biodynamic Psychotherapy was developed in the 1960’s by Gerda Boyesen, a clinical psychologist and physiotherapist who was very much inspired by the work of Willheilm Reich and the psycho-postural work of Bulow-Hansen under which she trained.
Boyesen, became curious about the changes that she observed in her patients who received massage as part of their treatment. As a result of this she decided to study to become a physiotherapist.
What emerged was a comprehensive way of working psychotherapeutically called Biodynamic Psychology which makes use of different techniques (talking therapy, bodywork, Biodynamic massage and vegetotherapy) to encourage a greater self-regulation and integration between body, mind and soul.
Body Psychotherapy can be particularly supportive with any psychological issues that are body related or as a different way of exploring our inner world and our past in relation to the present.
The aim of Biodynamic Psychology is to gently shed those mechanisms that inhibit us from living a fulfilled life and allow a greater integration and connection with our inner self and the world around us. It is a very creative way of exploring our core belief systems and internal dynamics.
Your therapist might use a range of techniques including talking therapy, movement, guided image work and massage to explore different aspects of what emerges from your particular sessions.
Talking therapies can be helpful in exploring the relationship you hold both with yourself and the world around you. At times this can be done by reflecting on your values, assumptions and ideas but may also be reflected in the therapeutic relationship. The space offers a safe and non judgemental environment in which you can elucidate and elaborate on your perspective, giving you time and room to explore what matters to you. To be in a space where you can feel heard and less isolated with any issues you may be experiencing.
There may be specific indicators, like anxiety, debilitating anger, issues around food or relationship difficulties. For some people there may be support needed around bereavement or life changing events. Others may feel stuck or feel bothered by a general feeling that something is not quite right. Whatever the concerns or need, it is hoped that by talking things through, we can create understanding, new perspectives and find meaning in the things that matter to you most.
Therapy at TruthPie can take place in-person or online. Once in therapy, you will agree on a set date and time for regularity and, depending on what you want to achieve and your circumstances, you and your therapist can set an initial number of sessions. It is not always needed that we pre-determine the number of sessions, as circumstances may change.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Thousands of studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness.
NLP is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do. NLP provides people with a methodology to model outstanding performances achieved by geniuses and leaders in their field. NLP is also used for personal development and for success in business
A key element of NLP is that we form our unique internal mental maps of the world as a product of the way we filter and perceive information absorbed through our five senses from the world around us
Cognitive hypnotherapy combines cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnosis with theories based on modern neuroscience.
The cognitive-behavioural approach to hypnotherapy is the main evidence-based approach to hypnotherapy, and draws heavily upon psychological research on hypnosis and suggestion.
The cognitive-behavioural approach to hypnosis is mainly characterised by the rejection of the notion of “hypnotic trance” and an emphasis on ordinary psychological factors such as suggestion, expectation, and imagination, instead.
For an approach to be truly “cognitive-behavioural” it needs to have a conceptualisation or “working model” of the client’s problem in cognitive behavioural terms.
Cognitive-behavioural theory of hypnosis, which has its roots in the original Victorian theories of hypnosis, began to develop properly in the 1950s and 1960s, and was labelled “cognitive-behavioural” in the mid-1970s. Cognitive therapy, which later became known as “cognitive-behavioural therapy” or CBT, was just beginning to develop around this time and did not become well-established until the 1980s. Cognitive-behavioural approaches to hypnosis therefore predate the development of modern CBT. However, because of the overlap between them, modern cognitive-behavioural approaches to hypnotherapy inevitably draw on elements of CBT. On the other hand, some of the ideas and methods found in CBT may derive from earlier hypnotherapy approaches and precursors of them can certainly be found in the literature of hypnosis before the 1970s.
Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. It is the means for fathoming all the levels of ourselves and finally experiencing the center of consciousness within. Meditation is not a part of any religion; it is a science, which means that the process of meditation follows a particular order, has definite principles, and produces results that can be verified.
In meditation, the mind is clear, relaxed, and inwardly focused. When you meditate, you are fully awake and alert, but your mind is not focused on the external world or on the events taking place around you. Meditation requires an inner state that is still and one-pointed so that the mind becomes silent. When the mind is silent and no longer distracts you, meditation deepens.
Lou Lou Cullum has developed her Movement Medicine training to create Coaching in motion - sessions for artists, dancers, performers/creatives using coaching/movement/music
Movement Medicine is a creative, embodied meditation practice for our times. It is rooted in ancient wisdom and modern understanding of how change happens. It's intention is to help you to access more of the physical and emotional intelligence that’s inside you through bringing awareness to the way you move, feel and think. Whatever your level of experience, age or condition, conscious movement practice is a force for creative expression and mindfulness in day to day life. Movement Medicine is an invitation for personal empowerment in the context of community.
Genuine contentment comes from knowing who you are and making your contribution to life in a way that is meaningful to you. Often, all it takes is a little encouragement to feel the music, get moving and trust the dance that’s inside you.