Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy and Massage
means “Motion of Life“.
This refers to the natural, spontaneous life flow energy
that moves us, inspires us and keeps us alive. The vital
goal of this particular work is to restore the natural
circulation of this life energy, also called circulation
of the libido.
The truly holistic,
integrative approach of biodynamics extends beyond the
talking therapy and includes the body, both by sensing
into and relating to the body.
Any intense emotional incident, when it is not entirely
digested, leaves behind residues in the body.
These residues, also called energetic fluids, are
deposited on our bones, membranes, skin and muscles.
Because psychic and emotional stress is digested in the
intestines like food, it causes the presence of
excessive bodily fluids. If the digestive process can be
brought back to normality, blockages can be released and
the joy of life can flow once again through the
body unhindered. This stimulates the process of
self-regulation and self-healing in body and
mind. Feelings of wellbeing, tranquillity, contentment
and positive life tone arise.
Some people may feel discontented with their current
life without being able to identify exactly why this is
the case. They may want to explore themselves to find a
more fulfilling way of living in their own skin and of
being in the world. If suffering from depression,
anxiety, eating disorders, perhaps struggling with
relationships, bereavement, or simply facing the
challenges of life, this work may offer a fruitful route
into exploring and easing physical symptoms, and what is
called psycho-somatic symptoms in particular. There
maybe a sense that emotional issues are linked to the
physical problems but help is needed to explore the
connections and find the way forward.
is an integral part of the biodynamic psychotherapy
work but can be used in its own right with people who
want to experience and benefit from biodynamic massage,
either for general relaxation or to address specific
physical symptoms, without entering into a
psychotherapeutic process. Sometimes clients discover
they are getting more in touch with their bodies, their
feelings and their creativity and want to explore
themselves more deeply, in which case I may change my
way of working to move into psychotherapy (if this is
what is wanted) - to broaden and deepen the work.
I have been living in France for over 40 years and have
finally settled near Pezenas , 40 kilometres from
Montpellier. I receive clients in my practice at home in
Campagnan, and in Montpellier.
Sessions last 1h15 and include a time for both verbal
expression and massage. I also direct groups of
movement therapy, inspired from a long experience of
dance, voice and improvisation work.
Contact : 06 19 40 66 00 //04 99 57 94 35 :
Read Gerda Boyesen : « Entre Psyche et Soma”,
(unfortunately not yet translated into English)