The term biodynamic is connected with the spontaneous flow of life energy throughout the body and mind. When this natural flow is disturbed we lose our joy for life and often symptoms can develop. Biodynamic therapies work to restore this natural flow. They help to clear the effects of stress, promote self-healing and self-regulation, and can bring a renewed sense of well-being, happiness, peace and relaxation.
The body does not distinguish between physical and psychological threats. We have two survival mechanisms to help us deal with threatening situations, the “fight or flight” and “freeze” response. When you’re stressed over a busy schedule, an argument with a friend, a traffic jam, a mountain of bills, or a difficult decision you need to make, your body reacts just as strongly as if you were facing a life or death situation. Apart from every day stress maybe you have experienced major trauma at some point in your life, or you have been affected by something serious like death, divorce, major illness, redundancy, or any form of abuse.
If you have a lot of responsibilities and worries, your emergency stress response may remain on most of the time. If not deactivated after an event that is perceived as dangerous this can adversely affect your emotional and physical wellbeing.
Biodynamic Psychology and its related therapies was established sixty years ago by Clinical Psychologist, Gerda Boyesen ® (1922-2005) and developed by the Institute of Biodynamic Medicine.
“There is a healing mechanism in the body which dissolves nervous tension in the muscles and resolves emotional and psychological conflict on the unconscious and organic level.”
- Gerda Boyesen
Clinical Psychologist, Founder of Biodynamic Psychology