What to expect in a biodynamic session
The aims of each session can vary. For example, you may need to speak, or simply rest and be rejuvenated. You may have a particular condition that you need help with, or you may be considering life choices, or facing health problems.
Whatever your needs are, the biodynamic therapist can:
- assist you to find relief, eliminate toxins and reduce the feeling of internal pressure
- help bring emotional resolution.
- work with your muscles, tissues, breath and joints.
- work with your need to speak and express, by talking it through you can work it out, it can be everyday life, work, home, relationship matters and essential issues.
- clarify issues and help you to make positive life decisions for yourself and for your future within your own life context.
Initial Consultation and completing the Client Information Record
You will be asked to fill in a Client Information Record (CIR), which details your contact information, reason for treatment, current symptoms (if any), lifestyle (diet, exercise etc), general medical history.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to tell about any emotional or life experiences and to give any further details that you consider may be relevant for your treatments or sessions.
When the CIR is completed the biodynamic psychotherapist will read through this information in a Consultation with you and together you will discuss how you consider we may be able to help, fees charged, cancellation policy, time frame agreed and any other matters that have to be decided.
This agreement forms the basis for a mutually agreed and workable contract between you and your biodynamic practitioner.
Once the contract is agreed, your therapist will subsequently use a combination of biodynamic methods, according to what is needed by you in each session.
One session can be helpful, but more often a series of weekly or fortnightly sessions is recommended to help the process of re-establishing your own healing mechanism and independent wellbeing. Click here for treatment options.
This gentle, non-invasive approach can often lead to a feeling of being fully rested, and it is not unusual for clients to fall asleep during a treatment.
During a biodynamic massage, a loud speaker stethoscope is placed on the lower abdomen to monitor the sounds of the gut. Gerda Boyesen called this psycho-peristalsis - the ability of the gut to digest and eliminate the effects of stress. Treatment can be more effective when working directly on the skin, so clients usually remove clothing other than underwear. Once on the massage table the therapist covers you with towels and a blanket, only removing the covering to work on each part of the body the therapist is treating. If you do not feel comfortable with this it is still possible to receive a treatment with your clothes on.