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Individual sessions of body psychotherapy are available at our Cambridge Centre. We can also offer body-centred counselling, relaxation and stress management individually andor in groups. Our clients come from places within travelling distance of Cambridge. WHO ARE THE PSYCHOTHERAPISTS? Psychotherapists working at the centre are U.K. Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered. At any one time we also have two or three advanced level student psychotherapists working towards UKCP accreditation. Psychotherapists have trained with andor are accredited by the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners, the London Centre for Biodynamic Psychology (formerly the Boyesen Centre), the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, and the Karuna Institute (Core Process Psychotherapy). They belong to appropriate professional organisations, adhere to recognised codes of ethics and are required to maintain their standard of expertise with ongoing professional development. The current group of eight psychotherapists has a diversity of personal and professional experience. Some are qualified in a state registered health profession such as nursing, or occupational therapy. Others have been involved in work in the business sector, in teaching and scientific research. Others have lived in other countries or were born abroad. Each psychotherapist works uniquely drawing on experience and interest in creativity, healing and meditation. We are able to offer psychotherapy in English and German WHAT IS BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY? Body psychotherapy focusses on the psyche through its expression in the body to enhance awareness on all levels of being. This can include body sensations, thoughts and thinking patterns, feelings, and movements of energy. Through the process of bringing awareness to how it is it becomes possible to make different choices and to reconnect with the essential self, which is intrinsically healthy. Body psychotherapy is derived from the work of Wilhelm Reich, and the influences of Eastern philosophy in the 1960s. The term Body Psychotherapy was coined in 1991 by the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP). The body reflects a person's current state and previous life history. In health mind and body function in a relatively integrated manner. When this is happening breathing, movement, mood, speech and sense of wellness are harmonious. More often full health is not evident. Outwardly there can be success - perhaps there is a secure, well paid job, a family and a pleasant home, but the individual has persistent headaches, or feels constantly tired in the absence of illness, is bored, or feels that something indefinable is missing. Every trauma, shock, difficulty in life, every unexpressed joy is embodied. These experiences manifest as aches and pains, tight or slack muscle, shallow breathing, inability to relax and sleep, low or high arousal levels, feeling hot or cold, disturbed thinking, inability to concentrate or make decisions, and lack of vitality. When these phenomena persist for a long time they develop into more or less fixed states, and illness and general malaise become habitual and normalised. Most of us barely know what it could feel like to be really well and certainly have little idea of how to go about feeling more alive. Good resolutions and will power have only minimal impact on the body. In body psychotherapy the psychotherapist works with the client to discover the meaning of unskilful patterns of behaviour, how it is that relationships are maintained, which are not satisfying and the meaning of the messages that the body is communicating. Gradually a story unfolds about what makes for greater or lesser well being. Perhaps protective ways of being developed for survival in past circumstances are no longer necessary and are self defeating. As awareness of oneself develops, it becomes possible to be more in touch with what is healthy in terms of behaviour and lifestyle. And so as the individual is more i

Individual sessions of body psychotherapy are available at our Cambridge Centre. We can also offer body-centred counselling, relaxation and stress management individually andor in groups. Our clients come from places within travelling distance of Cambridge. WHO ARE THE PSYCHOTHERAPISTS? Psychotherapists working at the centre are U.K. Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered. At any one time we...

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