SOMATIC BODY-CENTRED PSYCHOTHERAPY
Most of my training over many years has been in and around the field of Somatic Body Psychotherapy. For effective therapy, I have found, that everything comes back to how well you are connected with your body. The key Body based therapies I’ve worked in and like are Somatics, Hakomi, Focusing, OrthoBionomy, Radix and SensoriMotor Work, (as well as others, see my background.) On this page I’m focusing on Radix Body Psychotherapy.
WHAT IS RADIX?
Radix is an educational process in personal growth created by Dr. Charles Kelly back around 1971. Radix work promotes the integration of mind and body helping us to experience our real self. It combines elements of teaching, psychological processes, physical exercises, and body awareness which together facilitate personal insight and growth.
Radix practitioners work on freeing blocked feelings/emotions.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF RADIX?
The goal of Radix work is to experience and integrate feelings. Through a number of techniques and processes the body may be re-owned.
As practitioners we use a non-invasive approach, respectful of every individual’s development of feelings. Each person is supported in taking healthy control over his or her life, learning how to construct and maintain boundaries and sustain a higher level of energy.
WHEN IS RADIX USED?
Because Radix work helps to free long buried feelings it is excellent work for helping people to ‘feel more’ again.
In feeling more deeply, people are more able to express their real self. Often people comment….”I feel more ‘human’ again”. People’s ‘gut feel’ about things can increase. And people tend to create better and more stable relationships with friends and loved ones as the reactiveness of old blocked emotions is released and resolved.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF RADIX?
Past clients have reported some of the following benefits from Radix work……..
A clearing of a long running Depression
Less emotional Over-eating
More Assertiveness, Less Stress
Fewer Body Pains, Healing of long-term Chronic Pain
Less reactiveness in relationships
More relaxed and at peace in their body
Less mental clutter (thoughts whizzing around in one’s head trying to work things out)
Deeper and more satisfying sleep
More creative and freer to feel and express their thoughts and feelings
More of desire to be ‘unique’ and independent. Less of a need to be one of the ‘crowd’
Long running emotions completing much quicker. Feelings such as; Stubbornness, Anger, Jealousy, Grief, Fear and old Pains
Lessening of Migraines
A general more ‘alive’ feeling in themselves
A feeling of having more energy and feeling younger
HOW DOES RADIX FEEL?
Initially Radix work can increase awareness of which feelings you inhibit and how you do so. As you progress, sessions can reawaken feelings that are buried deep and release feelings held for fear of explosion.
As feelings are unblocked and channelled, your body becomes increasingly alive and integrated in its movement and expression and your contact with yourself and your environment deepens.
Over time, dramatic changes can occur. You regain your capacity to cry, be angry and express fear. As these emotions are unblocked, your capacity for
Mental activities become more direct because energy is no longer drained by the process that keeps feelings out of conscious awareness.
Physical change is also common with Radix work. For some people their, Eye sight improves, Voice deepens, Face relaxes and body becomes more supple, less tense and often more proportional.
Personal relationships and satisfaction with work and lifestyle deepen or change as you become more aware of your true wants and needs and integrate these into your life.
Sexuality often enhances as head, heart and pelvis integrate energetically. Capacity for spiritual growth is enhanced too, as self awareness grows.