Category Archives: Radix Body Psychotherapy

Changing your Deep Subconscious Auto-Pilot Habits

“Our brain captures the strategies that work to keep us safe, connected and respected as possible in our early life environment, and then puts those behaviors on autopilot.”
(Amanda Blake, Your Body is Your Brain, 2018)

The behaviours you have that are on autopilot are hard to change because they have been buried deep down very efficiently. They are on autopilot so that they can run automatically when needed without thought.

When you need to be safe and connected, you don’t want to have to think it all through. Stopping to think for too long can be the difference between life and death, or connection and no connection with others.

So how do you change something that’s deep and not part of your conscious thinking intellect? You need to turn inward and put the intellect into the back seat for a while. Body Mindfulness work helps you to do this. You scale back the rate of thinking by focusing on your inner body, mostly from the neck down, away from the seat of the intellect. That brings you closer to the automatic patterns that you deemed early on as the best way to live.

I like Amanda Blake’s explanation of the there brains. The lower Cerebellum Brain is geared for safety. The middle Limbic Brain is geared for emotional connection with people and the Cerebrum (top brain intellect) is geared for Respect. This gearing or wiring are strategies that are on autopilot were created long ago, mostly in childhood.

Things change as you grow up and into adulthood. But very often these deeper autopilot patterns do not update. What burned them in place was so strong (probably traumatic) that you decided there is no way you are going to let that affect you in that way again. So that patterns is locked in deep to protect you. To keep you safe. To keep you connected and to keep you respected by people.

“George, how do you remain so calm and balanced all the time?”

An executive client (while I was on location at a corporate client site) recently asked me ‘George, how do you remain so calm and balanced all the time?’ He had observed me over a six month period while I was working there with a variety of issues and employee behaviors and stresses that I hadContinue Reading

Joseph Campbell – That ‘still’ place

I was reading a little of Joseph Campbell recently. For those who don’t know, Campbell was a very highly regarded American Professor and writer who specialised in the fields of comparative mythology and religion. A brilliant man and observer of life. From his book ‘The Hero’s Journey’ Joseph Campbell talking about his early years asContinue Reading

Combining Powerful Therapeutic Approaches for Better Results

I reminded myself again today just how well my therapeutic work, specifically the P.S.H. Therapy and the Body Psychotherapy work combine so well together. One is a great tool to bypass the intellect and drill down straight to the feeling cause of a problem (PSH) and the other is a great tool at keeping aContinue Reading

Ask the therapist: “Have you had sessions in this work yourself?”

The theme that arose a bit this past month from a number of people and therapists that I have been talking to has been about the well known fact that the best therapists are normally the ones that have had a major problem/health issue that they healed in themselves before becoming therapists. Why is that?Continue Reading

“You’re a Lid Popper!”

At a recent Women’s Trauma Release group I am co-leading one of the participants after her individual session said with a laugh, “George, you are a lid popper!” We all laughed. And I agreed. What a great phrase I thought. A lid popper. The Body Psychotherapy work, (especially the Radix Work) is excellent for helpingContinue Reading

“I never knew that was there!”

This weekend (August 21/22 2010) I just completed running another Energy Body Psychotherapy Workshop with eight amazing participants. (Plus one fantastic assistant.) The bond, safety and caring created by the whole group was beautiful to be part of and experience. And the releases that each and everyone of them freed up in themselves was powerfulContinue Reading

Energy Body Psychotherapy Workshop

Another Energy Body Psychotherapy weekend workshop completed recently that I ran on July 24/25 2010. The workshop was booked out with the maximum of eight people. It went very well. All eight were able to let go and release some very deeply held repressed parts of themselves which stopped them from feeling fully alive andContinue Reading