Biodynamic Psychotherapy Overview
Each of the segments on the right describes an important element in the creation and
formation of Biodynamic Body-Psychotherapy.
You can read them in a non-chronological order however if you want to have a more
wholesome understanding, it is recommended you read them sequentially.
At the time Gerda Boyesen called her method Biodynamic Psychology, Psychotherapy
and massage. You may find different names for the long all-encompassing original one
in other websites or publications.
Names like Biodynamic Therapy, Biodynamic Psychotherapy and others, they are all the
same method. I have chosen to mainly use the name Biodynamic Body-Psychotherapy
in order to emphasis the importance of the physical body with all of its systems in the
The term Body-Psychotherapy it is a relatively new term to distinguish and describe
a therapeutic approach, which is different then Psychotherapy.
All Body-Psychotherapy modalities share an understanding that the physical body
plays an important role in experiencing and feeling life.
That there is reciprocity between the psyche/mind and the soma/body.
Dr. Wilhelm Reich (interestingly a student of Dr. Sigmund Freud) was the first in the west
to work directly on the body with a psychotheraputic approch to affect and heal
mental illnesses. He is the originator of what are now termed Body-Psychotherapies.
While reading, questions may come and contemplation
may arise I invite you to mail me your questions I'll reply.