Articles about Bodymind Integration and Integrative Psychotherapy

The place of suffering in psychotherapy

The place of suffering in psychotherapy

This text is a representation of a presentation that Dirk Marivoet gave for the Fédération Française de Psychothérapeutes en Psychanalystes (FF2P) in 2009 (in French). Instinct cannot be liberated without liberating the mind, just as the mind separated from instinct...

Bodymind Integration : Approaching the person as a whole.

Bodymind Integration : Approaching the person as a whole.

“Therapy on the body without doing integrated work with emotions and thoughts is just as one-sided as psychotherapy that ignores bodily processes. In addition, work with a person should offer them perspective and integration with “the whole”.Dirk Marivoet...

The Philosophical Backgrounds of Bodymind Integration

The Philosophical Backgrounds of Bodymind Integration

The Influence of various philosophical forces on Bodymind Integration by Dirk Marivoet © 2016 THE PREMISSES OF BODYMIND (PSYCHOCORPORAL) INTEGRATION  Central to "Bodymind Integration" (also known as "PsychoCorporal Integration") as taught at the IBI is the view...

Interviews with Dirk Marivoet on Somatic Perspectives in Psychotherapy

Interviews with Dirk Marivoet on Somatic Perspectives in Psychotherapy

Clicking on the links you are lead to Interviews with Dirk Marivoet on aspects of Bodymind Integration and Body Psychotherapy. In the first interview Dirk speaks about Postural Integration, a primary method of deep holistic bodywork and integrative therapy. It was...

Rhythmic Fitness

Rhythmic Fitness

The obsession of taking care of your body Many people today are obsessed with taking care of their bodies—and it’s for a good reason, because our lives depend on it! But even though our physical health is important we should remind ourselves that our emotional,...

Body Reading: The hi-stories that bodies tell

Body Reading: The hi-stories that bodies tell

Reading the body - Structure as frozen function Body Reading in body psychotherapy is based on the concept that structure is frozen function. What this means is that a person's physical structure is a reflection of his psycho-biological history and his current...

The Natural Energetic Cycle according to Jack W. Painter, PhD.

The Natural Energetic Cycle according to Jack W. Painter, PhD.

My late friend and colleague Jack Painter, PhD., who founded three major bodymind integration methods: Postural Integration, Energetic Integration and Pelvic-Heart Integration, has offered the world two beautiful, at first sight a bit complicated, but in fact...

Character analysis for aid workers

Character analysis for aid workers

“It is clear that a prophylaxis of neuroses is out of the question unless it is prepared theoretically; in short, that the study of the dynamic and economic conditions of human structures is its most important prerequisite. “-Wilhelm Reich  Every counselor /...

The Wilhelm Reich Archive at IBI

The Wilhelm Reich Archive at IBI

The Wilhelm Reich library of the Int'l Institute for Bodymind Integration (IBI) More recommended literature “Love, work and knowledge are the well-springs of our life. They should also govern it.”Wilhelm Reich During the first half of the 20th Century, Austrian...

Firewalking: An Inner Journey for Planetary Healing.

Firewalking: An Inner Journey for Planetary Healing.

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”Henry Ford Mankind’s fascination with fire The history of humanity and the discovery of the technology of fire are intimately connected. Recent evidence suggests our ancestors Australopithecus...

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