“Body-centered psychotherapy” is a umbrella term for a variety of therapeutic methods which work with the innate and unconscious wisdom of the body in order to achieve psychological, emotional and physical wellness.
By developing mindfulness of body sensations, emotions and memories, body-centered psychotherapy can help people transform their way of existing in the world by processing deeply-held “core” materials and beliefs. In this processing, a new way of being in and relating to the world is often revealed.
Body-centered psychotherapy focuses on developing awareness of such things as sensations, feelings, emotions, breath, and tensions that are being held in the body. Through this development and processing of a deeply-enriched experience of the body, a person becomes able to access a more profound understanding of herself, and develops greater self-knowledge, intuition, power and vitality.