Diana Sawday

Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy and Massage

Biodynamic means “Motion of Life“.

This refers to the natural, spontaneous life flow energy that moves us, inspires us and keeps us alive. The vital goal of this particular work is to restore the natural circulation of this life energy, also called circulation of the libido.

The truly holistic, integrative approach of biodynamics extends beyond the talking therapy and includes the body, both by sensing into and relating to the body.  

Any intense emotional incident, when it is not entirely digested, leaves behind residues in the body. These residues, also called energetic fluids, are deposited on our bones, membranes, skin and muscles. Because psychic and emotional stress is digested in the intestines like food, it causes the presence of excessive bodily fluids. If the digestive process can be brought back to normality, blockages can be released and the joy of life can flow once again through the body unhindered. This stimulates the process of self-regulation and self-healing in body and mind. Feelings of wellbeing, tranquillity, contentment and positive life tone arise.

Some people may feel discontented with their current life without being able to identify exactly why this is the case. They may want to explore themselves to find a more fulfilling way of living in their own skin and of being in the world. If suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, perhaps struggling with relationships, bereavement, or simply facing the challenges of life, this work may offer a fruitful route into exploring and easing physical symptoms, and what is called psycho-somatic symptoms in particular. There maybe a sense that emotional issues are linked to the physical problems but help is needed to explore the connections and find the way forward.

Biodynamic Massage is an integral part of the biodynamic psychotherapy work but can be used in its own right with people who want to experience and benefit from biodynamic massage, either for general relaxation or to address specific physical symptoms, without entering into a psychotherapeutic process. Sometimes clients discover they are getting more in touch with their bodies, their feelings and their creativity and want to explore themselves more deeply, in which case I may change my way of working to move into psychotherapy (if this is what is wanted) - to broaden and deepen the work.

I have been living in France for over 40 years and have finally settled near Pezenas ,  40 kilometres from Montpellier. I receive clients in my practice at home in Campagnan, and in Montpellier.

Sessions last 1h15 and include a time for both verbal expression and massage.  I also direct groups of movement therapy, inspired from a long experience of dance, voice and improvisation work.

Contact : 06 19 40 66 00 //04 99 57 94 35 : diana.sawday@live.com  : www.planeteherault.com

Read Gerda Boyesen : « Entre Psyche et Soma”, (unfortunately not yet translated into English)

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