BodySoul Work is an integrative approach to healing that can bring together psychotherapy and body work, creativity and neuroscience, attachment theory and spirituality.
During childhood, with appropriate opportunities and nurturing, our sense of who we are can unfold in a rich way, enabling us to express our unique potential. But for many of us this does not happen and our lives are built upon a diminished and distorted sense of self. Our potential remains hidden in the unconscious and we are at risk of suffering the emptiness and pain of a life that feels meaningless.
BodySoul programmes are designed to enable us to explore buried potential and to become conscious of the blocks which prevent us from living a creative and full life.
BodySoul teaching has a strong base in the psychology of C. G. Jung, as developed by Jungian analyst Marion Woodman, dance educator Mary Hamilton, and voice coach Ann Skinner. Some programmes are also explicitly informed by attachment theory and by the discoveries emerging from the field of neuroscience.
BodySoul work holds that the psyche and soma, mind and body are inseparable and must be worked on together in the service of healing and growth. In BodySoul programmes we listen to our body’s symptoms. We pay attention to our unfolding dreams. We see where we are stuck in our lives. We provide space for what is in our unconscious to emerge through movement, voice-work, painting, journaling, myth and mask-making.
This embodied creativity helps us open new neural pathways, allowing us to heal old wounds, and to discover our previously unlived potential in a vital and empowering way.
BodySoul Europe is a non-subscription organisation formed to gather the BodySoul community across Europe. Its purpose is to provide a communication network and website for all those who are exploring BodySoul work, and participating in the programmes available in Europe and worldwide.