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Schedule a complimentary, 15 minute conversation in which we can chat, and get a feel for whether this type of body based therapy is a good fit for you.
Principles of Loving
More than anything else, we want to love and be loved.
Love is a gift.
Love is not time bound.
Love is good will in action.
Love is a response to need.
Skills of Loving
I do not look over or through you, I see you in your uniqueness.
I listen to what you are saying.
Honoring of Feelings and Ideas:
I recognize your right to think and feel as you do.
Having Good Will:
I will you good and not evil. I care about you.
Responding to Need:
If you let me know what your needs are, within the limits of my value system, I will not run away. I will be there for you.
The center of this map is our Core, or essence. This is who we are when we are born. Pure. At some point in early life, most people experience some level of trauma, either physical, emotional, psychological or sexual. When that trauma is suppressed, the lower self develops, where primitive negative reactions are experienced. But society teaches us to go underground with our genuine feelings. So we cover our lower self with a mask. The mask prevents us from communicating authentically. In Core Energetics, we learn to penetrate the mask and express the lower self which takes us to our core essence. It is in this place that we learn who we really are.
Certification from the Institute of Core Energetics
The following books and publications can be helpful tools as students begin their Core journey:
Going All The Way: The Heart and Soul of the Exceptional Marriage, by Brian and Marsha Gleason
Core Energetics, by John C. Pierrakos, M.D
Bioenergetics, by Alexander Lowen
BodyMind by Ken Dychtwald
The Undefended Self, by Susan Thesenga
Your Body Speaks It’s Mind, by Stanley Keleman
The Language of the Body, by Alexander Lowen
The Mindbody Prescription, by John E. Sarno M.D.