Get ready for a healing, energetic and therapeutic experience.
It is the practice of releasing mental, emotional and physical tension through grounding, breath-work and self expression.
Based on the teachings of Wilhelm Reich, and developed by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Alexander Lowen, it is a dynamic form of therapy that restores energetic balance in the body and mind.
In a group setting, a typical workshop will include: a gentle warm up to begin, followed by a period of high energy aerobic movement (to music). Then we move into a deep phase of Bioenergetic Postures – some intense, others more subtle – all of which can bring feeling back to the body. During the execution of these postures the body can start to vibrate and the respiration dramatically deepens. With practice, emotion, memories and pleasurable feeling will be evoked – and the individual can experience catharsis. Tears, anger and laughter are all regular visitors to Bioenergetic classes.
We then move into a restorative yoga posture stage, where you are encouraged and guided to access and sit with deep emotion and feeling.
Bioenergetics brings the individual back to vibrant, joyful health.
Dr. Lowen wrote a number of best-selling books on Bioenergetics, all of which can be purchased online.
Bioenergetics Workshop with Guy Gladstone:
In 2017 & 2018, Guy will lead his trio of emotion themed Bioenergetics Sunday afternoon workshops. These workshops will look at how we express and deal with the big three; Anger, Fear & Sadness. Book all three workshops for £150 or one workshop for £55. These workshops sell out everytime, so bookings in advance are advised!
Guy Gladstone is one of the most experienced body psychotherapists in the UK, accredited for many years by The European Association for Body Psychotherapy and the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners. In the 1970’s he experienced 3 years of bodymind therapy with Dr Glyn Seaborn Jones and trained in bioenergetics and biosynthesis with David Boadella, 2 of the pioneer figures in the British body psy field. Guy works with a clear intellect and deep empathy, plus a healthy sense of irreverence and a good measure of mischief.
Guy Gladstone Workshop Dates 2017-2018:
Sadness: Sunday October 8, 12.30-4pm
Anger: Sunday May 20, 12.30-4pm
Fear: Sunday July 15, 12.30-4pm
Sadness: Sunday Sept 30, 12.30-4pm