Core Energetics is a body-oriented therapy that guides us through a combination of processes to open and expand the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of our being. In this work the body becomes a gateway to access blocked information, memories, and feelings buried beneath the surface of our normal awareness.
Through a dynamic process, we uncover our truth, increase our capacity to give and receive love, and move into sustained feelings of joy and peace.
Core Energetics is a process that helps us know who we are and what we want. With greater self-awareness, we make decisions that attract and sustain loving and fulfilling relationships into our lives.
This evolutionary process stems from the work of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Wilhelm Reich, Robert Lowen (Bio Energetics), Eva Pierakkos (The Pathwork), quantum physics, and other forms of human energy theory and practice.
Core Energetics allows us to examine our innate defenses by looking at how we sabotage ourselves. Our defense mechanisms cause us to react to life events in an effort to protect ourselves. When we are in reaction, we cease to have a grasp of what is real. Our body expresses this as stress, contraction, resistance to life, pain, and feelings of isolation and separation. Core Energetics moves us away from fear and into truth. By integrating all aspects of self, we allow our energy to flow more freely.
Through Core Energetics, we become grounded into our true essence and then begin to manifest our meaning and purpose. "Grounding" is a noun connoting a state of being. Grounding means to be fully present, not in reaction, feeling and perceiving clearly all stimuli around you. As a verb "to ground" means to get in contact with your true feelings. Yoga uses the term "grounded" to mean full contact with the earth, so you have increased stability and connectedness to life.
The following concepts describe the essence of the work:
- Alignment with the Authentic Self
- Living with compassion
- Intimate and fulfilling connection with others
- Empowerment to live passionately
- Learning how to sustain your ground in life
- Living in harmony with your values
- Recapturing your innocence
- Making healthier choices for yourself
- Sustained feelings of pleasure and joy
- Listening and acting on the will of the heart
- Connecting with your life force
- Alignment with Source Energy
What is a session like?
Core Energetics begins with revealing one's life story and reviews the patterns of ongoing complaints and destructive behavior. With careful listening, I will encourage you to move into an authentic and spontaneous expression of your truth.
Because Core Energetics is a "body-oriented" therapy, I will ask you questions that will help you understand and track how emotions are felt in your body. For example, "How does your body express fear, anger, sadness, confusion, loneliness, and isolation, etc?" It is important to understand that your body stores emotional charges from difficult life experiences. Once a "charge" becomes revealed about an issue, I will guide you into an experience using sound, breath, and movement. My role, as your facilitator, is to provide you with a safe environment in which you can fully express yourself uncensored.
This process will lead you into revealing a clearer perception between your "story" and the "truth". These "aha" moments come organically and often in an unexpected way. It is my ongoing commitment to hold a grounded and supportive space for you as you learn how to become transparent and undefended.
A session ends with a process to help ground and integrate the work. I will guide you into an understanding about the different levels of self: lower self, mask, and Higher Self. My intention is to help you distinguish between these different levels of consciousness and to support you making decisions that empower you. The result is living a life filled with love, joy, and fulfillment.
Who does Core Energetics benefit and what does it require?
This process is for anyone who is ready for change and has the willingness to commit to do inquiry. Many, but not all, of my clients have previously experienced transformational work and are ready to go to the next level. Once a relationship is established, we will make agreements of how often we see each other. I will offer reading and other homework assignments. Most people like to make weekly appointments that average one hour.
My Training and Certification:
I received my BA in Environmental Studies and Planning with a minor in Psychology from Sonoma State University. While studying for an Extended Master degree in Eco- Psychology, I discovered that because most everything is created from the mind, then everything can be dismantled with the mind. This led me into a lifelong study of the Healing Arts. I realized that if I wanted to affect change in the world then I needed to start with healing myself.
I received my four year certification in Core Energetics through the International Institute of Core Evolution taught by Seigmar and Cornelia Gerken. See: www.coreevolution.com. This was an extensive program that gave me both practical and personal experience to enhance my ability as a therapist.
For more information, please go to my Bio page.
To make an appointment please call: (760) 828-8877