Biodynamic psychology (BP) recognizes the direct relationship between mind and body. It is based on understanding the movement of life energy in the body (bio means “life,” dynamic means “movement”). BP uses psychological and physical methods including psychotherapy, specialized massage techniques, and bodywork to liberate trapped energy and dislodge trapped fluids in the tissues of the client’s body. This enables natural biological processes to complete psychological and emotional healing and restores homeostasis and organic equilibrium. Biodynamic treatments can be crucial in healing from the effects of trauma howsoever caused and can be helpful as a short-term or ongoing mind–body intervention that promotes health, reduces symptoms, and improves quality of life.

Historical Context

BP was established in Europe in the 1950s by the Norwegian clinical psychologist Gerda Boyesen ...

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