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Core Energetics is a body-oriented psychotherapy that draws from developmental, evolutionary, and character theory. This approach posits the unity of human energy and consciousness and views each individual as having a center of energetic wholeness (the Core), whose vital energy is meant to inform and flow freely through the body, emotions, mind, will, and spirit. Core Energetics interventions restore energy flow that has been disrupted through the experience of developmental deficits that engender protective responses within the personality, known as character defenses, and within the body as energy blocks. Various techniques are used to liberate energy from constricted regions of the body, making suppressed material available to consciousness. The result is an expansion of clients’ capacity to express and contain emotion and use their energy ...

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