Dynamic healing (DH) ~ the yoga of self expression
Being flexible on all levels, in all ways and at all times is the key to understanding life and all its complexities. Its as simple as that!
Dynamic Healing/counselling is a therapeutic counselling session that I have developed from 25 years of my own therapeutic practice. Essentially it is a therapeutic conversation that explores the energy movement of feelings, emotions, thoughts, and the memory of events in our life in a unique and challenging way.
Through intensive personal exploration we are able to see that any problems we have, become problems, because of the way we identify with them. Then through identification, we essentially resonate with the energy memory of these life events. Embedded within these memory events are deeply buried personal choices. Through rememberance of these choices we find, an urge to identify, with the moments and events of our life, and by nature of this relationship of identity, we construct the dynamics of our interpersonal and emotional relationships. We humans essentially construct our lives and the power dynamics that prevail, from the material and memory of the energy dynamics we live with, internalise, identify with and learn from.
A typical session involves an initial discussion which then evolves down a number of potential pathways. All pathways are unique to the persons involved and their unique needs. The therapist is like a guide, an ally or active companion who helps the person to find the energy pathways that are influencing their life. Through exploration of these energy pathways often emotional and physical relief are experienced, and a deeper understanding of the circumstances that surround the associated lifestyles and personal difficulties.
Dynamic healing is built upon a union of trust, non-judgemental communication, and open and frank discussion, which then draws upon a persons unique perspectives and experience coupled with the therapist's unique experience and background, to create uniquely personal outcomes for the client or persons involved. This dynamic connection and blend of experience creates the scaffolding of renewed psychological, social, emotional and spiritual awareness for the participants.
The therapist is passively active exercising active listening skills, with a sensitivity and awareness of the energy dynamics that are reflected by the person during the session. The therapist awaits opportunities of authentic self expression, to which they then initiate an exploration of that essential moment and the associated feelings & memories.
Opportunities are expressed in dialogue and words, tonal expression, through engaging body movements, habits and language, through powerful moments of silence and inner contemplation, by nature of the flash and often times eruptions of emotion, and through the tenderness and grace of pure honest self expression. Opportunities to grow are always present and often what a person needs is right in front of them.
The main mode of resistance that most people bring to therapy are unmoveable rational thinking processes or a compelling urge to intellectualise, empowered by strong personal beliefs and values. Often what is then seen is that there are multiple linear pathways of thought that have a point of origin from multiple personal beliefs & values. It's usually when these pathways of thought collide rather than integrate & synthesise that a crisis of identity and possible diminishing of SELF occurs. As a direct result of this personal crisis (either greater or smaller) a person's view of life changes in some way. Often the greater the crisis, the more immediate the challenge of life events.
Of course the opposite is also true in that major life events act as a catelyst for a personal crisis of values, loss and pain. Though the pathways and internal psychological collisions are still similar. What often next appears is the strength of our personal attachments. Attachments are the objects, ideas or things we believe in, relate to and randomly label with our words and intentions, that resonate deeply with our attitudes, beliefs & values. We form meaningful relations with our attachments and many of us build our life around them and to them.
When the natural order of life affects us with potential crisis or significant change, the affect is mostly a painful or at the very least an uncomfortable experience, emotionally, psychologically and physically. We find that our attachments are so embedded with a physical memory (muscular, psychological and postural) that there is an energy release can shake us to the core with raw vulnerability. We may find ourselves outside of our comfort zones and potentially out of our normal control zones. Our fears and anxieties surface into our conscious mind and before we know it we are experiencing a range of lesser known feelings in strange and unimaginable ways.
Dynamic healing is extremely affective for this type of deep personal crisis as it re engages the person with the energy expression of their lives rather than the rational, intellectual associations of values and beliefs. It helps you navigate movement, activity and change rather than strengthening tendencies to control and manipulate circumstances and possible outcomes.
When the natural order of life in its ever changing perspectives tears us away from our attachments and values, we are often left adrift. Over time old values re emerge or we form new ones, and a more or less acceptable balance can be achieved, though the actions and decisions we make in the confusion and chaos of this can often have long reaching affect in our lives.
What Dynamic healing offers is a way to re identify with yourself without attachment, but with awareness and association with the energy of life, as you feel it, know it and experience it in any given moment. Your body becomes the anchor and the authenticating constant that helps you find new meaning and life force from within a crisis or personal difficulty.
I have written this piece to try and explain in depth a process of therapy that has evolved out of my life's work. I use analysis, contemplation, intuitive thinking, energy healing, symbol work, art and movement expression, tonal voice work, sound therapy, guided imagery, visualisation, authentic yoga, energy movement and healing, massage therapy and a whole lot of other methods that I haven't been able to put into words, to help people find themselves again and navigate life's challenges in a better way.
Becoming whole is a metaphor for a sense of completion or perfection. The reality of our lives is that we are constantly changing, that our lives and life itself resonates with change and dynamic activity. It's the way we navigate these changes in our lives which will make us potentially happier, healthier and more flexibly able to maintain sustaining relationships with ourselves, others and society in toto. Being flexible and adaptable on all levels, in all ways and at all times is the key to understanding life and all its complexities. Its as simple as that!