Gentle Healing of Mind, Body and Spirit
The Gerda Boyesen International Institute of Biodynamic Psychology and Psychotherapy Ltd (GBII) and its clinical arm The Biodynamic Clinic, have transformed the lives of many people by helping them to restore their natural health, peace of mind and emotional well-being.
Clinical Psychologist Gerda Boyesen (1922-2005) devoted her life to establishing a new branch of knowledge known as biodynamic psychology and psychotherapy. This knowledge is not limited to these applications. It is increasingly being applied in the field of trauma recovery, energy medicine, conflict resoluton, pre and post operative and post diagnosis care.
Her findings are confirmed by new research and discoveries in cell biology and neuro science. Her theories throw new light on the important concept of 'life energy' and how this is regulated organically in the body, enabling the mind, body, spirit and soul to be re-sourced and free.
The Institute is currently collaborating with SAFE Ireland and University of Michigan in the USA to conduct research "Healing from the Effects of Domestic Violence - The Biodynamic Approach" and 'Trauma Recovery - The Biodynamic Approach' including randomised clinical trials.
First findings are very positive, showing significant improvements in physical and emotional health, reduction of symptoms and improvement in quality of life across a range of criteria and instruments used to measure results.
This research is ongoing and, together with our research collaborators we welcome interest and support from other organisations and from funders for this aspect of our work.
Many people contact us who are in pain or are stressed, under pressure and finding it hard to cope, challenged by a serious illness, or at a turning point in their work or life. Many people also come for simple quality relaxation, pleasure and flow, to maintain vital health and strength and to enhance the joy of living.
Whether you are interested in ongoing one-to-one sessions; or a biodynamic retreat - 'block therapy' (6 - 24 hours over 1 - 5 days - residential); or you simply want to experience this approach in one of our experiential 2 day Introductory Weekends, Theme Workshops, Spring, Autumn or Winter 5 day Seminars, or at our 10 day Annual International Biodynamic Summer School, we look forward to seeing and working with you.
We are especially committed to full post-graduate level training in this field, to qualifying biodynamic psychotherapists and practitioners; and to training health and other professionals who wish to incorporate the biodynamic approach and biodynamic skills into their current profession or practice.
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Book a Treatment or Session
Why not find out if the biodynamic work can be beneficial for you. You can contact us to discuss how we may help you; or arrange for an initial consultation and treatment to seek our professional opinion; or book a series of sessions for a specific reason or outcome; or you may wish to enjoy the many benefits of an ongoing, long-term biodynamic psychotherapy contract. You may also email or telephone us to discuss your needs.
Biodynamic Retreat - 'Block Therapy'
A course of 6, 10, 12, 18, 20 or 24 hours one-to-one biodynamic sessions over 1 - 5 days. A residential retreat. A unique and personal programme designed around you and for what you need at this point in your life. Especially for those who do not want ongoing regular sessions, or who want help with a particular issue or phase in life or who just need to be in a total biodynamic environment for relaxation and restoration.
The 2-day experiential Introductory Weekend is a stand-alone workshop which does what it says. In this weekend we introduce the core theory and practice of biodynamic psychology and psychotherapy and the related treatments developed by clinical psychologist Gerda Boyesen. We demonstrate the use of the loudspeaker stethoscope and the essential aspects and applications of this approach through individual and group work.
International Biodynamic Summer School + 3 - 5 Day Biodynamic Seminars and Retreats (Residential in Killala)
These regular annual quarterly events provide an opportunity for in-depth experience of and introduction to the benefits of the biodynamic philosophy and approach within a carefully selected group setting. We use enlightening and healing group exercises and processes within an easily accessible biodynamic environment in a rural sea-side setting in the west of Ireland.
Biodynamic Skills for Health and Other Professionals - Foundation Course
Training Course over 4 x 5day seminars + 20 hours on to one biodynamic sessions - for nurses, psychologists, social workers, holistic practitioners, psychotherapists, health care workers, teachers and other professionals who wish to include core biodynamic skills in their existing work. Post Training Clinical Practice with Supervision Module offered for those who wish to offer specific biodynamic services. Stand alone Course or Foundation Course for the Diploma in Biodynamic Psychotherapy Course ( 3 further 20 Day Modules - Intermediate - Biodynamic Massage Methods, Advanced Course 1 - "Deep-Draining" and Biodynamic Vegetotherapy; Advanced 2 - Biodynamic Psychotherapy)
Diploma in Biodynamic Psychotherapy
The four-year part time Diploma Course trains you to practice as a biodynamic psychotherapist. This includes the field of biodynamic psychology and the related treatments developed by Gerda Boyesen. Once you have qualified, GBII licenses and supports you in setting up and running your own professional practice and maintaining your qualifications through Supervision and regular Continuing Professional Development days (CPD).