Gentle Healing of Mind, Body and Spirit
The Institute of Biodynamic Medicine Ltd (IOBM) - formerly 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) established 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.
Gerda Boyesen's findings are confirmed by new research and discoveries in physics, medicine, 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.
We wish to develop the application of these protocols in a new field of Biodynamic Medicine.
Medicine is defined as the 'art of healing'. Biodynamic Medicine is defined as the art of healing in accordance with biodynamic principles.
We believe that the field of medicine will be enhanced by knowledge of Gerda Boyesen's biodynamic theories and principles, and how these effective methods have also been developed and applied.
A core biodynamic principle of the biodynamic medical approach is that our fundamental life-saving defense mechanisms to either mobilise (fight or flee) or immobilise (freeze) in the event of danger or perceived danger - which though designed to be temporary, often remain permanently activated - can be easily restored to optimum function, even after the most severe experiences or events. Gerda Boyesen located the ‘switch’ - the innate healing mechanism in the body that dissolves tension and resolves conflict on the organic and unconscious level. In biodynamic practice - as a first and fundamental protocol - we use a loudspeaker stethoscope placed on the abdomen to listen to and support these life saving mechanisms back to normal function.
Another biodynamic principle is that fear, stress, trauma and unexpressed feelings create tension and irritability or panic - which inhibits joy, gentleness and experience of pleasure. This inhibition in turn creates a strong or mild energy field - which draws fluid - in order to ‘encpsulate’ and isloate the trapped energy until it is liberated beneficially. This ‘energetic nervous fluid’ contains the hormonal remnants and biochemical residues of unresolved matters. If left untreated, in the short term it can cause stasis and distortions in tissues and build internal organismic pressure. In the long term, it can lead to impaired quality of life, social withdrawal, loss of confidence and libido and sometimes the development of medical conditions and diseases. This fluid can be ‘emptied’ or ‘drained’ using biodynamic methods, and passed out of the body ‘once and for all’ via the kidneys and normal elimination channels. This organic clearing process completes emotional and cognitive cycles in a most genuine way bringing insights, consciousness and relief.
The principles of therapeutic presence, biodynamic attitude and biodynamic environment are also crucial for healing - beoming whole - and for creating the environment where spirit and soul qualities can be experienced and deepened to provide nurturing and relief on the energetic, esoteric, physical and emotional levels. The effects of biodynamic treatments can be far more profound because of the conscious attention and intention of the therapist, the ‘biodynamic attitude’, which is total attention without judgement, criticism or interruption. It is also essential to work in a ‘biodynamic environment’ – a cosy, quiet, safe, professional place and space where the dignity and uniqueness of each person can be and is truly honoured.
Working complementary to and along side the medical profession, clinical trials are now being further developed which monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of biodynamic treatments through bio-markers and other measurement tools. The clinical data compiled from case studies is forming a valuable bank of knowledge helpful to all interested in health.
If you would like to participate in this research, as a partner, participant, biodynamic practitioner, organisation or sponsor, please contact us to register your interest.
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Many people come to biodynamic work for simple well-being and happiness, quality relaxation, pleasure and flow, to maintain vital health and strength and to enhance the joy of living.
Our professional biodynamic services are delivered through the work of IOBM Licensed Biodynamic Psychotherapists and Practitioners Registered with the Biodynamic Clinic.
Please contact us to discuss how we may help you; or simply book a session and we take it from there. We also offer 'block therapy' - a series of sessions for a specific reason or outcome; or ongoing, long-term biodynamic psychotherapy. Please email in the first instance
Biodynamic Retreat - 'Block Therapy'
This specialist service involves a course of 5 hours (1 day 'block' not residential ) and up to to - 25 hours ( 5 days block residentail) one-to-one biodynamic sessions over 1 - 5 days 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 cannot attend for ongoing regular sessions because of travel or other difficulties, 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.
Introductory Experiential Biodynamic Weekend
The 2-day Introductory Experiential Biodynamic 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 - Killala
Especially designed for long haul and overseas visitors often from other continents, but open to all, this annual event - 2 x 5 day seminars (book one or both) provides 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 a range of enlightening and healing group exercises and processes. We offer a 2 day biodynamic clinic between seminars for optional personalised block therapy for participants. We work in the Four Winds - in a rural sea-side setting in Killala in the west of Ireland. Nearest Airport Knock - 40 minutes with up to 8 flights daily from the UK. Airport pick-up available.
Biodynamic Skills for Health and Other Professionals - Foundation Course
Training Course over 4 x 5day seminars + 20 hours one to one biodynamic sessions - for energy medicine practitioners, 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.
Diploma in Biodynamic Psychotherapy
The long established four-year part time Diploma Course trains and qualifies you to practice as a biodynamic psychotherapist. This includes the field of biodynamic psychology and the related treatments developed by Gerda Boyesen.
After qualification IOBM 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).