Gentle Healing of Mind and Body - Nurturing the Soul

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 is a biological and psychological approach to understanding the human condition. As well as the traditional fields of psychology and psychotherapy plus physical and emotional well-being, biodynamic knowledge is increasingly being applied in the evolving fields of epigenetics, neuro-science, targeted therapies, trauma recovery, energy medicine, conflict resoluton. The biodynamic approach and perspective can bring new understanding and subsequent resolution to many biological and psychological upsets.

Gerda Boyesen's findings are confirmed by new research and discoveries in physics, medicine, cell biology, epigenetics and neuro science. Her theories throw new light on the important concept of 'life energy' and 'nervous fluid' and how this is cleared and regulated organically in the body, enabling true freedom for the mind, body, spirit and soul. 

Biodynamic Medicine

Medicine is defined as the 'art of healing'. Biodynamic Medicine is defined as the art of healing in accordance with biodynamic principles.

With the emerging evidence basis for well established biodynamic practices, IOBM is engaged in the development and application of these methods and new protocols to grow the field of Biodynamic Medicine.

Good Practice and Research

Working complementary to and along side the medical model, these methods are carefully adapted to individual needs, as well as informed by established and developing protocols.

Clinical data compiled from research studies, medical tests of our clients across a wide range of bio-markers, and anonymised case studies form a valuable ‘body’ of knowledge helpful to all interested in health and well-being.

Further clinical trials are now being developed to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of biodynamic treatments through physiological bio-markers, tools to measure psychological well-being, and bio-physical assessments.

OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT PROGRAMMES

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 the Biodynamic Clinic and with qualified therapists on the Register of Licenced Biodynamic Practitioners.

Biodynamic Treatments - What Option is Best for You? 

Initial Consultion and Treatment - 2 Hours

This can be one-off and contract ends here if no further treatment is indicated or undertaken. 

Ongoing Sessions 

One to One individual biodynamic psychotherapy and biodynamic massage sessions are given by therapists from our Register of Licensed Biodynamic Practitioners. We recommend a minimum of 15 hours (foundation phase) and then review, plus a further 3 x 15 hour phases up to 60 hours - in order to gain the optimum benefit from your biodynamic process. 

This can be delivered as ongoing weekly or fortnightly sessions, or as 'block therapy' over a series of days (see below). Your personalised programme will be discussed and mutually agreed at the first consultation, including provision for review.

'Block Therapy' (Day or Half Day Clinic) 

As an alternative to ongoing regular sessions this specialised service involves a series of 2.5 hour (half-day clinic) or 5 hours ( 2 x 2.5 hour with lunch break) - day clinic - morning and / or afternoon sessions over 6 half days or 3 full days (foundation phase) and beyond if required.  A unique and personal programme designed around you 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 a boost, or to have time and space to be in a total biodynamic environment for relaxation and restoration.

Biodynamic Residential Retreats

Choose the time you want to devote to your personal well-being and self discovery and accomplish this effectively or integrate this with additional time for rest and recuperation within your retreat. Available in UK and Ireland.

3 - 12 day Retreats - 15 hours - 60 hours individual sessions

20 Days - Personalised Biodynamic Medical Restoration and Recuperation Programmes

30 - 60 Day Residential Programmes for Detox, Rehabilitaion, Post-Operative Care, Trauma Recovery, Life after Loss, Executive Stress / Professional Burnout, Other.

Accompanied excursions, nature walks, seaweed baths or equivalent and other activities are scheduled and integrated daily into each Biodynamic Residential Programme to suit the unfolding needs of each client. Individual menus and juices are prepared to cater for your diet and taste in all residential retreats. 

Biodynamic Treatments - What Option is Best for You? 

TRAINING AND COURSES

Introductory Weekends

In the 2-day Introductory 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.

Introductory Weekends are a pre-requisite for training with the Institute

Book for the Next Introductory Weekend

One Year Biodynamic Skills for Health Professionals Course

Training Course over 8 x 2.5day seminars + 30 hours one to one biodynamic sessions - for all health professionals includiing 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. 

One Year Biodynamic Skills for Health Professionals 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 licence through Supervision and regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Diploma in Biodynamic Psychotherapy

 

 

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Welcome from Mary Molloy, Principal

We hope that you find our website a useful introduction to the Institute and its activities, as well as providing a wealth of information about the field of biodynamic medicine, biodynamic psychology and psychotherapy.

Gerda Boyesen was a remarkable and gifted woman who left a legacy of great importance for humanity. I am honoured to have known her for over 30 years and to have worked closely and extensively with her during some of this time.

The Institute has enteried a new phase in its commitment to make biodynamic psychology and psychotherapy and the related treatments developed by Gerda Boyesen more widely available in a new field of Biodynamic Medicine. 

We invite you to join us in this vital and exciting endeavour. We welcome all enquiries about research, training, treatment, courses and membership. Thank you for visiting our web site. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Mary Molloy

 

Testimonials

"I have always been fairly certain that I don't actually have an aura. But it turns out that I do, and a very responsive one at that. By moving her hands close to my head and body, but without actually touching the skin, she was able to induce the beginnings of the sound she was after - a more peaceful sound, like a babbling brook."

SH - Journalist. The Observer 1985

"I have found these sessions invaluable. The psychotherapy is essential for my emotional well being and the treatments have kept me well and, alleviated any symptoms I had at the time of my sessions"

G.M. Client

"I was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1993. I am certain that through my therapy, I experienced a clearing on all levels-physical, emotional, mental and spiritual which was healing and life-changing. I experienced my life energy, and I felt my connection to something greater than me. I was surprised to discover that therapy was not all about problems or trauma, but could allow the experiences of joy, love, pleasure and flow to emerge."

HC. Client

"The CPD day was life enhancing. I had forgotten how 'special' these times of listening and sharing are. Safe, warm, secure, deeply moving, hilariously funny and life changing. The opportunity to learn what’s new, refresh what I already know and to hear about the developments of the work, serve to remind me of the importance of this field and body of work in the world."

BN IoBM Licensed Biodynamic Psychotherapist

"I benefit from biodynamic massage. I feel very relaxed and soothed afterwards and haven’t as much pain from arthritis in my joints. I am learning to cope with the challenges of old age. My husband and I have taken a couple of courses in massage at a Quaker meeting centre and when I worked in therapeutic care with the Red Cross. The body is designed to heal itself and biodynamic psychotherapy assists this process. The therapists I have met have all been very helpful and can be contacted by telephone. I can testify that this therapy improves the quality of my life, for which I am thankful."

SB and RB - Clients and 'Friends' of IoBM