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 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, clean and warm 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 participant, a biodynamic practitioner or a sponsor, please contact us to register your interest.
Find out more
Many people come to biodynamic work for simple quality relaxation, pleasure and flow, to maintain vital health and strength and to enhance the joy of living. The best way to start is to book an initial consultation and treatment, and/ or block therapy or a 5 day biodynamic residential treatment programme. Or you can book your place on our next Introductory Weekend.
We are especially committed to the revised IoBM 4 Year part-time Diploma in Biodynamic Psychotherapy Course; to training health and other professionals who wish to incorporate the biodynamic approach and biodynamic skills into their current profession or practice. We are developing new training courses for healing from the effects of trauma - the biodynamic approach - and a directory of treatment protocols for a range of specifice health conditions, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, eating disorders, heart, chest and respiratory conditions, tension and stress, as well as some diagnosed medical conditions in collaboration with other specialists and organisations.
Book a Treatment or Session
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 - 24 hours 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.
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 and qualifies 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, 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).