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.

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.

Book Now

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.

Book Now

Introductory Weekend

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.

Book Now

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.

Book Now

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)

Apply Here

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).

Apply Here

Mailing List

Newsletter Sign Up Newsletter Sign Up

New Members

New Members New Members

Events Calendar

Events Calendar Events Calendar

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 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.

IoBM is now entering 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 training, treatment, courses and membership. Thank you for visiting our web site. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Mary Molloy

Testimonials

"I was having difficulty in my life, communication and relationships. I have been attending biodynamic sessions for 1 -2 years and it has helped me come to terms with how my past relationships have affected my present life. It has helped the development of improved communication skills, and has helped me to understand my body to a greater degree."

Client

"I do feel that this treatment has helped me to feel well and strong. I have been through a lot of difficulties, and my biodynamic psychotherapy sessions have restored my full life to me."

G.W. Client

"I know of Mary Molloy through a patient who I saw before and after she went to Killala, Co Mayo, Ireland and received a week of 'block therapy' treatment from Mary at the Biodynamic Clinic where Mary works and teaches. It is one of the most profound cases of healing I have ever seen. I had the good fortune to do a thorough history, physical exam, laboratory testing, and review extensive medical records prior to her leaving and then to repeat those tests and exams afterwards. It would take a lot of space to recount the many manifestations that confirm healing happened on multiple levels in this letter, but let me say for now they were present when she returned to such a degree that what she and I have been working on since is how to integrate the return of so many abilities into her life. Working with Mary completely transformed her options for living, and I am in awe of the scope of what I have seen and felt with my own eyes and hands."

EF Medical Doctor - USA

"I attended three international summer schools and found them to be catalytic and enormously profound in their impact, with access to a gifted team of biodynamic therapists in the amazingly beautiful location of Killala, Co Mayo. They were also a lot of fun."

ND. Participant

"I feel fate had its hand in leading me to the biodynamic work and finding this work has completely changed my life. For some time I had been in a very difficult place in myself. I had a great job, fantastic family and friends but felt I was not really living my life, just going through the motions. I was working relentlessly, denying any need and unable to relate. I had become very isolated, frightened and very good at putting on a front, that life was ok. In fact I had experienced many years of panic attacks and anxiety and was hardly functioning properly. The biodynamic blueprint encapsulates all aspects of the self; the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual sides. Being a spiritual being in a world where others were sceptical of that side of life - it was also important for me that I felt I had found a place that I could bring all of me to, and be understood on every level."

DI. Client