The Biodynamic Approach

Gerda Boyesen stated that there are six main applications arising from the theories, concepts and principles of biodynamic psychology. These are

  • biodynamic psychotherapy
  • biodynamic massage
  • psychosomatic treatments
  • "deep-draining" (psycho-postural treatment)
  • vegetotherapy and bodywork
  • work with the bio-field (electro-magnetic field)

Gerda Boyesen was a discerning researcher and a prolific writer. She was interested without limit in all approaches that were consistent with easing pain and suffering, and supporting the life energy. As a consequence, she also modified and incorporated a broad range of ancient and modern philosophies, other methodologies and concepts and applied them in a biodynamic way.

In IoBM we proudly continue this tradition.

Book a Session

Related approaches include Dr. Wilhelm Reich's work with orgonomy, character analysis and streamings. They also include work based on the core theories, concepts and principles of Dr. Sigmund Freud and Dr. Carl Jung including work with the unconscious, dreams, positive regression, guided fantasy, visualisation, image work and the imagination and synchronicity.

Other aspects of the biodynamic approach include eastern philosophy and medicine, bioenergetics, energy medicine, and current findings in the fields of medicine, science and neuro-science.

It is important to understand that, whatever the symptom or situation that brings a client to seek biodynamic help, we always treat the whole person, and not just the symptom. This means that, when we work for example with a frozen shoulder, as the melting happens, feelings of relief and often joy or sorrow can bubble to the surface. We work with whatever arises in each session and we take it as it comes, working towards a "happy ending" in each session.

As the beneficial effects of biodynamic therapy become established the client comes more in touch with their essential nature known in biodynamic psychology as the "primary personality".

Where once there were only symptoms, pain or contraction, isolation or fear, as the client's health is progressively restored, the skills used by the biodynamic therapist will adapt and change accordingly. The aim is to support the client to enter their biodynamic process and transformation entirely, and be fully supported in this.

As the client's creativity is restored, the content of sessions can change also. There may be drawing, painting, singing, writing, movement, expression, joy as the life energy, often still shy, becomes liberated.

In life, clients can develop a new and keen interest in nutrition, develop different communication skills, end dysfunctional relationships, establish or revive fulfilling relationship (s) and advance in or change directions in their career. They begin to experience synchronicity and esoteric aspects of life, and many develop an interest in natural remedies and the whole world of soul and spirit.

In IoBM, academic and philosophical rigour and openness to all knowledge consistent with biodynamic principles is a vital aspect of our ongoing work. It is essential to have respect for ancient and established knowledge, and to be open to the relief and hope of astounding new discoveries about life.

Book a Session

Mailing List

Newsletter Sign Up Newsletter Sign Up

New Members

New Members New Members

Events Calendar

Events Calendar Events Calendar

Beginning a biodynamic treatment 

Beginning a biodynamic treatment

Harmonisation at the completion of a treatment

Testimonials

"Since beginning my practice more than 13 years ago I have been fortunate to work at The Biodynamic Clinic, Killala. Working within the structure of the Biodynamic Clinic has given me the opportunity to see clients, in a dedicated biodynamic space. It provided the essential professional and practising standards necessary as well as the administrative systems to enable me to work in safety and peace and give the best possible service to clients. I had the opportunity to discuss, if necessary, with the Clinical Director any difficulties in treating clients."

PL GBII Licensed Biodynamic Psychotherapist

"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

"The best part of the conference was listening, being accepted and safe, hearing other people speak from the heart, and being able and happy to speak."

DQ IoBM Licensed Biodynamic Psychotherapist