Corinna Kitchen (BA(Hons), MIOBM)
Biodynamic Massage and Psychotherapy
"There is an innate healing mechanism in the body which dissolves tenseness in the muscles and resolves emotional and psychological conflict on the unconscious and organic level." - Gerda Boyesen Clinical Psychologist (1922-2005). Founder of Biodynamic Psychology.
- Licensed Biodynamic Psychotherapist
- Licensed Biodynamic Massage Therapist
- 12 Years Clinical Experience
This healing mechanism is called “psycho-peristalsis” - to indicate the body’s natural ability to digest the effects of emotional stress which, if not eliminated, can cause pain and create symptoms in the body. The biodynamic practitioner places a loud-speaker stethoscope on the abdomen of the client in each biodynamic session to re-establish and monitor this natural healing mechanism.
The term biodynamic is connected with the flow of life energy through the body and mind. If this natural flow is disturbed - even by everyday life events and challenges, we can lose our joy - and often unwanted symptoms and patterns of unhealthy behaviour can develop.
Biodynamic therapies work to restore this natural flow, clear the effects of stress, promote self-healing and bring a renewed sense of wellbeing. This can help you find courage for change and challenges, bring relief from pain, support you whilst symptoms subside or simply assist you to discover and experience your essential self.
Corinna offers a free 10 minute telephone Consultation
Please contact her to discuss your needs and to see how we may be of assistance
Mobile: 07974 355775
WHAT IS BIODYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY?
Biodynamic Psychology and its related therapies was established sixty years ago by Clinical Psychologist, Gerda Boyesen ® (1922-2005) and developed by the Institute of Biodynamic Medicine. The distinguishing aspect of her work was the discovery that the brain-gut axis is the regulator of nervousness and energy in the body and that two innate human survival mechanisms – the ‘fight and flight’ and ‘freeze’ responses – if not deactivated after an event that is perceived as overwhelming (for whatever reason) - can remain permanently active and adversely affect our emotional and physical wellbeing. Biodynamic Therapy uses a variety of different techniques to normalise this effect and to restore a person to their natural, exuberant, spontaneous self.
By including bodywork, in the form of gentle but effective and targeted biodynamic massage and other protocols, to more traditional psychotherapy, counselling and psychology services, this holistic healing method not only breaks down the barriers, negative thought processes and ‘mental blocks’ in your mind, but also works to release stress and tension stored in the organs and systems of your body. This cleansing process reconnects you to what is known in Biodynamic Psychology as the ‘Primary Personality’, your vibrant core self, ready willing and able to meet life's challenges, and clears the way towards living an authentic and fulfilling life.
Once engaged, a natural process of healing unfolds. To allow this to happen organically, a series of pre-arranged sessions is recommended to provide you with the time and space to heal and focus.
WHO CAN BENEFIT?
Corinna supports many clients through different stages of their life.
Biodynamic therapies help to treat unwanted symptoms, support you in challenges you may be facing by creating a safe space for you to explore, share and clarify any challenging issues and empowering you to take control and bring joy to your life.
This deep healing and restorative process benefits anyone seeking to be free from stress-related symptoms and conditions. It can help to boost your immune system and improve metabolism, bring peace and calm, balance your breathing and ease tension and pain.
In the context of personal development and self-discovery biodynamic therapies can help deal with loss, challenging emotions or difficult relationships. It offers support if you are at a crossroad in your life or feeling trapped or ‘stuck’ in a job or relationship or place. If you want help to uncover and become more aware of the patterns that hold you back a biodynamic session offers and provides a neutral professional space for you to explore these matters, empowering you to take control and bring more joy and satisfaction to your life.
Biodynamic therapies have been proven in clinical trials to be helpful in healing from the effects of trauma, howsoever caused, and especially in recovering from the effects of domestic violence. It is increasingly used in the fields of trauma recovery, conflict resolution, and to assist with emotional and psychological support before and after medical and surgical interventions, and with bringing relief form diagnosed and non-diagnosed medical conditions in the new emerging field of Biodynamic Medicine.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SESSION?
The biodynamic environment is warm and comfortable, ensuring a safe and nurturing space.
Each session is tailored to your specific need. Maybe you want to talk about something affecting you mentally or physically or perhaps you have a condition or pain that you need help with. Or, you simply need to relax, stop, rest, feel nurtured and good and let the demands, stresses and strains of life fall away.
Once your needs are understood, articulated and realised, biodynamic treatment can start. We use a loudspeaker stethoscope placed on your abdomen to listen to the bio-feedback - amplified sounds - from the intelligent and ancient wisdom of your gut - the ‘ second brain’. This feedback provides crucial diagnostic information which guides effective treatment.
Feel rejuvenated with gentle compassion and care, all at your own pace.
We can create a personal programme to suit your specific time and needs. Our normal services include:-
• First treatment and consultation – 2 hours
• On-going Sessions - Usually a 1 hour session on a weekly basis or 2 hours fortnightly
• Half Day Programme – A 2.5 hour session - morning or afternoon
• Day Programme – An intensive 5 hour session in one day
• Retreat Programme – A series of 6, 10 or 20 hour sessions over a concentrated period of 2-3 days, a substantial programme with space and time to really benefit.
If you wish to experience a unique programme away from everyday cares, or if you do not live near to Lewes, we also offer the Biodynamic Retreat Programme can be offered as a Residential Package. This includes carefully chosen accommodation venues and delicious organic food offered as part of the nurturing environment.
Corinna Kitchen, Founder of Biodynamic Wellbeing, trained and qualified at the Institute of Biodynamic Medicine (IOBM) in London with Founder and Principal Mary Molloy and Clinical Psychologist Gerda Boyesen®
She completed her five-year training in 2008 as a Biodynamic Psychotherapist and prior to this, in 2005, as a Biodynamic Massage Therapist.
Corinna is a Licensed Biodynamic Psychotherapist, is fully insured and works within the Professional Codes of the Institute.
She practices in Lewes, East Sussex and London.
Biodynamic Wellbeing is a Registered Biodynamic Clinic and benefits from the ongoing support of IOBM. www.biodynamic.org