Core Energetics sees the body as the basis of a person’s fullest experience of himself. Under the guidance of a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner, clients use their bodies in movements, breath-work, and vocalizations expressly designed to move through “energy blocks” that keep us from creating the lives we want.
When someone’s energy flows freely, a person will feel balanced, the body healthy, and a natural flexibility and sensitivity will be experienced. Put another way, when our energy is integrated, we are aware of our feelings, we have clarity of mind, we are able to quickly and efficiently make good decisions for our lives, and we acknowledge and feel a sense of connection to something greater than ourselves.
Typically, however, we experience energy blocks: chronic muscle tensions that point to unexpressed feelings or reactions to events from the past. These events may be severe traumas or the repeated frustration of being restricted from expressing one’s fullest self in the “normal” course of being raised by our parents, however well-meaning they were.
Regardless, a person’s whole body becomes engaged into “covering up” the pain, fear, or hesitation that results from these traumas and frustrations. The body is remarkably “intelligent” in this way, creating highly individualized patterns of muscular tensions and restricted breathing. These holding patterns can become chronically held in the body—in patterns that an experienced Core Energetics Practitioners can “read”.
Through personalized movements, breathing exercises, and vocalizations, combined with consciousness-raising dialogue, Core Energetics practitioners guide a person holistically to a greater sense of freedom and happiness in their lives.