In brief, Core Energetics(CE) is a combination of psychotherapy and somatic therapy. It is founded in the belief that the body holds our emotional memories. Emotional trauma lives in our musculature and creates energetic blocks which keeps us from stepping into our lives fully. These blocks not only inform the ways our bodies look, but also the ways our character defenses develop.
We often (but not always) work with props such as a large foam cube which we may hit with a bat or tennis racket, push against with our hands or pelvis, kick with our feet, etc. There are also rollers which we may roll on the front body or back body, in order to open blocks in the solar plexus, heart/will center or thighs. Vocalization/ screaming, and deep breathing are sometimes part of the work.
In general, sessions may be loud and there could be a big movement of energy, or it may be quiet and gentle. It depends on many factors, including the energy the client brings that day, combined with the instincts of the practitioner as to how to guide the client in the intervention they choose.
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I am a NYC-based Core Energetics (CE) practitioner-in-training, visual artist, and yoga instructor. The common thread among all of my practices is an awareness and reverence for the body-mind-spirit connection and its expression in the material world. Using the body, breath and awareness of thought patterns, we are able to shift our energy and heal spiritually, physically and emotionally.
I have always been drawn towards psychology and human motivation and I have been in psychotherapy and various talk therapies over the years. Having done CE for the past five years, as a client (both one-on-one and in multiple group settings), I have experienced and witnessed tremendous growth in myself and others. In October 2017 I enrolled in the Institute of Core Energetics for a 4 year certification program.
I hold a BFA from Alfred University and an MPS from Pratt Institute. In June 2016 I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification. My anticipated CE certification date is June 2020.