About Core Energetics
"When my practitioner told me, this work would change my life, that felt a little intimidating. But it has changed ME and my life in a most positive way. I have become my own authority, the leader of my own life. It's scary at times but I am always supported on so many levels." ~K.C., Psychotherapist
Core Energetics is a powerful personal development approach that seeks the integration of all aspects of your being; mind, body, emotions, spirit, and your will. It is a supportive process that enables you to explore your past and present issues and patterns. Your Practitioner partners with you to bring about a greater awareness of yourself and a deeper experience of your feelings. You begin to let go of defensive patterns that no longer serve you.
Through this unified and holistic process, you take steps on a journey to connect ever more deeply with your Core essence. Your truest nature is energetic, creative, loving, and open to life. Core Energetics is a dynamic system for personal growth, healing, and transformation. You work to unblock your innate life force through the use of movement, breath, voice, and other techniques. You gain greater understanding of what makes you tick. This understanding opens up more choices about what you create in your life. When your energy is blocked, your body and personality suffer. When your energy is flowing, long standing patterns shift. You have more clarity, purpose, and pleasure.
Though we begin with the body, the five levels overlap at various stages of the process. Core Energetics presupposes that feelings flow on energy, carried through the body on the breath. That energy, which is meant to flow in the healthy person, is sometimes blocked, split, or leaky in an unconscious effort to prevent the flow/experience of feelings. This process of blocking energy and the flow of feelings starts very early in life, when the child perceives needs not being met. It may be created to stop the flow of painful or “parentally unacceptable” feelings, but in turn, it blocks the flow of the creative life force within the individual. The child finds many ways to block this flow: breathing shallowly, or holding the breath, chronic muscular contractions, along with psychological defense mechanisms, all of which become unconscious.
Much of the bodywork consists of breathing and physical exercises designed to release these blocks, or charge and contain energy. Supportive counseling helps you process and integrate what your body reveals, bringing greater consciousness. There are psycho-spiritual presuppositions as well, based on the Pathwork, by Eva Pierrakos. The child comes into the world as pure light, the Core, the Higher Self. The child brings needs into the world, as well.
When these needs are not met, there is an organismic reaction of terror and rage. This is the development of the Lower Self. The child learns quickly that this Lower Self reaction is unacceptable and must negate this part of the self, in order to survive and keep parental love. A third layer, the Mask, develops to hide both the Lower Self and the need. The Mask consists of the defenses the child uses to protect the self. The Mask blocks the flow of the child’s true essence, both Lower Self and Higher Self. It becomes unconscious, leaving the individual cut off from his/her true essence and identifying himself with the Mask.
The work of Core Energetics is to confront and penetrate the Mask, energize and release the Lower Self in ways that are harmless. The goal here is to free up the flow of energy into and out of the Core, which is the connection to Spirit and all that is. The energy that is released, enhances the ability to experience pleasure, creativity, connection, and fulfillment. It’s important to honor the creation of the elaborate defense system that helped you survive. This work requires a willingness to look courageously and gently at parts of yourself, you may not want to see. It also encourages and empowers you to claim your higher-self qualities and align with your higher purpose. The benefits are great, as you work through your body, bringing greater energy, consciousness, and choice to the life you are creating.
Core Energetics is about accessing your deepest truth, moment by moment and living it.
Core Energetics Session: $125. Sliding scale available based upon need for a limited number of clients who are committed to working in weekly sessions.
Make an appointment with Kate for a Core Energetics session. Call 856 261 4900
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